Corporate Officers

NORMA GILPIN Vice-President

Ms. Gilpin is the Vice-President and Secretary of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. She has served in this capacity since 1995 and also operated a music studio for many years. Ms. Gilpin graduated from George Washington University.

KATHERINE GREEN Vice-President

Ms. Green is the Vice-President of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. She has served in this capacity since 1995. Ms. Green also has trained and raced horses.

RICHARD GREEN President and Treasurer

Mr. Green is the President and Treasurer of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. He has devoted his life to the hospitality and real estate industries and has over 40 years of experience in buying and selling real estate, operating hotels and apartments, and managing properties. Mr. Green attended Lehigh University.

WILLIAM GREEN Vice-President

Mr. Green is Vice-President of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. He has served in this capacity since 1995. Mr. Green attended Lehigh University.

CAROLE NEWMAN Vice-President

Ms. Newman is the Vice-President of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. She has worked for over 20 years in the real estate industry and currently is the General Manager of Inn of Rosslyn and Williamsburg Apartments. Before that, she worked as an entomologist. Ms. Newman received a B.S. from University of Florida.

ELIZABETH WOLFE Vice-President

Ms. Wolfe is the Vice-President of Amitel Incorporated and a member of the board of directors. She worked as a Realtor for many years and was General Manager of Americana Hotel from 1999 to 2006. Ms. Wolfe attended St. Andrews University.

Management and Key Employees

ESTHER BERMAN Front Desk and Sales Manager

Ms. Berman is the front desk manager and sales manager at Americana Hotel. For several years, she has worked tirelessly to increase sales and rates while providing top-notch customer service to guests. Her contributions in securing and handling group business accounts for a significant increase in revenues and profits at Americana Hotel.

MELINDA GREEN Director of Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management and Payroll Manager

Ms. Green is the Director of Sales, Marketing, and Revenue Management and the Payroll Manager for Amitel Incorporated. Since starting part-time with the company in 2003 and transitioning to full-time in 2006, she has worked as Accounts Payable Clerk, Accounts Payable Manager, Payroll Manager, and Assistant Manager of Amitel Incorporated and as General Manager of Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. She currently works on the marketing efforts of Amitel Incorporated and each of its properties, with a particular focus on Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments, as well as manages the payroll and related human resources needs for the 40-employee organization.

 

Ms. Green has worked to maximize income while limiting expenses, and during her tenure, has played a key role in increasing revenue at Fern Gardens Apartments from $238k to $425K, tripling revenue from $1.1M to $3.3M at Americana Hotel, and helping Amitel see record-breaking profits. Since 2006, she has launched ten (10) new websites for the management company and its properties, taking an active role in each project with marketing partner Vizergy to create a vision, offer design input, provide content, write copy, and perform quality control as well as created and maintained social media and reputation management accounts for Amitel, Americana Hotel, Inn of Rosslyn, and Fern Gardens Apartments on sites including Google, Yelp, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TripAdvisor, and LinkedIn. Ms. Green’s other accomplishments include a new computer network, an upgraded property management system with GDS/OTA connectivity, and a website booking engine at Americana Hotel; all new windows and multiple unit renovations at Fern Gardens Apartments; and an internet booking engine at Inn of Rosslyn.  Finally, she negotiated and contracted the location agreement for the filming of Universal Studios's feature film State of Play at Americana Hotel in 2008 and acted as liaison to the production company for the entire 6-month project.

 

Ms. Green graduated with an A.B. in Political Science from Rollins College and earned an M.B.A. with concentrations in Management and International Business from The Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

 

MARIANNE HALE General Manager

Ms. Hale is the General Manager of Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. Since joining Amitel Incorporated in 2008, she has worked as a Front Desk Clerk and Front Desk Manager for Americana Hotel, a leasing agent for Fern Gardens Apartments, and General Manager for Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. 

 

Ms. Hale leads the day-to-day operations at Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments, overseeing the front desk, housekeeping, maintenance, and sales/leasing departments. She has also been the project manager for multiple capital improvement, delayed maintenance, and property renovation initiatives including updating the lobby, wrapping the shuttle vans, replacing the roof, modernizing the elevators, and renovating the rooms at Americana Hotel as well as paving a new parking lot, installing a new commercial chiller, repiping the entire property's hydronic HVAC system and installing new convectors, and continuing the unit renovations at Fern Gardens Apartments. Other accomplishments include building a vast portfolio of professional imagery for various properties, standardizing the property management system across Amitel properties by converting Inn of Rosslyn to InnQuest’s roomMaster Cloud PMS, and building awareness of and goodwill towards Amitel properties in the local community. 

 

During Ms. Hale’s tenure, Amitel's properties have nearly doubled their revenue and set numerous records in everything from occupancy and rates to parking sales and review ratings. Her dedication and staff management helped Americana Hotel secure four prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence awards as well as consistently high ratings on Google, Booking, and Expedia. 

 

Ms. Hale graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from University of Florida. 

WILLIAM HALE Maintenance Manager

Mr. Hale is the maintenance manager at Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. Since 2009, he has dedicated himself to improving the condition of the properties through preventive maintenance, timely repairs, and value-adding renovations. Mr. Hale’s abilities in a multitude of skilled trades, including carpentry, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical, has been critical to his ability to oversee and actively participate in projects as varied as roof replacement, bathroom renovation, kitchen remodeling, water main replacement, HVAC maintenance, building re-plumbing, and perhaps most impressive, the complete renovation of 84 out of 102 guest rooms at Americana Hotel and 15 out of 30 units at Fern Gardens Apartments as of March 2019.

JUAN LOPEZ Head Shuttle Driver

Mr. Lopez is the shuttle driver extraordinaire at Americana Hotel. Since 1981, he has performed various duties at the property and has always been reliable, helpful, and courteous. Mr. Lopez’s friendly attitude, strong work ethic, and dedication to providing exemplary customer service make him a standout employee whose loyalty and longevity is unheard of today.

MAYESA MEJIA Housekeeping Manager

Ms. Mejia is the housekeeping manager at Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. For over 20 years, she has poured her heart and soul into her work, making sure the rooms are among the cleanest in the industry. Ms. Mejia has consistently exceeded guests’ expectations and showered those around her with love and kindness.

CHRIS SUTHERLAND Best All Around

Mr. Sutherland is the all-around go to person at Americana Hotel and Fern Gardens Apartments. For over 20 years, he has been available, willing, and able to work in any department in which he was needed, whether front desk, maintenance, transportation, or back office, as well as to be on call in the event of emergencies. Mr. Sutherland’s friendliness and ability to remember guests coupled with his nearly unparalleled knowledge of the local area helps him provide excellent customer service and makes him a truly indispensable member of the team.