Joe Andrick, C.H.A., Regional Vice President, Operations

The key to Joe Andrick's reputation as an inspiring, intellectual and motivating leader is his ability to balance wise business decisions with a strong focus on doing what's right for his employees, guests and community.  

Andrick's hotel career began in 1981 at the Yachtsman Resort Inn in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Following a continuous upward spiral of promotions and moves with other ownership companies in Virginia, Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and California, he was recruited back to Kansas City by True North Hotel Group to open the Residence Inn by Marriott on the Plaza. He now oversees True North Hotels Western Region.

In 2009, while serving as chair of the Kansas City Hotel & Lodging Association and managing the Residence Inn Country Club Plaza, Joe volunteered as the first small business to say "yes" to green. His practice-what-you-preach initiative became a highly publicized project with The William Jewell College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team.

It only added to Joe's stellar reputation throughout Kansas City's business and civic communities which, in 2010, resulted in two significant awards: the Greater Kansas City-Area Hotelier of the Year Award, presented by the Kansas City Hotel & Lodging Association; and the prestigious Pistilli Service Excellence Award, presented by the Kansas City Convention & Visitors Association for "consistently providing exemplary service, leadership and professionalism while taking care of our visitors."

Recipient in 2012 of the Hotel Excellence Award from the Overland Park Convention and Visitors Bureau, Joe in the same year also achieved the highest-possible hotel leadership award, Residence Inn General Manager of the Year, from Marriott International.

Joe was awarded 2016 Hotelier of the Year by the Kansas Restaurant and Hospitality Association. Nominees are judged based on their involvement in the community and /or the Association. The individual or business is recognized as an outstanding leader that has made lasting contributions to the hospitality industry.
  
 
 
Thursday December 13, 2018