Concord Hospitality, the award-winning hotel management and development company currently operating over 140 hotels across North America, welcomes Marsha Ray as its new Executive Vice President of Operations. In preparation for further expansion, Concord Hospitality is proactively enhancing its executive team to better address the unique requirements of its individual properties.

As a collaborative and results-oriented leader, Ray brings over three decades of invaluable hospitality experience to her latest endeavor. Her extensive background spans various hospitality sectors, including branded and independent hotels, luxury resorts, lifestyle accommodations, convention centers, city hubs and airport facilities. With an extensive background serving both the Canadian and U.S. hospitality markets, Ray boasts comprehensive expertise in all operational aspects, from food and beverage management to front office pre-openings, transitions, conversions, and beyond.

Ray will oversee the opening and expansion of Concord’s newest full-service hotels and resorts across North America, while focusing on brand and owner relations, financial oversight, and talent management to ensure each asset aligns with its strategic objectives.

“I’m thrilled to bring my expertise in organizational leadership and my passion for hospitality to the remarkable team Concord Hospitality has assembled,” says Marsha Ray, executive vice president of operations. “With a foundation built on collaboration and a relentless pursuit of results, I am committed to expanding our footprint and furthering Concord’s culture of excellence.”

“Marsha’s exemplary reputation and tenacity make her the ideal leader to propel Concord Hospitality to the next level as we aim to expand our portfolio even further,” explains President & Chief Executive Officer, Mark Laport. “With exceptional industry experience, specifically in the luxury markets in both Canada and the U.S., Marsha will be an integral part of our ever-growing team.”