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Marsha Ray as its new Executive Vice President of Operations at Concord Hospitality

Concord Hospitality Appoints Marsha Ray As New EVP Of Operations

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 15, 2024) Concord Hospitality, the award-winning hotel management and development company currently operating over 140 hotels across North America, welcomes Marsha Ray as its new Executive Vice President of Operations. In preparation for further expansion, Concord Hospitality is proactively enhancing its executive team to better address the unique requirements of its individual properties.


As a collaborative and results-oriented leader, Ray brings over three decades of invaluable hospitality experience to her latest endeavor. Her extensive background spans various hospitality sectors, including branded and independent hotels, luxury resorts, lifestyle accommodations, convention centers, city hubs and airport facilities. With an extensive background serving both the Canadian and U.S. hospitality markets, Ray boasts comprehensive expertise in all operational aspects, from food and beverage management to front office pre-openings, transitions, conversions, and beyond.


Ray will oversee the opening and expansion of Concord’s newest full-service hotels and resorts across North America, while focusing on brand and owner relations, financial oversight, and talent management to ensure each asset aligns with its strategic objectives.


“I'm thrilled to bring my expertise in organizational leadership and my passion for hospitality to the remarkable team Concord Hospitality has assembled,” says Marsha Ray, executive vice president of operations. “With a foundation built on collaboration and a relentless pursuit of results, I am committed to expanding our footprint and furthering Concord’s culture of excellence.”


“Marsha’s exemplary reputation and tenacity make her the ideal leader to propel Concord Hospitality to the next level as we aim to expand our portfolio even further,” explains President & Chief Executive Officer, Mark Laport. “With exceptional industry experience, specifically in the luxury markets in both Canada and the U.S., Marsha will be an integral part of our ever-growing team.”




Concord Hospitality is an award-winning hotel development and management company that has grown over the past three decades to become the preferred partner of leading hotel brands such as Hilton, Marriott, and Hyatt. Concord Hospitality boasts a stellar reputation known for combining the experience of a big company with the high-touch service of an independent operation to every partner property. The company specializes in developing and managing full-service and select-service hotels across North America. As part of the company’s continued growth, it recently launched Opus Collection by Concord, a lifestyle hotel management division for full-service properties. With the brightest talent, the most innovative processes, and a commitment to giving back to the communities where associates live and work, Concord Hospitality is committed to being a great place to work for all. Learn more at concordhotels.com