Charles L. Marshall
CHA, ChairmanCharles L. Marshall, CHA, Chairman Emeritus, founded the company in 1980 and oversaw its growth to become one of the top 25 largest in the industry. He is one of the industry's preeminent trouble-shooters, with an uncanny knack for identifying problems that others often overlook and finding creative, cost-effective solutions. His background includes hotel and free-standing restaurant management, hotel development, receivership and turn-around expertise. He has been recognized with multiple awards for his success, including the prestigious Sheraton "Manager of the Year" and the "Distinguished Achievement Award," which was presented by the International Franchise Association. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Administration and recently received the school's Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Michael P. Marshall
President and CEOMichael P. Marshall, President and CEO, literally grew up in the hotel business. During his 30-plus year career he has worked in virtually every position within a hotel, to overseeing the company's current portfolio of managed properties. He has worked at , managed, invested in and developed more than 175 properties in his career, which gives him the understanding to look at an issue from the worker's, operator's and owner's point of view to determine the best solution.
His expertise includes virtually every major hotel brand family, ranging from luxury to limited-service, as well as boutique, non-branded hotels. Marshall regularly speaks at the industry's leading conferences, providing candid insights into hotel management and investment. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Va. and completed the Advanced Management Program at Cornell University. He is a member of the Cornell Society of Hoteliers.