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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

Sloan Dean

Chief Operating Officer
Joined Remington in 2018 and was with Ashford for the 5 years prior most recently as SVP of Underwriting and Revenue Optimization. Prior to Ashford, Sloan held several senior positions with Interstate Hotels, Alliance Hospitality, Noble Investment Group, IHG and Oliver Wyman.
 
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Member of Owner Advisory Councils for Sheraton, Embassy Suites and Distribution Owner Council for Hilton Hotels
  • HSMAI Board of Directors, awarded HSMAI Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing in 2012
  • Member of AH&LA's Consumer Innovation Forum
Education:
  • Georgia Tech, B.S. in Industrial & Systems Engineering and a Certificate in Finance

Michael Karicher

Executive Vice President of Human Resources
Joined Remington in 2015 and has over 25 years experience in Human Resources and Accounting/Finance in the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Healthcare industries.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Clara Barton Leadership Award Recipient
Education:
  • Lehigh University, BS
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:

  • American Advertising Association
  • Sheraton Advisory Board
  • Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International Board
  • The Network of Executive Women
Education:
  • Lyon College, BSBA
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
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

Kim Burak

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

Joined Remington in 2013 with over 25 years of HR/OD leadership experience.

Awards, Leadership Positions and Memberships:

  • Various Senior Leadership roles within the Hospitality and HR Services Industries 
  • Member, Dallas HR and SHRM

Education:

  • University of Michigan, BA

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
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

Stan Kennedy

Senior Vice President of Operations
Joined Remington in 2001 with over 36 years in hotel and restaurant leadership positions in the hospitality industry with experience in most major brands.   
 
Awards, Leadership Positions and memberships
  • Awarded General Manager of the Year, and Remington President's Club Member
  • Served on Marriott Courtyard Franchise Advisory Committee
  • United States Air Force, Non Commissioned Officer Leadership Certification
Education
  • Oklahoma State University, Hotel Restaurant Administration, CHA, Dean's Honor Roll
  • University of Alaska Anchorage, Business Studies

Robert King

Senior Vice President of Accounting
Joined Remington in 2013 with over 20 years of experience in finance and the hospitality industry.
Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Leadership positions with Hilton Worldwide
  • Served on the Executive Committee for Hilton Reservations Worldwide
  • Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) - Member
Education:
  • University of Memphis, MBA
  • University of Memphis, 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 Of Administration and Strategic Initiatives
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
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Michael Newbrand

Senior Vice President of Operations

Joined Remington in 2007 with over 30 years of experience in multi-unit management, training and revenue generation.

Awards, leadership positions and memberships:
  • Remington President's Club winner and member
Education:
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Amberton University, MBA
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
Benjamin Vega,

Benjamin Vega

Senior Vice President of Analytics and Optimization
Joined Remington in 2015 with over 14 years of revenue management, pricing, credit policy and operations strategy.   
 
Awards, Leadership Positions and memberships
  • Leadership positions in the Financial Services industry
Education
  • Arizona State University, M.S.
  • University of Texas at El Paso, B.S.