Thursday, July 6, 2017

WoodSpring Hotels Promotes Dawn McGowan to Vice President of Channel Sales and Market Sales

Dawn McGowan

WICHITA, KS,  July 6, 2017—WoodSpring Hotels, the nation’s fastest-growing value extended-stay hotel company, today announced that it has promoted Dawn McGowan to vice president of channel sales and market sales. 

In her new role, McGowan will be responsible for planning, developing and growing business-to-business, third-party customer partnerships and leading the brand’s regional directors of field sales to increase profitable hotel revenue. 

Gary DeLapp
“During her short tenure with us, Dawn already has made significant contributions to our overall sales organization, particularly within our business-to-business, third-party channels, by driving significant revenue and improving sales and business retention,” said Gary DeLapp, WoodSpring President and CEO.

 “She works wonderfully with customers and delivers timely service.  Furthermore, she has constantly and consistently expanded her own scope of work, recently adding training, CRM reporting/analysis and operational sales process development.  We are confident she will bring the same enthusiasm and work ethic to her new role.”

Prior to her promotion, McGowan was director of channel sales with WoodSpring Hotels. Previously, she was regional director of global/national accounts for La Quinta Inn & Suites.

 McGowan also successfully led the start-up and development of JADE Event Management, Inc., whose clients included numerous Fortune 500 leaders.  She led sales efforts for such prestigious hotels and resorts as the Greenleaf Golf & Tennis Resort and the Hilton Tampa Airport, both in Tampa Bay, Fla., and the Bayfront Hilton in St. Petersburg, Fla.

 McGowan is a Certified Travel Executive (CTE) and former chairperson of the Sales and Marketing Tampa Bay Chapter.  She also served a decade as a board member of the MPI Tampa Bay Chapter.

Wendy Hoekwater

“Dawn’s fervor for her job is infectious and has had a positive impact on the entire sales organization,” noted Wendy Hoekwater, WoodSpring Chief Marketing Officer.  “Her desire to take on increasingly sophisticated new roles makes her both an ideal associate and team leader, one who demonstrates by example.

“This promotion recognizes the hard work and dedication Dawn has displayed as the WoodSpring Hotels brand continues its aggressive growth plans.”

 For a complete copy of the company’s new release, please contact:

Erin Black, Director, Brand and Corporate Communications


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Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Acquires Initial Tranche of Eight-Facility Northern California Senior Housing Portfolio

Stefan Oh
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – American Healthcare Investors and Griffin Capital Company, LLC, the co-sponsors of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV, Inc., announced the REIT has completed the acquisition of the first of two tranches of the total 327-unit, eight-facility Northern California Senior Housing Portfolio, with properties acquired in the first tranche located in the Northern California communities of Belmont, Fairfield, Menlo Park and Sacramento.

The second tranche, comprised of senior housing facilities in Napa and Sonoma, California, is expected to close later this year, but is subject to customary closing conditions and the satisfaction of other requirements as detailed in the respective acquisition agreements, and therefore, no assurances can be given that the second tranche will close within this timeframe or at all.

"The addition of the initial tranche of Northern California Senior Housing Portfolio further diversifies the growing Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV portfolio both geographically and from an asset mix perspective,” said Stefan Oh, executive vice president of acquisitions for American Healthcare Investors and Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV.

 “It also strengthens our relationship with Colonial Oaks, which also leases a senior housing portfolio in Lafayette, Louisiana owned by the REIT.”

For a complete copy of the company’s new release, please contact:

Damon Elder
Spotlight Marketing Communications
(949) 427-5172 ext. 702