Beginning as an independent owner/operator, WHG has grown due to its success implementing creative marketing strategies and combining them with exceptional customer service programs.
Fusing development services with operational support, WHG is positioned to contribute to every aspect of a hotel. From a conceptual idea to an existing, mature property, we can assist with any facet specific to your needs.
Brian Wogernese, CEO, has been working in the hotel industry since 1990, and started WHG Companies In 1999.Learn More
Kim has served as the Chief Financial Officer of WHG Companies, LLC since its conception in 2007. With over 15 years experience working in the hospitality services industry Kim’s expertise lies ...Learn More
As President, John Porior oversees all operations of the 58 hotels managed by WHG. Prior to being named President, Porior served as Regional Vice President of Operations for Pillar Hotels and Resorts,...Learn More
Stephanie Brooks has been working in hotels since 1997. With over 18 years’ experience in the hotel business with WHG Companies, Stephanie has worked in many facets of the hospitality industry i...Learn More
LeaAnn Vaughn joined WHG in 2016. Prior to joining the WHG team she held General Manager positions under Wyndham, Choice, and IHG Brands 2005 to 2016. LeaAnn managed IHG and Choice brand hotels in Okl...Learn More
Brandi joined WHG in 2017. Prior to being named Regional Manager, she assisted in the opening and was the General Manager for the brand new Sleep Inn and Suites in Fargo, ND for 4 years. Previous to t...Learn More
Amanda joined WHG in 2010. Prior to being named Regional Manager, she was the General Manager of the Comfort Suites in Oshkosh, WI. Her previous positions with WHG have included General Manager of the...Learn More
Mary Schaefer has Managed & Trained in the Hospitality Industry at TGI Fridays, Treasure Island Casino, AmericInn, and Carlson. Working throughout the Midwest, with expansive market knowledge in M...Learn More
J.R. Woolridge III Regional Director for WHG Co LLC. Prior to joining WHG as Regional Director Woolridge was the General Manager of the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in Punxsutawney, PA. Before Joini...Learn More
Russell Bothwell has over 13 years of Multi-family Housing and Hospitality experience. Prior to joining WHG Russell worked for a national Multifamily Housing company. More recently in the hospitality ...Learn More