HR STRATEGY

Hospitality Ventures Management Group Appoint Wilson Turner as the New VP of HR Programs and Support

HVMG | June 20, 2022

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The private hotel investment, ownership, and management firm, Hospitality Ventures Management Group (HVMG), announced that it has appointed Wilson Turner to the position of Vice President of human resources programs and support. Headquartered in Atlanta, HVMG is a comprehensive hotel investment group that is focused on repositioning hotels that are underperforming. The appointment of Turner will help the firm bolster its human resources solutions and programs and align them better with HVMG’s long-term plan.

“While not immune from the ebbs and flows of sourcing and retention, we put our talent and associate engagement front and center. Wilson has excellent experience in human resources, giving him a wealth of knowledge and tools to support our teams and navigate the talent challenges facing our industry right now."

- Robert Cole, president and chief executive officer, HVMG

Turner has more than thirty years of cumulative experience in human resources in various industries. He joined HVMG in 2020 as the Director of HR. Following an onsite role as an HR specialist in Paychex/Oasis, Turner has held similar roles in companies like OrthoSensor Inc., Cox Media Group, Tampa Bay Times Publishing Co., and Tyson Foods. He received his professional HR certification from the Society of Human Resource Management in 2000. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in business from North Carolina State University and his MBA from Saint Leo University.

“The top three issues facing the industry right now are labor, labor and labor, making human resources more invaluable now than ever. This new position allows me to take proactive steps that directly impact associate engagement and retention, ranging from offering a daily product to rethinking merit increases. Our 2022 annual performance-based increase potential started 2% higher than any prior year to account for inflation, meaning HVMG associates can earn up to an 8% pay increase this calendar year. I look forward to creating innovative solutions as we move further into the post-pandemic world.”

Wilson Turner

“Wilson’s promotion is an important step forward to continue to build the infrastructure to support our associates at both the property and corporate levels. Tactics are working as our 2021 turnover was 25% below the industry and 10% below our own 2019 numbers. We are on track to run these same or better retention numbers in 2022.”

Sue Sanders, EVP & chief human resources officer, HVMG

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