Expert Qualifications

This expert specializes in hotel operations, hospitality industry franchising, management company operations, and guest safety issues. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field. He is a certified hotel administrator. He started his career as the youngest general manager of the Holiday Inn chain at the age of 18. He served as President & CEO of The Equity Hotel Corporation which operated approximately 45 hotels in 14 states including economy, mid-tier and luxury resorts. He eventually took the position of President & CEO of the Ramada Hotel chain and Executive Vice President of the Cendant Hotel Division, now Wyndham Worldwide. This expert is currently a private hotel consultant as well as CEO of Vimana Franchise Systems which franchises Centerstone Inns, Hotels & Plaza Hotels as well as Key West Inns, Hotels & Resorts.

Bio Snapshot

  • Location: Florida
  • Majored in Business Administration/Hotel Management, Wilbur Wright College, Chicago, IL
  • Honorary Doctorate, Applied Public Service, Hocking College
  • Certified: Hotel Administrator
  • Fellow, International Hotel/Motel and Catering Association
  • Former, Chairman, American Hotel and Lodging Foundation
  • Former, Board of Directors, Arlington Hospitality
  • Former, General Manager/Regional VP, P&S Management Company
  • Former, President and CEO, Equity Hotel Corporation
  • Former, President and CEO, Ramada Hotels Inc.
  • Current, CEO, a major franchise firm and private hotel consultant

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