Our Team


 

Dave Jones

Dave Jones has over 35 years experience in the hospitality industry and joined SHG as President and Chief Executive Officer in 2002. From 1998 until joining SHG, Mr. Jones was President & Chief Executive Officer of Gaylord Entertainment Company's Opryland Hospitality Group (OHG), a Nashville based owner, manager and developer of large resort and convention centers.

Prior to OHG, Mr. Jones was President & Chief Operating Officer of John Q. Hammons Hotels from 1993 to 1998. John Q. Hammons Hotels (JQH) is a leading independent owner, manager and developer of affordable upscale hotels in secondary, tertiary and airport market areas. During this time Mr. Jones led JQH through its initial public offering in 1994.

Prior to joining JQH in 1993 Mr. Jones was President and CEO of Davidson Hotel Partnership, a Memphis based hotel management company, President and CEO of Homewood Suites, Inc., an extended-stay hotel chain that he started for The Promus Companies and held numerous positions with Holiday Inns, Inc. including Senior Vice President of the Franchise Division and Senior Vice President Operations. Mr. Jones began his career in 1966 with Holiday Inns, Inc. He is a former board member of the American Hotel and Motel Association and the Educational Institute. He was chosen by Lodging Magazine, the management magazine of the American Hotel and Motel Association, for it first-ever 'Top 75 Profiles in Leadership' list for the year 2000.



Glenn Malone

Glenn Malone has 24 years experience in the hospitality industry and joined SHG as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer in 2002. From 1998 until joining SHG, Mr. Malone was Senior Vice President, Operations & Chief Financial Officer of Opryland Hospitality Group, a Nashville based owner, manager and developer of large resort and convention centers, one of two divisions of Gaylord Entertainment Company. During this time his efforts included leading the financial disciplines, new hotel development, technology system procurement and strategic planning of the division. He also worked closely with Mr. Jones in leading the management team overseeing the division's assets and the design and construction department.

Prior to OHG, Mr. Malone was Senior Vice President, Corporate Development of John Q. Hammons Hotels. He worked for JQH from 1993 to 1998. While at JQH, Glenn led the development and opening of 20 new hotels and co-led the operation of the company's 45 hotels.  He also had responsibility for leading efforts to raise $390 Million in two separate public bond offerings.  From 1978 to 1993 Mr. Malone worked in various operating, accounting and finance positions within Holiday Inns, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inns.



Garrett Mathieu

Garrett has worked in the hospitality industry since 1991 in positions including systems development and implementation, operations, development and hospitality technology consulting.  From 1998 through 2005, he worked in Development and Design & Construction positions with Gaylord Entertainment Company to develop brand standards and roll out Gaylord properties in Florida, Texas and Maryland. 

Garrett has been responsible for developing operations and architectural programs for major projects and has directed the design & construction of core resort and entertainment venue components.  He managed all design and construction for the Westin Memphis Beale Street project that opened in 2007, and has managed numerous consulting services engagements for Senate since then.

Garrett has planned and rolled out numerous technology & operations integration projects for new property development projects and operating hotels, completing projects around the world for large hospitality, gaming, entertainment, and theme park companies.  Garrett is currently the chairman of the Hotel Technology Next Generation (HTNG) Point of Sale workgroup.



Eddie Corley

Eddie Corley has 15 years experience in the Hospitality & Attractions industry and joined SHG as Director of Accounting & Financial Planning in 2005.  From 1999 until joining SHG, Mr. Corley was Senior Financial Accountant for Gaylord Opryland Hospitality and Attractions Division.  Eddie was instrumental in the creation, implementation and utilization of forecasting and budgeting models for Gaylord Opryland.  Additionally, his team was critical to the feasibility analysis and implementation of Oracle to Gaylord’s financial database for the Hospitality and Attractions Division.

From 1996 until 1999, Mr. Corley was Senior Financial Control Analyst for Gaylord’s Hospitality and Attractions Division.  During this time his efforts included writing and implementing internal control policies and procedures for all departments within the hospitality and attractions division. Eddie’s knowledge on forecasting/budgeting, accounting systems, controls and policies has been a key to the success of Gaylord Opryland.

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franchise and independent hotels from the ground up.