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 Expert  727295

Expert in Hotel Development, Hotel Branding/Positioning, Hotel Administration, Tourism Marketing Agencies

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has opened 9 new build Hotels and owns an equity share of the 3 most recent. He has operated both branded and independent properties. Expert opened the Homewood Suites by Hilton in York, PA in December of 2008. Over the 35 years of his career in the Hospitality Industry, he has successfully filled many roles in addition to that of Administrator. Expert has worked on each project from conception forward, bringing a wealth of knowledge, experience and vision to each. Viability, design, equity raising, branding, market positioning, governmental approval, pro-forma, construction supervision, franchise relations, FF&E purchasing and installation, pre-opening marketing, management and training are all tasks in which Expert has many years of solid success. Expert's approach is based upon his awareness of the hotel as an Asset. Expert completed the required study course at Holiday Inn University in 1981 and received his General Manager designation. In 1982, he attained the CHA (Certified Hotel Administrator) degree from the American Hotel & Motel Assn. Expert has continued his education through the years by taking literally hundreds of seminars and CE courses. He has taught and advised at several significant Universities, including, Michigan State Univ., Indiana University & Purdue University at Indianapolis, Penn State University and St. Francis de Salles Univ. Expert has also found that his hotels are most successful when there is a well managed Tourism Promotion Agency operating locally. He has served on the Board of Directors of the CVBs in four different markets, including three terms as the Chair. Expert also gives his leadership skills to many other Non-Profits in his community. As the hospitality and tourism world has evolved through the last four decades, Expert has been right in the middle of it. He is poised to provide the type of expertise that will translate into profit for those who call upon his strong work ethics to be a vital part of their hotel project team just as his current partners have.



hotel feasibility analysis


motel feasibility analysis


construction project management

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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  Reading, Pennsylvania;  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania;  Lancaster, Pennsylvania;  Camden, New Jersey;  Vineland, New Jersey;  Wilmington, Delaware;  Baltimore, Maryland;  and Alexandria, Virginia.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1989   CHA   Hotel Administration   American Hotel & Motel Assn.  
1981   General Manager Certificate   Hotel Administration   Holiday Inn University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1993 to





Sole Proprietor


He developed, opened, and operated hotels in York, PA in which Expert's Firm owns equity.

1991 to 1996


Springwood Real Estate



Hotel Director


He partnered with a General Contractor to develop, open, and operate hotels in York, PA.

1985 to 1991


American Hotel Management





He joined a group of investors to form this company in which he had ownership to develop, open, and operate Hampton Inns.

1979 to 1985


Sunbelt Moter Inns


Holiday Inn Flint MI


General Manager


Expert took over an older Holiday Inn and secured the flag for five more years by successfully completing the Property Improvement Plan. He then operated the hotel profitably.

Career Accomplishments:

He is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Assn. and has been active on the Governmental Affairs Committee for the Pennsylvania Tourism & Lodging Assn; Expert is the current Chair for the York County Visitors & Convention Bureau's Board of Directors.


Expert earned the hotel industry's CHA degree in 1989; He serves as the Judge of Elections for York Township.


The York County Chamber of Commerce recognized Expert's valuable work to increase York County's tourism product and honored him with it's Community Service Award for an Individual in 2000 - 2001.

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2006 to 2010   York County Loan Committee   Member   Expert worked with County Department Heads to provide reccommendations to the Commissioners for awarding CDBG and Stimulus Funds.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • In 1990, Expert worked as Consultant for a family who owned a major independant Hotel as they designed, constructed and opened their Hampton Inn Hotel in a tertiary market in North Eastern PA. Expert's knowledge of brand requirements and operational design efficiencies saved thousands of dollars for the Project and assured compliance to brand standards.
  • In 1991, Expert worked as Consultant for a start up hotel company to assist in the location and design of a Hampton Inn Hotel in Lancaster, PA. Hotel owners also depended on Expert's industry experience and advise as they created their successful hotel company.
  • Expert was hired as Consultant by a Central Pennsylvania based energy company with dozens of C-Stores/Gas Stations as they aquired their first lodging property, south of State College, PA. His valuable advise led to the successful re-structuring of the management and profitable operations of the hotel and attached restaurant.
  • Expert participated as a member of a "Blue Ribbon Committee" for the community leaders of Erie, PA as they worked to develop an "Action Plan" to strengthen their tourism promotion organization. Nick Scott and other leaders in Erie found Expert's experience and vision to be invaluable as they created a viable collaberation between the local chamber and visitors bureau.
  • In the late 1990s, Expert led the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, York, PA to development of its first real Brand. "Factory Tour Capitol of the World" has increased York's tourism opportunities. Dick Naylor, owner of Naylor Winery said, "Expert's vision of the Factory Tour Brand for York put us on the map!" York County's tourism product today is $1.3 Billion, and ranks it sixth among PA counties.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Expert is currently an expert wittness in litigation involving the valuation of a large hotel/resort in the Mid-Atlantic Region.
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert witness for consulting on hotel rehabilitation.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Market Research:
Expert has served on many boards and committees and focus groups through the years. Currently, he is Chair of the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Vice-Chair of Susquehanna Gateway Heritage Area; Chair of Dutch Country Roads Wayfinding Committee; Board Member of York County Loan Committee.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has written and taught Travel and Tourism courses for Baker College(MSU), Penn State Univ., and St. Francis de Salles Univ. He also served on their advisory councils.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has been the primary responsible party for the FF&E Design and buy-out of 7 new-build hotels, which amounts to over $100M in contract purchasing.


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