Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), an Atlanta-based, private hotel investment, ownership and management company, announced a number of new leadership appointments, including naming Stephanie Bauer (pictured) as regional vice president of operations and Marcus Marshall to the newly created role of vice president of restaurants and bars, and promoting Ken Morgan to regional director of operations.
Prior to joining HVMG, Bauer was executive vice president of asset management at Avana Capital. In that role, she partnered with numerous hotel operators to drive operational performance, as well as actively managing new development and renovation projects. She also held numerous general manager and multi-unit roles with Westmont Hospitality Group, culminating in regional operations director overseeing a portfolio of a dozen hotels.
In his newly created role as vice president of restaurants and bars, Marshall will oversee the development and operations of HVMG’s specialty restaurant concepts and catering operations. Most recently, he was regional director of operations for Atlanta-based Concentrics Restaurants. While there, he was responsible for operational leadership, new concept development and attracting and developing talent across a portfolio that included award-winning independent restaurants, as well as hotel restaurants and bar concepts.
Morgan began his career as a security police specialist with the USAF before entering the hospitality industry as a director of security with Adam’s Mark Hotels in 1994. He has held numerous leadership roles in operations and asset management throughout his career and joined HVMG in 2014 as general manager of the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Morgan studied security administration/criminology at Park College and is an active board member with the Metro Tulsa Hotel & Lodging Association and Tulsa Tourism Board.
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