Named Member of the European Marriott Franchise Systems Advisory Council
At Shaner Hotel Group in State College - PA, USA
The council's purpose is to promote constructive, open and two-way communications between the Marriott Systems franchisees and Marriott management to develop better mutual understanding.
In addition to being president of the Shaner's U.S. hotel division, he also is managing director of Shaner Italia, where he oversees the company's Italian portfolio. He was instrumental in forming a partnership with CS Hospitality in Athens, Greece, to expand their portfolio throughout the Mediterranean. Ghinos is a member of several boards, including the MINA board for full-service Marriott's, University of Delaware's Hotel Restaurant & Institutional Management (HRIM) Advisory Board and the Hunter Hotel Investment Conference Advisory Board. He also served as a franchise advisory member for Marriott International's Fairfield Inn & Suites and currently is on the MOXY brand board. He received his B.A. in Business Administration from Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and his M.B.A. at the American Graduate School of International Management - Thunderbird Campus in Phoenix, Arizona.