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Management Team

Archie Bennett, Jr. Chairman - Founder of Remington Hotels

Archie Bennett Jr.

Chairman
Founder of Remington Hotels with more than 40 years of hotel investment, development, and management expertise. Mr. Bennett is recognized as one of the leading hospitality authorities in the U.S.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • The Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC) of the American Hotel/Motel Association - Founder and Co-Chairman
  • University of Houston - Hilton Hotel School Advisory Board
Education:
  • University of Houston; Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient
Monty Bennett, CEO - Remington

Monty J. Bennett

CEO
Joined Remington in 1992 and has held leadership positions including: Executive Vice President, Director of Information Systems, Operations Director, and General Manager.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • American Hotel & Lodging Association's Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC)
  • Cornell Hotel Society Life Member
  • Texas Lt. Governor's Advisory Board Member for Economic and Workforce Development
Education:
  • Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management, MBA
  • Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, BS with distinction
Mark A. Sharkey, President - Remington

Mark A. Sharkey

President
Joined Remington in 1993 and has over 25 years of experience in the hotel industry.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Board Member - Association of Starwood Franchisees & Owners North America (ASFONA)
  • Member of the Embassy Suites Owners Advisory Council
  • Member of the Hilton Owner's Advisory Council
Education:
  • University of Denver, MBA
  • Michigan State University, BA
LaDonna Gerhart, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Remington

LaDonna Gerhart

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Joined Remington in 2013 with over 25 years of experience in Sales and Sales leadership positions in the hospitality and consumer marketing industries.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Network of Executive Women
Education:
  • Lyon College, BSBA
Senior Vice President of Revenue Management

Mark Matz

Executive Vice President of Project Management
Joined Remington in 2013 from Ashford Hospitality and has over 20 years of experience in revenue management, pricing, credit policy and data management.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Chartered Financial Analyst
Education:
  • Princeton University, Magna Cum Laude in Chemical Engineering
Sher Sachedina, Executive Vice President of Revenue Optimization - Remington

Sher (Karim) Sachedina

Executive Vice President of Revenue Optimization
Joined Remington in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in revenue management, hotel finance and asset management.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Multiple patents awarded in the fields of forecasting, business operation planning and facilities management
Education:
  • University of Tehran, MBA
  • Premier College, Pakistan, Bachelor of Commerce
James Clent, Chief Information Officer - Remington

James Clent

Chief Information Officer
Joined Remington in 2014 and has over 25 years of experience in global manufacturing and distribution, geodesic positioning, utilities & energy, and healthcare industries.
Education:
  • Master of Business Administration - Corporate Strategy
  • Bachelor of Science - Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
  • Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Science - Economics
  • Bachelor of Arts - Composition
Robert G. Haiman, Chief Legal Officer - Remington

Robert G. Haiman

Chief Legal Officer
Joined Remington in 2004 with over 10 years of experience in real estate and lodging.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Former member, Board of Directors, National Association of Condo Hotel Owners (NACHO)
Education:
  • Duke University School of Law, JD
  • Amherst College, BA
Jim Cowen, General Counsel - Remington

Jim Cowen

General Counsel
Joined Remington in 2005 and has over 20 years of legal experience in hospitality and construction industries.
Education:
  • University of Texas, Master of Public Affairs
  • University of Texas, JD
  • University of Florida, BA

Faren Ardis

Senior Vice President of Project Management
Joined Remington in 2008 with 20 years experience in the hospitality industry.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships
  • Firemen's National Life Safety Award - City of College Park, Ga. 1993
  • Nominated Mgr./Chief Engineer of the Year Greater DFW area (BOMA)- 2000
  • Ideal Executive Award for Omni Hotels - 2001
  • AZ Lodging & Hotel Association Good Earth Keeping Award for Energy Conservation 2004
  • Energy Conservation award For Starwood Hotels - 2007
  • Manager of the Year 2007 - The Phoenician Resort
  • Executive positions with Hyatt, DoubleTree, Omni and Starwood Hotels
Marla Davis, Senior Vice President of Procurement - Remington

Marla Davis

Senior Vice President of Procurement
Rejoined Remington in 2006 with over 30 years of purchasing experience and 20 years FF&E project management experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • International President of NEWH, Inc. (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality) 2006-2007
  • Member Dallas Chapter of NEWH
Education:
  • University of Texas, BS
Mike Funk, Senior Vice President of Contract Administration - Remington

Mike Funk

Senior Vice President of Contract Administration
Joined Remington in 2012 with over 18 years of hospitality industry experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Leadership positions with IHG, Bristol Hotels and Pillar Hotels and Resorts
Education:
  • Louisiana Tech University, BS
Chad Goodnough - Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Remington

Chad Goodnough

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Joined Remington in 2011 with over 25 years of hotel sales experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Institute of Business Travel Management - Advisory Council
  • National Business Travel Association - Hotel Committee
  • Meeting Professionals International- Member
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Stout, BS
  • The Wharton School of Business, IBTM GLP
Al Granholm, Senior Vice President of Facilities and Loss Prevention - Remington

Al Granholm

Senior Vice President of Facilities and Loss Prevention
Joined Remington in 1997 and has over 28 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Board of Commissioners, York Township, PA
  • Chairman, York Area regional Police Commission
Education:
  • Northern Illinois University, BS
Jay Hubbs, Senior Vice President of eCommerce - Remington

Jay Hubbs

Senior Vice President of eCommerce
Joined Remington in 2013 and has over 20 years of experience in travel eCommerce, distribution and revenue management.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Chair, HSMAI Digital Marketing Council
  • Member, HSMAI Revenue Management Advisory Board
  • Certified Hospitality Digital Marketer, HSMAI
Education:
  • University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, MBA
  • Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration, BS
Hassan Majd, Senior Vice President of Operating Performance and Improvement - Remington

Hassan Majd

Senior Vice President of Operating Performance and Improvement
Joined Remington in 1993 and has over 35 years of hotel experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Certified Hotel Administrator, American Hotel and Lodging Educational Institute
  • Six-time Remington General Manager of the Year
  • Remington President's Club winner and member
Education:
  • University of Colorado
Amy McDaniel, Senior Vice President - Remington

Amy McDaniel

Senior Vice President
Joined Remington in 2000 and has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Board of Directors, National Society of Catering Executives and Meeting Planners International
Education:
  • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, BS with distinction

Robert Moore

Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering
Joined Remington in 2015 with an international career of over 30 years in the hospitality industry.
Awards, Leadership Positions
  • Head of Design and Technical Services, Accor Hotels World Wide
Education:
  • Mechanical & Marine Engineer , Liverpool College UK
Carla Nieman, Senior Vice President of Design - Remington

Carla Niemann

Senior Vice President of Design
Joined Remington in 2011 and has over 25 years of interior design experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • D Home Magazine's Best Contract Designer
  • International Interior Design Association
  • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
  • Remington Design Team named 2015 NEWH - Top Interior Designers
Education:
  • University of Tennessee, BA
Jeff Patton, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing - Remington

Jeff Patton

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Joined Remington in 2006 with over 20 years of hotel sales experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Remington Hotels 2007 Sales Manager of the Year
Education:
  • Fort Lewis College, BA
Dan Peterson - Senior Vice President of Operations - Remington

Dan Peterson

Senior Vice President of Operations
Joined Remington in 2014 with over 25 years of hotel and restaurant operations experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Marriott Courtyard Refreshing Business Food and Beverage Advisory Board Member
  • Previous positions included Vice President of Operations; Area General Manager, and multiple General Manager Roles
  • Multi-time award winning executive, including "Hotelier of the Year"; "General Manager of the Year" and "Most Improved Hotel of the Year"
Education:
  • Washington State University, BA
Sheryl L. Ransome, Senior Vice President of Accounting - Remington

Sheryl L. Ransome

Senior Vice President of Accounting
Joined Remington in 1989 and has over 30 years of experience specializing in hospitality accounting.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • International Association of Hospitality Accountants
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
Education:
  • University of Texas at Arlington, BBA
Davinder (Sonny ) Sra, Senior Vice President of Brand Relations and Development - Remington

Davinder (Sonny ) Sra

Senior Vice President of Brand Relations and Development
Joined Remington in 1995 and has over 30 years of hotel operations and leadership experience.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Member of Sheraton Marketing Advisory Board
  • Member of IAHI Crowne Plaza Advisory Committee
  • Member of IAHI Priority Club Advisory Committee
Education:
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University, MBA

Todd Stoller

Senior Vice President of Project Management
Joined Remington in 2007 and has 20 years of legal, construction, development and hospitality industry experience.   
Awards, Leadership Positions and memberships
  • Fellow, Dallas Young Lawyers Association
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
Education
  • Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Bachelor of Science
  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Juris Doctor
Tim Walker, Senior Vice President of Operations - Remington

Tim Walker

Senior Vice President of Operations
Joined Remington in 2014 with over 25 years of hotel operations experience.
Education:
  • Normandale Community College