As the Senior Director of Information Technology, Sam is responsible for all hotel technology implementation, support, vendor relations, and builds the IT infrastructure in new hotels to meet brand standards. During his tenure, Sam has implemented the company’s private cloud, hosting FirstNet, Solomon, HotelSalesPro, email, financial reports, and much more pertinent company information. Additionally, he installed the Kronos full suite and Delphi .fdc, which were the first hotels in Chicago to install these types of fiber-data services. Moreover, Sam serves on the board of advisors for First Hospitality’s vendor partners and industry groups. His current seats are for the Uniguest (business center vendor) and Profitsword (FirstNet/P3).
Sam is a seasoned industry veteran with over 35 years of experience in hospitality. Prior to joining First Hospitality, Sam spent four years at Hostmark Hospitality Group as an IS Manager. Before that, he worked as a Hospitality Technology Solution Provider at Sulcus Hospitality. He then opted to travel throughout all of North, Central, and South America for 6 years. Sam attended the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle Campus.
In his free time, Sam enjoys spending time with his family and entertaining during the holidays. Sam is known as the “Grill Master” by friends and family and is a diehard Chicago Cubs and Blackhawks fan.
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