OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Interstate Hotels & Resorts is built on intelligence, experience, and integrity. From associates at our individual properties to our corporate boardroom, we are a team of dedicated professionals. We’re committed to making a positive difference in the hospitality industry. This is exemplified by our executive leadership, which has more than a century of combined managerial success. Our top-level team enables our clients to experience remarkable operational success and achieve significant financial growth.
Michael J. DeitemeyerPresident & Chief Executive Officer
As President and CEO, Mike is leading the evolution of Interstate, bringing a fresh perspective and igniting a new strategy for unprecedented growth by bringing unrivaled talent, global expansion and innovative resources to the company’s 540-property worldwide portfolio.
Mike joined Interstate after a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, and prior to that helped grow the organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance. Under his leadership, Mike established Omni as a leading hotel brand and operator, with a reputation for delivering superior quality, award-winning service, and exceptional guest experiences.
Mike serves on Interstate’s Board of Directors, and holds highly respected board memberships with AHLA and AHLEF. He was a founding board member and served as chairman of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Mike is a graduate of Fitchburg State University.
Carrie McIntyreChief Financial Officer
Carrie McIntyre is Chief Financial Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a vital position she has expertly held since August 2013. Prior, she served as executive vice president and treasurer. Carrie is responsible for oversight of the Company’s corporate and hotel accounting, treasury, tax, financial planning and analysis, asset management and procurement. She is highly skilled in internal audit and risk management functions. Before joining us, she was an executive with MeriStar Hotels & Resorts.
Carrie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia (Virginia Tech).
Andrew JordanChief Marketing Officer
Andrew Jordan is our Chief Marketing Officer and leads all our revenue initiatives including sales, marketing, revenue management, e-commerce and distribution. He drives peak topline results for the company’s portfolio of independent, branded, full-service and select-service hotels. Andrew has more than 30 years of experience in advertising and brand marketing. Prior to joining us, he achieved successes at Coca-Cola, Club Med, Wyndham International, Carlson Restaurants, Adeptus Health.
Andrew holds a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University, Stern School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Texas.
Erica H. HagemanExecutive Vice President and General Counsel
Erica Hageman serves as our Executive Vice President and General Counsel. She is responsible for all legal, compliance, and risk management functions of the Company. As a member of our Executive Committee, Erica is a driving force in the execution of the Company’s global growth strategy. Prior to joining us, she was an attorney with Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott. She is proactive in the community as a board member with the Georgetown Hotel Lodging and Legal Summit. She is also on the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s General Counsel Committee.
Erica holds a Juris Doctorate from the George Washington University Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida.
Leslie NgChief Investment Officer
Leslie Ng serves as Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for overseeing our global investment and new business development activities. He is responsible for driving all initiatives from hotel acquisitions and corporate mergers to growing new hotel management opportunities. Prior to joining us, Leslie held senior executive positions at Patriot American Hospitality, The Continental Companies and Tobishima Corporation. He also has management consultant experience at Deloitte & Touche.
Leslie holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Carrie DavidCHIEF HUMAN RESOURCES OFFICER
Carrie David is chief human resources officer for Interstate Hotels & Resorts. She is responsible for leading all aspects of the human resources team, developing an exceptional organizational culture while providing tools, training, and career development for associates around the globe.
With more than 20 years of experience, Carrie has proven to be an agile leader who has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to galvanize teams across many industries including healthcare, retail, foodservice, and hospitality. Most recently she served as senior vice president of operational excellence and general manager support for Caribou Coffee and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, where she also led critical HR work streams, successfully integrating the two companies.
At Delaware North, Carrie created high performing and engaged teams and served as Head of HR of Australia and New Zealand where she acted as a change leader, transforming the culture and aligning focus of transparent communications and increasing engagement by measurable results.
Carrie completed the Advanced Executive Human Resources Program at the University of Michigan. She holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Labor Relations and Human Resource Management from West Virginia University and a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from West Virginia University.
James LambChief Information Officer
James Lamb is our Chief Information Officer, and is responsible for the design and delivery of innovative technical and business solutions needed to operate and grow our global hotel portfolio. Prior to joining us, James held a variety of executive-level IT positions within the hospitality industry at Hyatt and Le Méridien companies. In addition, he spent 16 years in IT leadership at EDS and Perot Systems.
James received a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from East Carolina University.
Intelligence, experience, integrity and commitment represent the essential qualities that we seek in all of our associates. From the boardroom at our corporate headquarters to the guest room of each hotel we manage, Interstate Hotels & Resorts strongly believes that people make the difference. Possessing over a century of combined experience in the industry, Interstate’s leadership team is the engine that propels our clients to realize greater success at the bottom line.
John A. RubinoEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CROSSROADS HOSPITALITY
John A. Rubino is Executive Vice President of Crossroads® Hospitality – Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ division specializing in select-service properties. John is responsible for overseeing overall management of the Company’s 300-hotel portfolio of select-service and extended stay hotels throughout North America. Most recently John was Senior Vice President of Operations.
With over 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, John has held various operations leadership positions as Senior Vice President, Vice President, Regional Director, Area Manager, Regional Trainer, and General Manager with Interstate in addition to management roles and executive-level positions with Trust Hospitality and Island Hospitality. Throughout his career, John has opened over 25 nationally branded hotels, assisted transitioning over 200 hotels into a new management company, and directly oversaw a 65-hotel portfolio with more than 7,000 rooms.
His passion for the industry led him to becoming an Adjunct Faculty Member in Travel & Tourism, instructing students in dining room management and front office management for eight years. He has also authored course books in hotel management for national educational organizations.
John has served as a board member for a number of industry organizations including the Northeast Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau, Lackawanna County Hotel Association, and Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University School of Hospitality Management, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel Restaurant and Institutional Management.
Pete SamsEXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS, FULL SERVICE
Pete Sams is Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ EVP of Full Service Operations, responsible for the Company’s overall operational strategy, forging strong owner relations and driving superior hotel performance for a portfolio of over 100 properties throughout North America. His portfolio represents all top lodging brands, as well as numerous independent hotels, resorts and conference centers.
Prior to joining Interstate, Pete served as a Regional Vice President at White Lodging, managing a portfolio of full-service hotels to include branded Le Méridien, Marriott, Renaissance and Hyatt Hotels. Additionally, he oversaw the opening of several ground up new-build properties. He also served as the project lead in the development of an internal labor leadership tool and process during his tenure at White Lodging.
Pete’s hospitality career began with Omni Hotels in the hotel finance department, leading to area finance and operational responsibilities. His Omni career spanned 20 productive and decorated years. Ultimately, he served multiple stints as an impactful General Manager, including running the iconic Omni Shoreham, a key asset in the portfolio. In 2009, Pete was named Omni’s General Manager of the Year.
Pete proudly served his country as a member of the US Army and is a graduate of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Finance.
Greg O’SteanCHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER - NORTH AMERICA
Greg O’Stean serves as Interstate Hotels & Resorts’ chief development officer for North America. He is responsible for helping the company continue its successful expansion by driving overall business growth in North America.
Most recently, Greg served as the chief investment officer at Loews Hotels, where he led the hotel acquisitions and development, asset management, and owner relations platforms. Previously he has held executive roles with the Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group, Piper Jaffray & Company and GE Capital.
Greg is a proven hotel industry leader, with a rich history of delivering exceptional results and an expert in leading teams to achieve extraordinary growth. He received his MBA and bachelor’s in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech.
Brian SparacinoSenior Vice President, Operations, INTRIGUE Hotels & Resorts
Brian’s deep curiosity for culture and technology drives his passion for experiential travel. He says it keeps him in tune with the demands of today’s generation of travelers. Brian currently leads INTRIGUE, a division of luxury, independent, lifestyle, soft-branded, and boutique hotels. Previously, Brian has been responsible for over $1 billion in revenue for one of our largest ownership groups, managing a portfolio of hotels, resorts and golf courses.
- Urban/Gateway Markets: The London NYC, Paramount NYC, NoMo SoHo, The Charles Hotel, Hotel Erwin
- Destination Resorts: South Seas Island Resort, Laguna Cliffs Resort & Spa Marriott, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
- Sales and Operations Leadership Roles at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Harrah’s Entertainment – Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Trump Properties, and Marriott International
Justin MagazineSenior Vice President, Development & Acquisitions
Justin’s mandate is to help in retention of management contracts for hotels in Interstates portfolio that are placed for sale by their respective owners.
As Interstate’s ownership base continues to grow and diversify, Justin adds further depth to the Development team, focusing on communicating Interstate’s value to and managing relationships with brokers, investors and hotel owners to increase energy and effort on retention.
Justin brings extensive experience advising the industry’s largest brands and institutional hotel owners in addition to strong relationships with the financial community. Prior to joining Interstate, Justin was most recently Managing Director-Hospitality in New York City and Washington, D.C. for Savills Studley Hospitality, an international advisory firm. Prior to that he was Founder and SVP of Humboldt Hospitality Advisors in Washington, DC. With Newfound Resorts, an international resort developer, Justin spearheaded marketing efforts in the U.S. as Vice President, Marketing-North America. Before Justin’s tenure in the hotel space, he spent four years in sports marketing as a marketing executive for Octagon.