Meet Us At The Lodging Conference

See us in PhoenixProud sponsor of Lodging Conference 2017
October 30 - November 2

As official conference sponsors, Chesapeake Hospitality is excited about the upcoming Lodging Conference 2017 - the biggest event on the hospitality industry’s calendar. Being hosted at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona from Oct 30 - Nov 2, the industry's leading minds, CEO’s, owners, and top management companies will gather to network, make deals and exchange ideas on current and future trends in a think tank setting.

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Join Our Panel Discussion
Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
1:45 - 3:00pm - Concurrent Think Tanks

Don’t miss our Chief Operating Officer, Chris Green who will join experts in a panel discussion to "Transform Your Hotel Operations" and will share insight on boosting profitability, cutting costs and effective strategies and tools to empower your team.

Meet Us At Deal Connect

Register as an attendee for the Deal Connect Afternoon on Tuesday October 31st from 2:00pm - 5:00pm and come meet with us for a 20 minute one-on-one to discuss what we can offer your full-service hotel.

Meet Our Principals

W. Chris Green
Principal - Chief Operating Officer
W. Chris Green
Principal - Chief Operating Officer
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Experience

  • Chesapeake Hospitality 2006-Present
  • Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa – Sandcastles Resorts 2005-2006
  • Lion Hotel Group 2004-2005

Education

  • Attended Florida State College at Jacksonville with a concentration in management.

W. Chris Green
Principal - Chief Operating Officer

Chris Green brings more than a quarter century of successful hospitality operations experience to Chesapeake’s corporate team, including nearly a decade in the field at various Chesapeake-managed properties. He is responsible for all field operations of the Chesapeake managed estate, a portfolio of properties that continues to evolve to reflect the contours of a changing marketplace. Under Green’s leadership, Chesapeake has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver industry-leading financial results across a wide range of markets and hospitality concepts. Green understands how to balance a property’s long-term strategic vision with the practical immediacy of day-to-day operational demands, and he takes a leading role in actively managing, improving and protecting every asset.

Prior to joining the Chesapeake, Green held a variety of key operational positions with three national hospitality chains. He has a strong F&B background, including supervising more than 40 restaurants with RMS Restaurants, S&A Restaurant Corporation and Brinker International.

Green attended Florida State College at Jacksonville with a concentration in management. He holds the Certified Hotel Administrator designation from the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) and has served as president and board member for various CVB, Tourism development, and Hotel & Motel associations in the markets in which he has worked.

Steven MCD. Smith
Principal - Executive Vice President
Steven MCD. Smith
Principal - Executive Vice President
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Experience

  • Chesapeake Hospitality 1983-Present

Education

  • B.S. in Economics – Washington & Lee University

Association/Clubs

  • National Restaurant Association
  • Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM)
  • American Hotel Lodging Association
  • Society of Human Resource Managers
  • AACC Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT)

Steven MCD. Smith
Principal - Executive Vice President

Steven McD. Smith has more than 30 years of experience in Hotel Operations with Chesapeake Hospitality, specializing in systems implementation, operational effectiveness, Food and Beverage operations and design, asset maintenance, business development and corporate strategy. Smith plays an integral role in Chesapeake’s philosophy of selective growth and strategic hotel and restaurant acquisitions.

A graduate of Washington & Lee University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, Smith remains active in the National Restaurant Association and is the immediate past Chairman of the Restaurant Association of Maryland (RAM). Smith received the prestigious Schellhase Award from RAM in recognition of his significant contributions to the organization. He is also a member of the American Hotel Lodging Association and the Society of Human Resource Managers, and serves as an advisory board member of AACC Hotel Culinary Arts and Tourism Institute (HCAT).

Louis Schaab
Principal - Chief Financial Officer
Louis Schaab
Principal - Chief Financial Officer
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Experience

  • Chesapeake Hospitality 2013-Present
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association 2012-2013
  • LGS Consult LLC 2011-2012
    Allied Capital 2001-2011

Education

  • B.B.A., Accounting – James Madison University

Louis Schaab
Principal - Chief Financial Officer

As Chesapeake Hospitality’s CFO, Louis Schaab is responsible for all aspects of hotel and corporate finance and accounting functions, including hotel accounting and reporting. He regularly consults with clients to develop innovative and successful strategies to drive asset value and optimize returns, and oversees Chesapeake’s full-service accounting platform that provides complete payroll, accounts payable, cash flow management, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and financial statements.

With more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience, Schaab has extensive and recognized experience within the hospitality industry, most notably serving as senior vice president of finance at MeriStar Hotels and Resorts in Washington, D.C., where he built and managed a team of 15 finance and accounting professionals. Schaab also served as the principal/operating partner of portfolio management for Washington-based Allied Capital Corporation, successfully managing a portfolio of 40 hotel and real estate assets.

Schaab is a CPA licensed in Virginia and graduated with honors from James Madison University with a bachelor’s in accounting. He has also held Board of Directors seats at seven Allied Capital portfolio companies, is a member of the Board of Advisors for Therapeutic Recreation and Riding Center in Glenwood, Maryland, and has held board and advisory positions with several regional charitable organizations.

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