David Butler, Regional Vice President of Operations, has 25+ years in the hospitality industry, servicing multiple full-service brands including Hilton, Sheraton, Crowne Plaza, Doubletree, and various independent 3 and 4 star properties. He is experienced in renovations, repositioning, and development projects, having recently finished an $11 million renovation of a Holiday Inn prior to joining StepStone. He has devised and implemented corporate training and management development initiatives as well as brand quality and service standards. Mr. Butler has extensive knowledge in food and beverage as well as franchise expertise. He has facilitated company-wide food and beverage programs, as well as sales and marketing strategies, and has implemented annual budget and marketing plans. He is a graduate of Johnson and Wales University.