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Patricia C. Walsh Appointed Controller of Stonewall Resort, 
Weston, West Virginia

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THE WOODLANDS (HOUSTON), TEXAS, May 2005 ...Benchmark Hospitality International has announced the appointment of Patricia C. Walsh as controller of Stonewall Resort, the 2,000-acre conference resort located near Weston, West Virginia.  Ken Jesina, general manager, made the announcement.

“Pat Walsh brings extensive experience within the hospitality industry to Stonewall Resort, having served throughout her career in the positions of controller, treasurer and auditor for a variety of hotels,” stated Mr. Jesina.  “She is a welcome addition to our professional management team.”

For the past five years, Ms. Walsh was employed as corporate controller for Morrissey Hospitality Companies of St. Paul, Minnesota.  In this role she oversaw the financial operations of all Morrissey divisions, communicating with each to provide expert guidance in accounting, budgeting, audits, forecasting, cash flow analysis and purchasing.

Prior to this appointment, Walsh served in the role of controller for the Otesaga Resort Hotel of Cooperstown, New York, for the Seasons Resort & Conference Center of Great Gorge, New Jersey, and also for Mt Airy Lodge in Pocono, Pennsylvania. 

Ms. Walsh is known for implementing innovative cost-savings procedures as well as introducing electronic banking and streamlining accounting operations, resulting in increased efficiency and accuracy.   She began her career in the banking industry, where over a 10-year period she assumed positions of increasing responsibility, including treasurer and chief auditor.

Walsh received her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York, and attended Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, pursuing her Master of Business Administration degree. 

Stonewall Resort (www.StonewallResort.com) is a 208-guestroom property with a lakeside lodge and lakeside cottages, a conference center, restaurants, complete fitness center and swimming pool, spa and an 18-hole Arnold Palmer Signature Golf Course.  The resort is located at Stonewall Jackson Lake State Park near Roanoke, West Virginia.    Stonewall Resort is a joint private/public development between McCabe-Henley-Durbin and the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources.  Stonewall Resort is managed by Benchmark Hospitality International.

Benchmark Hospitality International, an independent hospitality management company based in The Woodlands (Houston), Texas, operates resorts, conference centers and hotels both domestically and internationally. 

Contact:
Ken Ellens
KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS
201-758-2864-Phone  /  201-758-2865-Fax
KenEllens@aol.com
www.benchmarkhospitality.com
Also See: Benchmark Opens the Stonewall Resort, A Joint Private/public Development in Weston, West Virginia / Oct 2002
Benchmark Appoints Ken Jesina General Manager of Stonewall Resort, Weston, West Virginia / February 2005


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