The Hotel Group hires accounting, construction VPs

Kansas City Marriott

The Hotel Group welcomed Eric McCarthy as VP of hotel accounting and Don Haggerty as VP of renovations and construction. Both new executives joined earlier this year and will be focused on furthering the mission of THG in a high-performing year. The company sees accelerated growth in the coming months ahead.

McCarthy joins THG to oversee the company’s hotel accounting operation including day-to-day oversight of the accounting functions, internal controls and strategic planning. With over twenty years of experience in both hotel and corporate roles directly dealing in accounting, centralized finance environments, hotel operations, project management and operational analysis, he will work closely with the company’s operations, development and renovation teams.

EricMcCarthy, VP of hotel accounting at The Hotel Group

McCarthy previously worked at Starwood Hotels & Resorts. He holds a CHAE designation (Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive) from Hospitality Finance and Technical Professionals (HFTP) and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. In addition, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from West Texas A&M University, as well as multiple Associates degrees in Business and International Business.

Haggerty is an experienced director of project management and engineering specializing in preventative maintenance, capital projects, green seal, quality and life safety management, capital and monthly budgeting for the hospitality, healthcare and construction industries. He brings knowledge in commercial, industrial, residential and public facilities compliances. Haggerty’s previous experience includes Crescent Management Company. He holds a non-restricted construction supervisor’s license and real estate sales license as well as the following certifications: TQM, Safety Management, Welder and Builder and Pool Operator. Haggerty graduated with a A.A. Business Administration degree from Massasoit Community college.

Don Haggerty
Don Haggerty, VP of renovations and construction for The Hotel Group

"Part of our mission at The Hotel Group is to attract top talent and further shore up our best in class team," said Doug Dreher, president and CEO of The Hotel Group. "We believe both Eric and Don embody that philosophy and will be extremely effective on our executive leadership team. Their versatile and varied backgrounds in multiple areas of discipline will only help enhance the offerings we have for our clients. We’re making some great strides already in 2016 and these additions to our team demonstrate our strength and vitality to the marketplace and also set us apart from competitors."

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