Concord appoints new EVP of operations

Management and development company Concord Hospitality added Marsha Ray as its new executive vice president of operations. In preparation for further expansion, Concord Hospitality is proactively enhancing its executive team to better address the requirements of its individual properties.

Ray has more than three decades of hospitality experience. Her background spans various hospitality sectors, including branded and independent hotels, luxury resorts, lifestyle accommodations, convention centers, city hubs and airport facilities. With a background serving both the Canadian and U.S. hospitality markets, Ray has experience in food and beverage management, front-office pre-openings, transitions and conversions.

Ray will oversee the opening and expansion of Concord’s newest full-service hotels and resorts across North America, while focusing on brand and owner relations, financial oversight and talent management to ensure each asset aligns with its strategic objectives.

“I'm thrilled to bring my expertise in organizational leadership and my passion for hospitality to the remarkable team Concord Hospitality has assembled,” Ray said in a statement. “With a foundation built on collaboration and a relentless pursuit of results, I am committed to expanding our footprint and furthering Concord’s culture of excellence.”