Management Team

Neil Densmore

Founder & President, Great Lakes Management Group

Neil Densmore formed Great Lakes Management Group in 1997. A Certified Hotel Administrator, he has over 25 years of direct hotel management experience. 

His background encompasses an extensive hotel career in full-service, limited-service and resort properties, which include: Hilton Brands, Choice Hotels International Brands, and IHG Brands.

During his tenure at these facilities, Neil gained first hand knowledge of all aspects of hotel management including food and beverage, convention services, sales, maintenance, revenue/yield management, reservations, front office and general hotel operations.

Mavis Dare

Vice President of Hotel Sales and Marketing

Mavis Dare, Vice President of Hotel Sales and Marketing joined the Great Lakes family in 2002. With 20+ years of hotel management experience in both full-service and limited-service properties, Mavis oversees the sales and marketing for all properties in Iowa and Wisconsin.

She is instrumental in coordinating sales efforts, attending motor coach shows and following up on the ongoing sales process at the properties.

Her full-service experiences included the management of onsite restaurants, lounges, and conference facilities in addition to the typical rooms division.

Randy Haynes

Vice President of Hotel Operations

Randy Haynes joined Great Lakes Management group as the company's Vice President of Hotel Operations overseeing all properties in 2004. A Certified Hotel Administrator, he has 25+ years of hotel experience as a Corporate Controller and General Manager of full-service hotels, which include Hilton, Holiday Inn and Renaissance.

His extensive experience gives our team the expertise in all aspects of the hotel business, including sales, finance, revenue management, food and beverage, and guest service.

Interested in working with experienced professionals to develop or manage your new property? Contact us to start a conversation.

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