John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced the addition of David (Dave) Bishop to the capital planning and asset management department in the company’s Springfield, Mo.-based corporate offices. With 20 years of experience in progressive facilities management, Bishop joins JQH as corporate director of facilities management beginning March 1, 2016.
“We are pleased to add Dave’s unique education and experience to the JQH family,” said Bill George, JQH’s vice president of capital planning and asset management. “His impressive track record for effectively completing a range of property projects and earning his associates’ respect will bode well in his role as director of facilities management for JQH’s diverse national hotel portfolio.”
Prior to JQH, Bishop served nine years as director of facilities, buildings and grounds for the Springfield Public Schools R-12 district. While with Springfield Public Schools, Bishop managed 64 sites and more than 100 associates. He also secured approximately $10 million in a bond to construct FEMA-style safe rooms. His career also includes experience as facilities manager for Florida SouthWestern State College and as property manager in the retail sector for Madison Marquette Real Estate Services, where he managed large-scale, multi-million dollar property renovations.
"JQH is the recognized gold standard in the hospitality industry. I look forward to complementing the company’s efficient and successful facilities management team with my outside perspective and expertise,” Bishop said.
Bishop is an active member of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He is certified in both LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) for existing buildings and the Green Building Initiative ? Green Globes-GGP (Green Globes Professional). He is a coalition member of the Springfield ? Greene County Office of Emergency Management and is a voting member on the technical committee of the Metropolitan Planning Organization that impacts Southwest Missouri.
Springfield, Mo. based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development.
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