• Passionate. Committed.

    Our People

    The Executive Team at Aimbridge is comprised of veteran hoteliers with a history of delivering industry-leading results. Averaging over 26 years of hospitality experience, the senior executives focus on maximizing returns to partners by utilizing a unique blend of experience, resources, and relationships.

    Leadership

    Dave Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dave Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Dave Johnson
    Chief Executive Officer

    Dave Johnson oversees the management of Aimbridge Hospitality’s entire portfolio consisting of approximately $12 billion in annual revenue and over 60,000 employees. Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 20 countries.

    Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.

    Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.

    Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.

    Michael J. Deitemeyer
    Global President
    Michael J. Deitemeyer
    Global President

    Michael J. Deitemeyer
    Global President

    Michael J. Deitemeyer is Global President of Aimbridge Hospitality, overseeing operations globally and corporate disciplines. 

    Mike was President and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for almost three years prior to Interstate’s merger with Aimbridge in October 2019. He joined Interstate after a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance. Under his leadership as President, Mike established Omni as a leading hotel brand and operator, with a reputation for delivering superior quality, award-winning service, and exceptional guest experiences.

    Mike holds board memberships with AHLA and its Executive Committee (2014-present), AHLEF (2018-present), and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). He was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.  In December 2018, he was named Person of the Year by Lodging magazine.  

    Mike is a graduate of Fitchburg State University.

    Andrew J. Arthurs
    Chief Information Officer
    Andrew J. Arthurs
    Chief Information Officer

    Andrew J. Arthurs
    Chief Information Officer

    Andrew J. Arthurs is the Chief Information Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions to meet the diverse needs of the company and its global hotel portfolio.

    Andrew is a highly experienced and innovative thought leader with over 15 years in technology leadership positions in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019 as CIO, he was chief information officer at Two Roads Hospitality. While at Two Roads Hospitality, he oversaw the integration of Destination Hotels and Commune Hotels and Resorts to create world’s largest, independent, lifestyle hotel management company, with approximately 100 hotels and resorts under management.  Prior to joining Two Roads Hospitality Andrew held various leadership roles in the IT organization at Vail Resorts. Andrew’s career in hospitality started at Springer-Miller Systems.

    Andrew earned his undergraduate degree from The University of Vermont and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado. Andrew has been a guest lecturer in the Master’s Business Analytics program at the Daniels College of Business, University of Denver.

    Ann Christenson
    Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer
    Ann Christenson
    Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Ann Christenson
    Executive Vice President – Chief Human Resources Officer

    Ann Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees. Additionally, Christenson is a member of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Board.

    Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
     

    Kevin Detz
    Executive Vice President - Operational CFO
    Kevin Detz
    Executive Vice President - Operational CFO

    Kevin Detz
    Executive Vice President - Operational CFO

    As Executive Vice President - Operational Chief Financial Officer, Kevin Detz is responsible for the day to day oversight of Aimbridge’s corporate accounting and finance functions, including financial planning and strategy, as well as consolidated financial reporting to the Company’s external stakeholders.  Detz is also responsible for the execution of the Company’s centralized hotel support functions, including accounting, payroll, tax, accounts payable, and operational compliance.

    Detz joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2014 with over 18 years of accounting and auditing experience. Previously, he served as Vice President at Goldman Sachs in the hospitality group, where he oversaw the accounting of approximately 350 hotels, including the oversight of the acquisition and transition of a large public hotel REIT into the Goldman Sachs hospitality platform. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Detz was an Audit Manager for Ernst and Young, LLP in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, where he was involved in several public debt and equity offerings, including the lead roles on initial public offerings for clients in the real estate, retail and equipment rental industries. 

    Detz graduated Magna cum Laude from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

    Erica H. Hageman
    Chief Government Affairs Officer
    Erica H. Hageman
    Chief Government Affairs Officer

    Erica H. Hageman
    Chief Government Affairs Officer

    As Chief Government Affairs Officer, Erica Hageman advocates for the industry and Aimbridge’s hotel owners through government policy initiatives and lobbying efforts in conjunction with AHLA, ensuring all constituents are fully informed on new government legislation and maintaining an active voice on behalf of third-party management and our hotel owners as new legislative initiatives are explored. Erica also continues to serve as co-executive sponsor of the Integration Management Office for the newly merged Aimbridge and Interstate Hotels & Resorts organizations as of October 2019.

    Previously with Interstate for over a decade, Erica was Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the last five years, responsible for all legal, compliance, and risk management functions, and as a member of the Executive Committee, was a driving force in the execution of the company’s global growth strategy. Prior to joining Interstate, she was an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott.

    She is active in the industry, presently serving as an AHLA committee member of both the General Counsel and Advocacy committees. Erica also serves as an advisory board member and co-chair for the Georgetown Hotel Lodging and Legal Summit. Erica is also a founding advisory board member for the AHLA ForWard Conference, and participates on the executive leadership team for the American Heart Association’s Lawyers Have Heart.

    Judy Hendrick
    Chief Financial Officer
    Judy Hendrick
    Chief Financial Officer

    Judy Hendrick
    Chief Financial Officer

    As Chief Financial Officer, Judy Hendrick oversees Aimbridge Hospitality’s debt and equity capital sourcing, acquisition structuring, hotel development and redevelopment, finance management, cash management, and real estate and partnerships. She also plays an integral role in guiding investment and business development strategies.

    Hendrick joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2008 with over 16 years of extensive experience in hospitality and banking. Previously, she served as Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President of Finance and Treasurer at Wyndham International. Additionally, she held senior loan officer positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and First Republic Bank.

    Hendrick currently serves on the American Hospitality Lodging & Association’s Women in Lodging Advisory Board, the Marriott Owners Advisory Council for Element, the Executive Committee of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce Executive Women’s Roundtable. She is a member of the American Heart Association Executive Leadership Team for “Go Red for Women”, and was the co-chair of the 2019 Go Red for Women luncheon. Hendrick is also the senior leadership team sponsor for Ambridge Hospitality’s Women Leadership Program, WLEAD.

    Her accomplishments include being a finalist for Dallas Business Journal’s CFO of the Year in 2015 and was named a BisNow DFW Power Woman in 2014. Hendrick received an undergraduate degree from Kansas State University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

    Andrew Jordan
    Chief Marketing Officer
    Andrew Jordan
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Andrew Jordan
    Chief Marketing Officer

    Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.

    Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.

    Greg Moundas
    Executive Vice President – General Counsel
    Greg Moundas
    Executive Vice President – General Counsel

    Greg Moundas
    Executive Vice President – General Counsel

    As General Counsel, Greg Moundas is responsible for various legal matters, including acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and partnerships, financings, franchise agreements, litigation and day-to-day legal matters impacting Aimbridge Hospitality’s hotels and operations.

    Moundas joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2013 with over 22 years of legal experience with 15 years focused on the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as General Counsel and Senior Vice President for JF Capital Advisors, where he handled property acquisitions and developments. In addition, Moundas was Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel – Real Estate and Finance for Wyndham International, Inc. and General Counsel for Eagle Hospitality Properties Trust, Inc.

    Moundas is a graduate of Fordham University School of Law and is admitted to practice in New York and Texas.

    Nicholas Northam
    Executive Vice President - International
    Nicholas Northam
    Executive Vice President - International

    Nicholas Northam
    Executive Vice President - International

    Nicholas Northam is Executive Vice President-International of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Aimbridge Hospitality’s International Division. Nicholas is responsible for over 100 hotels in the UK, Ireland, Continental Europe, Russia and CIS.

    With more than 33 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Nicholas plays a pivotal role in the company’s growth, leading the company’s international senior management and support teams to provide superior returns for hotel owners. Most recently, Nicholas was Interstate’s Managing Director for the UK since 2016.

    Before joining Interstate, Nicholas spent 10 years as Vice President of Asset Management for Realstar Hotels UK Ltd, the asset management company responsible for the LRG UK portfolio of 73 hotels under IHG management. He was directly responsible for 38 assets including the central London hotels. Prior to this, he had spent 17 years at Whitbread where he was the UK Operations Director responsible for 70+ Marriott hotels as well as having been General Manager at a number of Marriott properties.

    Nicholas is a Fellow of the Institute of Hospitality in the United Kingdom as well as being a frequent speaker at industry events and guest lecturer at Glion Institute of Higher Education.

    Greg O'Stean
    Chief Development Officer
    Greg O'Stean
    Chief Development Officer

    Greg O'Stean
    Chief Development Officer

    Greg O’Stean is Chief Development Officer of Aimbridge Hospitality, responsible for driving the company’s overall business growth across the globe. A proven industry leader, Greg has a rich history of leading high-performing teams to achieve extraordinary growth. 

    Greg was chief development officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts prior to the October 2019 merger with Aimbridge. Prior to Interstate, Greg served as the chief investment officer for Loews Hotels, where he led the hotel acquisitions and development, asset management, and owner relations platforms. Previously he has held executive roles with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Piper Jaffray & Company, GE Capital Real Estate and Starwood Hotels & Resorts. With three decades of experience, Greg has led development teams across the Americas, Asia and Europe.
     
    Greg received a Master of Business Administration in Finance & Real Estate and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech. He is currently vice chairperson of the Hotel Development Council at ULI, is a member of the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable, and is a former board member of AHLA. He also serves on the board of the Orphaned Starfish Foundation, a global children’s charity.

    Lynne Roberts
    Executive Vice President of Capital Markets
    Lynne Roberts
    Executive Vice President of Capital Markets

    Lynne Roberts
    Executive Vice President of Capital Markets

    As Executive Vice President of Capital Markets, Lynne Roberts is responsible for overseeing the capital markets team and growing Aimbridge Hospitality’s footprint of investors with large-scale acquisition requirements in hotel real estate. Roberts has played an integral role in Aimbridge Hospitality’s growth from eight to over 850 properties.

    Roberts joined Aimbridge in 2004 with 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, she served as Vice President of Development Planning with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, where she led acquisitions, new construction, management contracts and conversion analysis. Prior to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, Roberts created and directed start-up company development for an extended stay group, HomeGate Hospitality, where she contributed to the achievement of private to public company status and a successful company sale within two year of conception. Additionally, she led real estate analysis for Sheraton Suites Development in the Central United States and Canada and served as a Hospitality Consultant with Pannell Kerr Forster in Chicago.

    Roberts currently serves on the Board of Governors for the University of North Texas College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism. She is also a member of the Hilton Owners Advisory Council, the Element Franchise Advisory Committe, and the AHLA Hospitality Investment Roundtable. 

    Roberts is a graduate of Michigan State University, where she was valedictorian of her class in the School of Hotel and Restaurant Management.

    Bill Stadler
    Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer
    Bill Stadler
    Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

    Bill Stadler
    Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Officer

    As Chief Investment Officer, Bill Stadler is responsible for the management of investment portfolios, short-term and long-term investment plans and investment recommendations.

    Stadler joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2014 with over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously, he served as an Investment Sales Specialist with HFF and Molinaro Koger for  11 years, where he represented private equity firms, REITs, global hotel companies, and high net worth companies, including Hilton Hotels and Resorts, Hyatt, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels and Resorts, Blackstone, Felcor Lodging Trust, RLJ Lodging Trust and Host. Additionally, Stadler served as Senior Vice President and Chief Acquisitions Officer of FelCor Lodging Trust, where he was responsible for the growth of the company from nine hotels to a portfolio of more than 200 assets with a market capitalization of greater than $3 billion.

    Stadler is an active member of the Urban Land Institute and holds a real estate license in Texas. He received a master’s degree from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Denison University.

    Evolution Hospitality

    William Loughran
    Chief Operating Officer
    William Loughran
    Chief Operating Officer

    William Loughran
    Chief Operating Officer

    A Colorado native, Will is from a dedicated family who believes in hard work, leadership and civic involvement. The oldest of three siblings, Will has been honing his leadership skills from a young age. His early experience at Culver Military Academy paved the way for his leadership style and disciplined dedication to his pursuits.


    Will selected Evolution Hospitality because he believes companies with a strong, active culture are the most successful. One of his favorite examples is New Belgium Brewing Company because they have demonstrated successful growth with thoughtful stewardship of associates, the brand and a laser focus on sustainability. Will also thinks New Belgium produces some of the most creative marketing today – as well as a great product.


    Will and his wife Sarah are dedicated adventurers, whether it’s biking, hiking or traveling. Like most new transplants they are inspired by the abundance of lemon, avocado and orange trees that seem to be everywhere in Southern California. They are excited to be able to enjoy year-round, fresh farm-to-table fruit and vegetables, as well as growing their own. Will is a proud dad to three terrific daughters who challenge and inspire him to make the world a better place.

    EXPERIENCE
    •    Evolution Hospitality-Chief Operating Officer
        SVP, Operations, 2015-2017
    •    Richfield Hospitality, 2014-2015-President
    •    Sceptre Hospitality Resources and Richfield Hospitality, 2012-2013-SVP Sales & Revenue Strategy
    •    Sceptre Hospitality Resources, 2011 - 2012- VP Revenue Management & eCommerce Solutions
    •    Sage Hospitality, 2005 - 2011- VP Revenue
    •    Marriott International, 1988 - 2005
            - Area Director of Sales & Marketing & Hotel GM, Denver Southeast Market, 2001-2005
            - Market Director of Field Sales, 2000-2001
            - Area Director of Sales & Marketing, 1999-2000
            - Various Sales, Marketing & Revenue Management Positions, 1988-1999

    Matt Greene
    Executive Vice President Operations
    Matt Greene
    Executive Vice President Operations

    Matt Greene
    Executive Vice President Operations

    Matt is an onion; peel back the hip, stylish veneer and he's a renaissance man who meditates regularly, and focuses on healthy living both in mind and body. He's always reading or listening to something. Books topping his list currently are: Three Essays on Universal Law: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari by Robin Sharma, Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins. He believes that life is about a journey and the best things in life aren't things. And the two things he's most passionate about are his daughters Makenzie and Sydney.

    Matt enjoys working with the Evolution Hospitality team because he thrives in an entrepreneurial environment and is constantly amazed by the energy, passion and talent by which he is surrounded. He also believes you have to be able to laugh at yourself and not take yourself too seriously.


    EXPERIENCE
    •    Evolution Hospitality, EVP Operations 2019 - Present, SVP Operations 2016 - 2019, VP Operations 2011-2016
    •    Tarsadia Hotels, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego 2008–2011
    •    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, SVP of Morgan’s Hotels Las Vegas 2006-2008
    •    W Hotels Worldwide, Senior Director of New Builds, Acquisitions and Conversions 2005-2006
    •    Gemstone Resorts International, 2004-2005
    •    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, 2001-2003
    •    Wyndham Worldwide, 1995-2000
    •    The Phoenician Resort, 1991-1993