Jerry’s overarching responsibility includes the leadership of all of Desert Hospitality Management’s hotel assets, including operations, new development, acquisitions, repositioning, dispositions, renovations, and asset management.
Jerry has extensive experience in full-service and select-service nationally branded hotels, new-build construction, property repositioning, and full renovations and leads the DHM team’s current portfolio of eight nationally branded hotels – more than 1,300 rooms – throughout the Tucson Metropolitan Area, including one of the most iconic resorts in the Southwest, the famous El Conquistador, a Hilton Resort.
Prior to joining Desert Hospitality Management in 2011, Jerry was a graduate of Northern Arizona University and worked his way up through Marriott International’s leadership track as both a General Manager and eventually Regional Vice President.
Residing in Tucson, Arizona with his wife Paula and daughter Alexa, Jerry is active in the local community as a proud member of the Tucson Conquistadores and The First Tee of Tucson, among other charitable organizations. He also sits on the Board of Directors for the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and is the current Chairman of the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association and a member of its Executive Committee.