GF Management, a leading hotel ownership and management company with more than 85 upscale and midscale U.S. hotels and resorts in its portfolio, today announced the promotion of Ashleigh Mason to Vice President of Development Strategies. In this role, Ashleigh will direct the business development division of the Company and will lead the implementation of company-wide initiatives to drive continued innovation for the Company. She will report directly to Joe Del Guidice, President of GF Management and will join the senior management team as new leadership talent.
“Her knowledge, judgment, energy and commitment are the characteristics that make Ashleigh ideal for this exciting new position,” states Del Guidice.
“There are so many positive things happening at GF and I am proud to be a part of the Company’s next evolution,” Mason states. “GF has an empowering legacy and a very bright future. I am excited by the opportunity to continue the forward progression of such a dynamic organization.” Ashleigh’s role will be focused on GF’s continued growth and competitive position within the industry.
Ashleigh joined GF Management in 2009 and since then has had ongoing contributions to the direction of the Company. Her knowledge of the industry, responsiveness and personal approach to relationships has proved invaluable to fellow colleagues, owners and partners. In addition to business development, Ashleigh will continue to oversee GF’s overall brand strategy through its media and public relations efforts, along with industry and associate engagement platforms.
Ashleigh graduated with honors from the Rohrer College of Business at Rowan University where she studied business administration and marketing. Spending the early part of her career in hotel operations, she brings a full complement of industry experience. “GF is so fortunate to have this level of talent to promote from within,” Del Guidice continues. “We are continually identifying emerging leaders in the hospitality industry and we are thrilled to support the internal development of one of our stars.”
GF Management, a leading hotel ownership and management company with more than 85 upscale and midscale U.S. hotels and resorts in its portfolio, today announced that Joseph D Del Guidice has been named as the company’s President. Joseph joined GF Management 16 months ago as the Senior Vice President of Operations and has worked closely with its CEO Ken Kochenour.
Del Guidice, a 22-year hospitality veteran, has in-depth hotel operations expertise. “Joe further strengthens our operational capabilities, especially in the full-service arena” said Ken Kochenour, CEO of GF Management. “Joe brings with him a management style that would be defined as true hospitality, he does this by creating a culture of engagement with our associates” Kochenour added. “His experience includes hotels in all market tiers, from luxury to upscale select-service, with leading brands in the Marriott, Hilton, InterContinental, Carlson and Starwood families.
Previously, Del Guidice was a Vice President of Operations at HHM/Hersha Hospitality with responsibility for 34 hotels, and $250 million in annual revenue. He played an integral role in the company’s expansion into the New York City and Texas markets. During this growth period, he was instrumental in transitioning new assets to the company, including the world famous Rittenhouse hotel. Del Guidice also created the first hotel company partnership with Autism Speaks, creating awareness by lighting up all hotels blue and raising over $100,000 for families on the spectrum.
“This past year has been a great experience as our Executive team has worked hard to correct cultural deficiencies. Last year we implemented many programs that focus on employee retention and growth. This helps us to attract top notch talent as we continue to grow the company” Joe states. “2017 will prove to be a great year for GF and I am excited to lead this amazing team of hospitality professionals.”
Del Guidice currently serves on the advisory board for Radisson hotels and sits on the York College Hospitality advisory board. Joe is a family man who has two daughters, Kristin and Melissa and has been married to his childhood sweetheart, Noelle, for 27 years. He enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his family during his down time.
GF Management, an award-winning ownership and management company with more than 85 hospitality assets in its portfolio, is proud to announce Garfield S. Campbell as Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing. In his role, Garfield will manage the sales and marketing portfolio of full-service and premium branded hotels in the western region. With more than 28 years of experience, Garfield has spent the vast majority of his hospitality career with Marriott International and Starwood Hotels and Resorts. He has served as a Director of Sales and Marketing in large convention hotels, as well as urban and airport facilities throughout the United States. Prior to joining GF Management, Garfield served as Director of Business Development as well as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing with Atlanta based company, Hotel Equities, LLC.
“I am thrilled to have Garfield join our GF Regional Sales Team. Garfield is a dynamic sales leader who brings with him a wealth of experience and a track record of success,” states Paul Williamson, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GF Management. “His ability to recognize opportunity and set forth a strategic plan to impact results is impressive. I look forward to his contributions to our Company.”
Garfield’s hospitality career began when he attended Stockton State College in New Jersey, where he earned a BA in Psychology. While attending college, he landed his first hotel role in the guest services department as a Valet, at the then Marriott Seaview Resort. After graduation, he launched his management career with Marriott, as a Sales Manager in La Jolla, California.
“It is very fitting that my hospitality career began in the Delaware Valley and now many years later, I have been given an opportunity to become an associate of one of the premiere hospitality companies on the eastern seaboard,” states Garfield.
Garfield resides in Arizona with his wife, Stephanie and 2 daughters, Gabby and Maddy. His eldest daughter attends Arizona State University and his youngest is awaiting acceptance to University of Arizona.