Hospitality isn’t just a business, it’s our business

Columbus Hospitality Management was born in 1998 from a desire to build a company that does the simple things well and lets success follow – a company run by hospitality people who understand business. After more than two decades of business, our core team still puts guests first and goes with its instincts.

Charles Lagarce
President & Founder

“I have the privilege to lead the finest group of hospitality professionals and together we have the pleasure of successfully serving thousands of guests every year.”

Kathyrn Burton
Chief Operating Officer

“I love having the opportunity to make a difference every day in the life of a guest or an associate. It’s truly our people who breathe the life into all of the assets we manage.”

Robert Kot
Chief Financial Officer

“My favorite aspect of working in hospitality is doing my part to help our guests have great events and experiences that lead to great memories.”

Jessica Barwell
Legal Counsel

“Between friends there is no need for justice, for everyone else, we must seek justice over injustice.”

Laura Barker
Executive Director, Human Resources

“Hospitality is almost impossible to train – it’s all about hiring. We hire the right people, people with the heart to serve our guests.”

Ryker Brown
Director of Culinary, Food & Beverage

“I am grateful to be in the hospitality industry where I have the opportunity to serve our guests and our associates. My goal is to build up others and surround myself with great people.”

Nicole Adams
Director of Finance

“To me the key to Hospitality is collaboration. It takes all of us to make the cohesive dynamic to give the guest the optimal hospitable experience. I am honored to work with a team that does all of that.”

Corey Welch
Regional Director of Food & Beverage

“The exciting thing about hospitality is the ability to create a relationship with each interaction, even if only for a matter of seconds, yet long enough that you’ve created a connection and are able to make that a memorable experience.”

Connie Burkett
Regional Director of Operations

“I’ve devoted my life to hospitality and creating a culture in which everyone can provide a memorable experience for our internal and external guest. Hospitality is a passion that comes from within.”

John Mueller
Sr. Project & IT Resources Manager

“For me, hospitality has always been about providing outstanding service to guests and receiving joy from exceeding expectations. There are a great variety of tasks in any given day that help keep the job fresh.”

Holly Draughn
Hospitality Support Manager

“True hospitality to me is giving the best of yourself to your associates and guests. Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.”

TJ Campbell
General Manager

“Our brand core values are what lead us on a day-to-day basis here at World EquestrianCenter-Quality, Class, and Distinction. Our commitment to that is evident in all aspects of our business right down to our customer satisfaction. At World EquestrianCenter we work to serve our guests and make our home their home. We will continue to honor these values every day in our business.”

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