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Tampa hotel company names executives


  • By Jim Stinson
  • | 10:30 a.m. February 4, 2024
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Mainsail Lodging and Development of Tampa has named Lisa Conner its CFO.
Mainsail Lodging and Development of Tampa has named Lisa Conner its CFO.
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Mainsail Lodging and Development of Tampa says it expanded its executive leadership team.

Mainsail appointed Lisa Conner as CFO. Four other executives were also placed in various roles, Mainsail says in a Friday news release.

Lisa Conner has financial leadership and accounting experience after more than 10 years working with the "Big Four" global accounting firms PwC and KPMG as a senior manager of audit, say Mainsail officials. Conner also has more than 15 years in mergers and acquisition related to private equity, public companies and privately held companies.

Conner will oversee Mainsail's finances, project accounting and hotel operational accounting, working closely with senior leadership to identify opportunities to grow the company's core domestic businesses, Mainsail says.

Ben Miele was appointed director of accounting. Miele has more than 30 years of accounting, tax and audit experience, Mainsail says.

In his most recent role, Miele served as director of accounting for clients of a large global accounting and consulting firm, says Mainsail. A Florida CPA, Miele's focus will be on reviewing and analyzing financial information, improving controls and establishing accounting policies and procedures across all of Mainsail's properties.



Other appointments include Lori Nelson as paralegal, Bria Jones as corporate recruiter and Netta Katz as reservation manager.

The recent move signals a strong period of growth for the company, Mainsail officials say.

Mainsail Lodging and Development, founded by President Joe Collier, says it looks for unique lodging opportunities "with purpose, and applying passion and expertise to each project."

The company's portfolio includes five full-service Marriott Autograph Collection properties, including the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel in Tampa; Epicurean Hotel in Atlanta; Waterline Villas and Marina on Anna Maria Island; the historic Fenway Hotel in Dunedin; and the riverfront Luminary Hotel and Co. in downtown Fort Myers.

Mainsail's portfolio also includes two Marriott Tribute Portfolio properties: Hotel Forty Five in Macon, Georgia, and the newly opened Trilith Guesthouse in Fayetteville, Georgia.

 

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Jim Stinson

Jim Stinson is the Business Observer's Tampa Bay business reporter and editor, having previously written about business and policy in Washington, D.C.; Rochester, New York; Gary, Indiana; and Daytona Beach. He attended Boston University for business and Indiana University for journalism.

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