Joining the White Lodging team as General Manager at the Homewood Suites in Wallingford, Connecticut is Deborah Johnson.
Originally from Wallingford, Johnson says she is glad to be back and very happy to join White Lodging. "This is a great organization to work for, and I look forward to working at this extended stay property."
With more than 18 years in the hospitality industry, Johnson began her career with Marriott International. Her first position was as a Sale Support Secretary in the company's Avon, Connecticut based Healthcare Division. From there, she moved on work as the Division's Administrative Assistant for the Senior Vice President of Market Development, the Communications Manager and the Director of Market Analysis.
In 1999, Johnson began her career in the operations side of the hospitality industry when she began working at the Marriott Ranch Bed & Breakfast in Hume, Virginia, which is located on 4200 acres in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains. At this property, Johnson first was employed as the Office Manager and was then promoted to Business Manager where she was responsible for functions such as human resources, accounting, tech support among others.
"We are very excited to bring Deborah into the White Lodging fold," said Regional Vice President Michelle Steffens. "She is a real professional and will be a true asset at this 104-room, all suite property.
White Lodging Services Corporation was established in 1985 and is headquartered in Merrillville, Indiana. White Lodging is a fully integrated hotel ownership, development, and operations company – a recognized leader that has defined and cultivated the ability to achieve consistent, sustainable growth among mid- to large-scale hotels across the country. Their current portfolio consists of over 154 hotels in 17 states and encompasses representation of the following leading brands: Marriott International, Inc., Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt Global, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, InterContinental Hotel Group, and Carlson Hotels Worldwide.