Regional Vice Presidents with John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts lead hotel operations in their respective regions to protect the company’s assets and maintain established cost and quality standards to ensuring superior guest services and maximize profits for the company.  These dedicated professionals are regional stewards of one of the best hotel portfolios in the country.  Each Regional Vice President brings to the organization a wealth of knowledge about the hospitality industry and each of our market areas, with special emphasis on hotel administration & operations, convention center management, and financial planning with strategic analysis of asset performance, sales/revenue generation initiatives, and future goals.

Bob Niehaus – Regional Vice President

Beginning his association with John Q. Hammons in 1975, Bob Niehaus served as Regional Vice President with the Winegardner-Hammons organization until his appointment in 1990 as Regional Vice President for John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts.  Whether he is strategically planning sales & marketing initiatives, overseeing facilities management and asset protection, or ensuring exceptional guest service experiences, Mr. Niehaus is passionate about the hospitality industry and shares that passion with his team of general managers, consistently delivering a balanced scorecard throughout his region.

John Pasley – Regional Vice President

John Pasley was initially hired as a general manager in 2000; and recognizing his talents, the company promoted him to Regional Vice President in 2005.  Mr. Pasley’s unique ability to motivate his team members leads them to achieve superior results in revenue management, brand recognition, and stellar guest satisfaction scores while focusing on an exceptional associate culture.  Mr. Pasley infuses his team with the same ingenuity, vision and dedication responsible for his having received multiple honors in the hospitality industry.  Several of the hotels under his guidance consistently win top awards from their respective brands for their excellence.

Mark Wasiak – Regional Vice President

Originally hired as General Manager in 2003, Mark Wasiak was promoted to Regional Vice President in 2008, and directs his general manager team with innovative strategies for reaching or exceeding objectives of maximum operational efficiency, strong productivity/profitability, and ensuring our guests enjoy the best facilities, amenities and service.  His active involvement in many professional hospitality organizations not only provides the company with a voice in those forums, but increases our knowledge of individual markets and industry trends.  Mr. Wasiak has a unique talent for maintaining protocol and yet engaging his general managers in the type of brainstorming sessions that create a cohesive team with focused direction.