"It’s not the impressive buildings we construct that make this company great. It’s the heart of the people in this company that distinguish us as exceptional." - Bruce Thompson | Chief Executive Officer

Gold Key | PHR Hotels and Resorts has placed a great emphasis on attracting and retaining the best talent in our industry. Our Executive Leadership is composed of men and women who have learned our business from the ground up and seasoned veterans from some of the world’s most respected hospitality companies. The result is a cohesive team 2,400 strong that consistently outperforms the market and exceeds our financial goals while delivering great service to thousands of guests.

Executive Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Bruce L. Thompson

Chief Investment Officer

Robert Howard

Chief Financial Officer

Brian Carson

Chief Operating Officer

Dave Makarsky

Lee Westnedge

General Counsel

Lee Westnedge

Executive Vice President of Food & Beverage Operations

Chuck Sass

Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations

Brad Weissman

Vice President of Development

Bryan D. Cuffee

Executive Vice President of Administration

Elizabeth Weller

Executive Vice President of Hotel Operations

Axel Suray

Michael Woodhead

Vice President of Marketing

Michael Woodhead

VP of Food & Beverage

Brent Wertz

Vice President of Information Technology

Paul Grosch

Director of Procurement

Terry Lavey


Director of Risk Management

Jenny McLane


Director of Sales and Marketing, Hotel Division

Tade Allen


Internal Auditor

Michelle Coronato