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    The Team
 
HMCís staff consists of proven hospitality leaders possessing some of the best experience in the industry. HMC executives each have over 20 yearsí industry specific experience and expertise operating hotel assets ranging from limited service to resort conference centers.
 

PRINCIPALS  

Leo E. Spriggs, President/Chief Executive Officer

As President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Management Corporation, Leo E. Spriggs is responsible for developing business relations to expand HMC's portfolio of managed properties and assisting each owner of an HMC managed property in achieving their investment objectives. In addition, he oversees the business daily operations of each of HMC's managed properties and coordinates all communications between HMC and each property owner.

Mr. Spriggs has over 20 years of experience in new hotel openings, renovations, market repositioning, franchise changes and ongoing hotel operations. Over that time he has supervised lodging facilities ranging from 22 to 520 rooms in locations throughout the continental United States.

Immediately prior to his current position with HMC, Mr. Spriggs served as Vice President of Operations with Metro Hotels Corporation where he was in charge of 14 full service hotels. Before joining Metro Hotel Corporation, Mr. Spriggs held the positions of Vice President-Operations and Vice President-Food and Beverage where he supervised the operations of numerous upper mid market full service hotels, as well as luxury four and five star resorts.

  Bill Sullivan, Chief Financial Officer

Bill Sullivan, as Chief Financial Officer, is responsible for the complete financial activities of HMC including the procurement and administration of all corporate and property group insurance programs, retirement benefit programs, loss prevention systems, and liquor licenses. Additionally, Mr. Sullivanís responsibilities include federal and state tax administration/reporting, attorney relationships, lease negotiations, banking relationships and corporate financing arrangements. Mr. Sullivan assists with developing new client relationships and facilitates the development process by acting as the chief financial liaison to the property owners during the evaluation of prospective acquisitions. Mr. Sullivan also serves as HMCís Director of Information Systems and is directly involved in the selection and installation of new telecommunication systems, local area networks, property management systems and other information systems.

Mr. Sullivan possesses an extensive and diverse background with over 18 years of hospitality industry experience as a financial professional. Prior to joining HMC he spent 13 years with Metro Hotels in a variety of corporate and property positions. Most recently he served as Vice President of Property Accounting where he was responsible for the financial operation of 16 hotels and over $80 million in total revenues. Prior to that, Mr. Sullivan held various regional and management positions in the hospitality industry.

  Daniel J. Killian, Executive Vice President Accounting

Daniel Killian, as Executive Vice President Accounting, is responsible for the comprehensive financial reporting package completed for all HMC managed properties. In addition to reviewing and overseeing the monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting, inclusive of variance analysis, to owners and lenders, Mr. Killian directs the preparation of all annual budgets, along with analysis of monthly and quarterly forecast of future operating results and cash management. He also is responsible for the procurement and maintenance of all bank account activity, credit card processing, payroll processing, sales/occupancy/payroll tax reporting, licenses, permits, equipment leases, and maintenance contracts for all managed and newly acquired properties.

Mr. Killian visits each hotel to conduct a detailed inspection of the physical property, as well as to coordinate the performance of the accounting internal control audit program. This includes a thorough examination of all accounting practices and documentation, as well as the procedures for all departments that impact the profitability of each hotelís operation.

During his 19 years experience in the hospitality industry, Mr. Killian has served in a diverse range of positions from the service level to the management level. Prior to joining HMC, Mr. Killian spent 9 years with Metro Hotels, most recently as the Corporate Director of Hotel Accounting overseeing the centralized accounting operations for 9 hotels within their portfolio.

OFFICERS Tom Clancy, Vice President Sales & Marketing

As Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Tom oversees the national sales and marketing efforts of HMC and directs the sales teams at each of our properties. He is responsible for increasing sales and delivering positive financial results for the owners of all HMC managed hotels by developing successful sales and marketing efforts at each property.

Tom brings over 25 years of sales and marketing experience in the hotel industry. Prior to joining HMC, he was Regional Vice President of Sales with LaQuinta Inns, Inc. where he was responsible for all direct sales efforts of the company, including the National Sales Organization. Before joining LaQuinta, Tom was the Vice President of Sales with MeriStar Hotels and Resorts and previous to that was Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Metro Hotels in Dallas, Texas. He has also held corporate-level sales and marketing management positions with Guest Quarters Hotel Company (now part of DoubleTree Hotels/Hilton Corp.), and Aircoa. Tom began his hospitality career as National Sales Manager with Registry Hotel Corporation, HMCís former parent corporation.

  Jane Underwood, Director of Human Resources

Jane Underwood is responsible for the efficient administration and management of the Human Resources function at the HMC Corporate office and at each of HMCís managed properties. This includes overseeing property Human Resources Administrators, recruiting, training and orientation, employee database maintenance, wage/benefit administration, compliance with statutory requirements, participation in property transitions and new hotel openings, and the execution of employee relation activities, in order to provide each property with the personnel, guidance and support necessary to achieve their customer service and business objectives.

Jane brings over fifteen years of diverse experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the HMC team, Jane provided administrative support to the Chief Operating Officer of Metro Hotels for over three years, and for the five years prior to that was Executive Office Manager at the Hilton DFW Lakes Executive Conference Center in Grapevine, TX. During her tenure at the property level, Jane interfaced with all levels of hotel management and served as Chairperson of the Employee Council, representing the employees at Executive Committee meetings, voicing their concerns and suggestions. To further her human resources development and education, Jane periodically attends human resources seminars and holds a certificate of completion in the Fundamentals of Human Resources Management from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM).

 

 

John OíConnor, Director of Operations

John OíConnor, is responsible for the operations oversight of HMCís hotelís. This includes ensuring tight cost controls in all areas of a hotelís operation, assisting the hotel team in forecasting future revenues and expenses for ownership, regular guidance and direction in developing strategies to improve customer service , reviewing financial results and expectations, team training and employee motivational. In addition, John visits each of his properties on a regular basis, conducting sales meetings and detailed property inspections. He also oversees capital/renovation projects and will work with ownership and hotel management in directing these projects.

John brings 22 years of experience to HMC, nearly 10 years as a hotel General Manager. He most recently spent two years as the General Manager of the Doubletree Club Dallas, an HMC managed property. Prior to joining HMC, John was a General Manager for 4 different Holiday Inn properties, all managed by Winegardner & Hammons, Inc (WHI). John was also a General Manager for Harrison Conference Services (now ARA Harrison), Food & Beverage Director for Guest Quarters Suite Hotel (now part of Hilton Hotels) and began his post-college career as a management trainee for the Stouffer Hotel Corporation (now Marriott).
 

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