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Justin Shelton, CEO
Justin grew up in a hotel family. His Mom helped him land his first hotel job at 15. From then on, he balanced hotel work with schooling until he earned his first Hotel General Manager position just before his 21st birthday. He achieved the positions of VP of Human Resources and VP of Operations with a large, regional hotelier before joining Springwood Hospitality as President in 2009. In 2022 he purchased the 50% interest of Springwood partner David Hogg, and became Springwood's CEO. 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. He also served on the prestigious Hilton Owner's Advisory Council for the early ramp-up of the Tru Brand. Through his distinguished service with Tru and Springwood's award-winning development and operation of several Home2 Suites hotels, Hilton honored Justin with his current position on the Advisory Council of Hilton's hottest brand, Home2 Suites.

 

Molly Jensen, Vice President
Molly Jensen, Springwood Hospitality's Vice President, is no stranger to hard work. She has had her nose to the grindstone since she was a young girl working for her father’s business prior to pursuing her college degree at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. After college, Molly worked herself through the ranks in the hotel industry all while maintaining a home with 3 young children - starting at the front desk, then Assistant General Manager, Director of Sales, General Manager and Regional Director of Operations before being promoted into her current VP role with Springwood. Molly has been instrumental in ensuring our properties maintain award-winning status by achieving outstanding quality assurance audits as well as delivering incredible guest experiences. She was recently honored as one of Central Pennsylvania's Forty Under 40 young executives. Molly’s involvement in hospitality doesn’t stop at hotel management - Molly is heavily involved with the local community, and opens her home to young professional athletes following their dreams with the local USPHL hockey team.

 

Dave Hogg, Founder & Development Specialist
Dave brought more than 20 years of real estate development expertise to Springwood Hospitality when he started the company in 2006. He continues to serve Springwood as a development specialist, mentor and pragmatist. He has served on numerous charitable boards and is a 25-year Rotarian. Dave received his bachelor’s degree in Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver, and his master’s degree in Marketing with a minor in Urban Geography from the University of Arizona, where he also completed his Marketing Ph.D. coursework.