Travel restaurateur HMSHost has announced that Derryl Benton, executive vice president of business development, has been elected for a three-year term on Airports Council International-North America’s World Business Partners/Associate Board of Directors.

“I am honored to be elected among my peers to this prestigious board. Having served in many aspects of the airport industry for nearly 25 years, I recognize this exciting time we are in with new innovations and opportunities around every corner,” said Benton. “I look forward to bringing the innovative thinking we cultivate at HMSHost and collaborating alongside fellow members to provide new insights that further strengthen and drive the industry forward.”