Named executive vice president and chief development officer
At True North Hotel Group in Overland Park - KS, USA
Brad Wiens, with True North since 1998, has deep experience in all facets of hotel operations and management. He has evolved from operating hotels to structuring ownership positioning for new development and then overseeing the development, construction and eventual opening of multi-branded hotels. He began his lodging career while in high school as a front desk associate and for the next 13 years worked outside the family business, serving in various management positions with the Intercontinental Hotel Group, Hyatt, Marriott International and Extended Stay America. It was during this time that he procured his Certified Hotel administrator (C.H.A.) designation. He also supervises the interior design process and manages True North's purchasing department; and is responsible for construction loan administration and investor relations. Brad Wiens has served on the Board of Directors for the Overland Park Convention and Visitor's Bureau, is a licensed real estate agent in the State of Kansas, and serves on the Residence Inn by Marriott Systems and Standards Committee.