an Owner of Hotels in Louisville, Kentucky
KY (January 11, 2007) – The Al J. Schneider Company, Louisville’s largest
owner- operator of hotels with real estate and lumber divisions, announces
the appointment of Ron Strecker to the position of Chief Financial Officer
effective immediately. The Al J. Schneider Company owns and operates the
Galt House Hotel & Suites, Executive Inn, Executive West, Waterfront
Plaza, One Riverfront Plaza and Home Lumber Supply. In the newly created
position, Strecker will oversee the financial operations and strategic
planning for all of the company’s holdings.
Strecker, a native of Lexington, Virginia, comes to the Al J. Schneider Company from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. For Strecker, the move to Louisville is a return to the town where he first began his professional career 26 years ago at the downtown Hyatt. He spent 11 years with Hyatt, also working in Dallas, Austin and Kansas City. In addition, he has held positions at Crowne Plaza in Rockville, MD and Grenelefe Golf and Tennis Resort in Haines City, FL. Strecker is a graduate of James Madison University and an active member in Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. His professional certifications include CHAE (Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive) and CHTP (Certified Hospitality Technology Professional). He comes to Louisville with his wife, Teresa, and their children Scott and Allison.
“We are very pleased to welcome Ron to the Al J. Schneider Company,” said Mary Moseley, president. “His background, especially in the hotel industry will prove very beneficial as we move the company forward. The recently completed $60 million renovation to the Galt House was just the beginning. We have big plans for the company as well as downtown Louisville and are counting on Ron and the rest of our team to help us reach our goals.”
“There’s a lot more to do downtown than last time I was here,” said Strecker. “The museums have become more prominent and it’s much more visitor friendly. What the Schneider Family has done for the waterfront is phenomenal. This is a brand new position, so I see my role evolving over time. In the short run, we’ll concentrate on developing strategic plans for the overall company for the next 5, 10, 15 years, growing the businesses, determining our strengths and making things more efficient.”
The Al J. Schneider Company, Louisville’s largest owner-operator of hotels, is privately owned and operated. The company’s holdings consists of the Galt House Hotel & Suites, Executive Inn, Executive West, Waterfront Plaza, One Riverfront Plaza and Home Supply Company.
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