Professional Hospitality Management


About WHG Companies, LLC

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.

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 Ki...

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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 t...

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Julie Hellman, Regional Manager

Julie Hellman brings extensive knowledge of the current client base in the Midwest market to her new position as a Regional Manager with WHG. Having previously worked as Distr...

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Brad Vanden Boom, Regional Manager

Prior to joining WHG as Regional Director, Brad held General Manager or Regional Director positions for over 20 years in diverse markets such as Urban large cities, Resort, Ai...

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Averil Barmann, Regional Manager

Prior to joining WHG as a Regional Director, Averil served as the General Manager/Voting Member for the Best Western El Quartelejo Inn and Suites of Scott City, KS for 12 year...

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Heidi Shervey, Regional Manager

Prior to joining WHG as Regional Director Heidi was the General Manager for the Cobblestone Hotel & Suites of Chippewa Falls & Wissota Chophouse. Heidi also worked wit...

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Tara McLaughlin, Regional Manager

Tara joins WHG with a diverse background in hotel management, sales and marketing, and team building. Getting her start in the hotel industry in 1992, Tara has held numerous p...

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Sarah Zuehlke, Senior Staff Accountant

Joining the WHG team in 2012, Sarah brought fifteen years of bookkeeping and financial experience with her. Earlier that year, Sarah earned her Accounting Assistant Degree fro...

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