Who We Are
It starts and finishes with our business ethics and our business model. For JYI, this means doing our best in customer service, employee recruitment, training, retention, and ultimately achieving optimum financial performance the project is positioned for.
We believe in our business model and stand by our proven track record of our current and past Hotel projects. We are also grounded in our commitment to sustainability in all that we do.
We are committed to developing, practicing, and integrating leading management initiatives into our daily operations which JYI started in 2002.
Call our leading team professionals to discuss your project today!
Greg Posmantur - CEO / Managing Director
Greg Posmantur, a 35 year veteran of the hotel industry, brings extensive experience and success in leading companies focused on the ownership, management, acquisition, development, financing and franchising of hotels throughout the United States. He has developed and overseen the strategic business plans of numerous full service, limited service, and extended stay hotels, including brands such as Hyatt, Marriott, Adams Mark, Sheraton, Holiday Inn-(Six Flags), Wingate- (Cendant Hotels) and Comfort Inn/ Quality Inns & Suites (Choice Hotels). Prior to City Hotels property level, Greg Posmantur was with Cendant Corp., a large national multi-conglomerate corporation, where he served as a Regional Director of Revenue Enhancement and then Regional Director of Franchise Sales & Development for Wingate Inns International then a Regional Director for Franchise sales.
Greg Posmantur has a solid hotel background that includes outstanding transactional and organizational leadership experience and numerous relationships throughout the industry, which will be of great benefit to JYI Management hotel development and sales activities. After an extensive and extremely thorough time delegation in all areas of the Hospitality Industry, Greg’s vision now brings him here to this junction among several extremely qualified and talented individuals.
JYI Hospitality is a hotel management and development company that builds, manages, and sells mid-priced hotels throughout the US, under the Choice Hotels, IHG, Hilton, ABVI, Red Lion, Sonesta, Wyndham Hotel Group, franchised brands and independent Hotels.
Currently, JYI Hospitality Management & Consultants manages and consults with properties all across the United States.
Patrick Hebert - President
Patrick Hebert is responsible for controlling all aspects of Hotel Operations, Sales and Marketing and overseeing communications between General Managers, Sales personnel, ownership and franchise representatives to ensure each property achieves its maximum RevPar potential. Implementing JYI’s structured Operational plan, with on-site management and ownership, ensures everyone is updated with the best data available so your projects succeed in meeting and surpassing their goals.
Having spent the past 34 years refining his skills he has developed the ability to handle all aspects of short to long term planning and the expertise to take advantage of gaps in the market place to maximize revenue and RevPAR for your projects. Additionally, he has been involved in the opening and major refurbishments of multiple projects and has an acute understanding of the challenges and essential management of such activities.
His comprehensive operations, sales and marketing background allows him to immediately identify deficiencies and implement proven action plans to restore properties to their expected performance levels.
Patrick Hebert is currently overseeing multiple properties in the Gulf Coast area since 2005.
Billy McFadden Sr. CHA, CHRM, CRME (Senior Director of Revenue Management)
Billy McFadden Sr. brings 20 plus years of hands-on experience as a general manager, area manager and Regional Director of select and full-service hotels.
Working both destination and transit markets across the US, with Marriott, IHG and many other brands. He has served on various marketing committees.
Red Roof Inn, Accor, La Quinta, and many other brands.
Mr. McFadden’s hotel education and work background affords him the knowledge to help your hotel reach its maximum Potential:
Results driven hotel & restaurant professional with years of success in:
Turnaround situations – Development and pre-opening experience- Rebranding
Policy & accounting procedures – Focused operations controls for Bar, Restaurant & Hotel
Problem solving – helping ownership with Sale Management
Improving rank within the brand via guest satisfaction programs
Transit and Extended Stay
Computer Programming Database Management Degree
Hotel & Restaurant Management Degree
Revenue Management – Cornell
Hospitality Digital Marketing – Cornell
SEO/SEM Management & Marketing
Marriott Revenue Management Certified – Marsha Certified
IHG Revenue Management Certified
Best Western Revenue Management Certificated
Choice Revenue Management Expert
Wyndham Revenue Management
SynXis CR Essentials|
Embark Certification (Extended Stay)
Brandy Trahan - Vice President of Sales
Brandy Trahan graduated from McNeese State University with a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, on the President’s Honor List, and as the Distinguished Student in Marketing of her class.
Starting as a Sales Manager, while attending McNeese State University, Brandy exhibited unsurpassable work ethic and drive.
Shortly thereafter, Brandy joined JYI as a Director of Sales. During her past ten plus years in sales and marketing she has displayed a sustained record of success for revenue growth and client retention due to her abilities to analyze markets and build strong customer loyalties.
Brandy Trahan’s work ethic, personality, communication skills, attention to detail, and dedication to her clients have all contributed to her rise to the position of Vice President of Sales.
Brandy Trahan oversees sales and marketing development for all JYI properties. She trains and works with JYI Sales Mangers and on-site sales teams to develop sales plans and monitor sales operations to ensure sales goals are not only met, but exceeded.
Walter Thomas - CPA / Comptroller
Walter Thomas received his BBA from the University of Houston in 1972 and was certified as a CPA in 1980. His various positions over the years, beginning with Dallas IRS office to working for Houston Natural Gas Corporation, BJ Services USA, City of Houston, University of Houston to the present have all added to his vast experience in implementing and maintaining impeccable accounting systems. His extensive background in hotel accounting ensures accurate reconciliation of accounts receivable, coordination of annual audits, implementation of new accounting systems, preparation of monthly financial statements and monthly/quarterly sales tax returns.
Chad Slocum - Director of Operations
Chad Slocum’s twenty years plus experience in the hospitality industry prepared him for the position of Regional Director of Operations for JYI.
Starting as a desk clerk while attending the University of Memphis in the early 90’s and developing into an excellent general manager, opening manager, area manager and finally JYI’s Director of Operations, Chad has overseen all aspects of hotel operations throughout his career. His experience and track record of optimizing operations has been exemplary and he continues to grow with JYI.
Chad oversees all projects within JYI’s portfolio with the support of the entire JYI team.
Renee Arsement - Regional Sales Manager
Renee Arsement attended McNeese State University for three years. She comes to JYI with eleven years of experience in financial institutions where she developed strengths to help her succeed in data management, sales and revenue growth.
Her extensive background in the financial industry affords her the ability to examine multiple variables within a project to better determine the optimal course of action for growth and success.
Renee’s customer service strength, coupled with her detail oriented personality, gives her the ability to excel in sales and build lasting relationships with clients.
Raymond Saenz - Regional Manager
Raymond Saenz has over 25 years’ experience in the Hospitality Industry with over 8 years’ experience as a General Manager with JYI.
Whether, running the Front Desk/Guest Services departments to working back of the house in Room Service, Bar, Restaurant departments, he has seen every obstacle that a hotel can throw at you!
Raymond has very strong communication, leadership and team-based building development skills that has helped him turn projects into success stories. He has attained management certificates for Business Management and Logistics Management from Palo Alto College in San Antonio and has a very strong Choice Hotels background and is Choice Hotels HOST Certified.
Strong skills in sales and marketing, building & maintaining corporate accounts for hotels, enables him to ensure hotels thrive and achieve their revenue goals.
Raymond has overseen full hotel renovations, re-branding, and assisting sales departments in opening services, yield and SEO/OTA management practices to achieve reachable strong top line revenue goals to optimize the properties he oversees.
Cara Landrum - Regional Manager
Cara Landrum has over 14 years of Management experience on a property level for brands such as Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and even some boutique hotels. She started her career in hospitality as a Lobby Ambassador and soaked up all aspects of hotel operations to eventually become a General Manager with a proven record in Guest Service Scores and Brand Performance in the top 2%. Cara has strong leadership and communication skills that have allowed her teams to be successful and has therefore, attained awards as Manager of the Quarter and Manger of the year.
Yolanda Boutte- Regional Sales Manager
Yolanda Boutte joins the JYI team with 25 years’ experience within the hotel industry.
She was found working at the Chamber of Commerce in Membership sales and went on to join the opening team of multiple hotels, (Best Western, Wyndham, and Choice properties) where she achieved the JD Powers sales award for multiple properties.
Yolanda continued to thrive in the hospitality industry and carried roles of Regional Director of Sales and General Manager. She has experience in developing sales teams, achieving sales goals, and overseeing all operational needs within a hotel.
Yolanda’s work ethic, dedication, honesty and professionalism are some of the many reasons we value her as a part of the JYI team.
Yolanda oversees sales for properties across the Gulf Coast.