Success Stories

  • Jennifer VerHage

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express Grandville, promoted to assistant executive housekeeper, executive housekeeper, then general manager of Grandville before moving to construction as the project coordinator.
  • Bill Lucas

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as restaurant supervisor at Big E’s Midland, promoted to Holiday Inn Midland banquet manager, sales manager, assistant general manager, general manager, and vice president of hotel operations.
  • Jessica Babcock

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Express Holland, promoted to bar manager at Sharkee’s after working there as a server/bartender/cook, promoted to executive assistant, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, to accounting/human resources assistant, then to vice president of human resources.

Alexis Westenbroek.

Jamele Favorite

Hampton Inn, Holland: Started as a guest service representative, promoted to guest service manager.

Rachel Marti

Hilton Garden Inn, Grand Rapids: Started as a guest service rep at the Hampton Inn, promoted to guest service manager at the Hampton Inn, to guest service and group sales manager at the Courtyard by Marriott, then to assistant general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids.

Gina Bauschautz

Holiday Inn, Midland: Started as a cook, promoted to banquet captain, to sales manager, assistant general manger, then to general manager.

Grant Hirst

Courtyard, Holland: Started as guest service representative at the Grandville Holiday Inn Express, promoted to guest service manager, then to assistant general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, and to general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Holland.

Kara Olson

Hampton Inn Holland: Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Midland, promoted to sales manager, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, then to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Holland, and to general manager of Hampton Inn Holland.

Leigh Farrell

Holiday Inn Express Holland: Started as guest service representative in Grandville, promoted to guest service manager for Hampton Holland, then to assistant manager at Hampton Holland, and to general manager at Holiday Inn Express Grandville