Donohoe Hospitality Services Welcomes Dana English as Chief Financial Officer
September 14, 2020
Thomas Penny, III, President of Donohoe Hospitality Services, a division of Donohoe, today announced the appointment of Dana English as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Ms. English joins Donohoe Hospitality from Real Hospitality Group (RHG) where she was CFO and led a team of 25 accounting professionals and was responsible for 110 branded and independent hotels.
“Dana is an accomplished leader, and we welcome her experience and passion for excellence,” said Mr. Penny. “As we lead Donohoe Hospitality through one of the most challenging times in history, Dana will help strengthen our internal systems, identify efficiencies, streamline processes and further cultivate a relationship of support and trust with our business leaders in the field.”
Mr. Penny continued, “Dana’s appointment comes at a pivotal point for Donohoe Hospitality as we prepare to welcome seven new hotels and over 1,000 hotel rooms in Las Vegas, Baltimore, Reston, D.C. and Portland, ME.”
Ms. English brings more than 23 years of experience. In addition to her tenure at RHG, Ms. English was Senior Manager at the nationally ranked CPA firm, Cohen Reznick where she helped build the hospitality advisory practice. Ms. English also served as Corporate Controller at Modus Hotels and held multiple senior leadership positions with Marshall Hotels and Resorts. She began her career at the front desk at a family owned hotel.
Ms. English is a Certified Public Account. She graduated with honors from Salisbury University’s Perdue School of Business with a B.S. in Accounting. She has served as an adjunct professor at her alma mater and is one of the most sought-after hospitality accounting minds to speak at hospitality accounting and hotel ownership conferences. She is a past President and Chair of the Board of the D.C. Chapter of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP).
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