Key Staff

Christopher Cargen, CHA

President & CEO

President and majority stockholder of Hospitality America, Chris personally directs the operations, marketing and customized business plan for each hotel under management. A career-long veteran of the hospitality industry, he has a dual management and development background with a verifiable track record of launching successful new hotels as well as turning around marginal properties, especially distressed destination beach resort hotels.

Prior to founding Hospitality America in 1995, Cargen held corporate or hotel general manager positions with Dunfey Hotels (now OMNI Hotels), Hospitality Management Corporation and Outdoor Resorts of America. He has served as multi-unit manager or general manager of Courtyard by Marriott, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton, Residence Inn and Sheraton as well as many independent and branded beach resort hotels in Georgia, South Florida and throughout the Caribbean.

Cargen received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration graduating Dean’s List / Ye Hosts Scholastic Honorary. He is a member of the Cornell Society of Hotelmen and a former member of Cayuga Hospitality Advisors. He is frequently consulted by Hilton’s Hampton Inn Advisory Council to contribute and evaluate brand initiatives. Cargen has served as president and director of several condominium hotels and is a past chairman of the Jekyll Island (Georgia) Hotel Association. He is an avid off-shore sailor and snow skier.

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Christopher Cargen – President & CEO
1101 Kermit Dr., Suite 500 – Nashville, Tennessee 37217
Phone: (615) 377-7662
Fax: (615) 279-9368

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KEY STAFF

Christopher Cargen

President & CEO

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Howard Wolfson

Howard Wolfson

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Scott Reid Hospitality America

Scott Reid

Vice President of Operations

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David Berger

David Berger

Chief Operating Officer

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Demeka Chance

VP of Accounting & Administration

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Elizabeth Jarro

Human Resources

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Jennifer Hopson Hospitality America

Jennifer Hopson

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Glen Williams Hospitality America

Glen Williams

Regional Director of Operations

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Leigh Holloway Hospitality America

Leigh Holloway

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Will Giambalvo, ARM

Risk Management

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Eduardo Chapoval

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James St. John

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