Propel Cos. names Marriott veteran its next CEO

Propel Cos., a San Antonio-based company with nine hotels in its portfolio, including the Courtyard by Marriott Galveston (Texas) Island, named Tye Turman CEO. Photo credit: Marriott International (Courtyard by Marriott Galveston Island)
Tye Turman. Photo credit: Propel Cos.

San Antonio-based Propel Cos. named Tye Turman, a more than 30-year veteran of Marriott International, CEO effective March 1.

In his new position, Turman will be tasked with overseeing and expanding all four of the company’s current businesses: Propel Development, Propel Management, Propel Construction and Propel Hospitality Resource Group, which provides personalized professional employer organization (HR, benefits and payroll) and accounting services exclusively to hotels.

Over his three-plus decades at Marriott International, Turman held numerous roles in operations and owner/franchise services. Most recently, he served as SVP of lodging development for the company’s Western region, where he oversaw the development of all Marriott Select brands. While he held that role, Turman and his team signed 1,000 new hotels.

“I am grateful for my accrued experience which, combined with the innovative, forward-thinking approach I’ve witnessed in Hans [Lindberg, Propel’s founder] and Propel, created the perfect timing for my move,” Turman said in a statement. “I’m very excited about our shared philosophy—to drive, support, deliver and celebrate exceptionalism—and about leading Propel’s long-term sustainability strategies in unit growth, third party management expansion, PEO services and other new business opportunities.”

Lindberg founded Propel in 2012. Today it has nine select-service and extended-stay hotels in its portfolio, with another under construction and several more in its pipeline.