John O’Connor Returns to Hospitality Management Corporation as Chief Operations Officer
Leo Spriggs, President and CEO of Hospitality Management Corporation (HMC), announced that John O’Connor will be re-joining the company as Chief Operations Officer. He previously worked 10+ years with HMC as Director of Operations and is returning with more than 30 years of successful hospitality leadership. His main responsibilities will include working closely with all corporate department heads, as well as hotel managers focusing on day-to-day operations, training, sales, food & beverage, human resources and accounting – all with a goal of improved metrics. He will also provide guidance and direction for hotel leadership on operational efficiencies, standards and execution of hotel management.
Prior to re-joining HMC, O’Connor served as Vice President of Operations for Harrell Hospitality Group and as Vice President of Operations for Chicago-based Arbor Lodging Management. He also held the position of Regional Vice President for White Lodging overseeing multiple Marriott, Hilton and IHG properties. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years as a hotel General Manager and has an in-depth understanding of independent and branded (including Marriott, Hilton, and IHG brand families among others), full-service, select-service, extended-stay and conference center hotels throughout the country.
O’Connor received his Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Resort Management from the Rochester Institute of Technology located in Rochester, New York.
“We could not be happier John is returning as an executive with HMC. Not only will he be bringing us a wealth of new skills and industry knowledge gained during his time working for other organizations, but he’s like a member of our family. His enthusiasm, ambition and determination will be a huge asset to the goals and objectives we’ve set forth as a company. We welcome him back with open arms and see many positive results ahead for the entire company,” said Leo Spriggs, President/CEO, HMC.