Our Team

Who We Are

We have invested our time and energy into cultivating the best talent in the hospitality business. Our multi-layered leadership team provides our partners with access to a wide range of industry expertise and experience across a broad range of property types.

James E. Dora, Jr.

Owner/CEO

GHC Family of Companies
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James E. Dora, Jr.

James E. Dora, Jr.

Owner/CEO

Jim is responsible for long-term strategic planning, and maintaining business relationships for portfolio expansion, development projects & acquisitions.

He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Hotel Management. Although GHC's second-generation owner, his first hospitality industry job was working in a hotel kitchen as a banquet dishwasher at a young age. Prior to joining the corporate office, Jim worked in many hotel departments including housekeeping, laundry, front desk and night audit. 

Jim serves on numerous industry and community boards including the IHG Owners Association and the City of Indianapolis Capital Improvement Board which operates the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Victory Field and numerous downtown parking facilities. He is also actively involved with the Visit Indiana Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Downtown Indy, Inc, Purdue University HTM Advisory Board, The Central Indiana Police Foundation, and Indianapolis One Hundred Club. Additionally, he serves in the Reserve Division of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.
 
James E. Dora, Jr.

Executive Team

Cindy Kurtz

Executive Vice President of Operations

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Cindy Kurtz

Cindy Kurtz

Executive Vice President of Operations

Cindy has over 34 years of hospitality industry experience, all with GHC, taking on over 15 different roles while growing and elevating. Her primary focus is hotel development and acquisition by analyzing opportunities for growth, working with potential partners, making brand recommendations, and oversight of construction and renovation projects. Cindy is responsible for strategic direction of hotel operations and brand compliance, guest / owner satisfaction and relationship management, as well as strategic leadership of the human resources department. 

Cindy Kurtz

Trina Black

EVP of Sales & Marketing

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Trina Black

Trina Black

EVP of Sales & Marketing

Trina began her career with GHC in 1992 and has held various hotel leadership positions including Director of Sales and Marketing and General Manager before joining the corporate office. As EVP of Sales & Marketing, she is responsible for formulating and executing the overall sales, revenue, and marketing strategies to drive top-line revenues, grow direct business and increase profitability of each of GHC’s managed hotels. Additionally, Trina analyzes potential development sites through market reviews and market share information and completes the revenue analysis.
 

Trina Black

Melissa Gose

EVP Finance / CFO

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Melissa Gose

Melissa Gose

EVP Finance / CFO

Melissa has over 25 years of progressive experience in finance and accounting in both manufacturing and real estate development, construction, and property management.  In her role as CFO, she is responsible for increasing the valuation of existing assets, growing the portfolio through new hotel development and expanding third-party hotel contracts. Melissa is also responsible for formulating the company’s future direction, including long and short term strategic financial objectives.  A certified public accountant, Melissa holds a BS in accounting from Butler University and started her career at a Big 4 accounting firm.
Melissa Gose

Stacie Vercellino

Vice President of Operations

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Stacie Vercellino

Stacie Vercellino

Vice President of Operations

Stacie provides direction and support to the Regional Directors of Operations to facilitate daily hotel operations across the GHC portfolio including property visits, guest service scores, owner relations and brand compliance for Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Hyatt, and Choice. Stacie attended McKendree University and started her hospitality industry career in 1996. Prior to joining the corporate office team, Stacie worked as a General Manager with a variety of hotels including both full service and select service properties. Prior to being promoted to VP, Stacie served as the Senior Regional Director of Operations. 

Stacie Vercellino

Gina Kevin

VP of Sales & Revenue Management

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Gina Kevin

Gina Kevin

VP of Sales & Revenue Management

Gina joined the General Hotels Corporation team in 2018 as the Director of Revenue Management. In 2022, she was promoted to VP of Sales & Revenue Management. She is responsible for revenue maximization across the organization. She brings more than 30 years of experience in strategic partnerships and operations, sales and marketing, product development, revenue management and cost controls. Her expertise is vast and not only encompasses each division in the hotel industry, but also various market segments, from select service to destination resorts. She has held positions with Hyatt, Destination Hotels & Resorts and Noble House Hotels and Resorts where she has a proven track record of increasing overall financial performance.
Gina Kevin

Brian Kelley

Vice President of Finance

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Brian Kelley

Brian Kelley

Vice President of Finance

Brian graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in finance and business economics. Brian joined GHC in 2024 with 14 years of hotel accounting experience in the downtown Indianapolis market and has a vast knowledge of Hilton and Marriott brands. His primary responsibilities include financial reporting, loan administration, treasury management and property and casualty insurance.
Brian Kelley

Bob Armstrong

Vice President of Construction

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Bob Armstrong

Bob Armstrong

Vice President of Construction

Bob has over 35 years of experience in all facets of construction, development and management in a variety of industries ranging from hospitality, restaurant (fast food to casual dining), multi-family, big box and medical; and budget responsibility of up to $150 million annually. He applies his depth of experience and applies a results-oriented, hands-on approach to solve the complex issues that can arise during the construction process and to effectively manage project timelines and budgets.

He is responsible for oversight of the Hospitality Project Services division including the project management team, site superintendents, procurement department, design and architecture team, sales and accounting staff.
 
Bob Armstrong

Open Position

Vice President of HR & Compensation

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Open Position

Vice President of HR & Compensation

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Corporate Team

Beth Harry

Regional Director of Operations

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Beth Harry

Beth Harry

Regional Director of Operations

Hailing from Indiana State University, Beth is responsible for providing daily operational support to her assigned hotels. She works with her property level staffs to ensure hotel profit and service goals are achieved. A seasoned veteran with 25+ years of hotel experience, Beth is GM certified with Choice, Homewood Suites by Hilton and InterContinental Hotels & Resorts Group.

Beth Harry

Eric Wade

Regional Director of Operations

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Eric Wade

Eric Wade

Regional Director of Operations

From Evansville, IN Eric supports his assigned region of hotels in day-to-day operations. Eric works with the properties to control expenses and labor to ensure profits and service goals are achieved. Eric has over 12 years of hospitality experience working with brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG and Hyatt.
Eric Wade

Jake Nees

Regional Director of Operations

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Jake Nees

Jake Nees

Regional Director of Operations

Jake provides daily operational support to his assigned properties and helps lead them to reach their financial and service goals. He has broad experience working with a variety of hotel brands including IHG, Hilton, Marriott and Choice. Jake is a graduate Eastern Illinois University and began his career in hospitality in 2011. He joined General Hotels in March of 2015 and worked as a General Manager prior to joining the corporate office as a Regional Director of Operations. 
 
 
Jake Nees

Megan Kissell

Regional Director of Sales

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Megan Kissell

Megan Kissell

Regional Director of Sales

Megan has been a part of the GHC Team since 2004 working at both at the hotel and corporate levels as needed. Prior to taking on the Regional Director of Sales role, Megan served as the Director of Catering at Crowne Plaza Union Station, and also as the Director of Sales at Crowne Plaza Airport. She previously worked as a Sales Task Force Manager at the corporate level as well. Megan will be overseeing the sales activities and implementing specific sales strategies designed to increase hotel profitability in her assigned region of properties in the GHC portfolio. Megan graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelors degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management. 
Megan Kissell

Dan Jones

Regional Director of Sales

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Dan Jones

Dan Jones

Regional Director of Sales

Dan is a seasoned sales professional with 10 years of multi-brand hotel experience including Director of Sales and Area Director of Sales positions as well as General Manager. Dan works closely with hotel sales associates by coaching and developing them to drive RevPAR and market share and also implementing specific sales strategies designed to increase hotel profitability. Dan is a graduate of Indiana University.
Dan Jones

Jasmine Kumar

Regional Director of Sales

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Jasmine Kumar

Jasmine Kumar

Regional Director of Sales

Jasmine oversees her portfolio of assigned hotels and plays a crucial role in generating and optimizing revenue.  She works directly with General Managers, Directors of Sales and Revenue Managers to implement strategies that will maximize RevPAR and profitability for each hotel and their owners.  Jasmine began her hospitality career in 1997 and has 20+ years of hospitality sales experience.  She has held various sales positions on her way to Regional Director of Sales to include Catering Sales Manager, Executive Meetings Manager, Sales Manager, Director of Sales and Area Director of Sales.  Jasmine joined GHC in 2018 as an Area Director of Sales and was promoted to Regional Director of Sales with GHC in 2020.  Jasmine studied at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and received her BS degree from Ellis University.
Jasmine Kumar

Lorri Snelbaker

Accounting Manager

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Lorri Snelbaker

Lorri Snelbaker

Accounting Manager

Lorri attended the University of Indianapolis where she received her bachelor’s degree in accounting and is currently in the MPA program at Butler University.  Lorri has worked as a Financial Analyst for CINERGY, Senior Staff Accountant for Butler University, and Controller/Office Manager for Gridlock Traffic Systems Inc. Lorri currently manages a Staff Accountant and AP Coordinator as well as financial reporting for hotels in her assigned territory.   
Lorri Snelbaker

Lisa Tobin

Accounting Manager

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Lisa Tobin

Lisa Tobin

Accounting Manager

Lisa manages two AP coordinators and provides staff accountant services and financial reporting for her assigned portfolio of hotels. She has worked in variety of service industries for the past 24 years including the Town of Munster Clerk Treasurer’s office, the Jewish Community Center, and a property management company specializing in affordable housing. During her time in the property management industry, she worked her way from staff accountant to chief financial officer. 
 
Lisa Tobin

Greg Hovis

Director of Business Development

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Greg Hovis

Greg Hovis

Director of Business Development

Greg is charged with developing and leveraging relationships with owners and equity partners to meet GHC’s accelerated growth objectives. This includes expanding third party management contracts and property acquisitions. With 20 plus years in the hospitality business, Greg has been instrumental in greatly increasing the organization’s portfolio since joining GHC as Director of Business Development in 2012. Greg graduated from Robert Morris University.
Greg Hovis

Chris Hist

Director of Information Technology

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Chris Hist

Chris Hist

Director of Information Technology

Chris provides supplementary consulting services to ensure hotels meet brand compliance standards for technology. He purchases, configures, deploys technology to hotels/organization and manages technology enabling hotels and the GHC office to efficiently work together. Holding a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Indiana University-Purdue (IUPUI), Chris brings over 15 years of information technology experience to GHC.
Chris Hist

Kristine Mackowiak

Director of Revenue Management

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Kristine Mackowiak

Kristine Mackowiak

Director of Revenue Management

Kristine Mackowiak

Sue Miller

Director of Compensation

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Sue Miller

Sue Miller

Director of Compensation

A graduate of George Washington University, Sue joined General Hotels in 1999 with a strong background in finance and accounting.  She coordinates payroll and related functions across the GHC management portfolio, including labor and benefits accounting and oversight of the HRIS system.
 
Sue Miller

Kristine Weston

Corporate Director of HR

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Kristine Weston

Kristine Weston

Corporate Director of HR

Responsible for the administration and management of the human resources function across the organization, Kristine oversees property level human resources administrators, recruiting, training and orientation and participates in property transitions and new hotel openings. Kristine earned a BA from Purdue University in Hospitality Tourism Management.
Kristine Weston

Tina McDonald

Marketing Manager

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Tina McDonald

Tina McDonald

Marketing Manager

Tina joined GHC in 2019 in an executive support role and began assisting with the marketing needs of the organization in 2020. Since that time, her responsibilities have grown to include development of corporate communications and presentations for all 3 of The GHC Family of Companies – GHC Development, Hospitality Project Services and General Hotel Corporation as well as sales and marketing materials as needed for each of the hotels under GHC management.  
 
Tina is a graduate of Ball State University with a double major in Advertising & Public Relations and minor in Marketing. Prior to joining GHC Tina spent 5 years in an operations support role with another hotel management company and 10 years with an Indianapolis based advertising agency.
Tina McDonald

Betsy Dukes

Corporate Sales Trainer

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Betsy Dukes

Betsy Dukes

Corporate Sales Trainer

Betsy Dukes