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Ron C. Ray Appointed Shilo Inns'
South Region Director of Operations

PORTLAND, OR - Shilo Inns, the largest independent, privately owned  Hospitality Company in the western United States, has hired Ron C. Ray  as Shilo's South Region Director of Operations.

Ray has more than 32 years of hospitality experience, including restaurants, hotel management, and regional and international operations management. Prior to joining Shilo, he held various positions within Campbell Lodging Inc., serving ten years as National Director of Sales and Marketing, Regional Manager and General Manager. Previous to that, Ray spent time with Mid South Management serving as the General Manager and Food and Beverage Director.

"We are thrilled to welcome Ron to the Shilo family," said Mark Hemstreet, owner of Shilo Inns. "His strong work ethic and wealth of industry knowledge will be a huge asset to our team."

In addition to his professional experience, Ray served four-years on the

Grenada Tourism Commission board in Grenada, MS. He is also the co-founder of 'Thunder on the Water', an annual festival that works with the Army Corp of Engineers to promote water safety.

Shilo Inns is the largest independent, privately owned Hospitality Company in the western United States with 44 locations and over 200 Shilo Affiliate Hotels throughout the contiguous United States, Hawaii, Canada and the Bahamas.  Shilo prides itself in offering its guests clean, comfortable accommodations, a host of free amenities, including free high-speed Internet and friendly service - all at an affordable price, living up to their motto of providing "Affordable Excellence." To learn more about Shilo Inns or its Affiliate Hotel program, please visit
their web site at  American Owned and Proud of It!


Christina Browning

Also See: Jeff Martella Named Regional Director of Hotel Operations, Shilo Inns Suites Hotels / October 2006


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