WE’RE A 25-YEAR STARTUP
Our founders are scrappy, passionate Cornell hoteliers who started dreaming two decades ago and haven’t stopped. All these years later, we’re as excited about each new project as the first.
ON A QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE
We’re passionate about driving results, delivering memorable hospitality, and creating a culture that empowers our people in the process. Our entrepreneurial spirit fosters creativity, which is how the best ideas—and returns—are generated.
Our people-first mentality empowers our associates to be themselves and do their best work. When people are motivated by a common purpose + passion, anything is possible.
For one another, our guests, communities + the planet.
Work together. Collaborate.
Play to win + exceed expectations.
Be passionate about what you do. Hard work pays off. Pursue excellence.
Our commitment to people, innovation and service set us apart.
We take a tech-forward approach, leveraging a custom suite of tech tools to maximize efficiencies and optimize performance.
Transparency, teamwork and trust inspire and energize our people-powered culture.
We’re focused on being the best—not the biggest—management company. Our leadership team’s experience, insights and high-touch engagement creates unmatched value for our owners.
We’re hotel managers, curators, creators and collaborators. We’re high-touch and high energy. We’re passionate about customized service and delivering results.
OWNER + FRANCHISE
Health + Wellness
Food Insecurity +
Dave Pollin is the Chairman of PM Hotel Group and Co-Founder and President of The Buccini/Pollin Group (“BPG”), where he leads the firm’s hotel acquisition, development and capital markets efforts. Dave’s current affiliations include Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration’s Dean’s Advisory Board; Cornell University Council; Vice President of the Economic Club of Washington; Trustee of the Federal City Council; Trustee of The Holton Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland; Canopy by Hilton’s Owner Advisory Council; Education Chair of YPO Gold US Capital Chapter; and Founding Board Member of Founders Bank in Washington, D.C. He previously served on Starwood Hotels & Resorts North American Owner’s Advisory Council and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Owner Advisory Council. Prior to co-founding The Buccini/Pollin Group and PM Hotel Group, Dave was a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath and worked in operations with Westin and Sheraton. He graduated from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Became a die-hard soccer fanatic through co-founding the Philadelphia Union MLS team.
As President of PM Hotel Group, Joseph leads the growth and diversification strategy for the company while creating a corporate culture committed to its people-first ethos that celebrates collaboration, creativity and bottom-line results. At PM Hotel Group, he is building a team of talented and driven executives who are establishing a winning legacy. Joseph’s passion for innovation and dedication to supporting the entrepreneurial spirit that the company was founded on remain central to his vision.
In addition to executing PM Hotel Group’s strategic growth and technology innovations, Joseph is responsible for the portfolio’s performance and profitability. A career hotelier with more than 25 years of experience, he loves exploring and has lived all over the globe. He previously was President of the company’s Asia Pacific operations. In 2019, he was named to the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s (AH&LA) Board of Directors, and in 2021, he became President of the Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Advisory Board. In addition, Joseph sits on the Board of Directors for PM Hotel Group, as well as the Homewood Suites Owner’s Advisory Council, the Marriott Full-Service Hotel Rooms Advisory Board and the IHG Crowne Plaza Owners’ Advisory Council. Passionate about investing in the next generation of industry professionals, Joseph is a coach and active member of the leadership development program for Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
An avid runner, Joseph can be found running trails around the world, on the quest for his new PR.
As CFO, Jim is responsible for overseeing all finance, accounting, tax and IT functions for PM Hotel Group’s growing national portfolio. For over a decade, Jim has been an integral part of the executive team, helping to craft a successful financial strategy for the portfolio that balances revenue analysis and forecasting with long-term growth.
Prior to his transition to hospitality, Jim spent years in real estate development, specializing in industrial/flex properties. At PM Hotel Group, he leverages his extensive background in complex real estate financing with his expertise in hospitality-focused transactions.
Jim’s an avid trail runner and tennis player.
Woody brings more than 25 years of hospitality experience to his role. He leads the team accountable for nurturing PM Hotel Group’s people-first culture, ensuring that our associates are empowered and valued. In addition, Woody is responsible for developing our career development and talent engagement programs, as well supervising PM’s risk management and recruiting strategies. As a member of the company’s executive committee, he contributes to long-term strategic planning.
Woody excels at building systems in high-growth, dynamic organizations. Throughout his career he has guided the people resources processes in mergers and acquisitions and IPOs, as well as developed and executed innovative HR programs for fast-growing, entrepreneurial companies. In addition to hospitality, he previously held leadership positions in the financial services industry at Deloitte. He served as an officer of the Council of Personnel Officers and is a graduate of Davidson College.
BBQ fanatic who loves Carolina-style from Little Pigs Barbeque in Asheville.
AT PM HOTEL GROUP WE’RE A COLLECTIVE OF INNOVATORS, DREAMERS AND DOERS, ALL DRIVEN BY A SHARED PURPOSE + PASSION.
An accomplished, forward-looking creative visionary, Jennifer has more than 20 years of experience building brands and executing results-driven integrated communications campaigns. As the company’s chief storyteller and brand leader, she leads corporate communications and champions PM Hotel Group’s portfolio of iconic lifestyle and luxury hotels. A dedicated brand builder focused on curating extraordinary guest experiences that build loyalty and drive engagement. Jennifer has a proven track record of executing integrated media campaigns and experiential brand activations that strengthen market position and enhance revenue growth for global media, lifestyle, entertainment and hospitality companies. An Emmy award-winning network news producer, Jennifer spent over a decade at ABC News before joining Qorvis MSLGroup, a Publicis public relations company where her client list included Marriott International, Ringling Bros. Circus, Disney on Ice and Emirates Airlines. She graduated from Cornell University with a dual Bachelor of Arts in Government and Near Eastern Studies.
A foodie with a weakness for sushi and red Swedish Fish, she’s on a continual quest to find the perfect oceanfront paradise.
Anne brings more than 20 years of corporate finance experience to her role at PM Hotel Group, including roles with Marriott International, The Walt Disney Company and MCI Communications. Today she manages the treasury function for the portfolio, ensuring liquidity for the management company and all hotels. She is responsible for cash management, insurance and the corporate banking relationships, as well as owner and lender communications. She earned her bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her MBA from Harvard Business School. Anne also serves as the national co-chair of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s Survivor Council.
Anne appeared as a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune.”
Bryan directs the sales effort for a diverse group of properties across the PM Hotel Group portfolio encompassing more than 1,400 rooms and 65,000 square feet of meeting space. Before joining the corporate team in his current role, he held various Director of Sales positions over 12 years with increasing responsibility. During this time, Bryan has been instrumental in the successful opening ramp up of numerous new build hotels, as well as leading seamless management transition into our portfolio. Earlier in his career, Bryan spent time in front office operations and developed an appreciation for his operations counterparts. With over 23 years of hotel expertise, he remains focused on the basics of the hotel industry: providing top-level service, doing it with a smile, retaining top talent and making sure every guest departs 100% satisfied.
He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from East Stroudsburg University and was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia.
Bryan’s a Die-hard Philly Fan-atic: Sixers, Eagles and Phillies. Fifteen-year Eagles season ticket holder with an ever-changing list of his top 5 cheesesteaks.
Christie focuses on physical asset preservation and ensuring we operate our hotels in the most sustainable and cost-efficient manner. She is responsible for service contract administration, development and implementation of the PM Hotel Group’s sustainability strategy, as well as utility procurement, brand and regulatory compliance and managing the portfolio’s extensive preventative maintenance program. A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Christie worked for Deutsche Bank’s Commercial Real Estate Group prior to joining our team. In 2020, Christie spearheaded the company’s initiative to move to 100% Green Energy and our membership in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Green Power Partnership.
Christie’s top travel pick is Thailand, and a stay in an overwater bungalow in the Maldives tops her bucket list.
With more than 30 years of industry experience across luxury, independent and branded hotels among the Marriott, Hilton, IHG, LaQuinta, Choice and Best Western families, Kathy’s energy and expertise are unparalleled. Today she oversees the sales and marketing for 21 hotels with more than 4,600 rooms and 182,000 square feet of meeting space. In addition, she supervises and mentors Area Directors of Sales, grooming them for advancement to higher roles. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Kathy held the VP of Sales and Marketing position at Crescent Hotels & Resorts. During her career, Kathy has overseen full, extended and select service hotels across the United States and Canada. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts.
ICON In her free time, she loves to garden and travel the world with her family.
As Vice President of Sales + Marketing, Fran provides corporate sales expertise, strategy and oversight to her portfolio of 15 hotels. An industry veteran, she has held positions with Davidson Hotels & Resorts, Richfield Hospitality and Boykin Hotels over the past 24 years. Since joining PM Hotel Group in 2014, Fran has been an unstoppable force, leading her teams to outstanding revenue and RevPAR growth. In 2016, she was recognized as Hospitality Manager of the Year. A Tennessee native, she began her hospitality career at the Hyatt Regency Knoxville while studying at the University of Tennessee. In her free time, she enjoys waterskiing and relaxing on the lake with her husband, two children and their dog, Marlie.
Her bucket list trip is a Serengeti safari.
Kory began her career with PM Hotel Group in 2006. The work ethic she displayed as a room inspector earned her an opportunity to serve as a Front Office Manager and later, as a General Manager of the Aloft Baltimore | BWI Hotel. Today, she oversees complex construction, new builds, and renovation projects for the portfolio. In addition, she works on transitions to ensure operational efficiencies. Detail-minded and a consummate collaborator, Kory has developed extensive knowledge and expertise in all aspects of development from estimating and budgeting to scheduling, purchasing and field coordination. Kory has completed a wide variety of projects, including ground up and renovations of Hilton, Marriott and Best Western Hotels. She has fully embraced our core values and has integrated them into her life. She believes that operating with respect; an entrepreneurial spirit; a collaborative, teamwork mentality; and engaging individuals that are driven is a recipe for success on and off the job. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Stratford University. Kory loves traveling, good food and music.
Lives to travel and when she can’t get overseas, counts Miami as her go-to getaway.
Lovell brings more than 25 years of hospitality expertise and increasing responsibility to her current role. Today, she is responsible for leading and executing commercial sales and marketing strategies for the management company’s diverse and growing portfolio of hotels. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Lovell founded and was president of FLC Business Consulting, supporting hospitality and nonprofit clients. During her career, she has also held senior roles with Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Merritt Hospitality and Crescent Hotels & Resorts. Today, Lovell sits on the Owners Advisory Council for DoubleTree Hotels and serves on the Marriott Sales & Marketing Advisory Board.
Lovell is a singer and has recorded two gospel albums.
As Controller, Dan is responsible for preparing and analyzing the financial reports and projections that inform PM Hotel Group’s finance strategy. He graduated from Georgetown University, where he double majored in Accounting and Sales + Marketing. During his time as a Hoya, Dan played all four years on the football team. He also earned an MBA from Marymount University. His professional career started as an auditor at Deloitte before transitioning to real estate at the Buccini Pollin Group, and then to hospitality. Dan’s passion for the industry was sparked when he spent months on the PM pre-opening team transitioning properties to opening.
Dan, his twin daughters and his son all have the same birthday.
Charlotte Dundon has served over 20 years in Human Resources and Hotel Operations roles. She is passionate about building associate culture and programs that elevate organizational effectiveness and overall experience. Her responsibilities have mainly consisted of partnering with operational leaders to deliver people strategies that enhance and improve business decisions. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, she built and led the People Operations Team at a mobility start-up and scaled the company from 200 to 700 employees within 6 months. Charlotte’s previous hotel experience includes providing strategic employee relations support to a portfolio of hotels as the Corporate Director of HR for a hotel management company for many years.
CHARLOTTE currently RESIDES in Northern Virginia with her blended family of 7!
If SHE had to choose one food to eat for the rest of her life it would be macaroons.
Tina brings over 25 years of experience in the hotel industry, having previously held positions in accounting, front office reservations and revenue management. As Vice President of Revenue Management, she is responsible for maximizing revenue by developing comprehensive, strategic plans to optimize revenue, as well as training and supervising a team of 15. Tina has extensive brand expertise with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Radisson and Hyatt, as well as with guiding independent properties. Prior to PM Hotel Group, she spent a decade with Crescent Hotels. Tina is a graduate of Penn State University.
As Vice President of Revenue Strategies, Bruce helps direct PM Hotel Group’s dynamic revenue strategy initiatives, managing a portfolio of Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, Wyndham, and IHG properties and adjusting to evolving trends to deliver optimized revenue streams for our owners. With over 25 years of hospitality experience, Bruce provides revenue analysis and insight based upon his industry knowledge from previous roles as Area GM, Director of Market Strategy, and Corporate Director of Sales + Revenue Management. Prior to PM Hotel Group, Bruce spent over seventeen years with Marriott International and nearly five years with TPG Hotels + Resorts. Bruce is a graduate of Michigan State University and earned his MBA from Franklin University.
bruce has been sailing for years – mostly on lake michigan, the hawaiian islands, and the greek cyclade islands.
Cliff is responsible for leading and executing the company’s accounting and business intelligence platform. He started his career in public accounting, later finding his passion for hospitality with Prime Hospitality Corp. in New Jersey. Over a 30+ year career, Cliff has also held senior level accounting, finance, treasury and development positions with Olympus Hospitality, RockResorts and the Cabazon Band of Mission Indians before joining PM in 2016.
Cliff was a 2 handicap—and still is, on a good day.
A licensed architect with 25 years of hotel and restaurant design, construction and project management leadership, Jamie is responsible for managing and executing Capex and renovation projects for the PM Hotel Group portfolio. He is a problem solver, passionate about renovating and reimagining hotels and restaurants that offer creative, experiential concepts that add value and meet the needs of today’s travelers. Earlier in his career, he held Design + Construction roles with both Marriott International and HMS Host. Born and raised in Chicago, Jamie found his love for hospitality while working as bartender and cook for several restaurants along the Illinois river.
Jamie is a home improvement fanatic who’s either in the middle of a project or planning the next one.
As Senior Director, People and Culture, Tara is responsible for leading our associate benefit programs and employee engagement and relations, as well as the company’s health and wellness programming. Tara joined PM Hotel Group in 2008 as an HR Manager and was promoted to Director in 2015.
Happiest when shopping for kitchen gadgets—even more than shoes.
As part of the senior management team, Chris provides above-property leadership and operational support to his hotel teams to ensure optimized performance as we meet or exceed owner objectives. Chris is an alum of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, where he began his career in hospitality through his passion for the culinary arts. Chris has won numerous culinary competitions and earned accolades, including a certificate of appreciation from the office of the President of the United States under the Clinton administration. He has over 30 years of progressive management experience, ranging from independent restaurants to resorts and full-service hotels across all major hotel brands.
In 2013, Chris joined PM Hotel Group as Regional Director of Operations, taking on multi-property management responsibilities for a portfolio of hotels concentrated in the mid-Atlantic area. As company expansion occurred in 2018, he was promoted to Vice President with a primary focus on driving market share, customer loyalty, brand compliance and associate satisfaction. Chris currently sits on the board of directors for the Capitol Riverfront BID | Washington DC, where he is an advisor to the economic growth and revitalization of the neighborhood along the banks of the Anacostia River. Chris was raised in New England, and by an early age had developed a passion for travel and exploration. His love for camping, hiking and biking in the Catskills and Adirondacks eventually led him to domestic and international travel, which fostered his love for the lodging and hospitality industry.
A graduate of the CIA with two green thumbs, Chris grows his own herbs and vegetables.
In his role as Senior Vice President, Joe is responsible for the strategic and operational management for the entire PM hotel portfolio, including mid-scale, full-service, independent and luxury/lifestyle hotels. Opportunities to mentor and develop others, as well as personal growth, make his current experience exciting and fulfilling. A 25-year hospitality veteran, Joe was previously president of GF Management, managing 85 upscale and midscale U.S. hotels and resorts. In addition, he served as vice president of operations at HHM/Hersha Hospitality.
Joe’s management style would be defined as “true hospitality,” working to create a culture of engagement with our associates. He has served on advisory boards for both Radisson Hotels and York College Hospitality, and created the first hospitality partnership with Autism Speaks, raising both awareness and critical funds.
Joe’s a self-professed “Disney Junkie” with a 30+ year run of Disney World family vacations.
As the Vice President of New Builds + Transition, Vanessa is responsible for the development and implementation of all new hotel builds and transitions for the portfolio. She is the single point of contact, working alongside our ownership groups and brands to ensure hotels are built or transitioned to align with brand standards and represent the high standards of PM Hotel Group. Vanessa reviews each project and coordinates all efforts by discipline to ensure coordination and optimization.
With more than 25 years of increasing responsibility across all areas of hospitality, Vanessa brings invaluable pre-opening, taskforce and operations experience to her role. Able to seamlessly transition from macro to micro, Vanessa’s strategic vision combined with her project management expertise ensures her projects open on time and on budget. In 2021, she was recognized by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA) with the prestigious “Paving the Way” award in recognition of her commitment to mentoring and raising up those around her, her industry leadership and her commitment to her community. When Vanessa is not on the road, she enjoys a slower paced life at her beach home in Lewes, Delaware.
She’s a devoted 1970s toy collector—a true Star Wars and Wonder Woman fanatic!
Since joining PM Hotel Group in 2018, Sage has been involved in executing portfolio-wide strategic initiatives, as well as hotel underwriting that includes structuring, financing, closing and disposition activities for the company’s hospitality acquisition, development and management transition projects.
Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Sage worked at BMO Capital Markets as an investment banking analyst working in both mergers & acquisitions and leveraged finance, providing liquidity to companies with enterprise values of $250 million to $5 billion. He was involved in all aspects of analysis, including relative valuations, discounted cash flows, leveraged buyouts, financial modeling, market research and the preparation of investment memorandums. Sage earned his bachelor’s degree from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and his master’s from Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration. In 2019, Sage was honored as one of the “Thirty Under 30: Hotel Industry Top Rising Stars” by Hotel Management magazine.
Sage is an avid writer with three as-yet-unpublished books under his belt.
As an Area General Manager based in Portland, Oregon, Mike oversees our portfolio of hotels on the West Coast. He provides regional above-property oversight while working closely with owners to ensure our teams are working to exceed their expectations. A Bay Area native, Mike began his career in the hotel business while attending San Jose State University, working first as a valet parking attendant. Over the next 30 years, Mike would go on to hold several full-service General Management positions and spend a decade as an above-property leader, overseeing multi-hotel portfolios with hotels in California, Washington, Oregon Idaho and Wyoming. Mike eventually settled in the Portland area, where he currently lives with his wife and three daughters.
He’s a devoted #girldad to three daughters.
Paul brings over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, having held positions as General Manager, Director of Operations and Rooms Division Manager. Today, Paul is responsible for overseeing hotel operations with a dedication to guest service, brand standard adherence and financial performance. He has extensive experience with Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Wyndham and Best Western hotels. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Paul spent eight years with Hersha Hospitality Management. He holds a degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Widener University.
His bucket list trip is a vacation to Sicily.
Jeff Wanders joined PM Hotel Group in 2014. A graduate of the Hotel School at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jeff has over 30 years of hotel management experience. Today, he manages a diverse portfolio of branded and independent hotels from coast to coast including full-service, lifestyle and luxury properties. Prior to joining PM Hotel Group, Jeff held positions with Stonebridge Companies and GF Hotels & Resorts and Marriott International. His expertise includes rooms, F&B, revenue management and sales.
He has an absolute love for Italy! He’s been four times and excited for trip #5.
As Vice President of Revenue Strategies, Gail helps direct PM Hotel Group’s dynamic revenue strategy initiatives, managing a portfolio of Marriott, Hilton and IHG properties and adjusting to evolving circumstances to deliver optimized revenue streams for our owners. With nearly 20 years of hospitality experience, Gail informs her revenue analysis with her industry knowledge from previous roles in sales, operations and accounting. Prior to PM Hotel Group, she spent a decade with Crescent Hotels and Resorts.
Total pool shark! Has played in a billiards league for 20+ years.
As Senior Corporate Director, Restaurants and Bars, Mark Dombkoski brings 25 years of experience working with some of the country’s most notable and successful hospitality groups, including Starr Restaurants and Cornerstone Restaurant Group. A highly skilled operational leader, Mark is a culinary dynamo able to oversee diverse concepts and large teams, while simultaneously driving the development and launch of new concepts and maintaining high-level operating standards. Mark has a proven ability to drive bottom-line results while activating curated food and beverage programming that spurs growth for our restaurants, rooftops and nightlife concepts.
He’s a proud #girldad of four—three grown daughters and Sloane, his beloved Bernese Mountain dog
As the Corporate Director of Information Technology, Matt manages the portfolio’s computer networks. He is responsible for maintaining IT brand compliance at each property and implementing stringent cybersecurity practices. Matthew has been in Information Technology for nearly 25 years and is a published author of several computer books. Matt has participated on both the HITEC and Marriott Technology Advisory Committees. Born and raised in the Washington D.C. area, he enjoys his time off with his family, is a Team USA Junior Olympic Archery Coach and is always looking for the next exciting hobby.
Matt performed as a mentalist and stage hypnotist during college and remains a closet heavy metal guitarist.
Passionate about branding, Isha brings a new set of eyes to the PM Hotel Group. She works to bring our hotel stories to life with on-brand experience programming, focusing on the PM’s Luxury and Lifestyle hotel portfolio, by implementing brand playbooks. Isha aids in the development of engaging, results-driven integrated marketing programs at the property and corporate level. Her role supports driving consumer awareness and preference while growing market share and increasing the lifestyle portfolio revenue.
Isha graduated from Cornell’s School of Hotel Administration in 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Administration and a concentration in Branding and Marketing.
ISHA IS A FIFTH-DEGREE BLACK BELT AND
HAPPIEST WHEN EXPLORING HOTEL LOBBIES