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 Torgerson Properties Appoints Lisa Giaimo as Vice President of Sales
and Marketing and Bob Smith Vice President of
Facilities Maintenance  
MINNEAPOLIS – July 26, 2007 – Torgerson Properties, a Minnesota-based developer, owner and operator of hotels and restaurants, announces two executive appointments in the areas of sales and marketing and facilities maintenance.  Lisa Giaimo has joined Torgerson Properties as vice president of sales and marketing and Bob Smith has been promoted to vice president of facilities maintenance.  Both are newly created positions for Torgerson Properties. 

In her new role, Giaimo will lead and direct marketing and sales functions for Torgerson Properties. Smith will oversee facilities maintenance for Torgerson’s 25 hotels and 9 restaurants.

“Torgerson Properties has experienced exponential growth since it’s inception in 1991,” said Mitch Peterson, president of Torgerson Properties. “Both Bob and Lisa will serve as part of our newly restructured and strengthened management team, adding specific talent and experience in their respective areas. This team is well poised to initiate and support our strategic and ambitious growth plans.”  

Giaimo has over 17 years of experience in the hospitality industry, starting her career as senior manager of nine hotels in Illinois with Motels of America. She then served as general manager of with Drury Inns in St. Louis, Mo. for four years before joining Choice Hotels International, where she served in various positions including franchise service director, director of field sales and marketing and senior director, franchise services for the Midwest. Immediately prior to joining Torgerson Properties, Giaimo was vice president of sales and marketing for CSM Lodging for over five years.  She has a masters degree in management from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Mo. and a B.A. in communications from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Il. 

Smith joined Torgerson Properties in 1999 as campus chief engineer with over 13 years experience in facilities maintenance.  Through his commitment to excellence and demonstrated proficiency, Smith proved invaluable to Torgerson Properties, making him a natural choice for his newly created role. Smith began his career at the Radisson Hotel St Paul as a maintenance engineer. After eight years of technical vocational classes, Smith earned a 1st class C boilers license, a universal refrigerant certificate and several other related certificates. Immediately prior to joining Torgerson Properties, Smith was named maintenance specialist and served as the lead engineer at the Radisson Inn Town Square.

About Torgerson Properties 
Torgerson Properties, owns and operates hotels and restaurants throughout greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities of Minneapolis/St. Paul, as well as Naples, Fl. Founded in 1991, Torgerson Properties portfolio includes hotel properties under the Marriott, Hilton, Intercontinental, Cendant and Carlson brands as well as franchised and independent restaurants.  Torgerson Properties has been recognized with numerous industry awards for outstanding facilities, staff and guest service.  For more information, visit www.torgersonproperties.com.

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Contact:

Lisa Giaimo
Vice President of Sales
Torgerson Properties
Water's Edge Professional Building
103 15th Ave. NW, Suite 200
Willmar, MN  56201
lisa@tpimn.com
 www.torgersonproperties.com

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Also See: Lisa Giaimo Named Vice President of Sales and Marketing for CSM Lodging / June 2005
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