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Presidian Appoints Carrie Groover as General Manager of 195-unit Marriott-Visalia
Convention Center in Visalia, California and Judy Hemmes as Property Manager
of the Ocean Club at Biloxi Beach Condominiums in Biloxi, Mississippi

San Antonio, TX — May 3, 2011 -- Presidian, an owner/operator of hotels and residences, today announced the promotion of two individuals to property-level leadership positions:
  • Carrie Groover was promoted to General Manager of the 195 unit Marriott-Visalia Convention Center Hotel in Visalia, California.
  • Judy Hemmes was named Property Manager of the Ocean Club at Biloxi Beach Condominiums in Biloxi, MS.
“Presidian prides itself in hiring and promoting from within the best talent to lead our properties to the next level of excellence across the key reports of STR, Guest Service and Profitability”, said Mark Kucera, Chief Operating Officer.  “I am very excited about the knowledge and experience these two individuals bring to their new roles within our organization.”

Carrie Groover
As the Director of Sales of the Hotel for the past 5 years, Carrie was instrumental in leading the sales effort during the conversion of a former Radisson to the Marriott-Visalia Convention Center.  Before this role, Carrie was the Operations Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn-Rancho Bernardo, CA; another Presidian developed and managed property.  Carrie handled the key operational disciplines of opening this award winning hotel.  Prior to joining Presidian, Carrie spent 10 years working for Marriott corporate managed hotels as a Director of Sales and various operations management positions.

Judy Hemmes
As a new member of the Presidian team, Judy brings a wealth of experience in the areas of property management, real estate and marketing. Most recently, she held the position of Property Manager and Director of the Homeowners Association for Annabellas Townhomes in Pensacola City, FL. Prior to that she held the position of Merchandising Manager of the Mississippi Seal Wolves Hockey Team.  She will lead the efforts of short and long term leasing and unit sales.

About Presidian:

Headquartered in San Antonio, TX, Presidian is an award winning developer and hotel management company. The company’s portfolio consists of upscale full service, select service, independent hotels and condominiums.  Brands represented include Hilton, Doubletree, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, Marriott and aloft by Starwood.  For more information on Presidian, visit

Mark Kucera

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