President & 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 RLH Corporation 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 & Chief Operating Officer
Gary Sims joined RLH Corporation in 2018 as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer overseeing all franchise operations, sales, hotel management and human resources. Gary has over 30 years of experience with notable brands around the globe including over ten years of franchise and management sales experience at Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Prior to joining RLH Corporation, Gary was managing director at Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in southern California, a 650-room luxury golf resort. He led all operations and strategy for the resort, driving incremental revenue and exceptional service.
EVP & Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Julie Shiflett returns to RLHC after having served as the company’s Vice President of Finance from October 2010 to September 2011, and as Chief Financial Officer from September 2011 to October 2014. Since December 2014, Ms. Shiflett served as Principal of NorthWest CFO, an outsourced financial expert consultancy she founded in 2008, where she provided financial consulting services and support to RLHC for various strategic initiatives. Ms. Shiflett currently serves on the Board of Directors of Northwest Farm Credit Services. Ms. Shiflett holds an MBA from University of Phoenix and a BA from Eastern Washington University.
Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer
Bill Linehan joined RLH Corporation 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.
Harry G. Sladich
Executive Vice President, Hotel Operations & Sales
Harry Sladich serves as Executive Vice President Hotel Operations & Sales for RLH 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 more than 50 hotels. Sladich joined RLH Corporation in 2010 and immediately developed three distinct segments to more clearly define the RLH Corporation brand for guests and franchisors. In 2013, Sladich launched an adaptive framework website and refreshed Red Lion Hotels branding initiative. He serves on two prominent national industry boards, including the U.S. Travel Association and Destination & Travel Foundation Board of Trustees. Additionally, former Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire appointed Sladich to the Motion Picture Competitiveness board and to the Washington State Convention Center Board of Directors. A 34 year veteran of the hospitality industry, Sladich has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Spokane where he played a key role in building and selling the Spokane and Washington State images. He spent 15 years in hotel operations having served as a General Manager, with extensive experience in rooms division and food and beverage, for hotel developers and operators of multiple franchises including Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and Quality Inn.
Thomas L. McKeirnan
Executive Vice President, General Counsel
Tom McKeirnan has been with RLH Corporation since 2003 and serves as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel. He has been actively involved in executive management since shortly after joining the company. Prior to joining us, McKeirnan was in private practice for eight years at Riddell Williams P.S. in Seattle and Paine Hamblen Coffin Brooke & Miller, LLP in Spokane, focusing on corporate, transactional, real estate and securities law, with an emphasis on the hospitality industry. While in private practice, 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. He earned his law degree with honors from the University of Washington and his MBA from Gonzaga University, both in 1995.
EVP, President of Global Development
Paul Sacco has been with RLH Corporation since October 2017 and serves as EVP, President of Global Development. Paul leads and directly oversees all franchise growth efforts for RLH Corporation brands worldwide, with a focus on organic growth. Paul was most recently President & Chief Development Officer at TPG Hotels & Resorts, where he had been driving the company strategy and hotel portfolio growth via acquisitions, management contracts, mergers and new construction projects. Paul also has senior development experience at Pyramid Hotel Group and led North America growth and development efforts for all 10 Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide brands, both managed and franchised.