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Stacy Elefante, director of restaurants, JW Marriott Chicago

The JW Marriott Chicago appointed Stacy Elefante, 35, as director of restaurants for the luxury hotel in Chicago's financial district. She will oversee the food and beverage program at the hotel's lobby lounge, executive lounge and in-room dining. Elefante joins the JW Marriott Chicago team from The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Ariz. A native from Tucson, Elefante grew up as part of the family business, Mama Louisa's Italian restaurant, where her father was the chef.