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Founder & CEO
Dale PelletierChief Financial Officer
Tracey SlavoniaChief Sales & Marketing Officer
John SpeersVice President of Operations
Theresa Silovice president of human resources
Prem Devadas, President, is a 25-year veteran of the hospitality industry. After ten years with The Potomac Hotel Group in Washington, D.C., he left the Regional Director of Operations position to manage the lodging portfolio for CCA Industries whose holdings include The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA, The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN and Kiawah Island Resort near Charleston, SC. As Managing Director, he repositioned the Jefferson Hotel and the Hermitage Hotel through extensive renovations, and achieved Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond awards for the respective properties. At Kiawah Island, he directed the development and successful opening in August 2004 of The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, the new 255-room ultra-luxury hotel, which is hailed as one of the world's best.
Dale Pelletier, Chief Financial Officer, is a 30-year veteran of the hospitality industry. Dale oversees the company's financial, accounting, tax, information systems, treasury, planning and reporting activities. His extensive experience with more than 70 hotels includes full-service, limited-service, all-suite, resort and condominium hotels both at the property and corporate levels. Dale also served as Chief Financial Officer for MEI Hotels, a hotel development, ownership, management and investment group. He was responsible for all financial activities for the company's managed and asset managed hotels, construction and development projects and three private equity funds. Prior to MEI, Dale was Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. operations of City Hotels, an international hotel and airline company that has hotels in the U.S. and Europe and is listed on the Brussels Stock Exchange.
Tracey Slavonia oversees revenue development including sales, marketing, communications and revenue optimization for Salamander's growing portfolio. Slavonia has also previously served as chief marketing officer for Enchantment Group based in Scottsdale, Arizona. Prior, she served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Canyon Ranch, overseeing their portfolio in Arizona, Florida, Las Vegas, Massachusetts, Turkey and the At Sea division. Additionally, she served as the vice president of sales and marketing for Miraval Holding for four years with oversight for their assets in New York and Arizona. Tracey, a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earned a bachelor of science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Arizona before beginning her hospitality career with Hilton in Phoenix. Earlier in her career, she held leadership positions with PGA National Resort & Spa in Florida; The Wigwam in Arizona; KSL Resorts and St. Regis Monarch Beach in California.
John Speers, Vice President of Operations, oversees day-to-day operations of the company's hotels and resorts. He brings an exceptional background in luxury and Five Star/Five Diamond operations, having previously served as Senior Vice President overseeing properties such as Chatham Bars Inn and the Inn at Perry Cabin, as well as the Managing Director for The Little Nell Hotel, Residences at Little Nell, and The Aspen Mountain Club. Speers has previously served as General Manager of Faena Hotels in Miami Beach, as Resort Manager of Four Seasons Jackson Hole in Teton Village, WY, and as Director of Food and Beverage at Four Season Chicago. He began his career as an Executive Assistant Manager, Director of Food and Beverage at The Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach in Florida. Prior to joining Ritz Carlton, he was the General Manager of acclaimed restaurant's in San Francisco and New York City.
Theresa Silo, Vice President of Human Resources, is directly responsible for the human resources departments throughout the Salamander portfolio. A seasoned and respected industry leader, her experience features leadership roles at some of the country's most decorated properties. Silo spent 14 years at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in two spells, working as both director of human resources and the director of operations at the Kiawah Island Inn. She has also served as the general manager of The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville, TN; director of operations at the Waldorf Towers in New York, NY; and front office manager at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA.
Corporate Team Members
Chris KingChief DeveLOPment Officer
Ty BrassieVice President of Sales & Marketing
Matt OwenVice President of Communications
Bobby SweetVice President of Leisure Sales
David MillarVice President & Corporate Controller
Brian CovingtonVice President Revenue Optimization
Liz MartinCorporate Director of Marketing
Tashea LoweryCorporate Director of Human Resources
Carla CarrollCorporate Director of Global Sales
Chris BerryCorporate Director of Global Golf Sales
Jim BuschCorporate Director of Project Management
Beatriz SchlueterCorporate Director of Information Technology
Margaret ThwaitesCorporate Director of Leisure Sales
Michelle LongCorporate Marketing & Communications Manager
Elizabeth HartCorporate Social Media & Reputation Manager
Debbie ThomasCorporate Assistant Controller
Katy BanaganCorporate Senior Accountant
Karen GodoyCorporate Staff Accountant
Violeta BorgoniaCorporate Accounts Payable
Jenny GreenliefCorporate Training Manager
Helaine CarverExecutive Assistant to the President
Cori RusherCorporate Sales & Marketing Coordinator