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Regional Director of Operations

Gwen Byrd Vickers has more then three decades of hospitality experience.  She joined Innisfree in 1989 and held the positions of General Manager, Director of Purchasing, and Director of Sales before accepting her current position. 

Gwen has experience managing hotel openings, renovations, take overs and post-sale closings.  She also has specialized expertise in the construction, opening and management of RV Parks.  Gwen has a proven history of substantially increasing profitability by implementing tight controls and lowering costs, while implementing yield management strategies to increase Average Daily Rates and occupancy.  She works closely with property managers to maximize efficiency and ease of day to day operations.
She is a Certified Hotel Administrator and has attended training sessions for Vantage Hospitality, Days Inn, Best Western International, Choice Hotels International and Holiday Inn Express.  Gwen is also a member-at-large of the American Business Women’s Association, National Association of Professional Women, member of the National Recreation & Park Association and a member of The Hospitality Industry Network.