Schahet Hotels' years of experience in managing revenues and expenses as well as our network of business contacts for purchasing, banking, legal, and accounting gives us the leverage to ensure the success of our hotels.
Gary N. Schahet, Chairman
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Gary is a graduate of Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1964, with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and he later received a Masters in Business Administration majoring in Real Estate from the American University, Washing, D.C., 1968. Sam S. Schahet & Company developed its first Holiday Inn in 1960. Throughout Gary's career with Schahet Hotels, he has worked both in the field and the office in all phases of hotel development and operation. He has been involved in the development, management, upgrading, and renovation of all Schahet Hotels' properties. Over the years, Schahet Hotels has developed several hotels and currently operates Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Residence Inn by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn and DoubleTree by Hilton hotels with several projects currently under development. The company has received high marks for development and modernization, as well as excellent operations over the years.
Gary's involvement with the International Association of Holiday Inn (I.A.H.I) began in the early 1970's. He served on various committees including the Scholarship Committee and Food and Beverage Committee, and he chaired the Marketing Committee as well as the Reservations Committee. In 1990, he received the I.A.H.I. Award of Excellence for outstanding service as a Member and Chairperson of the Reservations Committee. Gary has had the honor of serving as President of the I.A.H.I. In addition, he spent several years chairing the Multi Franchise Organization.
Gary has served on various civic and charitable organizations including a Special Task Force for United Way, Board of Directors of Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation, United Jewish Appeal Young Leadership Cabinet, Board of Indianapolis Jewish Welfare Federation, and Broadmoor Country Club. He has also served as Past President of the Board of Jewish Education and Past Chairman of the Jewish Welfare Federation Annual Campaign. He has served as a member on the Board of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association and the Board of the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association. He served as a member of the Methodist Health Foundation, chaired the Grant and Allocations Committee, and co-chaired the Critical Care Campaign Planning Committee. Gary has been active for many years in the AIPAC for the State of Indiana. He is the Past President of Tamarisk Country Club. He also currently sits on the Contemporary Arts Council for the Palm Springs Museum of Art and was recently elected to the Board of the Palm Springs Symphony.
Jeffrey Brown, Chief Executive Officer
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Jeffrey graduated from the University of Iowa in 1975, with majors in Accounting and Industrial Relations. He has held a CPA certificate from the State of Indiana since 1980. Currently he is Chief Executive Officer for Schahet Hotels Inc. located in Indianapolis, IN.
Jeffrey began his career with the company in 1976. He has worked in all areas of hotel operations from a traveling general manager filling in vacant general managers positions, to overseeing all accounting operations of the Company's corporate office. He instituted the first computer system to help streamline and produce financial statements for all Schahet Hotels' properties. He has also been instrumental in the development of the Company's various hotels as well.
Currently as Chief Executive Officer for the company, he is responsible for a wide variety of duties from writing the Company Associate manual and handling all Company benefit plans to assisting in new development and overseeing construction of new hotels. During his career at Schahet Hotels, Jeffrey has implemented many of the controls and procedures used at the hotels. He also handles all major purchasing for capital expenditures, as well as purchases for other items that he has set up, to take advantage of group purchasing to help minimize costs. All health insurance plans are handled by him as well. Jeffrey has been involved in the interior design on all hotel renovations, as well as assisting decorators for overall commercial re-design at many of the new hotels that have been developed.
His primary responsibilities still include overseeing day-to-day operations of the hotels under Schahet Hotels' management. He works very closely with the General Managers and sales departments at each of the hotels. His experience also includes working with the different franchisors of hotels the Schahet Hotels management team has owned or managed.
In 1995, Jeffrey served as President of the Hampton Inn Great Lakes States Marketing Partnership, a five-state association with over 50 member hotels. He received the President's Award from Hampton Inn in 1996. In 1997, he received the Indiana State "Hotelier of the Year Award". Jeffrey is a Board Member and past Chairman of the Indiana Hotel & Lodging Association. In 2004, he received the Most Valuable Volunteer Award from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. His association with Intercontinental Hotels includes serving on the I.A.H.I. Information Technology Committee. Jeffrey currently is Vice-president of the Hamilton County Convention & Visitors Board. He has chaired the committee for the Indiana State Hoosier Hospitality Conference and continues to serve as a committee member. Jeffrey is a lifetime member of the University of Iowa Alumni Association and Alpha Kappa Psi.
Greg J. Schahet, President and CFO
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Greg graduated from Cornell University in 1996, with a BS from the School of Hotel Administration. He later continued his education at American University where he was a Graduate Assistant, was recognized as a Dean's Leadership Fellow and received an MBA from the Kogod School of Business in 2001.
Greg joined Schahet Hotels in 2001, became COO in 2005, CFO in 2009, and in 2013, was named President and CFO. Prior to joining the Schahet Hotels team, Greg worked at Katz, Sapper and Miller, LLP in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is a Certified Public Accountant and is also a licensed real estate principal broker in the state of Indiana.
During Greg's time at Schahet Hotels he has been actively involved in the development and financing for several new hotels and major hotel renovations and repositionings. He also oversees all financing for existing hotels and worked with his team to sell two other hotels to help reposition the Company's hotel portfolio for the future.
In October 2005, Greg was recognized by the Schenectady County Democratic Party as their business Leader of the Year and in 2009, he was recognized as a finalist for the Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc. Indy's Best and Brightest. The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis also honored him in 2007 with its L.L. Goodman Young Leadership award.
Outside of work Greg participates in various community activities. He's a board member of the Methodist Health Foundation and is also a member of the Young Presidents' Organization. He is a past treasurer of the Bureau of Jewish Education and is a current board member of the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis, where he previously co-chaired its Young Leadership division and its Budget and Allocation Committee. Greg is active in the Hotel community by conducting admissions interviews for Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and working with the IHG Owners Association, most recently serving on its Priority Club Rewards Committee.
Dan Waller, Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations
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Dan, a hospitality industry veteran of more than 40+ years, joined Schahet Hotels in 1988. He served as our General Manager of the full service Holiday Inn Holidome and Conference Center in Holyoke, MA for 18 years. During this time he led the property through two major renovations and multiple changes in food and beverage. Dan was elevated to the position of Vice President of Operations when the company sold the Holiday Inn in 2006. He assisted with the opening of the Hampton Inn Schenectady, before moving to Indianapolis in 2007. His duties now include working with the General Managers in the day-to-day operations of the hotels. Dan believes strongly in Schahet's philosophy of associates first. He is passionate about the company values and maintaining the RISE culture.
Prior to joining Schahet Hotels, Dan worked as a Food and Beverage Director, General Manager and Regional Manager of full service hotels for 15 years. He has assisted in the design and opening of hotel restaurant and lounges as well as creating the themes and menus. He studied Culinary Arts in FL and WA and Hospitality Management in FL and MA. He received a degree as an Electronics Technician from Columbia Technical Institute in Arlington, VA. He served in the US Army and received an Honorable discharge in 1968. He was then employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the Electronics Section.
Dan has served on the Board of Several Chambers of Commerce and Lodging Associations in MA, FL and WA. He has received recognition for work with persons with disabilities from the State of MA. He has also been actively involved in charities including "Give Kids the World" and The American Heart Association. He coached youth sports including football and baseball. Dan has also volunteered in nursing homes and assisted living communities entertaining seniors. Recently Dan became a published author with his “Cookin up Memories” a cookbook with great recipes and life stories. He believes his greatest accomplishment is being a husband of 45 years, father of five and grandfather of nine.
Brent Myrick, Director of Hotel Operations
He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management from Purdue University in 1984. Upon graduating he joined Hyatt Corporation as a “Manager in Training” at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Los Angeles. After completion of the year-long program, he and his wife moved back to the Indianapolis to start their family.
Brent worked at the Indianapolis Marriott East for 29 years. He started as a sales manager and progressed to being General Manager over the entire 3 property campus. He also was CEO and President for the ownership/management company. The most enjoyable part of his career is the development of associates and teams. His favorite phrase is “inspect what you expect”.
He was President of The Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. As well as sitting on many industry related Boards throughout his career. He coached youth sports for many years. Brent and his wife have been blessed with 3 children. He resides in Mooresville, Indiana where he is an active member of Stones Crossing Church. You can find Brent enjoying his boat on Dale Hollow Lake in Kentucky whenever he can get away. He loves sports, nature, photography and art.
Susie Etienne, Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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Susie joined Schahet Hotels in 1997, with an impressive background in hotel sales and marketing and a successful track record of selling to both National Association and Local Corporate accounts. In her current role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing, she is responsible for key marketing initiatives, training and development of the Company's sales force, and top line revenue budgets totaling over $35 Million in annual sales.
She earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management from Purdue University in 1984. Over the course of her career, she has held sales management and leadership positions with Hyatt, Hilton and Sheraton Hotels. Prior to joining Schahet Hotels, she served as a National Sales Manager for the Indianapolis Westin, negotiating the headquarter hotel status for the city's largest conventions and positioning herself for an easy transition to build her own sales department as the opening Director of Sales for the Hampton Inn Downtown in 1997.
Passionate about Organizational Development, she has been instrumental in advancing the company's leadership culture with its fundamental core values focused on providing a quality work life for Schahet Associates resulting in outstanding guest experiences and notable investor returns.
Susie has held Board of Directors positions for Tour Indiana, has been an active member of the Indiana Chapter of Meeting Professionals International, as well as the Tri Kappa Philanthropic Sorority, serving on their marketing and public relations committees, and is a current member of the Harrison Business College Advisory Board. An Indiana native, she resides in Avon, Indiana with her husband and their two sons.