Garner brings over 30 years of industry knowledge and experience to the AC Columbus team. She joined Concord Hospitality in 2017 as dual General Manager of the Marriott Columbus University Area and Residence Inn Columbus University Area hotels. She will continue to oversee these properties in addition to AC Columbus as Area General Manager. Prior to joining Concord Hospitality, Garner served as Managing Director at Winegardner and Hammons Inc. for over 20 years. She is actively involved in several organizations and committees focused on the hospitality industry and civic responsibility, including the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, the Ohio State University Hospitality Program and Experience Columbus. Between juggling multiple hotels, Garner enjoys spending time with his family, playing sports, cooking and doing outdoor activities.
Recent appointments at Concord
Maxwell Chick – Deputy Managing Director
February 11, 2021 – Born and raised in Columbus, Chick began his hospitality career at Marriott International where he recently opened AC Hotel Charlotte SouthPark as Deputy General Manager. In his new role at AC Columbus, Chick will be responsible for assisting in the management of day-to-day operations, staff development, budgeting and financial planning, increased sales and revenue, and customer satisfaction. .
Ivan Puente – Food and Beverage Director
January 12, 2021 – As the new Double Director of Food and Beverage, Ivan Puente will oversee all aspects of hotel catering planning and services, including menu development, as well as preparation and presentation food and drink.