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Veridea Announces Employee Promotions and Addition

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The Veridea Group recently announced the promotions of Charles Holsworth to Director of Hospitality, Mark Paupore to Manager of Accounting and Finance and Julie Swanson to General Manager of the Country Inn & Suites of Marquette. Additionally,  Scott Smith has assumed the position of Manager of Construction and Facilities.

As the Director of Hospitality, Holsworth will oversee all strategy, management and operations for Veridea’s Hospitality Division. Veridea’s hospitality management clients include the Country Inn & Suites of Marquette, Holiday Inn Express of Houghton and the planned Staybridge Suites of Marquette. Holsworth has been employed by the Veridea Group and its affiliates for two years and has over seven years of experience in hospitality management.

As the General Manager of the Country Inn & Suites of Marquette, Swanson will oversee daily operations of the 84-room award-winning hotel property. In her previous position as Manager of Guest Services, Swanson demonstrated exceptional aptitude for staff and guest engagement, along with strong leadership capabilities. Swanson has been employed at the Country Inn & Suites in Marquette since it opened in 2006 and has received international and statewide recognition for her accomplishments, including recognition by Carlson Hotels as the chain’s International Employee of the Year in 2008.

As the Manager of Accounting and Finance, Paupore will oversee Veridea’s accounting department and will be responsible for financial projections, external relations, project feasibility and strategic planning. Paupore has over 19 years of prior experience in accounting and holds a B.S. in the field from Northern Michigan University.

As the Manager of Construction and Facilities, Smith will be responsible for overseeing all construction activities and the maintenance of existing properties. Smith holds a degree from Northern Michigan University and is a licensed contractor with over 20 years’ experience in construction management and sales. 

“The promotions of Charlie, Julie and Mark, along with the addition of Scott to our staff, reflect our company’s commitment to excellence and career development opportunities,” stated Robert Mahaney, President of Veridea Group.  “All of these people reflect our high standards for integrity, leadership, and innovative thinking that drive our company’s culture.  With these individuals and our other staff members, we have in place a leadership team that is well-positioned to propel Veridea’s future growth.”

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