Rolf Tweeten

Chairman

After obtaining a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stout School of Hotel Administration, Mr. Tweeten began his hospitality career with Marriott Corporation, where he completed their Management Training Program. After advancing through hotel managerial positions, Mr. Tweeten transitioned into hospitality real estate consulting with such prestigious firms as Deloitte & Touche and Ernst and Young where he became an expert consultant in operational, market research, and financial analysis and valuation of hospitality-related real estate. An entrepreneur at heart, Mr. Tweeten has become a successful ground-up developer, owner and manager of premium branded hotels, and his aptitude for operating hotels in niche markets has played a crucial role in the success and remarkable growth of his companies.

E J Schanfarber

President & Chief Executive Officer

As President & Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Schanfarber brings more than thirty years’ hospitality leadership to his role, including top positions at some of the most celebrated hospitality management companies.  Mr. Schanfarber has worked in multiple facets of the hotel industry, beginning his career with Hyatt Hotels & Resorts in 1981. Prior to joining Alliance Hospitality, Schanfarber served as President and Chief Executive Officer for Divi Resorts Group, a premier developer and operator of destination resorts in the Caribbean. Preceding Divi Resorts, Schanfarber held senior management positions with Remington Hotels, Extended Stay America, Omni Hotels & Resorts, and Durango Mountain Resort.

Kathleen Flanders

Corporate Director of Finance

Kathleen Flanders comes to Alliance Hospitality with over 25 years of accounting experience with 15 years focused in the hospitality industry. With a degree in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Finance from Carnegie-Mellon University, Kathleen has served in hotel field and corporate roles in many areas of hospitality, including operations, accounting, information systems, and finance. She joined Alliance in 2011, was promoted to Director of Finance, and is responsible for all accounting and finance functions

Amie Reid

Corporate Director of Sales

Amie Reid comes to Alliance Hospitality Management with over 20 years experiences in the hospitality industry, specializing in Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management.  She is an expert at driving collaborative initiatives focused on strategic thinking and profit performance. She has held various management roles for full-service, extended stay, and select-service properties with Marriott, Starwood and Hilton brands. Her experience includes corporate and social catering sales, wedding planning, group and transient sales, oversight of hotel openings, and the facilitating of training classes.  She is an active member of the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) and holds an appointed position on the HSMAI Board as Vice President of Memberships.

Shin Lee

Corporate Director of Revenue Management

Shin Lee joined Alliance in 2014. She brings over ten years of experience in the hospitality industry with several different hotel brands, including Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, and IHG. After earning her M.B.A., Ms. Lee has focused exclusively on forecasting and revenue management. She has worked on-site at a diverse set of properties located in China, Korea, California, and New York. Most recently, as an area revenue manager for Hilton Hotels, she oversaw multiple properties located throughout the United States.

Kelly Friend-Jones

Director of Human Resources

Corporate Human Resources Manager Kelly Friend-Jones joined Alliance in 2013. Ms. Friend-Jones received her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Methodist College in 2006 and also studied at Meredith College, Raleigh, North Carolina. She first began her career working in the health care industry but made the transition to the hospitality industry when she joined Alliance. Ms. Friend-Jones is eager to apply her skills in human resources and payroll and provide essential day-to-day support to the hotels. As Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”.