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  • Todd Felsen

    Todd Felsen

    President & CEO

  • Leah Roberge, OTH Hotels Resorts

    Leah Roberge

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Ed Brogan

    Senior Vice President of Operations

  • Gail Brahmbhatt

    Gail Brahmbhatt

    Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

  • Neal-Spivack

    Neal Spivack

    Vice President of Operations

  • Ken Nason

    Ken Nason

    Corporate Director of Revenue Strategy

  • Alex White

    Alex White

    Corporate Director of Human Relations

  • Diana Ampuero

    Corporate Director of Marketing

  • Marston Smith

    Director of Construction

  • Brian Chu

    Regional Director of Finance

  • Joshua Golforth

    Joshua Goforth

    Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Marlise Ricker

    Marlise Ricker

    Vice President of Government Affairs

  • Karen Saybe

    Corporate Human Resources Manager

  • Kristin Forbes

    Corporate Executive Assistant

Todd Felsen

People, that’s the secret to success. If our team isn’t our number one asset, we have no business expecting results… it’s that simple.

President & CEO

Todd Felsen

A hotelier with vast experience in the industry, Todd Felsen serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of OTH. OTH is an independent hotel management firm dedicated to Sotherly Hotels’ portfolio of full-service properties. He is fully committed to delivering exceptional financial results, efficient operational performance, and warm, memorable Southern hospitality. Todd brings with him a track record of building staff culture that is based on inclusion, diversity, and entrepreneurialism. He empowers his staff to deliver personalized and extraordinary, yet unscripted, elegant service to all guests. Todd leads with a team first policy which has organically evolved into his employees being treated as OTH’s #1 asset.

Prior to joining OTH, Todd served as Senior Vice President of Operations for BENCHMARK®, a global hospitality company, where he was responsible for 14 resort and hotel operations throughout the U.S. and Caribbean. His Felsen’s focus was rebuilding the sales organization to outperform the comp set in RevPAR as well as delivering maximum revenue potential for each hotel. He originally joined the company as General Manager of Cheyenne Mountain Resort, located in Colorado Springs. CO. Previous to this, he worked as Managing Director for The Claremont Hotel Club & Spa of Berkeley, CA.

Todd found his passion for the hospitality industry through his first job as a doorman, which he worked part-time after high school classes. From there, he relocated to several cities and Caribbean islands for a series of positions including General Manager and Hotel Manager with Doral Resort & Spa, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, The Peabody Memphis, and The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

As a hospitality leader with a 30+ year track record, Todd takes pride in his ability to lead various types of properties toward delivering the finest guest service, achieving profitable operations, and always satisfying guests, stakeholders, and property owners alike. He has the unique ability to orchestrate outcomes and maximize synergies across diverse areas of activity; resulting in more opportunity to drive value, enhance initiatives and foster new growth.

Todd is an avid golfer, boater, and college football fan where he currently resides in Williamsburg, VA with his wife. He is incredibly honored and humbled to lead the mission and vision of OTH and is dedicated to continue the legacy that was created 57 years ago.

Leah Roberge, OTH Hotels Resorts

Chief Financial Officer

Leah Roberge

As Chief Financial Officer, Leah Roberge is responsible for the Accounting and Finance discipline of the organization. Her focus is on developing and executing strategies that continue to advance the company’s corporate, property accounting and finance platforms which include financial reporting, planning, tax, internal audit, and procurement. Leah and her team are focused on building effective Key Financial Controls, Standard Operating Procedures, and driving profitability.

Leah joins us with a financial background and extensive experience in hospitality. Throughout her roles, she has helped to maximize profits through financial management, cost reductions and efficiency improvements. We’re excited to bring her on as a leader, working with cross-functional teams to develop, implement, and maintain business-aligned financial strategies and compliance. Her most recent role was the VP of Finance with Aparium Hotel Group, where she was responsible for corporate portfolio financial reporting, including: Profit and loss statements, forecasting and budgeting, cash flow statements, and balance sheets. She has also held VP of Finance roles at Public Hotels and Trump Hotels.

In her free time, Leah’s hobbies include: hiking, skiing, and reading. She also loves to spend time with her two dogs, Jake and June Bug.

Senior Vice President of Operations

Ed Brogan

Ed brings over 38 years of experience as a top-performing Senior Vice President in the Hospitality industry. His success in steering business development, operational efficiencies, strategic sales, and marketing initiatives for a vast portfolio of properties makes him a perfect fit to thrive as a leader on the OTH Team. We were lucky enough to have Ed on our team from 2021-22, where he oversaw the management of the full Our Town Hospitality portfolio. In his career, he has overseen operations for a portfolio of hotels, including: Hyatt, Marriott, Hilton, Westin, Tapestry, Doubletree, and upscale lifestyle hotels. His main goal is always to execute a “clear vision and voice” to align with high ethical standards and cultures of discipline that value integrity and transparency in the core business. As Ed says, “Always deliver”. When he’s not helping our portfolio succeed, Ed enjoys spending time with his three children and wife of 34 years and getting good exercise by riding his bike.

Gail Brahmbhatt

Any sales team can perform for a little while, but those who endure understand the value of processes and a culture of excellence.

Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Gail Brahmbhatt

As Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at OTH, Gail Brahmbhatt is responsible for guiding sales and marketing strategy for the entire OTH portfolio as well as overseeing and lending support to each property team.

Gail is both a strategic and innovative leader with extensive food and beverage knowledge, who knows how to drive revenue. She is focused on creating and improving processes while also developing high-performing sales professionals and teams.

She has spent the last 25 years based in Annapolis, Maryland, during which time she enjoyed working with several charitable organizations including but not limited to Hospice of the Chesapeake, the local SPCA, and Anne Arundel County’s Food Bank. Most recently, Gail served as a Board Member for the Anne Arundel Community College Hospitality, Tourism, and Culinary Arts program.

When she’s not in the office, Gail can most likely be found spending time with her family, which includes her husband, a principal partner in a hospitality management company, and their young daughter.

Neal-Spivack

Vice President of Operations

Neal Spivack

As Vice President of Operations, Neal Spivack is responsible for the oversight of asset management for our three Hollywood properties, Sheraton Louisville, Sandpiper Bay Resort, and Holiday Inn Express Quincy. He will ensure the business functions of each property align with and support the OTH strategy and culture.

Neal brings over 18 years of management experience, leading teams at properties like The Gabriel Miami Curio Collection by Hilton, Costa Hollywood Beach Resort, and Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. He joined OTH in 2020, and has been a steady force in our Management department since joining us as the Complex Managing Director, and he continues to be a key player in the success of our Hollywood properties.

Neal’s passion for hospitality comes from his upbringing in south Florida, where his father was a General Manager for many different hotels. He married his high school sweetheart, and 17 years later, they happily enjoy being part of their kids’ extracurricular activities. He loves football, listening to music, and spending time with the family!

Ken Nason

Vision. That’s step one, acting as a North Star to dictate the processes to get there—and if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.

Corporate Director of Revenue Strategy

Ken Nason

As Corporate Director of Revenue Strategy at OTH, Ken Nason is a forward-looking leader who implements a vision for revenue and distribution strategy for all assets.  He drives the vision, design, and direct development of the company’s revenue optimization, e-commerce, and distribution strategies. 

Ken is a graduate of Johnson & Wales University, having earned a degree in Hospitality Sales & Meeting Management with a minor in Hotel & Restaurant Management.  He possesses a balanced wealth of experience in the hospitality industry with over 25 year in sales, marketing, and revenue leadership. Before joining OTH, he worked in leadership roles with independent and branded organizations such as Benchmark Global Hospitality, Salamander Hotels and Resorts, Remington Hotels, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and several others.

He believes having fun is critical to work life balance and corporate success. Originally from Boston, he is an avid fan of all Boston sports teams. (Go Sox! Go Patriots!) In his spare time, Ken is joined by his two daughters, Anna and Zoe, and his wife Jodi, as they venture on family RV camping trips, swimming, golfing, and spending time by the pool.

Alex White

A thriving organization is one where every person knows their role but is also willing to step outside it for a greater good.

Corporate Director of Human Relations

Alex White

As Corporate Director of Human Relations at OTH, Alex White manages day-to-day human resources responsibilities at the home office in Williamsburg. He provides direct support and resources to OTH’s team of on-site human resource professionals at the company’s properties in and around the south.

Alex is a graduate of Mississippi State University, having earned a degree in international business with a minor in Spanish. He has over 20 years of experience with firms like Hilton, Marriott, and Harrah’s, and he worked most recently as the Director of Human Resources at the world-renowned Bandon Dunes Golf Resort.

Outside of the office, he likes to be actively involved in the community. He has served on the boards of several non-profits, including most recently a rural community health center in Oregon. Most important to him is spending quality time with his family, which includes his wife, Jackie, and their five children, Jordan, Dylan, Hayden, Kendall and Callen.

Corporate Director of Marketing

Diana Ampuero

As Corporate Director of Marketing, Diana Ampuero is responsible for the creation, and execution of marketing strategies for the entire OTH portfolio as well as overseeing and lending support to each property team.

Diana brings over 14 years of experience in hospitality management and marketing/e-commerce. She has held roles that allowed her to do everything from leading an F&B team of fifty members to planning & executing the media strategy for a portfolio of up to 17 hotels. Her most recent position prior to joining OTH was the Senior Corporate Marketing Manager at Second Wave, Aimbridge Hospitality’s lifestyle in-house marketing agency. 

Outside her life as a marketing expert, some may consider Diana to be a Paul McCartney expert – having seen him in concert over 25 times, all around the world. The Peruvian native loves to travel, and has been to over 25 countries. When she’s home, she enjoys spending time with her rescue dog, London, listening to (you guessed it) The Beatles!

Director of Construction

Marston Smith

As Director of Construction, Marston is responsible for the execution of redevelopment and renovation activity at all OTH Hotels Resorts-managed properties. He will efficiently lead the development team of architects, designers, consultants, and more through capital project planning, coordination, and implementation phases. 

Marston began his career at Clark Enterprises, where he did everything from founding Clark Facility Solutions and other groups to negotiating substantial subcontracts. He then moved to Dalian Development, where he managed the development of over 1,000 multifamily units and explored new markets for future projects. In his most recent role at The Tides Inn/Enchantment Group, he led the development and capital planning efforts, overseeing projects while contributing to future design and master planning.

Marston is a former soccer player and an avid Liverpool FC fan. When he’s not watching soccer, he can be found on Carters Creek near the Chesapeake Bay, learning to sail with his wife Cille, and puppy Tater Tot.

Regional Director of Finance

Brian Chu

As Regional Director of Finance at OTH, Brian Chu is responsible for the creation, execution and refinement of financial strategies designed to maximize profitability for OTH Hotels Resorts properties in Florida.

Brian brings over 35 years of vast industry knowledge and experience in the hospitality world. His leadership and success in driving growth for brands such as Hilton, Blackstone Group, Waldorf Astoria, and Radisson, make him a valuable asset for our team. He joined OTH in 2020, and has been instrumental in overseeing Hyde Resort & Residences and Hyde Beach House.

In his time with the company, Brian has also made significant positive impacts on the OTH family; including the mentorship and growth of his team in Hollywood, Florida. This initiative is one he will continue to do with all our Directors of Finance at the Florida properties.

When he’s not helping our groups succeed, Brian enjoys cheering for another team: His daughter’s competitive travel softball team!

Joshua Golforth

Director of Financial Planning & Analysis

Joshua Goforth

As a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis for Our Town Hospitality, Joshua is responsible for overseeing the budgeting and forecasting process for the portfolio, diving into hotel analytics to help the operations team make informed decisions. Joshua oversees many of the technological applications that are utilized daily in the field and supports the overall goals of the accounting and finance discipline.

Joshua holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and International Business, a minor in Spanish from Elmhurst University and holds a Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics (CHIA). Joshua’s hospitality career began with Spire Hospitality directly out of college, where he began as a financial analyst. In 2015, he received the corporate employee of the year award and in 2016, was promoted to Senior Financial Analyst. In 2018, he was promoted to the Manager of Financial Planning & Analysis. Joshua has experience working with multiple hotels brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG, Hyatt, as well as Independent properties. 

Joshua is passionate about combining his knowledge of hospitality data analytics and hospitality operations to provide actionable insights which improve performance in key areas for the portfolio. 

Outside of the office, Joshua enjoys traveling the world with his significant other and spending time with his family. He also enjoys running, biking and hiking.

Marlise Ricker

Vice President of Government Affairs

Marlise Ricker

Corporate Human Resources Manager

Karen Saybe

Karen is a highly skilled, senior-level Human Resources Business Partner who brings a track record of innovative strategies that have led to positive business outcomes across the board for hospitality brands. In addition, she brings a wealth of experience in talent acquisition, ongoing performance management, team leadership, coaching, mentoring, and the nuances that come with effective payroll and compensation management. Furthermore, her bilingual fluency in Spanish helps her deploy advanced communication skills in diverse working environments —serving to facilitate high-performing cultures and teams across a property’s verticals.

Karen’s career showcases breadth and results across various brands and properties, beginning with the Capella Hotel Group in Atlanta, Georgia, where she facilitated high-volume talent management and acquisition activities. Most recently, she was the Director of Human Resources at Commonwealth Lodging Management in Norfolk, VA, where she managed all talent acquisition initiatives and performance management cycles, spearheading a COVID-19 prevention policy. Across her career, Karen exemplifies a holistic commitment to fostering talent, leadership, and world-class cultures built on core values.

Corporate Executive Assistant

Kristin Forbes

Kristin Forbes is currently the Corporate Executive Assistant at Our Town Hospitality—executing a track record of superior client experiences and overseeing the performance of administrative support teams. 

To date, she brings over twenty years of client management, organizational planning, and performance-based strategic initiatives. With keen attention to detail and management insights and analysis —she’s able to work with clients to spearhead initiatives and exercise solutions in dynamic and fast-paced business environments.

Kristin’s career spans various organizations, with a common thread of work ethic built on adaptability and execution. In 2016 she joined Riverside Health Systems as Executive Assistant & Office Manager, providing support to the Executive Director, Board of Directors and Leadership Team. In 2018, she joined Artcraft Management Inc. as Executive Assistant, providing administrative support to the President of Operations, VP of Operations, in addition to supporting regional and property managers in 42 locations. Before OTH, she worked with Fiduciary Edge Advisors as Chief Operations Officer where she oversaw day-to-day operations.

Kristin attended Eastern Connecticut State University and went on to graduate from the Dale Carnegie Management Program as well as the LEAD Historic Triangle Class of 2007. She is a Commissioned Notary for the Commonwealth of Virginia, a Certified Dementia Practitioner and has previously held CT Property and Casualty Licenses. Incredibly active in her community, Kristin also spends time volunteering her time with St. Bede’s Catholic Church, the Alzheimer’s Association, and the Williamsburg House of Mercy.

When she isn’t at the office or out volunteering, Kristin enjoys spending time with her son Kyle and daughter Megan —as well as her new puppy, Jackson. An avid reader, she is passionate about travel and constantly challenging herself to never stop learning, with a service-first ethos.

Our leadership lineup consists of seasoned hospitality experts with a diverse background in hotel, culinary, development, marketing, sales and revenue experience. We’re here to support your goals and bring your vision to life.

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