Our Red Lion Hotels Corporation Management Team
President and Chief Executive Officer
Greg Mount joined the company as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2014. Greg Mount brings more than 25 years of experience to Red Lion and prior to joining the company served as President of Richfield Hospitality, Sceptre Hospitality and Richfield Hospitality China, where he executed a number of strategic deals including the acquisition and merger of Whiteboards Labs into Sceptre Hospitality. Previously, he held senior roles at Sage Hospitality, as well as Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, where he led the full-service division responsible for developing franchises and management contracts for the Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Le Meridien, and Luxury Collection brands in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Before joining Starwood, Mount held senior operating positions at Interstate Hotels Corporation and Marriott International Hotels, working his way up through a number of hotel and regional management positions before moving into Development.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Julie Shiflett was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning September 1, 2011. Ms. Shiflett has been with Red Lion Hotels since October 2010 when she was hired under a contract to serve as Vice President of Finance. She is a principal of NW CFO, a financial consulting company she founded in 2008 which assists emerging and mid-market companies with activities including strategic planning, forecasting, and recapitalization. She served as Chief Financial Officer of Signature Genomic Laboratories inSpokane,Washington, in 2009 and 2010. Prior to that, Shiflett was Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Columbia Paint and Coatings from 2006 to 2009 and Vice President of Finance and Administration of Riley Creek Lumber Company from 2001 until 2006. Her accounting career began at Coopers & Lybrand in Spokane. Ms. Shiflett also currently serves on the Board of Directors for an $8 billion financial institution, a chemical manufacturing company and a regional hospital
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Bill Linehan joined Red Lion in February 2014 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. He has more than 25 years of hospitality experience, most recently as Chief Marketing Officer and Managing Director at Richfield Hospitality and Sceptre Hospitality Resources, where he led the sales, marketing and resource management activities surrounding the company's portfolio of hotels and resorts. At Sceptre, Linehan repositioned the company to become a global leader of hotel revenue technologies. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Global Marketing for InterContinental Hotels Group where he established the marketing to re-launch seven IHG brands to the development community. Linehan also previously served as Global Vice President of Marketing, Brand Alignment and Partnerships for Starwood Hotels and Resorts and held sales and marketing positions with both Hyatt and Sheraton.
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Tom McKeirnan has been with the company since 2003 and serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel. He has been actively involved in the executive management of the company for almost ten years, having previously served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2005 to February 2013. Prior to that he served as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from January 2004 through February 2005 and Vice President, Assistant General Counsel from July 2003 to January 2004. Prior to joining us, Mr. McKeirnan was a partner at the Spokane, Washington law firm of Paine Hamblen Cofflin Brooke & Miller, LLP from January 2002 until July 2003 and an associate attorney at the same firm from 1999 to 2001. Mr. McKeirnan was also an associate attorney with the Seattle, Washington law firm of Riddell Williams P.S. from 1995 until 1999. Mr. McKeirnan's private legal practice has focused on corporate, transactional, real estate and securities law, with an emphasis on the hospitality industry. While in private practice, Mr. McKeirnan represented us as outside counsel on various strategic and transactional matters and also represented WestCoast Hotels, Inc. prior to our acquisition of that company.
Harry G. Sladich
Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations and Sales
Harry Sladich serves as Executive Vice President Hotel Operations & Sales for Red Lion Hotels Corporation and is the driving force behind companywide sales initiatives in national and international markets, in addition to leading the team in hotel operations for nearly 2,300 employees at 54 hotels in 11 states. In collaboration with an internationally recognized branding firm, Sladich created a brandwide initiative, Local.Wise., in which the culture of each hotel is centered specifically around local attractions, recreation and eateries. Prior to that, Sladich developed three distinctive segments to more clearly define the Red Lion brand for guests and franchisors. In 2013, Sladich launched an adaptive framework website and refreshed Red Lion Hotels branding initiative.
Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer
David Barbieri has been with our company since 1996 and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Barbieri is a member of the senior management team for Red Lion Hotels Corporation and is responsible for the company's information technology initiatives ranging from network and application infrastructure to Internet-based application design and e-commerce. Mr. Barbieri is also responsible for the company's sustainability programs and corporate facilities, design, and construction initiatives. Before joining our company, Mr. Barbieri worked as an engineer for a data backup hardware manufacturing company.
Sandra J. Heffernan
Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller
Sandra J. Heffernan is currently the Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller of Red Lion Hotels Corporation. Prior to Red Lion, she served as Senior Director of Financial Accounting & Reporting for NightHawk Radiology Holdings, Inc., a public company based in Coeur d'Alene, ID. She previously worked in key accounting and financial positions, including Controller and Assistant Controller roles, for various public companies and private organizations. Ms. Heffernan has been employed by several notable companies, including PepsiCo Food Systems, Dell Computer Corporation and the National Football League. As Senior Vice President, Corporate Controller for Red Lion, Ms. Heffernan directs all accounting and reporting functions for the company, is responsible for internal controls and is a key member of the team that manages outside banking and audit relationships. She graduated from Texas A&M University in 1992 with a BBA in Finance and graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas in 1996 with an MS in Accounting. Ms. Heffernan is a Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Washington State.