ABOUT US - MEET OUR TEAM
EXECUTIVE PRESIDENT | KEVIN SWARK
Kevin has over 36 years of hotel experience with Genesis Hospitality, his last 21 years have been as the Executive President. As the head of the organization, he can be found; monitoring daily operations, launching brand standards, hotel inspections, overseeing the training department, accounting, budgets, purchasing, insurance, finance, sales, marketing, new hotel acquisitions, and internal expansion plans.
Kevin directs an organization with over 1000 employees at 11 hotels in nine cities and three provinces that was recently named a Platinum Best Managed Company in Canada. Always focusing on guest experiences, he has obtained trademark rights for innovative ideas such as the 3 Bite Guarantee for restaurants, 110% Clean Guarantee for guest rooms, and 2 Hour Voice Mail Guarantee for sales positions. In addition, Kevin is a member of the Marriott International Courtyard by Marriott Advisory Board and Marriott International Canadian Advisory Board.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER | JONATHAN MURRAY
Jonathan has over 12 years of accounting experience ranging from Public Practice to Construction and Hospitality. Jonathan has been CFO of Genesis Hospitality since April of 2016 and since starting has looked at over 40 possible acquisitions.
Jonathan oversees the entire Accounting process while analyzing potential opportunities for growth as they arise. Jonathan attained his MBA from the University of Guelph - Gordan S. Lang School of Business and Economics in 2020.
CHIEF INFORMATION OFFICER | COLIN GORING
AREA BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER | KEVIN BOWER
REGIONAL GENERAL MANAGER | BRIAN LUBBERS
Brian joined our organization in 2015 and comes to us with over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. During his time in the hotel industry, Brian has worked in many areas including Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, and Front Office Operations. He brings his accumulated expertise to our team as Regional General Manager for the four Marriott properties in our portfolio. Brian represents our properties as a liaison with Marriott Canada and supports the hotels in the areas of quality assurance, guest satisfaction, brand standards, and new food and beverage initiatives.
Brian is a graduate of the Hospitality Management Program at Fanshawe College in Ontario and has attained his MBA from the University of Guelph - Gordan S. Lang School of Business and Economics in 2020.
WESTERN REGIONAL MANAGER | HORIA HODOROG
Horia joined Genesis Hospitality as a General Manager in 2018 when the Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West was acquired. In 2021, he became a Dual General Manager and oversaw the Hampton Inn Edmonton West. Horia has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including internships and training programs in the U.S. During his career, Horia has worked in many areas including Food and Beverage, Housekeeping, Front Office Operations, and Maintenance. Horia holds a B.A. in Hospitality Services from Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
Horia, as Western Regional Manager, supports our hotels in quality assurance, guest satisfaction, employee satisfaction, sales &marketing, and food & beverage operations.
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER | SAM BOULET
Sam joined Genesis Hospitality in 2003 in the Banquet and Restaurant departments. After completing her Bachelor of Arts degree from Brandon University, she moved into a position with the Accounting team. Looking to expand her hotel knowledge she took the position of Human Resource Manager. Sam achieved her CPHR Designation in May 2021.
Along with the processing of payroll, Sam can be found administrating the employee benefit and RRSP programs, assisting with collective agreements, maintaining employee handbooks, and issuing HR policies and procedures.
TRAINING & EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER | CHRISTY UNGER
Christy established her position with Genesis 15 years ago. Her experiences in the organization include reviewing company standards, procedures, and policies with all employees in an interactive classroom setting. A classroom allows employees to share ideas and clarify any questions they may have about the steps to doing their job and providing legendary service to our Guests. She is also responsible for certifying employees in Red Cross CPR & First Aid and ensuring compliance with Government standards in other areas.
MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER | ANNE WILL
Anne joined Genesis Hospitality with over 20 years of experience working as a Graphic Designer. Anne’s education includes a Visual Fine Arts Degree from the University of Montana and a Journalism Broadcasting degree from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. Her skill set encompasses many communication mediums. She’s brilliant at print design, brand identity, and digital media design. She is responsible for designing and managing all marketing, print, web, and digital aspects within all Genesis hotels and head office.