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Leadership Team

Meet One Of The Hardest-Working Teams In Hospitality

The Sonesta Franchise & Development Leadership Team is made up of bright minds working hard for you every day.

They’re hotel industry veterans with decades of experience in their field and committed to providing our owners and prospects with the support and knowledge they need.

leadership team

Keith Pierce

Executive Vice President, President of Franchise & Development

Brian Quinn

Chief Development Officer

Phil Hugh

SVP Lodging Development, Luxury & Lifestyle Brand Portfolio

Jason Yarbrough

SVP, Lodging Development Value Brands

Marco Roca

Lead, Lodging Development LATAM/Caribbean

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Ayesha Rajput

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Joshua Benson

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Mike Higgins

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

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Rich Edin

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Connor Murray

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Dallas Setser

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

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Lisa Farrell

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Tom Williams​

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Jacob Ham

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

Jacob Irvine

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

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Michael Handy

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

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Jason Heard

Regional Vice President, Franchise Development

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Ashton Blue

Lodging Development Manager

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Miles George

Lodging Development Manager

Ahmer Naushad

Vice President of Analytics/Franchise Administration

Cindy Kelly

Vice President, Franchise Administration

Taylor Goff

Vice President, Franchise Development & Re-licensing

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Karla Setser

Franchise Development Support Manager