A native to Memphis, TN, Brad began his hospitality career at an independent upscale restaurant. After working his way from stewarding to line cook Brad went off to Tempe, AZ where he studied Hospitality Travel and Tourism at Arizona State University. Upon receiving his Bachelor’s degree Brad began a 10-year career with Hilton Hotels, holding various leadership positions from Front Office Manager to General Manager in marquee cities such as New York, Chicago, and Atlanta.
In 2009, Brad became the Regional Director of Operations for Cooper Hotels in Atlanta, GA. While with Cooper Hotels, Brad was instrumental in the improvement of service and bottom line results. A year later, he moved to Atlantic City, NJ and joined Caesars Entertainment. As Pod Director of Hotel Operations, Brad’s leadership and focus resulted in Caesars Atlantic City Hotel achieving the prestigious AAA 4 Diamond award for the first time in its 32-year existence. Due to his accomplishments in Atlantic City, Brad would go on to earn the highest award achieved by any Caesars employee, the Chairman’s Award.
In 2012, Brad relocated to New Orleans, LA, to oversee Hotel operations for Harrah’s New Orleans, a 450 room hotel and casino with multiple F&B outlets. While in New Orleans, the Hotel achieved a “Top Three Service” designation along with increased operating income each year over a 3-year span. In 2015, Brad would earn his Master’s in Business Administration from Tulane University and relocate to Virginia Beach where he accepted a position as Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations for Gold Key | PHR, one of the leading hospitality companies in the mid-Atlantic. In this role, Brad was responsible for hotel and food & beverage operations overseeing the hotel and restaurant portfolio, which included 2,000+ employees and almost $100 MM in revenue. While in Virginia Beach, Brad assisted with the opening of a 300-room, Full service Hilton Hotel and convention center (50,000 square ft.) consisting of four restaurants inclusive of the largest hotel ballroom (18,000 square ft.) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. In addition, Brad contributed to a portfolio wide Rooms Division profit margin increase of 2% points. Under Brad’s leadership, the portfolio achieved all time high results in guest satisfaction scores, cleanliness scores and condition ratings.
Brad and his wife Wendy have two young boys four, and six years of age. In his spare time Brad enjoys spending time with his family and can be found at the Zoo, local museum or nearest family attraction. Brad and his wife Wendy are passionate College Football fans routing for both the University of Georgia, and Arizona State University schools. In addition, Brad is a huge Chicago supporter since he was born a Cubs, Bears, Bulls and Blackhawks fan.