Olshan Properties Promotes Two Hilton Columbus at Easton Execs
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NEW YORK—Olshan Properties, formerly MPI-Mall Properties Inc., has promoted two executives: Alan Howe has been named VP of hotels for the company and Carrie Richards, formerly director of operations at the Hilton Columbus at Easton, will step in for Howe as GM.
Richards will continue to report directly to Howe.
During his career with Olshan Properties working for the division of the former MPI, which was known as Olshan Hotel Management, Inc., Howe has served as both general manager of the Hilton Columbus at Easton and as the company’s regional director for the Columbus, OH-area, overseeing the operations of the Residence Inn Columbus Easton and the Courtyard Columbus Easton.
As VP, Howe’s new responsibilities now involve him directly in the development and day-to-day operations of Olshan Properties’ hotel investments.
A graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, Howe has served on the board of directors of the Greater Columbus Lodging Council, the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, Experience Columbus (Columbus’ Convention and Visitor’s Bureau), The Ohio State University Hospitality Advisory Board, as well as the Greater Columbus Soap Box Derby Association and the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, OH.
Richards joined the Hilton Columbus at Easton in 2005 as a rooms division director and has more than ten years of hotel management experience. Prior to joining Olshan Properties, she served as GM for Clarion Hotel in Dublin, OH, and began her career in 1992 with Wyndham International for which she acted as GM of four properties. Richards earned her Bachelors in Science from the University of Wisconsin, Stout in 1992.
Tags: Olshan Properties • MPI • Hilton Columbus at Easton • Alan Howe • Carrie Richards • Hospitality • Owners/Operators • Personnel •
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