Title: General manager of the 410-room Richmond Marriott hotel in downtown, which is managed by White Lodging and owned by Richmond-based Apple Hospitality REIT Inc.
Born: 1979 in Germany
Education: Bachelor of arts in hospitality operations management, George Brown College in Toronto, 2006-2010; certificate in culinary arts, Yukon College in Yukon, Canada, 2005-2006; additional certificates in hotel management, restaurant revenue management and leadership for the hospitality professional from Galway Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland
Career: The Quality Hotels, 2000-2001; Thomas Mulvaney’s Irish Pub, 2005-2009; Westmark Hotel and Conference Centre, 2009; Prime Restaurants, 2009-2010; Langham Hospitality Group, 2010-2015; and White Lodging Services (including serving as assistant general manager at the Richmond Marriott, general manager of the Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn by Marriott in Shockoe Slip, and general manager of the Richmond Marriott), 2015-present;
Where in the metro area do you live?: New Kent County
Best business decision: “Joining White Lodging. I’ve been with the company for six years and it’s really been important to me to work at a company that allows such good opportunities for growth. I’m new in my current role as general manager of the Richmond Marriott and it’s an exciting time to be welcoming people back to travel.”