John Q. Hammons appoints new regional VP

John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts has announced Joseph Kelly's appointment to regional vice president. The 28-year hospitality veteran will be responsible for overseeing operations for 13 of John Q. Hammons' properties in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. Kelly will report to Joe Morrissey, senior vice president of operations for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts' national portfolio of 78 hotels in 24 states.

Most recently, Kelly served as general manager of John Q. Hammons' Embassy Suites Tampa Hotel & Conference Center. Prior to his joining John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Kelly was vice president of operations at Atlanta-based Lodgian, where he was responsible for 28 hotels. His hospitality career also includes eight years with Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., where he served as general manager for Radisson and Holiday Inn branded properties.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Science from the School of Management at State University of New York at Buffalo. He completed the Executive Development Program from the College of Business at The Ohio State University.

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