Chief Operations Officer
Procaccianti Companies and TPG Hotels & Resorts
Ms. Procaccianti is responsible for the overall management and performance of TPG’s national portfolio. She has been with the company since 1987 and had served in several capacities including General Manager and Regional Director. She has built a staff of experienced hospitality professionals both at the hotel and corporate levels that has been trained and instructed on the successful containment of costs through attention to controls and procedures.
Ms. Procaccianti has an unprecedented track record of generating profits by maximizing revenue through aggressive sales & marketing, revenue management, and superior guest satisfaction.
Elizabeth currently serves on the Owner Advisory Boards for Starwood Hotels and Hilton Hotels. Ms. Procaccianti is also on the Board of the Providence/Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and past board member of the Rhode Island Hospitality Association. Ms. Procaccianti is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor’s Degree in English/Business.
Chief Financial Officer
TPG Hotels & Resorts
Mr. Vickowski is responsible for raising and negotiating equity and debt financing, negotiation of purchase and sale agreements in support of asset acquisition and disposition, and participating in hotel management/franchise company selection, contract negotiation, and implementing the TPG’s investment strategy and asset management of the Company’s national investment portfolio while overseeing all areas of accounting, management information systems, and the management of the Company’s investment funds valued at nearly $1 billion.
Mr. Vickowski joined the Company as Corporate Controller in 1988 and has been instrumental in growing the company into a nationally recognized hospitality organization. He has more than 25 years of hospitality industry experience which encompasses all aspects of hotel investment and ownership. He has sourced direct deals and developed creative partnerships/ownership structures, has been involved in the review of hundreds of real estate investment deals and has negotiated contracts with virtually every major hospitality brand. He has developed long standing relationships with key industry brokers and leading lenders and has completed complex purchase transactions with Met Life, Starwood, Host Marriott, Lend Lease, Intercontinental Hotels Group, Hyatt, Hilton, Lowe Enterprises, Felcor Lodging, and CalPERS – the largest employee pension fund in the United States.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Vickowski worked for a real estate development company where he was responsible for financing and information technology. He also served as a member of the management team at an international architectural firm in corporate finance.
Mr. Vickowski earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island in Business with course concentrations in Finance and MIS. He is a member of the Pension Real Estate Association and the Hotel Asset Management Association.
Robert J. Murray, CPA
Executive Vice President – Finance
Robert Murray is responsible for all accounting aspects of the company including hospitality, construction, development and the corporate holding company. Significant areas of responsibility also include fund and investor level accounting, corporate and development companies’ finance requirements, tax preparation and review, treasury activities as well as supervision of over 75 hotel and fund level audits and 250 tax returns.
Prior to joining the company in 2005, Mr. Murray worked at BearingPoint, Inc., an international consulting firm in the position of Director-Finance. At BearingPoint, Mr. Murray performed many different functions, including developing and supervising a global Sarbanes-Oxley policies and procedures team, supervision of international and domestic line-of-business controllers and initiated the planning and budgeting function prior to the company’s public stock offering in 2001.
Prior to BearingPoint, Mr. Murray was Senior Vice President at Fleet/Boston Financial Corporation. Mr. Murray was responsible for all corporate accounting functions including Securities and Exchange Commission and regulatory reporting, consolidations, and accounting policy reviews. Prior to joining Fleet/Boston Financial Corporation, Mr. Murray spent 10 years at Ernst & Young concentrating on large publicly held clients in the finance, private equity and manufacturing sectors.
Mr. Murray earned his Master’s Degree from Babson College in Business with a concentration in Finance. He received his undergraduate degree from Providence College in Business Administration.
Ron M. Hadar is responsible for all legal issues with respect to hotel development, acquisitions and divestitures, debt and capital placement, contracting matters, corporate governance and asset management for Procaccianti Companies and its subsidiaries and affiliates.
Mr. Hadar joined the company from a regional real estate development firm where he enjoyed a 10 year career as General Counsel and oversaw all legal matters with respect to the acquisition, development and ownership of a variety of retail, multi-use and multi-family asset assets. Prior to his in-house role, Mr. Hadar was with the law firm Gadsby Hannah, LLP in Boston, Massachusetts where he focused on capital market transactions and corporate and real estate matters.
Mr. Hadar received his law degree from The University of Denver Sturm College of Law in 1995. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Rochester in 1990. Mr. Hadar is admitted to practice in The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the State of Rhode Island. In addition, he is a lecturer with Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education on various real estate matters and a member of the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and American Bar Associations.
Senior Vice President – Operations
Western U.S. Portfolio
Mr. Johnston is responsible for the day to day operational oversight of TPG’s hotel portfolio throughout the United States. In this capacity, Mr. Johnson oversees the regional support staff and multiple hotels with direct reporting lines to him. His portfolio consists of properties which operate major brands including InterContinental, Westin, Sheraton, Marriott, Hilton, DoubleTree, others. He is responsible for the financial and quality performance of all the hotels within his region.
Mr. Johnston joined TPG in August 2008 as a Regional Director of Operations for the Western Region. He earned a promotion to the position of Vice President of Operations in April 2012 and was later promoted to Senior Vice President. As a seasoned industry veteran, he joined TPG with extensive brand and operational experience which included 12 years with Marriott, 11 years with Hilton/Doubletree and five years with Red Lion Hotels. Mr. Johnston has extensive regional and national experience with TPG and previously held Director and Vice President positions with Westmont Hospitality and Boykin Hospitality.
Executive Vice President
Sameer is a seasoned Revenue Management professional with core skills in Revenue Management, Distribution, and Marketing proven to maximize top-line performance and drive profitability. All round exposure in Off-line & Online Distribution Management, Total e-Commerce, Market Analysis and traditional Sales & Marketing; all the above contribute to his strong ability as a profit-mind business strategist.
Prior to joining TPG Hotels & Resorts, Sameer (Sam) worked for Hersha Hospitality Management for 5+ years as Chief Revenue Officer and with Highgate Hotels for 11 years as VP – Revenue & Distribution.
Over 20+ years of experience in this field in US and India between brands and independent chain/hotels. Very strong in analytical & excellent communication skills and have proven track record of out-performing the market through successful launch of new hotels as well as continued growth of stabilized hotels/group. Wide exposure to travel related trade-shows/conferences and often invited as a speaker or as a panelist.
Strong commercial acumen with regards to travel technologies and to quickly adapt to changing environment and trends. In-depth knowledge of products related to Revenue Management systems, Rate Shops, Channel Managers, CRS, Call Centers, forecasting tools built on Big Data open platform.
Sam is fun-loving person with strong leadership skills to develop a team and lead cross-functional teams.
Senior Vice President – Operations
Eastern U.S. Portfolio
Mr. Bilotta is responsible for the day to day operational oversight of TPG’s Eastern region portfolio. In this capacity, Mr. Bilotta oversees a team of Regional Managers, as well as the General Managers & support staff in multiple hotels with direct reporting lines to him. Throughout the Eastern region, TPG’s portfolio consists of properties which operate major brands including Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, Accor and others. He is responsible for the financial and quality performance of all the hotels within his region. Mr. Bilotta joined TPG in October 2016 as the General Manager for the Buffalo Niagara Marriott. He earned a promotion to the position of Regional Vice President of Operations in March 2018. As a seasoned industry veteran, he joined TPG with extensive brand and operational experience which included 17 years with franchised Marriott properties and Independent luxury hotels. It is Mr. Bilotta’ s motivation, experience, ability to train and develop efficient teams for all facets of operations, and communication and interpersonal relations skills that has led him to success.
Mr. Brown is responsible for overseeing the revenue management business intelligence department for TPG, and plays an integral part in analyzing trends and developing pricing strategies across the entire range of hotels in the portfolio. Mr. Brown joined TPG in June 2001 as Corporate Director of Revenue Management, and oversaw the creation of the Revenue Management discipline within TPG.
He has since helped to expand TPG’s hotel portfolio from 13 hotels to over 60 hotels approaching 20,000 guestrooms positioning TPG as one of the largest privately held hospitality management companies in the United States. Mr. Brown was promoted to Vice President of Revenue Management in January 2008 and in 2011 his role expanded to include oversight of TPG’s business intelligence functions.
Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Brown worked for a number of hotel companies in both Revenue Management and Operations, including MeriStar Hotels and Resorts, Omni Hotel and Lane Hospitality. He has experience with many of the major brands, including Starwood, Hilton, InterContinental, Marriott and Radisson.
Mr. Brown graduated Summa Cum Laude from James Madison University.
Dara Morreo, SHRM-SCP
Vice President of Human Resources
Ms. Morreo is Vice President of Human Resources of TPG Hotels & Resorts, Procaccianti Companies and its affiliates.
In this position, Ms. Morreo is responsible for leading all aspects of the Human Resources team serving thousands of onsite and above-property employees nationwide. Ms. Morreo oversees all matters relating to staffing, employee relations, benefits, training, and compliance.
Additionally, Ms. Morreo is responsible for advancing the firm’s organizational culture while providing tools for training, career development and professional advancement.
With a previous hotel Human Resources background, Ms. Morreo joined TPG in April 2006 as Corporate Director of Human Resources. She was then elevated to the position of Regional Director of Human Resources in January 2012 and was later promoted to Vice President in December 2015.
Vice President of Revenue Management
Ms. Tharp focuses on developing customized revenue management strategies specifically for hotels within the TPG portfolio that are undergoing significant changes, such as brand transitions and major renovations. In addition, she oversees revenue management efforts for the new lifestyle hotels that are being added to our portfolio. Additionally, Shannon provides revenue management support to many of TPG’s Marriott branded hotels.
Shannon joined TPG Hospitality in 2010 as Area Director of Revenue Management. She was promoted to Regional Director of Revenue Management in 2012, responsible for TPG’s IHG branded portfolio and is presently responsible for the Marriott branded portfolio. She has provided our hotel teams with analytical and strategic guidance focused on growing both top line revenues and market share.
Chief Investment Officer
Procaccianti Companies and TPG Hotels & Resorts
Mr. Leven is responsible for the evaluation, analysis and processing of all new acquisition opportunities for the Company. Since joining TPG in September 2002 as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions, Mr. Leven has helped to position TPG as one of the largest privately held hospitality management companies in the United States.
Mr. Leven was promoted to Chief Investment Officer in January 2006. Prior to joining TPG, Mr. Leven worked for Hodges Ward Elliott Inc., one of the leading firms in the country focusing exclusively on hotel brokerage. Before joining Hodges Ward Elliott, Mr. Leven was one of the original employees and founders of U.S. Franchise Systems, which he joined at the Company’s inception in October 1995 as Director of Franchise Sales and Development. Mr. Leven is a graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Administration.
Senior Vice President – Development
There, his primary duties included sourcing new management contracts and developing new and strategic joint venture partners. Prior to Kokua, Mr. Morick held various positions in hotel management and acquisition companies, including Rim Hospitality, Hilton Worldwide, Alcor Acquisitions (a Blackstone Group subsidiary) and MeriStar Hospitality Corporation. Throughout his career, Mr. Morick has been involved in over $3 billion of hotel acquisitions and dispositions and a considerable number of hotel management agreement negotiations. Mr. Morick received his B.S. in Finance and International Business from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Michael P. Travers
Vice President of Acquisitions and Development
Prior to joining TPG, Michael served as Vice President for LW Hospitality Advisors, a full service advisory and consulting firm. Following a tenure at the firm’s NYC office, Mr. Travers relocated to Atlanta to establish LW’s Southeast office and assist with the firm’s regional expansion efforts.
Mr. Travers earned BS in Economics from Fairfield University.
Director of Acquisitions
Ms. Plummer has continuously remained involved in the Hospitality and Commercial Real Estate industries serving on the boards of the American Hotel & Lodging Association Under 30 Gateway (AH&LA) as well as the African American Real Estate Professionals of New England (AAREP).
Ms. Plummer holds a B.Sc. in Tourism & Hospitality Management from Temple University and an MBA from University of Miami.