Stankova moved to the 110-room Courtyard Pontiac from her previous position at the assistant general manager of the Hilton Garden Inn Novi.
"I am excited to take on my new role in this wonderful hotel," said Stankova. "When I met the team I was pleased with how nice everyone is. The hotel is set up for success, and I am fortunate to be part of the Courtyard Pontiac family."
Stankova graduated from the Sofia University in Sofia, Bulgaria with a focus on political science and management. She started her hospitality career as a housekeeping supervisor, and quickly worked her way up to housekeeping manager at the Hilton Garden Inn Novi before she joined the White Lodging Task Force, traveling to various hotels to perform management duties when their managers are away.
Stankova was part of the task force to help with the acquisition of the Hilton Garden Inn San Francisco, White Lodging's first hotel in California.
White Lodging Services Corporation - was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Ind. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid-to large-scale hotels across the country. Its current portfolio consists of more than 158 hotels in 20 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Preferred Hotels, Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.