Senior Vice President of Operations – Lodging
Steve joined CSM in 1996 to help launch the Lodging division and has been a vital component of the company’s steady growth ever since. Today, Steve serves as Senior Vice President of Operations and leads the company in its mission for continuous improvement of CSM’s hotel and residential portfolio. In both the Lodging and Residential divisions, he advances our philosophy that a successful property is one that is highly competitive, profitable and appealing — over the long-term.
In his career with CSM, Steve’s leadership has faithfully aligned with the company’s core values of quality, integrity, respect, continuous improvement and community. His vision for excellence guides the guest experience in CSM hotels across the country, as evidenced by his active role in new construction, future projects and ongoing property renovations. From major construction features to the service details of an individual guest experience, Steve is dedicated to preserving CSM’s reputation for award-winning hotels.
During his tenure, CSM Lodging was named one of the top 50 hotel management companies in the U.S. and Steve’s teams earned dozens of prestigious awards, including Marriott Hotel of the Year (three times), Marriott Developer of the Year two years in a row and Country Inn by Carlson Developer of the Year.
Steve earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. He’s a member of the Marriott Franchise Advisory Council and has served as chairperson for the Marriott Sales and Marketing Franchise Advisory Committee for TownePlace Suites. He is gratified to see coast-to-coast support among CSM employees for many valuable charitable and community causes. By encouraging a spirit of giving within the CSM family, the company maintains a strong commitment to building vibrant communities.