LEALAND (LEA) FIRESTONEVP of Hospitality |
Lea has been with TGC Hospitality Management since October of 2015. Prior to working with TGC Hospitality Management Lea worked in the property and asset management business since 2002 with experience in both the Commercial and Hospitality industries. The majority of that time has been as a COO or VP of a hospitality management company including TGC Hospitality.
Lea grew up in Colby Kansas and after college began his career in the broadcasting industry. He and his wife, Crystal moved to Emporia Kansas in 1985 to work and raise their family. In 2004, they moved to Wichita. Lea worked for A.G. Hospitality and Crystal went to work for Wichita Northwest High School, where she still works today.
Lea's current responsibilities at TGC include overseeing the day to day operations of the TGC hotel portfolio. He also works with the staff at TGC Development Group on the pre-opening process for any new hotel construction projects.
Lea has experience in working with several brands including Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and Courtyard on the Marriott side along with Candlewood Suites from IHG. Current brands also include WoodSpring Suites and La Quinta Inn and Suites.
Lea and his wife Crystal have two grown children, Jory and Talia, and four grandchildren. In their spare time, they enjoy playing golf and watching St. Louis Cardinal baseball.Email: Lea@TGCdevgroup.com