Joanne HeadrickVice President of AccountingJoanne has over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry. She started as a night auditor at a 90-room property in the Arizona desert. She is a Texas native, and soon returned to Texas to continue her hotel career. She has worked in various positions, from night audit to laundry to assistant general manager. However, she has made her home in accounting for the last 21 years. She was in accounting management with Starwood Hotels and Resorts for eight years before joining The Hotel Group in 2005.
Joanne’s major accomplishments during her long career have been related to improving processes, cost controls, payroll, budgeting, internal controls, auditing, and staff development. She is committed to training hotels to control expenses, maximize their revenue, and protect their assets. With her role as vice president of accounting for Northwest x Southern Hospitality, she will continue to look for new ways to be more cost-efficient while maintaining the quality of service required by our customers.
After 25 years, Joanne has made it back full circle to the Arizona desert, where she loves to swim during the long, hot summer. Joanne is an avid reader of mystery novels, and enjoys cooking as well as taking her nieces and nephew to the zoo.
Isabel DreherVice President of Human ResourcesWith over 25 years in the hospitality industry, Isabel’s career has been a testament to working from the ground up. Isabel’s path from an hourly team member to vice president of HR has equipped her with indispensable awareness for getting things right – and doing what’s right.
With the HR landscape ever-evolving, Isabel stays current on both national and local legislation and initiatives, as well as streamlining HR processes, ensuring EEOC compliance, and systematically maintaining internal training and team member engagement. She believes in treating people fairly and with respect, knowing that you will get the same in return.
Isabel is always looking to make sure we operate with the highest level of integrity in everything we do. It all comes down to respect, treating people fairly, and simply appreciating them. She considers her coworkers her friends, her family, and her support.
Isabel likes to laugh and have fun while working hard to accomplish great things both professionally and personally. She enjoys spending quality time with her family. She is blessed to have 4 children, Arielle, Elizabeth, Lucas, and Jacob. When she is not cheering them on in their milestones with her husband, David, they really enjoy family vacations. Isabel, David, and the “team” enjoy traveling from the ski slopes to anywhere tropical. In her spare time you may see Isabel at the barre (Cardio Barre that is … she loves to dance).