Roger PollakExecutive Vice President & Chief Financial OfficerMr. Pollak has been with Island Hospitality since March of 1995. He has held progressive positions within the company including Director of Financial Reporting and Controller before being promoted to Senior Vice President-Accounting in 1998. Mr. Pollak has over 20 years of accounting experience.
Prior to joining Island, he was a Controller for various companies including a large real estate developer and property management firm. Mr. Pollak holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida.
Gregg FordeExecutive Vice President & Chief Operating OfficerMr. Forde has been with Island Hospitality since 2003. Mr. Forde began his career with Marriott International in 1998, and offers leadership experience with Marriott as well as Hilton and Hyatt brands. In his time with Island Hospitality has served as Regional Vice President of CLDT Properties, Regional Director responsible for overseeing the sales and operating efforts of multiple hotel brands and the quality service levels throughout the West Coast of the United States.
Mr. Forde has also held the Area Manager role for the Silicon Valley based hotels and multiple General Manager positions throughout his tenure with Island Hospitality and Marriott International. Mr. Forde was the inaugural winner of the Mike Dubroff Award from Marriott International and the recipient of other accolades including General Manager of the Year. Mr. Forde earned a B.A. with a Double Major from Edith Cowan University in Western Australia, Australia.
Philip CohenSenior Vice President of Human ResourcesMr. Cohen will assume the role as Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Island Hospitality from his current role as Vice President of Human Resources. He joined the company in March of 1995, and has an impressive track record for effectively developing, implementing, and administering broad human resource programs.
Mr. Cohen has over 25 years of hands on human resources management experience. Prior to joining Island in 1995, Mr. Cohen spent 8 years as the Vice President of Human Resources for Americlean, and held various senior-level human resources management and training positions with several large, publicly-owned retail and restaurant franchise companies throughout his career.
Mr. Cohen holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with a specialty in Human Resources from Nova Southeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Virginia Tech. He is also a 12-year member of the HR Symposium, a collection of HR professionals from the Hospitality industry.
Barbara BachmanSenior Vice President of AccountingMs. Bachman has been promoted to Senior Vice President with Island Hospitality following more than 10 years of service, initially serving as the Director of Accounting before moving into her most recent position as the Vice President of Accounting handling the day-to-day operational accounting functions for Island including but limited to financial reporting, cash management, payroll, accounts payable and taxes.
Prior to joining the company she served as the Vice President of Accounting/Secretary for HearUSA, a publicly traded company on the American Stock Exchange for 8 years. Ms. Bachman earned her Masters and Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Florida Atlantic University and is a Florida Certified Public Accountant.
Michele MainelliSenior Vice President of Revenue ManagementMs. Mainelli has been named Senior Vice President of Revenue Management and will be instrumental administrating the portfolio annual and monthly forecasting, budgeting market share and revenue targets for optimal revenue growth and profitability, pricing trends, brand initiatives, and RFP processes.
Michele joined Island Hospitality Management in 2004 arriving from the Marriott International Reservation Center, Omaha NE where she held positions varying from Lead Information Support Desk agent, Manager of Reservation Sales and Hotel Liaison Systems Analyst, International Region. Ms. Mainelli has over 20 years of Travel Industry background. Ms. Mainelli graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Nebraska.
Drew AllisonSenior Vice President of OperationsMr. Allison joined Island Hospitality in 2005 after graduating college. He began his career path as a Front Office Manager in northern California. In his time with Island he progressed through the company’s internal development program into his current role. He served as a General Manager for Marriott, Hyatt, and Hilton brands before assuming an Area Manager role in the Northeast.
Prior to his current role as a Senior Vice President of Operations, he was an Regional Vice President based in West Hartford, Connecticut. He has his B.A. in Business Administration with an option in Management from California State University, Chico.