Freeport, IL, August 18, 2017 (hospitalitybusinessnews.com) Swift Hospitality Group, Inc. (SHG) based in Freeport, Illinois, announces the promotion of Matt Jacobs to President effective September 1, 2017.
Current SHG President Pam Thrasher is resigning from the company to pursue other opportunities. “I have enjoyed my many years at SHG and I am thrilled that Matt is assuming this leadership role. I look forward to seeing him take SHG to the next level,” said Thrasher.
Matt joined SHG in 2004 and most recently served as the company’s Executive Vice President of Operations. He joined the company as Assistant General Manager and served as General Manager of multiple hotel properties before being promoted in 2008 to Senior Director of Operations, working from the SHG corporate office in Freeport, IL.
“I am humbled and inspired by this opportunity. I look forward to stepping up and continuing Swift’s success and the remarkable growth of the company and portfolio,” Jacobs said.
As President, Matt will be responsible for leadership of the SHG portfolio and will handle all aspects of the corporation’s daily operations, including serving as the primary contact for SHG partners. Matt will work closely with the board of directors to ensure the corporate goals and objectives are reached by challenging the management team to take a critical look at how business is conducted in order to deliver high-quality financial performance.
“Matt’s leadership skills have been proven time and time again over his tenure in the company. The family believes that he possesses the talent, energy, and enthusiasm to continue the culture of Swift Hospitality. We look forward to Matt using his experience and leadership to grow the portfolio and bring a renewed energy to the company,” said David Swift, SHG Chairman and CEO.
A family business, Swift Hospitality Group (SHG) is dedicated to the development and management of select hospitality properties across the country. Striving for excellence in all endeavors, the group focuses on teaming with its partners to create opportunities, invest wisely, and turn multifaceted ideas into profitable projects with strong reputations for quality and service. SHG is a national development and management company with properties located throughout the United States including Illinois, Wisconsin, and South Dakota. In addition to a strong hotel portfolio, SHG is expanding into office/retail and senior living developments.