A weekly podcast, Tuesday’s Thanks introduces the listeners to a wide variety of business professionals who discuss the importance of a person or persons that played a pivotal role in their career. Through fun and informative discussions the host, Brian Proctor, takes the guest through their career and provides them the opportunity to Thank that special person and have them reflect on how that person affected their path and what they learned from them.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Randy Hassen, CEO of McKibbon Hospitality. McKibbon Hospitality can trace its roots back to 1926 when Jack and Marvin Mckibbon opened a small Piggly Wiggly franchise. The portfolio now boasts more than 100 properties across 9 states representing 18 brands as well as 6 independent restaurants and bars. Tune in to hear who Randy thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Kirk Pederson, President of Sightline Hospitality. Sightline currently manages upwards of 25 hotels in the states with icons like the historic Dr. Wilkinson’s in Calistoga CA, the adventurous EVO Hotel in Salt Lake City UT, and the vibrant Washington Heights Radio Hotel in New York. Tune in to hear who Kirk thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Monte Silva, managing partner of Steelbach Restaurant, a southern inspired kitchen and chophouse which is part of the Tampa based Three Oaks Hospitality group of restaurants. Monte is also the founder and owner of Monte Silva Coaching, a restaurant training program designed to drive profitability and success. Tune in to hear who Monte thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Rick Suhl, a happily retired hospitality legend. Rick was instrumental in the development and success of both Doubletree and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. A beloved leader and dynamic hotelier, Rick has been responsible for the development of several generations of hoteliers. Please tune in to hear who Rick thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Susan Liston, Senior Vice President, Growth at Aramark Destinations. Aramark Destinations is the industry leader in creating authentic experiences at destinations across the nation, including historical parks, cultural landmarks, hotels, conference centers and more. Tune in to hear who Susan thanks for helping her along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Rob Mangiarelli, President of Atrium Hospitality. Based in Alpharetta Georgia, Atrium Hospitality manages over 80 hotels, covering 13 brands in 29 states. After a fantastic 25 year career with Hyatt Hotels, Rob is now on the owner / operator side of the business. Tune in to hear who Rob thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Michele Kline and Stephanie Leger, the dynamic hosts of the podcast WTF – Walk the Floors. In addition to the podcast, they both have founded their own consulting firms – Kline Hospitality Consulting and First Rate Hospitality among other ventures. Tune in to hear who they thank for helping them along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Mark Sanders, General Manager of the New York Hilton Midtown Hotel. Located in the heart of midtown New York, the Hilton boasts over 1,900 guest rooms and 49 meeting rooms with a total of 150,000 square feet of meeting space. Tune in to hear who Mark thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Emily Goldfischer, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of hertelier.com. Founded in 2021, hertelier.com is an online media platform based in London that inspires women in hospitality to pursue, navigate, and nurture their careers at every stage through sharing information and sparking conversation. Tune in to hear who Emily thanks for helping her along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Greg Hill, Chief People Officer at EXOS. EXOS is the leader in the field of human performance. They are a company built by performers for performers. For over 20 years their team has been trusted by elite athletes and leaders in business to provide performance solutions that help them go further and achieve more. Tune in to hear who Greg thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Allison Reid, Chief Global Growth Officer with Aimbridge Hospitality. Aimbridge Hospitality is a leading global hospitality company, offering best in class hotel management services across a broad spectrum of all segments with a portfolio representing over 1,500 properties in 50 states and 23 countries. Tune in to hear who Allison thanks for helping her along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Keith Kefgen, CEO & Managing Director at Aethos Consulting Group. Aethos is a global hospitality advisory firm serving people-driven businesses (including the hotel, restaurant, casino, cruise line, club, serviced apartments and travel sectors). Tune in to hear who Keith thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Susan Barry, President, and Queen Bee at Hive Marketing. Susan also hosts the Top Floor Podcast which takes a look at the future of hospitality and with Susan as host, you can count on a great deal of laughter. Tune in to see who Susan thanks for helping her along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Stephen Foster, Principal at Stephen P Foster & Associates. With over 40 years of experience in senior hospitality roles in Canada and the United States, Stephen is a leading expert in many segments of the hospitality field. Tune in to hear who Stephen thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Dawn Gallagher, Chief Commercial Officer at Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Based in Fairfax, VA, Crescent Hotels now boasts over 100 properties, more than 25,000 rooms and 120 restaurants and bars under management. Tune in to hear who Dawn thanks for helping her along the way.
In the Season 3 opener, Brian is joined by Geoff Ballotti, President & CEO of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Wyndham, the world’s largest franchising company by the number of properties, with approximately 9,100 hotels across over 95 countries on six continents and 24 brands. Through its network of approximately 836,000 rooms appealing to the everyday traveler, Wyndham commands a leading presence in the economy and midscale segm...
In this episode, Brian is joined by Raul Moronta, Chief Commercial Officer at Remington Hotels. Founded in 1968, the hospitality group has grown into a strong, industry-leading service provider and today manages 121 hotels in 30 states across 26 brands, including 18 independent and boutique properties. Tune in to hear who Raul thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Vera Manoukian, Chief Operating Officer of Sonesta International Hotel Company. Sonesta has exploded in growth over the last several years to now be ranked as the 8thlargest hotel company with approximately 1,200 properties and over 100,000 guestrooms across 16 brands in 8 countries. Tune in to hear who Vera thanks for helping her along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Glenn Sampert, General Manager at the iconic Intercontinental Miami. Located on the scenic Biscayne Bay, the hotel offers 653 luxury rooms and suites a world class spa as well as over 100,000 square feet of meeting space. Tune in to hear how Glenn’s journey has taken him from British Columbia to Miami and hear who Glenn thanks for helping him along the way.
In this episode, Brian is joined by Ashli Johnson, the inaugural Executive Director for the Howard University School of Business’s Marriott – Sorenson Center for Hospitality Leadership. Created in the honor of former Marriott President & CEO, Arne M. Sorenson, it was his mission to create greater opportunity for all and build a more diverse and inclusive workforce in the hospitality industry. Listen in to hear who Ashli thanks ...
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