Justin Shelton is President of Springwood Hospitality and is a master at hotel operations and management. He has held the entire range of hotel positions since his start in the hospitality industry in 1992. Prior to joining Springwood, Justin served four years as Vice President of Operations at LBA Hospitaltiy, an entrepreneurial Marriott, Hilton and IHG franchisee. Previously he had served LBA Hospitality as a Bench Manager, General Manager, Regional Director of Operations, and Vice President of Human Resources for a total of four years before being promoted to Vice President of Operations. During his eight year tenure with LBA Hospitality, their portfolio grew from 22 to 60 hotels. Justin directed the management of this entire portfolio for four years, even after the majority had been sold to Apple REIT Companies.
Justin has implemented a scalable management system that enables real-time monitoring of labor, and daily tracking of revenue and of all variable expenses on a per-occupied-room basis. His leadership has significantly improved Guest Satisfaction Ratings, RevPAR, market share, and the bottom lines at each of the company’s existing hotels. Justin was also named by the Central Penn Business Journal as one of the “Top Forty Under 40” which honors 40 local business executives younger than 40 for their commitment to business growth, professional excellence and community service.
Justin graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science in Restaurant and Hospitality Management and a minor in Marketing. Since graduation, Justin has twice been honored by the school as the Jack Davis Professional achievement award winner.