Gary is responsible for strategic planning, strategizing with HB field leadership, new business development, recruiting new Associates, and providing training and support for all established HB Associates. He is involved in the development of new tools and resources, and works to strengthen HB's commitment to client satisfaction and retention. Gary travels throughout the country interacting with HB Associates, clients, and industry leaders.
After graduating from the University of Oklahoma, Gary began his career with Hyatt Hotels and Resorts on-property in Texas, followed by a move to New Orleans, Louisiana. Hilton Hotels recruited him in 1988, and he served in their Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles worldwide sales offices. In 1994, Gary was named Director of Worldwide Sales for Hilton and was responsible for leading all worldwide sales offices within the U.S. He joined the HB team in February of 1998. Though Gary is a member of the corporate team in Scottsdale, he resides in Los Angeles, California.