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BWH Inns Names Phil Payne as Board Chairperson —LODGING

BWH Inns Names Phil Payne as Board Chairperson —LODGING


PHOENIX, Arizona—BWH Inns introduced that its Board of Administrators has elected Phil Payne as Board Chairperson for 2024. Payne, who beforehand served as Board Vice Chairperson, brings many years of hospitality expertise and over 40 years of BWH Inns possession to his function.

“I’m happy to announce Phil Payne as our new Chairperson of the Board,” stated BWH Inns President and CEO Larry Cuculic. “Phil has been a long-tenured, trusted, and extremely valued member of our group for greater than 4 many years. His a few years of expertise with BWH Inns and essential information of the hospitality {industry} make him the best particular person to function Chairperson for the upcoming yr. I look ahead to working alongside Phil and his colleagues on the Board of Administrators throughout this thrilling time for our model as we navigate immense world progress and growth, proceed to ship industry-leading buyer care to our company, and drive superior income to our hoteliers.”

Alongside his brothers, Payne has owned and operated six BWH Inns properties since 1982—providing the Board a perspective as an proprietor, operator, and {industry} member. Throughout his time as an proprietor, Payne additionally served as managing member of Finest Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, Finest Western Governor for Western New Mexico, and a member of the model’s Reservation & Expertise Advisory Committee.

“I’m honored to function Board Chairperson for BWH Inns,” stated Payne. “Since becoming a member of Finest Western in 1982, I’ve been dedicated to creating our model the {industry}’s friendliest for hoteliers. This includes offering top-notch assist, know-how options, and driving superior income whereas making certain we exceed visitor expectations. I look ahead to collaborating with my fellow administrators to strengthen BWH Inns’ place as one of many world’s largest and main resort corporations.”

Alongside his tenure with BWH Inns, Payne attracts on a wide range of experiences throughout different industries. Throughout his skilled profession, he labored as a CPA and legal professional and co-founded a CPA agency in Alaska, and he designed and wrote tax, accounting, and monetary software program techniques for numerous corporations.

Payne graduated from Arizona State College with a Bachelor of Science in Enterprise Administration. He later went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine College College of Legislation.

Along with electing Payne as Chairperson of the Board, the Board of Administrators additionally elected Steve Wahrlich as Vice-Chairperson and Viral (Victor) Patel as Secretary-Treasurer.



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