|Company Profile • Leadership Team • Development|
Terry P. Wynia, CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator): Owner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Hospitality Associates. Mr. Wynia has been involved in the development of over 75 hotels since 1978 in a dozen western states. He is currently a managing member, managing general partner, or president of most of the hotels that are in the Hospitality Associates family. His experience includes over 45 years in the hospitality industry with nationally respected firms such as Marriott, Westin, Holiday Inns, Ramada Inns, Glacier Park, Inc., and others. This background includes working in virtually every region of the United States, with experience at hotels ranging from 30 to 700 rooms. From limited service to full-service convention hotels and resorts Terry has worked in all aspects of operations from entry level to general management. His food service experience includes chain restaurants, cafeteria/college food service, coffee shop, catering and gourmet dining. Mr. Wynia has a B.A. degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Brigham Young University and a M.S. degree in Hotel and Food Service Management from Florida International University. The American Hotel Lodging Association has also awarded him the distinction of Certified Hotel Administrator. In addition to his industry experience, Mr. Wynia has taught hospitality management at the association, community college, and university levels. He has also been active in many industry and community organizations and has served on the advisory board of numerous hotel franchisors. Mr. Wynia’s prime philosophy is that all persons - employees and their families, guests, partners, etc., should be treated with fairness and respect.
Jeffrey H. Lyman, CHA: Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Lyman joined Hospitality Associates in 1985. Mr. Lyman earned his B.A. degree in Political Science in 1970 from Brigham Young University. He has been heavily involved in management and operations in the hospitality industry for many years. Prior to joining Hospitality Associates he was in operations management for Frontier Airlines. During his 14 years in the airline industry, from 1972 to 1985, he served as Sales Manager, District Sales Manager, and Operations Manager of all airport operations. Before entering the airline industry he worked in management with First Security Bank in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Lyman also serves the company as Chief Financial Officer.
James S. Mulloy, Vice President of Development
He served one term on the La Quinta Franchise Advisory Board and is currently serving a second three year term on the La Quinta Brand Council where he is one of six franchisees that represent over 400 franchisees nationally and along with other corporate council members work together to decide the direction of the brand. James is a Spokane, WA resident, he is married and has five children. He completed his undergraduate and legal education at Brigham Young University and is a member of the Washington State Bar Association.
Jackie Neves, CHA: Regional Vice President. Ms. Neves began her hotel career with Hospitality Associates in 1982 and has successfully managed three individual hotels. Now directly responsible for the daily operation of a region of hotels, Jackie has used her skills and degree in hotel management to achieve exceptional results in a region which covers several states. Jackie received her Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Lodging Association and has served as a regional governor for Best Western. Those hotels under Ms. Neves supervision have won numerous accolades for excellence and consistently outperform other hotels in her market area. Her talents in “people skills” and her experience, expertise, attitude, and ability are valuable additions to the company and make her one of the unique reasons why Hospitality Associates achieves exceptional results.
Jay Kemble, CHA: Regional Vice President. Mr. Kemble joined Hospitality Associates as a teenager and worked his way from dishwasher to manager of hotels in several cities and states and then to his present position of Regional Vice President. Along the way, Jay earned an A.S. degree in Travel and Tourism and a B.A. in Economics from Brigham Young University. He has also received his Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Lodging Association. Jay is active in community organizations and has served as President of the Oregon Lodging Association. His more than 25 years of experience with Hospitality Associates and his extensive hands-on knowledge of operations have contributed to his consistently outstanding performance.
Cecilia Lara, CHA: Regional Vice President. Cecilia Lara, with a degree in hotel/motel management, joined Hospitality Associates in 1982. “Ceis” has managed five award winning hotels during her career with Hospitality Associates as well as obtaining some of the highest occupancies and average rates for our company. Mrs. Lara also held the position of Director of Training and has been designated by the American Hotel Lodging Association as a Certified Hotel Administrator. As Director of Training she created and implemented training programs and seminars for each department within our hotels. As Regional Manager, her territory includes hotels in Washington, Montana, Utah and Idaho.
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