White Lodging Names New General Managers for Three Properties

Properties include hotels in Colorado, Florida and Indiana

Apr 16, 2013, 16:34 ET from White Lodging Services Corporation

MERRILLVILLE, Ind., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- White Lodging is pleased to announce the following individuals have been named general managers within the last month across the company.

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Nick Kelley has been promoted to general manager of the Hyatt House Colorado Springs. Previously, he was the operations manager at the same hotel. Kelley started with White Lodging in 2010 at the Marriott Chicago Midway as the rooms operations supervisor. Prior to his experience at White Lodging, he was part of the Walt Disney College Program serving in a guest service hospitality role at Disney's Coronado Springs Resort. Nick graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in lodging.

"I am very excited to lead my team to new levels of success. I have a great group of associates and I know all of them will be proud of what we will accomplish," said Kelley.

Jason Crumpacker has been promoted to general manager of the Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Miramar SW. Previously, Crumpacker was the general manager at the Residence Inn Merrillville where he has been since 2011. He started with White Lodging in 2007 as the event operations manager at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. Crumpacker was also the operations manager at the Courtyard Indianapolis at the Capitol where he oversaw the front desk, Courtyard Cafe, meeting space and many of the housekeeping department duties. He even served as an assistant pastor of Crossroads International Church in Athens, Greece for a year where he initiated and organized outreach campaigns, building renovations, taught classes and coordinated groups of members consisting of fifteen different nationalities.

"I am very excited to be moving back to the Courtyard brand to a property with so much potential in the sunshine state," said Crumpacker.

Lynnette Tjaarda has been promoted to general manager of the Residence Inn Merrillville. Previously, Tjaarda was the assistant general manager at the Residence Inn Oak Brook since 2010. Tjaarda joined White Lodging in 2007 as a guest service representative. From there, she gained experience as a front desk manager, housekeeping manager and assistant general manager in Warrenville before becoming the AGM in Oak Brook.

"I want to thank Linda Hunt, regional director of operations, who has been my mentor of the years with White Lodging to groom me for this general manager role," said Tjaarda.

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 161 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. For more information about White Lodging, please visit www.whitelodging.com.

Kathleen Quilligan

Phone:  219.472.2861
Fax: 219.472.2273

SOURCE White Lodging Services Corporation