Shannon DierenbachChief Human Resources OfficerPrior to joining Xanterra, Dierenbach was a member of the executive leadership of Richfield Hospitality, Inc. and Sceptre Hospitality, Inc. as the Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Risk Management. Under her guidance Richfield Hospitality’s portfolio attracted, inspired, and retained high-performance employees while mitigating risk exposure for owners. Her innovative hospitality HR and Risk Management programs propelled Richfield to achieving its Company Mission and ensuring client satisfaction.
Dierenbach joined Richfield from Hyatt Hotel & Resorts where she held various positions in the employment and benefits divisions. She holds a BS degree from the University of Massachusetts and is Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certified. Dierenbach is also Co-Chair of the AHLA HR Committee.
Andrew N. ToddPresident & CEOPrior to his appointment as President & CEO of Xanterra in 1994, Todd was Senior Vice President of Portfolio Management for Chicago-based JMB Realty Corporation, where he orchestrated the acquisition of TW Recreational Services, Inc., the concessioner at Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Zion and other prominent US national parks and memorials. The merger of TW Recreational Services with JMB’s Parks & Resorts Division resulted in Xanterra becoming the largest park concessions management company in the United States.
Todd has a strong personal commitment to the environment. At his helm, Xanterra has become widely recognized for its progressive environmental stewardship and related innovations in the hospitality industry. Xanterra was the first hospitality company and the eighth company worldwide to commit to a target for the absolute reduction of greenhouse gas emissions under the World Wildlife Fund’s Climate Saver Program. Xanterra was the first company in the tourism industry to create and utilize measurable environmental performance metrics specific to the hospitality industry. Todd’s establishment of company-wide environmental standards, including the implementation of ISO 14001-certified environmental management systems, have led to numerous industry and peer-reviewed awards for Xanterra, including Lodging Magazine’s 2014 Sustainability “Entity of the Year” and Environmental Leader Magazine’s 2014 Project of the Year at Zion National Park. Additional awards include the U.S. Department of Interior’s Environmental Achievement Award in 2009 and 2014 and recognition as a Gold Leader in the State of Colorado’s Environmental Leadership Program.
A native of Indiana, Todd began his career at KPMG in 1979 soon after obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Indiana University. He is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the World Presidents’ Organization. Todd chaired the Washington, DC–based National Park Hospit