Jerry Culkin, C.H.A., Vice President of Operations

Jerry Culkin, C.H.A., is a hospitality industry veteran with a noted trademark of exceptional people and operational skills. His equal balance of full- and limited-service hotels, combined with his expertise in opening new hotels and developing people, form a strong foundation for his role as Vice President of Operations for True North Hotel Group.

Jerry began honing his award-winning hotel operational and marketing skills in 1976 from the front desk of a Winegardner & Hammons-managed hotel. Jerry's natural fit with the hospitality industry, along with his business acumen and an enthusiastic interest in a hotel's various departments and disciplines, led to a series of promotions into management. It was while serving as general manager for Marriott that he met True North Hotel Group, which recruited him to join the company in a regional, and now corporate, leadership position.

Jerry is a recipient of Marriott's Community Service, President's Cup, Gold and Platinum Awards. His passion for people and for his community reach into his personal life, where he has coached youth sports and worked with special needs students.

Jerry embraces the mission of True North Hotel Group, and supplements it with his own: "We strive to win. That gives us focus, and leads us to success. Being successful means we're profitable. Being profitable makes us attractive to investors. Being attractive to investors creates opportunities for our people."
Monday August 10, 2020