executive
team

John Oppenheimer
CEO

"Our team members and guests give us a reason to come to work each day. In our business, it's all about the people, and we are indebted to each and every person who visits the properties we've had the privilege to work with."

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Jolene DiSalvo
Senior Vice President

"Columbia Hospitality's approach to driving revenue and delivering an exceptional guest experience translates into a valuable return on investment for owners, developers, and all of our partners. It is a true pleasure to come to work every day with a committed team of good people in a dynamic environment focused on making a difference in both business and the larger community."

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Brian Flaherty
Senior Vice President

"At Columbia Hospitality we focus on orchestrating memorable experiences and exceeding expectations every moment of every day. That effort begins with our extraordinary team members who create great places to work and who dedicate themselves to ensuring consistency, creativity and continuous improvement are always top of mind. Their collaborative spirit and their determined team effort is the catalyst for exceptional guest experiences and outstanding results for our owners."

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Andy Olsen
Vice President

"It is invigorating to work in a truly collaborative environment such as the one developed and fostered by the team of professionals at Columbia Hospitality. I find it extremely rewarding to share the wealth of resources and talents of each team member across the portfolio with those we serve - creating positive bottom-line results for our owners and exceptional experiences for our guests."

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Lenny Zilz
Vice President

"The leadership at Columbia fully recognizes our responsibility for selecting, training and inspiring our team members to create a vibrant work environment and exceptional experiences for our guests, members and owners. We are very proud of the professionals on our team."

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Matt Hagerman
Vice President

"Hospitality is about people; and about creating a wonderful, fun, authentic, and memorable experience for every one of those people. Guests should leave wanting to come back and experience it all over again. At Columbia Hospitality, the fantastic experience extends beyond guests, to team members and Columbia Hospitality property owners. The Columbia Hospitality leadership is dedicated to providing this all-encompassing top notch experience each and every day for each and every guest, team member, and owner. I am honored to be a part of such a people-centric organization, that is 100% devoted to excellence."

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Nicole Newton
Vice President, Human Resources

"I am thrilled to be working with a group of tremendously passionate and talented team members. What makes us unique is the way that we truly live and breathe our values at Columbia. They serve as a guide in the way that we make decisions, interact with one another, and all that we do."

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Kellie Easley
Director of Marketing

"I am so fortunate to have found a home at Columbia Hospitality and grateful for the opportunity to work in such a collaborative environment. Columbia's constant focus on our team members and values-driven approach allows our team the freedom to focus on driving results and creating exceptional experiences for our guests."

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Alan Stephens
Director of Operations

"I joined Columbia because we dare to be different and irreverent-questioning the norms and coming up with creative solutions. I am honored to work with so many talented individuals that push each other to be better every single day, supporting one another and at the same time creating unforgettable experiences for our guests."

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Woody Braden
Director of Operations

"Our great joy in hospitality is to promote a healthy work environment for our teams that creates the happiest of guests! When we do this, our owners are pleased and we get to experience the fullness of being exceptional stewards. Servant-leadership is a humble quest exemplified by the Columbia Hospitality team."

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Shawn Cucciardi
Director, Columbia Golf

"The business of golf, as well as the game of golf, are known as metaphors for life. They are full of challenges, but also create rewarding experiences through the multitude of relationships found within. The values of Columbia Hospitality mirror those inherent to golf. Honesty, respect and accountability are what drive our team to achieve excellence, day in and day out. Using these values, we strive to enhance the positive relationships found within our teams, guests and owners. It is rewarding to be part of a company that is committed to providing exceptional experiences while creating exceptional relationships."

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Shannon Galusha
Director of Culinary

"I am ecstatic to be a part of an organization dedicated to people - team members, owners and guests alike. At Columbia Hospitality, each beautifully diverse property embodies the intricacies of their region while boasting the consistency of the Columbia brand. As a leadership team we celebrate our successes while constantly moving towards elevating creativity, quality and consistency."

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Sasha Nosecchi
Director of Retail Innovation

"It is with genuine enthusiasm that I come to work each and every day to partner with our executive leadership team, property General Managers and local vendors to bring those unexpected delights to our guests. It is through these products and experiences that I am able to assist Columbia Hospitality in extending beyond the individual properties into the daily lives of our guests. If you ask me, I have the best job in the company!"

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Greg Prescott
Director of Talent Management

"Columbia Hospitality focuses on recruiting the best people and allowing them to demonstrate their abilities in an environment that is conducive with creating phenomenal results. Our team members are drawn to the vibrant culture, spirit of collaboration and the challenging of status quo. I'm proud to work at a company where strong values act as a bellwether, guiding us in every decision and truly defining who we are."

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Kristy Rutledge
Corporate Revenue Manager

"It is a privilege to work with our incredible and unique portfolio while strategizing with many talented individuals on a daily basis. I enjoy collaborating with our team to develop tactical plans to ensure revenue success for each one of our properties."

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Columbia Hospitality

2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 200
Seattle, WA 98121
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Phone: 206.239.1800
Fax: 206.239.1801
info@columbiahospitality.com

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