Tom Johnsen, President
Tom was a founding partner of Forbes Hamilton in 1986 prior to becoming the sole shareholder in 2002. Tom has been actively involved in the hospitality industry since 1974. He has been responsible for the opening of many new properties in the Southeast, as well as the transition and repositioning of many others throughout the United States. Tom’s unparalleled industry philosophies and knowledge shape the direction of Forbes Hamilton Management Company. He believes in providing our hotels and the onsite team members the tools and support necessary for them to succeed.
Katie Saumell, Vice President - Administration
Steve Mungall, Corporate Director of Operations
Steve’s hands-on management style and extensive hospitality experiences affords FHMC General Managers the leadership and support necessary to overcome many of the day-to-day challenges facing hotels today. Since 1981, Steve has held various positions ranging from Housekeeping Manager, Food and Beverage Director to Regional General Manager. His experience with brands such as Hyatt, Vail Resorts, Peabody Hotel Group, Rock Resorts, Hilton, Ameristar, IHG, Embassy Suites, Ameristar and Resort Gaming Group serves to provide Steve with the skills and understanding of all areas of operations. Steve also brings extensive experience with new build openings and renovations of 4 and 5 Diamond properties. His reference point as well as his ability to guide and coach our team members ensures that the service levels at our properties meet or exceed expectations, garnering a positive guest experience.
Melissa Alexander, Corporate Sales Manager
Melissa provides a fresh perspective to sales and marketing integrated with tried and true methods. From pounding the pavement to social media promotions, she ensures marketing efforts are maximized on every channel. Melissa brings nearly ten years of hospitality marketing experience working on campaigns for IHG Global Sales, Holiday Inn and the Daytona Beach Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Her enthusiastic spirit motivates sales teams and provides creative support for all marketing pieces that maintain a positive brand image.