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Meet the Vesta Hospitality Executive Team

With over 225 years of combined experience, the Vesta Executive Team is comprised of visionary, experienced, and passionate leaders dedicated to the success of Vesta's hotels, partners, and associates. Their combined experience ranges across every aspect of the hospitality and real-estate industries. Drawing from their vast knowledge and experience, Vesta's Executive Team is devoted to creating a solid foundation that supports our mission and demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit company-wide that delivers results.

Richard (Rick) Takach, Jr.

Chairman & CEO

Mike Cryan

Chief Investment Officer

Robert Gartner

Vice President of Business Development

Elson Strahan

Vice President of Investor Relations

Mark Hemmer, CHA

Chief Operating Officer

Julie R. Hames, CHAE

Chief Financial Officer

Karen Cooksey

Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Susanne Holmberg

Director of Creative Strategies & Talent Development

Marci Hart

Director of Administration & Executive Assistant

Angela Loggins


Gary Maass

Regional Director of Operations