Garner brings more than 30 years of industry knowledge and experience to the AC Columbus team. She joined Concord Hospitality in 2017 as Dual General Manager of the Marriott Columbus University Area and Residence Inn Columbus University Area hotels. In addition to AC Columbus, she will continue to oversee these properties as Area General Manager. Prior to joining Concord Hospitality, Garner was General Manager at Winegardner and Hammons Inc. for more than 20 years. She is an active participant in various hospitality and community responsibility organizations and committees, including the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, Ohio State University’s Hospitality Program, and Experience Columbus. In between juggling several hotel properties, Garner enjoys family time, sports, cooking, and outdoor activities.
Maxwell Chick – Executive Vice President
February 11, 2021 – Born and raised in Columbus, Chick began his hospitality career at Marriott International, where he recently opened the AC Hotel Charlotte SouthPark as Assistant General Manager. In his new role at AC Columbus, Chick will be responsible for supporting day-to-day operations, staff development, budgeting and financial planning, increasing sales and revenue, and ensuring guest satisfaction.
Ivan Puente – Food and Beverage Director
January 12, 2021 – As the newly appointed dual food and beverage director, Ivan Puente will oversee all aspects of the hotel’s food and beverage planning and service, including menu development, and food and beverage preparation and presentation.