A leading hospitality owner, manager, and developer, Concord Hospitality Enterprises is proud to congratulate two associates on their recent promotions. Nicole Porter has been promoted to Regional Vice President of Sales, and Chris Tyner has been promoted to Regional Vice President. In each of their respective new roles, Porter and Tyner will support Concord’s properties in the Mid-Atlantic region, including hotels in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
“Concord is proud to provide our high performing team members with advancement opportunities throughout their careers. We are thrilled to see Nicole and Chris move to this next level of leadership, they have earned it!” said Debra Punke, Vice President of Human Capital and Communications. “In fact, over 60 percent of our open leadership positions are filled with internal promotions. We congratulate Nicole and Chris on their new roles, and we look forward to their continued success and achievements at Concord.”
Porter joined Concord Hospitality in 2011 and had more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. The majority of her focus has been in sales and marketing, covering a variety of brands within full-service hotels, independent boutique hotels, and select-service hotels. Having worked in various markets, she also has extensive experience with numerous hotel segments including business transient, corporate group conferences, associations, youth and professional sports teams, government and military. Porter’s most recent transition within the company was in 2015 when she became Concord’s Corporate Director of Sales and Marketing. In this role, she focused on positively impacting Concord hotels’ revenue performance through her work on special projects for identified hotels requiring supplemental sales efforts. Also, she played a key role in leading Concord’s corporate and regional sales processes and initiatives such as spearheading the facilitation, training, and development of operating procedures for hotel customer relationship management (CRM) sales systems.
In 2012, Tyner joined Concord Hospitality as the opening General Manager of the Homewood Suites by Hilton in Springfield, Va. He worked closely with his ownership group to build trust and earn credibility from construction to daily operations after opening. Being credited with one of the fastest ramping Homewood Suites in the brand portfolio at the time, the hotel was awarded Hilton’s Opening Hotel of the Year, with Tyner being named Hilton’s General Manager of the Year for the Homewood Suites brand. Tyner moved within Concord to the Cambria Hotels & Suites Washington D.C. Convention Center more than two years ago. During his tenure there, the hotel improved on all metrics including revenue, employee turnover, and guest satisfaction. In 2017, he led the hotel to an eight percent revenue growth versus the prior year and decreased turnover by 50 percent. Tyner currently represents Concord on the Diversity & Inclusion Council and the Global Sustainability Committee. He is a member of the Board of Advisors for the North Carolina Central University Hospitality & Tourism Program and served as Chairman in 2016.
For more information about career opportunities with Concord, visit ConcordHotels.com/Careers.
About Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company
As an award-winning hotel development, ownership and management company, Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company has spent the last three decades building relationships with investors, partners, and third-party hotel owners on more than $2.5 billion in premium-branded properties across the United States and Canada. As an operator, Concord Hospitality instills value from the ground up, developing and managing with a sustainable viewpoint, a focus on quality and hands-on involvement to ensure long-term profitability and success. Concord Hospitality believes that its people are its greatest strength. With the brightest talent, the most innovative processes and a commitment to giving back to the communities where associates live and work, Concord Hospitality is committed to be a great place to work for all. Learn more at concordhotels.com.