Charles Leddy is an accomplished and proven business leader, with over 20 years of executive management experience with some of the world’s leading companies, including McKinsey & Company and Starbucks Corporation. Prior to taking on executive-level roles, Charles established his foundational capabilities in corporate finance (investment banking), corporate M&A and accounting. Responsible for the overall leadership and corporate strategy of Presidian, he is an expert in project feasibility, corporate finance, marketing, strategic planning, acquisitions and general management. Charles graduated with academic distinction from the Darden Business School at the University of Virginia, where he formerly served on the Corporate Advisory Board. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business Administration & Accounting from Washington and Lee University.
Alex brings over 16 + years of experience in the hospitality industry. He's worked for companies like Expedia, Sea World, and Walt Disney World, several of those years were dedicated to the area he is most passionate about, human resources and organizational strategy. Alex serves as a strategic business partner focused on employee relations, learning and development, and employee growth initiatives. He provides counsel and support to all of our hotels to help them achieve strategic and operational goals while mitigating risk. Along with strong business acumen, his comprehensive background in recruitment, retention, payroll, compensation, labor relations, policy interpretation, and training has resulted in strong and trusting relationships with all he works with. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Restaurant Hotel Institutional Management from Texas Tech University. Alex finds that the most fulfilling part of his job is the ability to watch the employee progress in their career paths, especially in the hospitality industry that he has made his career in and cares so much about.
Andy brings over 30 years of experience in all aspects of sales, catering, reservations, and revenue management to his role. He possesses experience in select service, full service, upscale and luxury properties. He has worked with IHG, Hilton and Marriott national brands as well as historic and independent hotels. Andy attended Texas Tech University where he majored in Restaurant, Hotel and Institutional Management. He later co-instructed courses in that discipline at the University. Andy has previously served on the board of directors for the Paseo del Rio Association where he held the position of Vice President for four years. He currently serves on the TPID board, a position he has held since 2018.
Doak Walker brings over 30 years of hospitality experience to our Presidian Team, serving over 25 years during that span in a leadership capacity. Doak has worked for a number of independently flagged properties in the Preferred Hotels and Resorts collection as well as brands such as Omni, Hilton and Marriott. Doak possesses extensive operations, finance, spa and sales experience that he utilizes to ensure the hotels in our portfolio are performing at their highest level. Doak sits on the executive committee of the San Antonio Hotel and Lodging Association and is very active in the local San Antonio Hotel community. Doak has served in multiple roles during his career in hospitality and takes a great deal of pride in mentoring future generations of leadership.
Natalia Delgado-Rao is a seasoned hospitality professional with over 25 years of experience in the hotel industry. Though she began her career in operations, she found her niche in revenue management and has pursued that passion for over 20 years. An expert in Marriott and Hilton brands, she has worked with full-service, focus-select-service, and extended-stay hotels from small-town markets to the large convention city of Las Vegas to maximize their revenues, optimize their mix of sales, and assist the hotel teams with the best strategic decisions for their properties. Before joining the Presidian family in 2019, Natalia developed strategies for portfolios with franchise partners and Marriott International. She received a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Administration from Florida State University.
A native of San Antonio, Sandra brings over 20 years of hospitality leadership experience to her role, with 10 years of tenure as a General Manager for Presidian Hospitality. In addition to her Marriott experience, and prior to joining Presidian, Sandra worked for AHH! Management Group, providing above-property oversight to a diverse portfolio of IHG properties, both select and full-service. Sandra is a proud mother of two sons who currently serve our country, one in the Air Force and another in the Army. In her free time, Sandra enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and serves as a parishioner in her church. Recently Sandra was appointed Core Director for ACTS, overseeing all retreats for St. Mary Magdalene.
Steve Kirkland is a hospitality veteran with over 15 years in the industry. He entered in 2003 as a Night Auditor with Westmont Hospitality and was later promoted to Assistant Controller. In 2008, Steve started with White Lodging in accounts receivable and ultimately became their Director of Finance. Prior to joining Presidian in 2017 as Corporate Controller, he worked with Remington Hotels as Director of Finance, having begun in 2015. Steve holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Texas State University.
Teresa brings over 30 years of hospitality experience to her role and possesses experience in select service, full service and upscale properties. Teresa has worked with IHG, Hilton and Marriott, as well as independent brands during her career. Before moving to Texas, Teresa worked for the Hilton Los Angeles Airport, offering over 85,000 sq ft of event space and the Hilton Anaheim, with over 105,000 sq ft of event space.
Chris, a native Texan, also possesses over 20 years of hospitality leadership experience. Chris has spent the majority of his career leading properties in the Hilton family of brands, both select and full-service, and does have experience leading independently-branded hotels as well. Early in his career, Chris’ hospitality path took him to Saint Louis, New Orleans, and Omaha before returning him to his home state of Texas. Chris and his wife Cristine have two children, Gwendolyn and Owen. Outside of work, when Chris is not volunteering as a soccer coach for his kid’s teams, he can either be found at the lake or the river enjoying time outdoors. Chris’ favorite quote is “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
Kate Weber graduated from CU Boulder with a Strategic Advertising and Creative Technology & Design degree. She's experienced in website design, brand strategy, digital analytics, and consumer insights. She recently acted as the Account Manager for a student-run advertising agency and placed first in the for-profit and non-profit campaign competitions. Kate is both knowledgeable and passionate about all things creative and culture driven, with a specific focus on hospitality.
Jennifer Cronin has over 14 years of experience as a Staff Accountant. At Presidian, she has provided accounting support to the entire portfolio of hotels. Jennifer assists hotels in the monthly accounting functions and in producing financial statements for owners, along with a variety of accounting functions for Presidian Corporate and the CFO. She has also worked at the La Mansión del Rio, an Omni property, as the Credit Manager and was responsible for collecting on AR accounts for the Omni La Mansión del Rio and the Mokara Hotel & Spa, both properties located on the San Antonio River Walk.
Anderson recently graduated from Louisiana State University with a degree in Human Resource Management. He pursued a degree in Human Resources because of his love of helping others and for business. He has worked in the Human Resource Department at LSU and TDIndustries Inc. Anderson is both knowledgeable and passionate about strategic management and employee compensation. He is very excited to teach his coworkers about their employee benefits while researching unique benefits to add to Presidian.
Robert's journey in hospitality began after his graduation from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), where he majored in Management and Human Resources. Armed with a solid educational foundation, he embarked on a career that would see him work with some of the most prominent hotel brands in the industry. An accomplished professional with an illustrious career spanning over three decades in the hospitality industry, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table. His unwavering commitment to employee growth initiatives and a passion for training and development have shaped his reputation as a valuable asset to Presidian.
Amado Longoria has over a decade of management experience in a diversity of work fields such as retail, food, and warehouse industries. Not feeling satisfied with his career path, he recollected at the job duties he enjoyed at each employer. The common thread was accounting. He attended San Antonio Community College for two years, before selling everything he owned to transfer to the Rawls College of Business at Texas Tech. There he obtained his Bachelors in Accounting and began his career as an Accounting Specialist at the Hilton San Antonio Airport in 2018. Promoted to staff accountant at the Presidian corporate office in 2022, he continues to offer his unique perspective and experience in solving the dailies challenges of the hospitality industry.
Over the course of his professional career, David has over a dozen years' of experience working for a number of major universities. These include Texas A&M University and the University of Texas. Specializing in C-level executive support, managing operations, events, initiatives, and stakeholder communications. He is always looking for new challenges and opportunities to learn and grow. In his free time, he enjoy traveling the world (26 countries so far), cooking, photography, sports, and exploring the great outdoors.
Adel has been with the Presidian Family since 11/28/2023 at our Holiday Inn Express property in Dripping Springs as their Sales Coordinator. She brings a skilled knowledge of Finance as well as meticulous attention to detail. We are thrilled to see what she will bring to the table as well as how she will help provide support to our leaders on the property. Once trained Adel will help the accounting team with AP, AR, and property accounting and end of month tasks.
Maria Sanchez has over 15 years of experience as an Administrative Assistant. Maria transitioned to a position as an Accounting Administrative Assistant providing administrative support to the CFO and to the Accounting Department. She is experienced in providing banking and insurance support for Presidian, and in 2019 joined the Accounting Department as a Staff Accountant to assist with the accounting functions for Presidian’s portfolio of hotels. Maria is also the Office Administrator for Presidian’s Corporate Office.