Phil McNeill co-founded Chartwell Hospitality with Rob Schaedle in 2003. Formerly, he was the founder and chairman of Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly traded (NYSE) Real Estate Investment Trust. McNeill founded Equity Inns in 1993 with 8 hotels worth $44 million, grew the company to 132 hotels, and sold it in October 2007 for 2.2 Billion to an affiliate of Goldman Sachs. The exceptional success and timing of this sale, at the very peak of the market cycle, when prices were highest is an example of the extensive expertise, experience, and proven track record of Phil McNeill as leader of Chartwell. It also reflects the core strategy and unique depth of capabilities that McNeill and Schaedle have created with Chartwell.
Kevin has served as vice president of Chartwell Hospitality since Rob Schaedle founded the company in 2003. Prior to Chartwell Hospitality, Kevin worked with Rob Schaedle as the vice president of operations for SWH Properties out of Atlanta, Georgia. Earlier in his career, Kevin worked for Marriott International in several general manager positions and Mississippi Management, Inc. in food and beverage management positions. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a degree in hotel restaurant administration.
Senior Regional Manager
Don Jenkins, Chartwell Hospitality regional manager, has been with the company since its founding in 2003. Don currently oversees hotels throughout Chartwell Hospitality’s portfolio and works out of the corporate office in Franklin, Tennessee. With decades of general and area manager experience and accolades, including winning General Manager of the Year twice, he has the knowledge and talent to work with owners and operators to manage and develop successful hotels.
Angela Bell joined Chartwell Hospitality in February 2008, as the General Manager of the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando near Universal. She was promoted to a Lead General Manager in 2011, and in January 2012, Angela was promoted to Regional Manager for a variety of hotels in the Mississippi, Arkansas, and Florida markets. Angela is a native of Pensacola, FL where she started her hospitality career 23 years ago. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, She worked with Vista Host, Dimension Development, Noble Investment Group and Interstate hotels. Her brand experience includes Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites, Homewood Suites, Embassy Suites, Crowne Plaza, Sheraton hotels, and Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott. Angela has held positions in both sales and operations, with the majority of years with the Hilton Brand hotels. Angela's greatest attributes are driving results by being creative and innovative through a streamlined process. She finds personal achievement in watching others grow, through time invested with each. Angela's degree was in Business Management from the University of West Florida, with additional coursework in Psychology/Sociology.
Director of Sales
Amy brought twelve years of Marriott experience to Chartwell Hospitality. She has a passion for proactive sales and began her hospitality career with Marriott International in Atlanta, Georgia in sales for Residence Inn. After working her way up the sales ladder, Amy spent two years in operations as a General Manager. Amy moved home to Tennessee to develop Marriott's multi-brand sales force in Nashville selling for up to fourteen properties. Residence Inn "Sales Manager of the Year" and "Marriott's Multi-Property/Multi-Brand Leader of The Year and Team of the Year" are two of the many awards she received throughout her tenure with Marriott. Her strengths are in relationship building, training, and systems. Amy is a graduate of Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Administration.
Vice President Acquisitions / Development
Scott Kendall began working extensively with Rob Schaedle in large scale residential development & acquisitions twenty-four years ago, first at Trammell Crow Residential and then later at Schaedle Worthington Hyde. Scott has extensive additional experience in large scale residential and commercial development, more recently with The Beach Company in Charleston, South Carolina, and with Trammell Crow Residential in Chicago, Ohio, and Tennessee. Scott has a Masters Degree in Real Estate Development and Investment from the University of Wisconsin Real Estate Program in 1986 under Dr. James A. Graaskamp.
Acquisitions & Development Manager
Will joined Chartwell Hospitality’s team in January of 2008. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with a degree in Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management and Business. He has also passed the licensing exam for TN Residential, Industrial, and Commercial construction. From 2008-2010, Will exclusively worked on the day to day construction management processes for new projects. He currently works on hotel site and property acquisitions, underwriting, and the development/renovation processes of Chartwell’s projects. Will is a member of the Urban Land Institute.
As owner’s representative,Stephen embodies the company’s best interest in relation to project management of hotel construction and renovations. He specializes in mitigating Chartwell’s construction risk and keeps the company aware of project construction status. Stephen’s career at Chartwell began in 2009 as assistant superintendent, constructing the Courtyard Marriott and Residence Inn hotels in Franklin, Tennessee. He has a well-rounded understanding of the construction process because he spent seven years working with a custom home builder in Nashville. Stephen is a graduate of the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Green Building Professional by the HBAMT.
Heather Sanborn came to Chartwell Hospitality in May 2012 after serving the hospitality industry for 12 years in leading hotel brands. Her career began in operations, but she developed a drive for revenue management. She now oversees the hotels in Southaven, MS and Nashville, TN. Heather studied International Business Law at Troy University in Troy, AL as well as University of Tennessee Knoxville. She is a native of Nashville, TN.
Robert G. Schaedle III
Robert G. Schaedle III serves as the managing partner of Chartwell Hospitality, LLC, which he co-founded in 2003 with Phillip McNeill Sr. Robert was recognized by Hilton Hotel Corporation as the 2012 Hilton Garden Inn Developer of the Year. Robert has been in development, construction and management since 1984 when he developed in excess of 5,000 apartment units in Tennessee as a division partner at Trammell Crow Residential. In 1991, Robert co-founded Schaedle Worthington Hyde Properties L.P., a company that developed or acquired in excess of 10,000 apartment units and seven hotels. Apartment communities developed by Robert have won numerous awards and have been featured in consumer and trade magazines.
Chief Financial Officer
Bill brought twenty-three years of financial experience from the real estate industry to the Chartwell team including involvement in three start-up companies. His experience ranges from hospital and office construction to multi-family and retail development working for companies such as Trammell Crow Residential, SWH Development, and GBT Realty. Bill is a graduate of Lipscomb University and has a Masters of Business Administration from Middle Tennessee State University
Full-Service Regional Manager
David Yakes joined Chartwell Hospitality in November 2010 with primary responsibility for its full service hotels. Dave brings with him a strong background in full service operations with top industry brands such as Hilton, Embassy Suites, Doubletree, Radisson, Holiday Inn, and Crowne Plaza. Dave is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and has a degree in hospitality and tourism management.
Jerry joined the Chartwell Hospitality team in February 2006. A graduate of Stockton State University in Pomona, New Jersey, Jerry brings twenty-seven years of experience in the hotel accounting discipline to the executive team. Jerry began his career as an Assistant Controller for Brigantine Inn Limited in New Jersey. He has held various Controller positions throughout the Northeast including the Bellevue Hotel in Philadelphia and the Sheraton – West Atlantic City. In 1995, Jerry was appointed Assistant Controller for the Royal Sonesta Hotel and later was promoted to Controller of the Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans. Prior to joining Chartwell Hospitality, Jerry worked as a Regional Controller for the Expotel Hospitality Services, LLC in New Orleans, LA.
J. Ronald Cooper
Ron has worked for Chartwell Hospitality since 2008. He is responsible for managing the operating systems and overseeing all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, and reporting. From January 1997 to December 2007, he was the Vice President, Controller, Assistant Secretary and Assistant Treasurer of Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly owned, self advised real estate investment trust, which was acquired by Goldman Sach’s Whitehall Fund in 2007 for $2.2Billion. From October 1994 to December 1996, he was the Controller and Director of Financial Reporting for McNeill Hotel Company, the predecessor of Equity Inns. In addition, Ron was employed as Secretary, Treasurer and Controller of Wall Street Deli, Inc. a publicly owned delicatessen company and prior to that, Ron was a Certified Public Accountant with the national accounting firm, Coopers & Lybrand from 1970 to 1977. Ron has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1972.
Regional Chief Engineer
Scott began his career with Chartwell Hospitality in 2005 as the Area Chief Engineer for the Destin, Florida market. Since that time, Scott was promoted to Regional Chief Engineer overseeing twenty-eight hotel maintenance departments alongside Kevin Green and the regional managers on renovations and new openings. Scott received his Universal Refrigerant Certification and is CPO certified. During his twenty-two year maintenance career, Scott worked with Drexel Heritage Furniture as a Journeyman Maintenance Electrician over three furniture plants before joining SWH Properties in the mid-90’s as a Maintenance Supervisor. He received the Maintenance Supervisor of the Year Award along with several other awards over the past fifteen years with SWH and Chartwell Hospitality.
Susan Schaedle, benefits administrator, has been with Chartwell Hospitality since the firm’s inception in 2003. Susan’s 25+ years of business administration, benefits administration, human resources and risk management have been invaluable to the firm. Because of her efforts, Chartwell associates have one of the best benefit packages in the industry. She also works to make sure that Chartwell Hospitality benefits administration is constantly evolving to meet technological advancements such as EDI billing and a fully integrated benefits portal.
Lynn Edwards joined Chartwell Hospitality in 2012 as revenue manager. She has decades of experience in hospitality, including leading and developing a team of revenue managers and overseeing approximately 65 select service hotels in the Southeast. Lynn is a graduate of David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee with a degree in Business Management. She is a life-long resident of the Nashville area and spends her free time with her husband and her son.