Senior Vice President, Talent Management
Interstate Hotels and Resorts
Greg Smith oversees the HR, training, and recruitment needs for Commune, as well as for the company’s individual hotels. Responsible for the professional development for all employees, he plays a key role in the company’s fast-paced expansion of its JDV and Thompson hotel brands. Greg also provides the expertise and strategic planning for the people component of all merger and acquisition opportunities. In this capacity, he leverages his 20-plus years of experience with such national and international hospitality brands as Denihan, where he most recently was executive vice president; Kimpton; Interstate Hotels & Resorts; Choice Hotels International; and Promus. Before joining the hospitality industry, he gained valuable HR experience in positions with Advanced Services, Inc., an affiliate of General Electric; MCI/Telecom USA; and the Navy Federal Credit Union. Greg earned BA and JD degrees from Tulane University and Tulane University School of Law; he lives in the Bay Area.