Springfield, Mo. – April 26, 2016 – John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) today announced that Jennifer Ridgely Torsleff has been promoted to senior director of revenue optimization for the Springfield, Mo.-based company, which is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States. With 18 years of hospitality experience, Torsleff will be responsible for leading the JQH revenue optimization department in successfully establishing and executing strategies that achieve or exceed corporate goals for 35 JQH hotels and more than 1 million square feet of superb meeting space.

Most recently, Torsleff served as regional director of sales and revenue optimization for JQH, where she was responsible for overseeing a team of area revenue managers for a group of hotels representing a range of brands within the company’s award-winning portfolio. Her experience also includes serving as a regional director of revenue management and an area revenue manager for JQH during her six years with the company. Prior to joining JQH, Torsleff was director of revenue management with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, LLC.  She also worked for Prism Hotels & Resorts, including in the roles of corporate director of revenue management and area director of sales. Torsleff received an Associate of Science in hotel & restaurant management and a Bachelor of Science in hospitality management from Johnson & Wales University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She is active in the community with an emphasis on supporting child-related causes.

“Jennifer leads by example. She is a committed and proven hospitality professional with a keen ability to cultivate the best in teams,” said Phill Burgess, JQH’s vice president of sales and revenue optimization. “We anticipate great things from Jennifer in her new role as senior director of revenue optimization.”

About John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts
Springfield, Mo.-based John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts (JQH) is a leading private, independent owner and manager of hotels in the United States, representing brands such as: Marriott, Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Sheraton, IHG, Chateau on the Lake Resort / Spa & Convention Center, and Plaza Hotels Collection. With a portfolio of 35 hotels representing approximately 8,500 guest rooms/suites in 16 states, JQH’s properties are dominant in their markets. Founded on the extraordinary vision of John Q. Hammons and built on his continued legacy of excellence spanning more than 50 years, JQH has become one of the most recognized and award-winning companies in the hospitality industry. Built to be the best, JQH continues to set the standard in hospitality management and hotel development. Go to www.jqhhotels.com for more information, or connect with JQH on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.