Dave Hogg, CEO
Dave brings more than 1/3-century of real estate development expertise with General Growth Companies and others. He started Springwood Hospitality in 2006. He is a Rotarian, Member of the York County Room Tax Grant Committee, and Committee Member of York County Young Life. He is past Board Chair of the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau, past Vice President of the Logos Academy school board, past Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts of America, and a co-founder of New Life Presbyterian Church in York, among other charitable activities. Dave received his bachelor’s degree with honors in Real Estate and Construction Management with a minor in Psychology from the University of Denver. From the University of Arizona, he received his master’s degree magna cum laude and completed his Ph.D. coursework in Marketing with a minor in Urban Geography.
Justin Shelton, President
Justin is a master at hotel operations and management. He has held the entire range of hotel positions since his start in the hospitality industry at minimum wage in 1992. Prior to joining Springwood, Justin served for four years as Vice President of Operations at LBA Hospitality, a nationally-recognized Marriott and Hilton franchisee. Previously he served LBA Hospitality as a Bench Manager, General Manager, Regional Director of Operations, and Vice President of Human Resources for a total of four years before his promotion to Vice President of Operations. During his eight year tenure with LBA, their portfolio grew from 22 to 60 hotels. Justin directed the management of this entire portfolio for four years, even after the majority had been sold to Apple REIT Companies. At Springwood Justin has implemented a scalable management system that enables daily tracking of revenue as well as real-time monitoring of labor and all variable expenses on a per-occupied-room basis. Justin graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management and a minor in Marketing. He was honored as one of Central Pennsylvania’s Forty Under 40 young executives in 2013. Presently Justin serves on the Hilton Owners Advisory Council for the Tru by Hilton hotel brand.
Stephanie Shelton, Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Stephanie leads Springwood’s sales and marketing efforts and provides support to the property level Directors of Sales, General Managers, and Area Revenue Manager. Her focus is on fostering relationships with our guests, creating customer loyalty, and working with local businesses and national accounts to ensure we are capturing as much of the market share as possible. Prior to joining Springwood, Stephanie began her career in 1998 at an historic, full-service property located in Central Florida. In 2001 she joined LBA Hospitality as a Director of Sales and quickly grew into a Regional Director of Sales overseeing as many as nineteen Marriott- and Hilton-branded properties and their property level Directors of Sales. During her tenure with LBA, Stephanie also assisted with the pre- and post-opening sales efforts for numerous properties throughout the southeast. Stephanie was a Board Member of the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau and currently sits on the Discover Lancaster Board. She was honored as one of Central Pennsylvania’s Forty Under 40 young executives in 2014. Presently Stephanie serves on the Hilton Sales Advisory Council for Hilton’s Focused Service brands. This council provides feedback on sales direction and initiatives for Hampton by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, and Tru by Hilton.
Sallie Francis, Capital Services
Sallie brings more than 30 years of experience to Springwood, where she is responsible for the firm’s investor and banking relations. Prior to joining Springwood Sallie worked in Boston at the investment firms of Paine Webber, State Street Corporation, and Charles Schwab and at the international architectural firm of Benjamin Thompson and Associates. She is a multiple Merit Badge Counselor for Boy Scouts of America. Her previous charitable activities include working with a neonatal intensive care unit, Boston Organizing Committee Member (the BOC began the process of bringing the Summer Olympics to Boston), children’s foreign language school Director, as well as leadership positions with her church. Sallie received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College.