Professional Hospitality Management


Executive Staff

Introducing Brian Wogernese, CEO

Brian Wogernese, CEO, has been working in the hotel industry since 1990, and started WHG Companies In 1999.

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Introducing Kim Wogernese, CFO

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 ...

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Introducing John Porior, President

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,...

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Introducing Steph Brooks, VP of Operations

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...

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Introducing LeaAnn Vaughn, Regional Manager

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...

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Introducing Brandi Deutsch, Regional Manager

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...

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Introducing Amanda Engstrom, Regional Manager

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...

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Introducing Mary Schaefer, Regional Manager

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...

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Introducing J.R. Woolridge, Regional Manager

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...

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