OTO Development adds Denise Beers-Kiepper as VP of HR

Denise Beers-Kiepper, OTO Development's new VP of HR, will support more than 2,400 OTO employees, including those at the Hampton Inn & Suites Bellevue Downtown/Seattle. Photo credit: Hilton

OTO Development, part of The Johnson Group, appointed Denise Beers-Kiepper VP of human resources. She is tasked with leading and developing the Spartanburg, S.C.-based hotelier’s human resources team, which supports more than 2,400 employees across the country.

Denise Beers-Kiepper. Photo credit: OTO Development

OTO recruited Beers-Kiepper through a nationwide search. The HR veteran has a background in business, human capital strategy and organizational development at companies ranging from tech start-up to Fortune 500. 

“We are delighted to add Denise’s breadth and depth of experience to our leadership team,” Corry Oakes, president/CEO of OTO Development, said in a statement. “Her proven ability to foster high-performing teams is a definite asset as OTO moves forward with ambitious growth strategies.”

Virtual Roundtable

Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience

Join Hotel Management’s Elaine Simon for our latest roundtable—Post COVID-19: The New Guest Experience. The experts on the panel will share how to inspire guest confidence that hotels are safe and clean and how to win back guest business.

An alumna of The Ohio State University, Beers-Kiepper has spent more than 20 years in human resources. She joins OTO from MadDog Technology, a start-up focused on cloud-based platforms designed to improve business revenue. Before that, she was SVP of regional human resources at Fifth Third Bank, one of the largest banks in the United States.  

“It’s a privilege to work with an organization whose principles match my own,” Beers-Kiepper said in a statement. “I look forward to building upon the strong OTO brand to recruit, grow and retain top talent while becoming the destination employer within the hospitality industry.”

Suggested Articles

Hotel Internet Services has implemented a high speed Wi-Fi network upgrade at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Columbus, Ga. 

The STR/Magnuson data exchange allows hoteliers to transition from a lower-margin occupancy strategy to a 365-day RevPAR strategy.

Hotels in Arizona, Tennessee and California have named industry vets as general managers and executive chefs.