Hilton Hotels Names Canton Resident to Brand Operations Council
Hilton Hotels recently named Canton resident Tamara Markham a member of the elite Brand Operations Council (BOC) for its nationwide Hampton Inn brand of hotels. Ms. Markham serves as Vice President of Operations for Atlanta-based Hotel Equities. The firm holds 14 Hampton Inn brand hotels in its portfolio of 50 properties.
The Hampton Inn Brand Operations Council meets several times each year and advises brand executives on policies and procedures as they affect operations at the individual hotels.
Ms. Markham brings 20 years of experience to her post on the Council. She joined Hotel Equities in 1998 in hotel operations before assuming broader responsibilities. Previously employed by Marriott International for seven years, she brought a background in operations, training, and HR-related capacities to Hotel Equities. She also had experience as a General Manager. Ms. Markham held both Director of Training and Director of Operations positions before her promotion to Vice President of Operations in 2010.
In Atlanta, she is a member of both the Advisory Committee for Hotel/Restaurant/Tourism Management at Gwinnett Technical College and the Kennesaw State University Advisory Council for the Hospitality Program. She is an instructor in KSU’s Continuing Education Hospitality Certificate Program.
Ms. Markham holds a B.S. degree in Hotel and Restaurant Management from Kansas State University. Residents of Canton, Georgia, she and her husband Chad are parents of two young daughters.
Written by Margaret M. Jones, Hotel Equities director of public relations