OUR TEAM

The key to our award-winning success is our team of management professionals—a group of savvy and experienced experts committed to driving the best hotel performance and delivering exceptional results. At the helm is a senior leadership team with more than a century of diverse experience in the hospitality industry.

 

Our leadership team has established, nurtured, and sustained some of the strongest relationships in the industry—building personal and professional networks of satisfied clients and trusted professional partners from coast to coast. These connections strengthen the bonds of trust, improve communication, forge new synergies, unlock new opportunities, and transform engagements into true partnerships.

Steve Van
President & CEO
Steve Van, president and CEO of Prism Hotels & Resorts, founded the Dallas-based company in 1983. Under his leadership, Prism has become an award-winning full-service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Mark Van Amerongen
Chief Operating Officer
Mark Van Amerongen is the Chief Operating Officer for Prism Hotels & Resorts, where he brings more than 25 years of professional hospitality leadership experience to an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
John Bailey
Chief Financial Officer
John is the Chief Financial Officer of Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Allison Handy
Senior Vice President of Marketing
A member of Prism’s executive committee, Allison provides sales and marketing support for Prism’s portfolio of hotels, and oversees Prism’s marketing, public relations and new business development efforts.
Kevin Gallagher
Senior Vice President of Business Development
Kevin is the Senior Vice President of Business Development for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Chris Charbonnet
Senior Vice President of Operations
Having more than three decades of extensive hotel experience in the hospitality industry makes him a valuable asset and an integral member of Prism’s executive committee.
Kimberlee Houston
Corporate Director of Human Resources
She has over 20 years of experience in the Hospitality Industry; with over 10 years of that experience in Human Resource Management, Training and Benefits.
Mitra Van
Managing Director
Mitra Van is a Managing Director for Prism Hotels & Resorts; Mitra has been with Prism for over 10 years in a variety of senior roles including Human Resources, Payroll Administration, Compliance, Operations and Business Development.
Paul Mengacci
Vice President of Finance and Analytics
Paul Mengacci is the Vice President of Finance and Analytics for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Doll Ogden
Vice President of Revenue Optimization
Doll Ogden is the Vice President of Revenue Optimization for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company
Lori Crowley
Corporate Director of Food and Beverage
Lori began her hospitality career as a Food and Beverage manager in Atlantic City when the city became a gambling and tourist destination. She worked at the historic Claridge Hotel, Harrah's Marina and opened Trump Taj Mahal before joining Hyatt Hotels and Resorts in 1990.
Jasmine St. Clair
Vice President of Design and Construction
Jasmine St. Clair is the Vice President of Design and Construction for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Beth Mahony
Corporate Regional Director of Sales
Having more than twelve years of extensive sales experience, in pre-opening, conversions and operating hotels makes her a valuable asset and an integral member of Prism’s corporate team.
Michael Van
Corporate Marketing Manager
Michael provides creative marketing support to the field through designing custom digital and print collateral as well as email campaigns. Michael works alongside the Director of Sales, Revenue Manager, and Brand eCommerce Manager to strategize and execute effective ROI projects.
Kristi Griffith
Director of Sales Performance Support
Kristi Griffith brings more than 24 years of experience to her role as Director of Sales Performance Support for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Brenda Teter
Corporate Tax Manager
Brenda is responsible for several levels of hotel tax compliance. Brenda brings 11 years of transaction tax experience and 20 years of accounting experience to Prism Hotels, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Dina Caballero
Payroll Support Specialist
A seasoned professional, Dina has worked in corporate payroll for more than 12 years in multiple industries including broadcasting and publishing.
Tisha Warner
Manager of Legal Administration
Tisha is a Kansas native who began her hospitality career, while she was a sophomore at the University of Kansas (Rock Chalk!), at the Holiday Inn Holidome & Convention Center.
Farshid Jaberi
Senior Accounting Manager
Farshid was born in 1978 in Tehran. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management and minor in finance from University of Tehran. In late 1999, he moved to US and resided in California.
Lynn Duhon
Senior Property Accountant
Lynn Duhon is a Senior Property Accountant for Prism Hotels & Resorts, an award winning full service hotel management, investment and advisory services company.
Kacey Harrist
Accounts Payable Specialist
Kacey has worked in industries ranging from Medical, Performance Racing, to Hospitality. Kacey is an award winning Associate Service Champion of the Year recipient.
Janice Nieman
Corporate Office Manager
Janice joined the hospitality industry in 2010, after spending 25+ years in the printing industry. With her leadership experience in customer service and operational support, she brings a full service scope to Prism’s internal offices.
Meagan Ray
Operations Performance Support Specialist
Meagan began her hospitality career in Lubbock, TX at the former Radisson Hotel as a Front Desk Agent. She then went to work at Extended Stay America as the Lead Guest Service Representative.
Kelly Kallail
Senior Property Accountant
Kelly began her hospitality career almost 20 years ago with Bristol Hotels & Resorts. She has also worked for Intercontinental Hotels Group and Hospitality Management Corporation in a variety of areas including Food & Beverage, Sales & Catering and Accounting.
George Davis
Corporate Director of Engineering
George has experience in all aspects of Engineering. The American Hotel & Motel Association Designates George as a C.E.O.E., Certified Engineering Operations Executive in 1998. He holds a Universal Certification from Ferris State University.
Gautam Mahesh
Investment Analyst
Gautam has been in the Hospitality Industry for 13 years with experience across Europe, Middle East and North America working for large brands as well as independent hotel companies.
Lisa Gammill
Corporate Accounting Manager
Lisa is responsible for home office accounting, budgeting, and forecasting. She has over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry.