Adreene Allen is General Manager of the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport property, part of the InterContinental Hotel Group, where she has led her team for most of a decade. Prior to this she was in Room Operations, Sales, and Human Resource Management with that company. She has also held positions with Sage Hospitality and Wyndham International in her 25-year career. Allen studied at Citrus College and is actively involved with ACVB, GHLA, and the Atlanta Airport Hotel Council
Joy Antolini is Director of Employee Relations Development for Harrah’s Entertainment. For more than two decades she has continued to enhance services and communications with Harrah’s employees, including operations management, training, and streamlined procedures.
Kathy Callahan is a Communications Consultant. Previously, she was Director of Communications for Ameristar Casino, Inc., overseeing public relations and employee communications for the Las Vegas-based company. Callahan has also served with Holiday Corporation/The Promus Companies and Harrah’s Entertainment. She is a graduate of the University of Florida and earned her Masters and Doctorate degrees from the University of Virginia.
Carol Champion is the retired Vice President and Treasurer of Promus Hotel Corporation. She previously held the position of Assistant Treasurer with both Promus Companies, Inc. and Holiday Corporation. Champion received B. A. degrees from both Rhodes College and the University of Tennessee. She also earned a MBA from the University of Memphis.
William Edmundson is President and CEO of Abby Office Centers, a chain of Executive Suites headquartered in Houston. He is former President of Cambria Suites and served as Vice President, Brand Performance and Support for Hampton Inns. Edmundson has also served in leadership positions with Embassy Suites, Holiday Inn, and Homewood Suites. He was named one of the Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales & Marketing by the Hotel Sales & Marketing Association International.
John Flack serves as Vice President, Engineering and Operations for Hilton Worldwide Global Infrastructure and Networks. His 20-year background encompasses experience in hospitality, information technology, and real estate. Flack graduated from Southwest Tennessee College and studied information technology/telecommunications at Christian Brothers University.
David Kerekes is Director of Credit Administration for Hilton Worldwide. This includes responsibility for Franchise Credit functions, billing, collections, and credit card processing. Previously he was Manager, then Director of Accounting Operations at The Promus Companies and Promus Hotel Corporation. He started his career in hospitality while in high school and continued through earning his degree from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
Patrick Kelly is Regional Controller for InterContinental Hotels Group. He originally joined the company to open the InterContinental Buckhead flagship hotel. Prior to joining InterContinental, he was Director of SOX Compliance at the Atlantis Hotel in the Bahamas as well as Director of Financial Analysis and Processes. He also held multiple positions with Marriott Hotels in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, LaGuardia, and other locations. Kelly graduated from the University of South Florida.
Jack Swilley served more than 30 years in the hospitality industry before retiring. He spent more than two decades with Six Continents in a variety of senior management positions. He also held a number of management positions with Marriott Hotels and Wyndham International.
Bill Thompson is Vice President of Cash Management for Hilton Worldwide, where he is responsible for cash management and treasure related activities. He has also worked in the company’s Internal Audit and Hotel Finance Department in his 20-year tenure. He has served on the Hospitality FCU Board of Directors for three years.
Calvin B. Ridenhour has served as CEO and Secretary/Treasurer of the Board of Hospitality FCU for more than a quarter century, guiding that organization from a state chartered, privately insured institution to a federally chartered and insured credit union. He has seen Hospitality FCU move from a department of Holiday Inns, Inc. to its current independent position. A graduate of the University of North Carolina, he received his MBA from Auburn University. He also served on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Credit Union League.
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