President & CEO
Adam Kipple, President and Managing Member of Magnolia Hospitality Services, brings with him a diverse hospitality background spanning over 20 years of industry experience. Specializing in both the operations and sales branches of the business, his role is indispensable in the development of partner relations, hotel investment strategy, asset management oversight, and the acquisition of new management contracts.
Offering extensive experience from 13 different brands under Marriott, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, and Choice Hotels, Adam’s background within maintenance, housekeeping, sales and operations has proven instrumental in the ability to positively impact various aspects central to industry success.
As a seasoned hotelier, Adam’s experience and leadership have paved the way for a successful portfolio. His previous efforts have earned his prior locations several awards including Marriott’s Gold Circle Award, Select Service Hotel of the Year Award, as well as a Zero Degrees of Sales Separation Award, the latter of which is awarded for attaining underperforming assets and exceeding owner and brand expectations
on revenue targets.
With an intensive and purposeful approach, Adam has opened both full-service and select-service hotel locations that launched with premium results and flawless executions, and expects to do the same for current operations and efforts.
VP of Sales
As VP of Sales and Managing Member, Christie Veyna is the spearhead of the sales leadership of Magnolia Hospitality Services and pivotal in leading the sales efforts and development of its locations. With industry experience spanning more than 20 years and inclusive of diverse
markets and segments, Christie’s background in industry-specific areas includes limited service, extended stay, and full service hotels. Her experience comprises of various top hotel brands including Marriott, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, IHG Hotels & Resorts, Choice Hotels, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, and Best Western. Prior to co-founding Magnolia Hospitality Services with fellow Managing Member, Adam Kipple, Christie held the position of Regional Director of Sales within IHG.
In her present role, not only does her wealth of expertise provide crucial sales support and leadership to hotel development teams through various phases, it also offers a focused, hands- on approach to increase topline revenue for all hotel locations. Using her extensive sales experience, Christie continues to support the hotel portfolio by collaborating with hotel sales teams to implement strategic processes to achieve market share that renders the best return of investment for the management group’s owners.
Many people have influenced her success; she now finds it rewarding to give back and inspire others. Just as with the passion instilled in her professional life, Christie incorporates her passion in her personal life to the community by supporting Special Olympics Texas and the
CARE Communities in Austin.
Regional Director of Operations
Daniel Gomez, Regional Director of Operations, joins the Magnolia Team with a vast leadership background spanning over 20 years of hospitality management experience. Daniel has served in various progressive roles since the beginning of his career, including City Director of Sales in the San Antonio market, International Intern Liaison for an international internship program, and General Manager for several properties and markets in San Antonio, Austin, Grand Junction, Colorado, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Houston, and lastly, South Padre Island’s Rio Grand Valley. Resolutely established as a high performer, Daniel’s career excellence is reflected in his noteworthy awards and accolades – among these are the Residence Inn MVP Award, the first recipient of the Sales Zero Degrees of Separation Award, and President’s Award for three consecutive years during his time with White Lodging.
More recently, Daniel has served as Director of Operations with MKM Lodging Services, where he was responsible for a portfolio comprised of Marriott International, IHG, Choice Hotels, and independently branded properties. His leadership in operations, owner relations, revenue management, sales, marketing, and e-commerce resulted in noticeably positive results and upward trend. He is also responsible for executive leadership selection as well as strategic and capital planning at property and regional level.
In his current role as Regional Director of Operations, Daniel offers core support training and presence to better prepare, equip and coach hotels in the areas of Quality Audit preparedness, team development, talent / team recruitment, and general operational procedures. Daniel currently works with the MHS Executive Teams within the portfolio to ensure maximum results in quality assurance, internal compliance, and overall operational excellence.
In his spare time, Daniel volunteers his time with the Business Careers High School Magnet School at Holmes High School in San Antonio; this focuses on mentorship to students that aspire to join the hospitality industry, while also allowing him the opportunity to give back to his alma mater.
Director of Training & Development
Debi Bennett, MHS Director of Training & Development, houses over 20+ years of hotel experience ranging from operations to sales and revenue management, strongly within the Marriott International and IHG brands. Debi’s innate passion for excellence and hospitality have paved the way for her career, as evidenced by her work experience and ability to consistently exceed expectations. Debi’s extensive proficiency within the hotel industry is invaluable in her role as Director of Training & Development across the MHS portfolio of hotels.
Debi works extensively with our hotel teams focusing on the areas of training and implementing brand initiatives; her role is vital in the continued growth of MHS and is yet another foundation piece of why MHS consistently offers and delivers premium hotel services.
In her personal time, Debi enjoys baking, tending to her flower beds, spending time with family, and chasing her cherished grandchildren. While she enjoys traveling professionally, her heart resides at home in Lubbock, Texas during her down time.
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Regional Director of Sales
As Regional Director of Sales at Magnolia Hospitality Services, Cali Trowbridge aids in the training, coaching, and supporting of all MHS sales teams as it pertains to sales, digital marketing services, and brand initiatives as direct ways to drive revenue. Cali uses her vast experience and expertise in organizational procedures to create, plan, and implement relevant MHS initiatives.
Holding a M.A. of Industrial-Organizational Psychology and a B.A. in Psychology and Journalism, Cali has always thrived within the areas of business relationships and communications. Moreover, her background includes an extensive sales span across various market segments, as well as strong communications and media-focused content management. Cali’s previous professional background as Director of Sales for Marriott International and IHG hotels has since expanded to include Best Western and Choice Hotels, with her more recent roles focusing upon maximizing sales and marketing impact, optimizing online presence, managing revenue, and brand positioning - all of which have led her to become a significant asset to the MHS Team in her current role as Regional Director of Sales.
Cali attributes much of her personal success thus far to her family and mentors who have aided in various professional endeavors, as well as personal ones. A wife and mother of two, Cali remains busy in her personal time as well. She actively promotes the American Breast Cancer Foundation to encourage breast cancer research, as well as Autism Speaks - the latter of which is in honor of her special needs son. She is passionate toward her goals to educate, empower, and spread autism awareness.