Leadership Team

Tony Davis

Chief Executive Officer


Tony Davis was elevated to the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of PCH Hotels & Resorts in 2012. Tony leads this unique Hospitality Management Organization with eight luxury Marriott and Renaissance Hotels in the State of Alabama.

Tony joined PCH Hotels and Resorts in 2004; coming from Starwood Hotels & Resorts where Tony spent 3 years as the opening controller of the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood Fl, a 1000 room resort with golf, tennis and spa; located directly on the beach.

Prior to Starwood Tony was with Interstate Hotels and Resorts for 10 years, where he started as an Assistant Controller and proceeded to advance finally leaving Interstate Hotels as a Regional Controller with responsible for up to 27 hotels.

Tony’s career has taken him all over the country with stops in Roanoke VA, Worchester MA, Miami FL, Los Angeles CA, Pittsburgh PA, and now in Mobile Al.

He holds a BS degree from Virginia Tech and passed the CHAE exam in 2006.

Kevin Hellmich

Vice President of Sales


As VP of Sales, Kevin Hellmich has the responsibility for executing the sales, marketing & ecommerce initiatives for PCH Hotels & Resorts for the last 9 years. He has a proven background in leading hotel sales and implementing marketing & ecommerce strategies that provide strong revenue growth.


Over his career, Kevin has held top line sales, positioning and strategy leadership positions – with more than 13 years at Marriott International. He has a proven track record of transforming sales cultures, systems and revenues along with his ability to recognize and create opportunities that have a positive impact on market share and profitability.


Kevin attended Purdue University where he earned a B.S Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management. He is currently affiliated with the Historic Hotels of America Sales and Marketing Advisory Committee.


Kevin has received honors from Marriott including Director of Marketing of the Year, Director of Sales of the Year, Outstanding Leadership Award, and Sales Team of the Year & Sales Team of the Quarter.

John Cwiklik

Vice President of Human Resources


John is dedicated to enhancing the PCH culture of superior guest service and employee engagement through initiatives in Leadership, Training, Succession Planning and Organization Development.


His Hospitality background is diverse with experience in Hotels, Cruise Lines and Casinos as a Food & Beverage Director, and Casino General Manager prior to transitioning into Human Resources as a corporate Director and Vice President.


John graduated from The Culinary Institute of America and later earned a B.S.in Psychology from Liberty University, a M.A. in Human Resources Management from Hawaii Pacific University and a Ph.D. in Organization Development from Benedictine University.


Additionally, John is a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) from the Society for Human Resource Management and a Registered Organization Development Professional (RODP) from the Organization Development Institute, as well as a skilled Executive Coach.


His publications include: “Managing Business and People in the Post September 11 Era” and “The Story Behind the Numbers: How and Why the Appreciative Inquiry Summit Process Transforms Organizational Cultures”.

Pete Kiernan

Director of Corporate Finance


Pete joined PCH Hotels & Resorts in 2003. During his time with PCH, the company has grown from 3 full service hotels to 8 full service hotels in Alabama.


Prior to PCH, Pete worked in varied controller and accounting positions for Aramark Uniforms, Sodexho, Radisson and Adams Mark.


Pete served 5 years active duty in the U.S. Navy as a Supply Officer.


Pete holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a M.S. in Management from Troy University.

Kyle Brown

Corporate Director of Operation Analysis


Kyle Brown is the Corporate Director of Operation Analysis for PCH Hotels & Resorts, a position he was appointed to in 2012. In this role, Kyle is a part of the Corporate Accounting Team, responsible for all Internal Audits and Analysis of Operational Performance. He oversees the creation and implementation of financial Standard Operating Procedures in the company, assists in the consolidation of monthly financials and tax payments, and provides analysis on key performance metrics for various departments, including F&B, Rooms Dept, Revenue Management, and Spa’s.


Kyle began his career with PCH Hotels and Resorts as the Assistant Controller at the Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa in Point Clear, AL.


Prior to joining PCH Hotels and Resorts, he worked in Accounting Management with Austal USA in Mobile, AL.


Kyle earned his BS in Business Administration and MBA from the University of South Alabama and earned his BS in Accounting from Athens State University. In 2008 he achieved the Certified Hospitality Accounting Executive (CHAE) designation.

Sean Miller

Director of IT


Sean Miller has been the Director of IT for PCH since November 2008. Before becoming Director, Miller served as the Corporate Network Administrator for PCH since joining the company in 2005.


His involvement with the company began in 2002 when he was contracted to assist PCH with its first hotel opening, the Auburn Opelika Hotel and Conference Center at Grand National. He has since provided leadership through the openings of the remaining properties in the PCH portfolio.


As the Director of Information Technology, Miller is responsible for providing leadership and management to the Information Technology department in its charge to provide, operate, and maintain computing and telecommunication facilities, equipment, and services that meet the needs of the administrative staff and guests of the hotels. He is charged with strategic planning, tactical action, and operational decision-making to fulfill the mission of the IT department.

Katie Boggus

Corporate Network Administrator


Katie Boggus is the Corporate Network Administrator with responsibility in project management and maintaining network infrastructure.


She began her hospitality career at Renaissance Ross Bridge where she over saw the day to day operations of the audio visual and IT departments.  She later moved into the position of Area IT Manager for the 2 northern properties of PCH Hotels & Resorts ; Ross Bridge and Marriott Shoals.  There she managed all property IT systems and worked to provide guests and staff with the technology to meet their needs.


Prior to joining PCH Katie worked in network operations for Department of Defense contractors General Dynamics and Westinghouse.  She is also a Cisco Certified Network Associate and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Computer Science from Jacksonville State University.  She and her husband reside in Guntersville, Al.

Therese’ Morris

Corporate Director of Payroll


Therese’ Morris has been in Human Resources since 2000, joining PCH Hotels & Resorts, Inc. in 2010.  As Corporate Payroll Administrator for PCH, Therese’ carriers the responsibility of overseeing all of the payroll for the entire PCH portfolio.

She began her career in 1995 with a manufacturer of corrugated boxes in Greensboro, North Carolina, where she earned five promotions from Customer Service Representative, Customer Service Manager, Production Scheduler, Purchasing/Inventory Control Manager, Operations Manager to become the Human Resources Manager.

After moving back to Daphne, Alabama she went to work for a non-standard automobile insurance company as a Human Resources Business Partner.

Valerie Arnold

Corporate Benefits Administrator


Valerie Arnold is the Corporate Benefits Administrator for PCH Hotels & Resorts. As the Corporate Benefits Administrator, she manages benefit enrollments and terminations, benefit invoicing, benefit portal, plan administration, Corporate associate communications, and PCH Communications line.

Valerie began her career with PCH in 2008. During her time with PCH, Valerie has held several positions including HR Administrative Assistant, and multi-property HR Generalist, and Corporate Recruiter before becoming the Corporate Benefits Administrator.

She attended the University of South Alabama and earned her BA in Sociology in 2008.

April Mullins

Director of Association Sales


April Mullins is Director of Association Sales for PCH Hotels & Resorts. In this role Ms. Mullins is responsible for contracting group meetings to be held at the eight (8) PCH Hotels & Resorts locations along the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail in Alabama.


For a decade, April Mullins has been a part of the PCH Corporate team, working with Alabama Associations and Alabama agencies to create successful meetings in the PCH properties.


For twenty years, April Mullins contributed sales performance and leadership at the property level at the Grand Hotel Marriott. Earlier in her career, Ms. Mullins held positions in Recreation at the Grand.


Baldwin County, Alabama students with Learning Disabilities were taught by Ms. Mullins prior to her career in Sales and Marketing.


April Mullins is a 20 year member of the Alabama Council of Association Executives. She was the first Sales and Marketing executive to serve on the Board of Directors, and has served two additional terms. Ms. Mullins was also the first recipient of the Jim Root Distinguished Service Award for “ultimate professionalism and willingness to serve above and beyond”.


She has chaired several committees, including the Silent Auction and the monthly professional education program. Ms. Mullins created and led an industry Disaster Coordination program.


A graduate of Converse College, April Mullins earned Bachelor of Arts degrees both in Learning Disabilities, and in Emotionally Disturbed/Autism.

Renee’ Browning

Director of Association Sales


Renee’ Browning is the Director of Association Sales (Team Alabama) for PCH Hotels and Resorts. In this position, Renee’ is responsible for State Association and State Government Convention Sales for all eight PCH Hotels and Resorts.


Renee’ is no stranger to the Hotel & Hospitality industry, having grown up in numerous hotels throughout her childhood where her father was a career hotel general manager. She benefits from experience in both the hotel and convention center realms, previously serving 15 years as Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for SMG, where she oversaw the sales and marketing programming for 17 Southeast Facilities in SMG’s Convention Center Division.


Renee’ is a resident of Montgomery, Alabama and the mother of three boys. Renee’ is actively involved in various boards and councils including the Alabama Travel Council, Alabama Council for Association Executives and the City of Montgomery Hospitality and Tourism Career Academy.

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