Success Stories

  • Jennifer VerHage

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as a housekeeper at the Holiday Inn Express Grandville, promoted to assistant executive housekeeper, executive housekeeper, then general manager of Grandville before moving to construction as the project coordinator.
  • Bill Lucas

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as restaurant supervisor at Big E’s Midland, promoted to Holiday Inn Midland banquet manager, sales manager, assistant general manager, general manager, and vice president of hotel operations.
  • Jessica Babcock

    Corporate Office, Hudsonville

    Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Express Holland, promoted to bar manager at Sharkee’s after working there as a server/bartender/cook, promoted to executive assistant, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, to accounting/human resources assistant, then to vice president of human resources.

Hannah Van Alphen

Nick Haughton

Jeana Boshatz

Alexis Westenbroek

Rachel Platt

Hampton Inn, Holland: Started as a guest service rep at the Hampton Inn, promoted to guest service manager at the Hampton Inn, to guest service and group sales manager at the Courtyard by Marriott, to assistant general manager of Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids, then to assistant general manager and Hampton Inn in Holland and it now the general manager of that hotel.

Gina Bauschautz

Holiday Inn, Midland: Started as a cook, promoted to banquet captain, to sales manager, assistant general manger, then to general manager.

Grant Hirst

Courtyard, Holland: Started as guest service representative at the Grandville Holiday Inn Express, promoted to guest service manager, then to assistant general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, general manager of Holiday Inn Midland, general manager of Courtyard by Marriott Holland, and then to general manager of Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown.

Kara Olson

Hampton Inn Holland: Started as guest service representative at Holiday Inn Midland, promoted to sales manager, to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Grandville, then to general manager of Holiday Inn Express Holland, general manager of Hampton Inn Holland, then to assistant general manager of Embassy Suites Hotel Grand Rapids Downtown.

Leigh Farrell

Holiday Inn Express Holland: Started as guest service representative in Grandville, promoted to guest service manager for Hampton Holland, then to assistant manager at Hampton Holland, general manager at Holiday Inn Express Holland, then to general manager of CityFlatsHotel Holland.