Remington Hospitality Services

Management Team

Archie Bennett, Jr. Chairman

  • Founder of Remington with more than 40 years of hotel investment, development, and management expertise. Mr. Bennett is recognized as one of the leading hospitality authorities in the U.S.
  • Leadership positions include:
    • The Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC) of the American Hotel/Motel Association - Founder and Co-Chairman, University of Houston - Hilton Hotel School Advisory Board
  • Education
    • University of Houston

Monty J. Bennett CEO

  • Joined Remington in 1992 and has held leadership positions including: Executive Vice President, Director of Information Systems, Operations Director, and General Manager
  • Memberships include:
    • Urban Land Institute's Hotel Council, Hilton Hotel Corporation's Embassy Suites Franchise Advisory Council, the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC), and life member of the Cornell Hotel Society
  • Education
    • Cornell University Johnson Graduate School of Management, MBA
    • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, BS with distinction

Mark A. Sharkey President

  • Joined Remington in 1993 and has over 26 years of experience in the hotel industry
  • Member of Sheraton Owners Advisory Council
  • Member of the Embassy Suites Owners Advisory Council
  • Member of Owner's Advisory Board Hilton Hotels
  • Education:
    • University of Denver, MBA
    • Michigan State University, BA - Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management

Davinder (Sonny) Sra Senior Vice President-Brand
Relations and Development

  • Joined Remington in 1995 and has held leadership positions including: Divisional Vice President, Area Vice President, Director of Operations, and General Manager
  • Memberships include:
    • Member of Radisson Franchise Advisory Council
    • Member of Sheraton Marketing Advisory Board
    • Member of IAHI Crowne Plaza Advisory Committee
    • Member of IAHI Priority Club Advisory Committee
    • Member of Executive Committee and Board of Convention & Visitors Bureau Fort Worth
    • Member of Executive Committee and Board of Downtown Fort Worth Inc
  • Education
    • Armstrong Atlantic State University, MBA

LaDonna Gerhart EVP of Sales and Marketing

  • 25 years experience in Sales and Sales Leadership in the hospitality and consumer marketing industries
  • 12 years sales leadership experience in hospitality industry with LaQuinta Inns and Cendant Corporation
  • Memberships include:
    • Network of Executive Women
  • Education
    • Lyon College, BSBA

Sheryl L. Ransome Senior Vice President - Accounting

  • Joined Remington in 1989 and has over 20 years of experience specializing in hospitality accounting
  • Memberships include:
    • International Association of Hospitality Accountants and the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society
  • Education
    • University of Texas at Arlington, BBA

Sharon Glees Senior Vice President - Human Resources

  • Joined Remington in 2011 with over 25 years experience in the Hospitality, Retail and Heath Care fields
  • Held position as Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Crescent Hotels & Resorts and HR leadership positions with Marriott International
  • Education
    • George Mason University, BA
    • Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources

Robert G. Haiman SVP – Business Development and Chief Legal Officer

  • Joined Remington in 2004 with 10 years of experience in real estate and lodging
  • Attorney at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
  • Remington's former General Counsel
  • Board of Directors, National Association of Condo Hotel Owners (NACHO)
  • Education
    • Duke University School of Law, JD
    • Amherst College, BA

Sher (Karim) Sachedina Executive Vice President

  • Joined Remington in 2004 and has over 20 years of experience in hotel finance and asset management
  • Chief Financial Officer for Boykin Management Company
  • Education
    • University of Tehran, Iran, MBA
    • Premier College, Pakistan, Bachelor of Commerce

Amy McDaniel Senior Vice President

  • Joined Remington in 2000 and has over 20 years experience in the hospitality industry
  • Held leadership positions in the sales, training and operations disciplines with Bristol Hotels and Resorts/Harvey Hotels
  • Has served on Board of Directors of the National Society of Catering Executives and Meeting Planners International
  • Education
    • Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, BS with distinction

Brent Spaeth Executive Vice President - Project Management

  • Joined Remington in 2006 and has over 34 years in the lodging industry
  • Held positions in the operations, administration and development disciplines past 17 years for LaQuinta Corporation
  • Has 17 years prior experience working for Drury Industries & MidAmerica Hotel Companies
  • Memberships include:
    • Board Chairman, Texas Hotel & Lodging Association (board member since 1997)
  • Education
    • Southeast Missouri University, BSBA

Marla Davis Senior Vice President – Procurement

  • 25 years of purchasing experience
  • 10 years FF&E project management experience
  • Memberships include:
    • International President of NEWH, Inc. (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality) 2006-2007
  • Education
    • University of Texas, BS

Carla Niemann Senior Vice President – Design

  • Joined Remington in 2011 and has over 25 years of interior design experience
  • During her 8 years at Dallas based LEO A DALY, she held positions of Director and Vice President of Hospitality
  • Niemann has received many awards including D Home Magazine’s Best Contract Designer and the American Society of Interior Designers DesignOvation First Place Award
  • Memberships include:
    • International Interior Design Association
    • Network of Executive Women in Hospitality
  • Education
    • University of Tennessee, BA Interior Design

Jim Cowen General Counsel

  • Joined Remington in 2005 and has over 20 years of legal experience
  • General Counsel and Senior Vice President Centex Construction
  • Education
    • University of Texas, Master of Public Affairs
    • University of Texas, JD
    • University of Florida, BA

Lorraine E. Park Vice President - Spas

  • Over 10 years experience in developing and creating luxury spa facilities
  • Over 20 years in the hospitality industry
  • Most recently served as Area Director of the Golden Door Resort Spas where she was responsible for development and implementation of operational standards, spa design, services, staffing, and financial management of the spas
  • Memberships include:
    • ASU Spa Advisory Board
    • ISPA's Education Task Force
  • Education
    • University of Massachusetts at Amherst College of Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration, BS

Homan Cull Vice President - Financial Planning

  • Joined Remington in 1995 and has over 25 years experience in the lodging industry
  • Education
    • Western Kentucky University, BS

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