Marcus Jones has been in the hospitality industry for 16 years. He began his career with the Courtyard by Marriott in downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He moved to Albany, GA with IHG as the front desk manager with Holiday Inn, where he specialized in staff development and hospitality training. In 2014, he relocated to Panama City Beach at the Holiday Inn Resort’s Front Desk as the Manager/Training Manager. Marcus joined Royal American Hospitality in 2019 as the Director of Guest Services. Marcus’ undeniable drive, attention to detail, and leadership by example always focuses on building his team and cultivating stellar talent. When Marcus isn’t diligently working to ensure guest satisfaction, he spends his free time cooking, traveling, and doing daily devotionals.
Angela Brooks serves as the Executive Director of Human Resources for Royal American Hospitality, bringing over 19 years of diverse human resources, payroll, benefits, and risk management experience. Prior to being promoted to Director of HR in 2017, she served as an HR Assistant, then Human Resource Generalist and Recruiter for Royal American Companies. Angela served as the Human Resources Administrator and Risk Manager for a GAC, where she developed the HR department, handbook, policies, and procedures, and provided strategic HR support, team mentoring, managed employee relations and recruitment, benefits, and more. She enjoys spending time with her family, which includes her two fur babies, friends, shopping, traveling, and community outreach service.
Brian Grant is the Director of Revenue Management for Royal American Hospitality. A true Panama City native, Brian began his career in the hotel business working with his grandparents’ and parents’ mom-and-pop beachfront hotels located in PCB (Trips and Georgian Terrace). Brian learned revenue management from his parents using paper and pencils on reservations charts. Brian received a BS in Business Management from Florida State University. Brian worked at Resort Collection Vacation Rental Management, later with Marriott Bay Point Golf Resort & Spa and By the Sea Resorts. In 2014, Brian joined the Royal American Hospitality family. Brian enjoys college sports, especially Alabama football, and spending time with his beautiful wife, Devon, and two amazing children, Taylor and Jaxon.
Teresa Gunter is the General Manager of Royal American Beach Getaways Vacation Rental Management. Teresa joined Royal American Hospitality in June 2020. She brings 30+ years of experience in the Hospitality/Hotel Management industry from destinations such as Florida to South Carolina, South Dakota, California, and Tennessee. Teresa has worked for industry-leading companies such as John Q. Hammons Hotels, Sandcastle Resorts & Hotels, IHG, and Gaylord Entertainment. Teresa worked for brands like Hilton, Radisson, Embassy Suites, Crown Plaza, Holiday Inn, and Gaylord Opryland. Teresa has served on many resort and hotel opening property task force teams including two as general manager. The second was an independent condominium development in Destin, The Palms of Destin, where she was the General Manager of 2 Gulf-front properties. She enjoys spending time outside running or working in the yard, at the gym, and with her daughter Lauren a Purdue Graduate who works as a Computer Engineer for Tesla.
Woody Drobia is the General Manager of Boardwalk Beach Hotel & Convention Center. He started his hotelier career as an Executive Chef with Hyatt and the Holiday Inn Leto Beach in Sarasota, Florida. In 1996, Woody joined Royal American Hospitality as the Executive Chef of the Boardwalk Beach Hotel. Later in his career, he worked for the Radisson in Kalamazoo and Hay Creek company in New Hampshire before returning to Royal American Hospitality in 2008 as Executive Chef at Boardwalk Beach Hotel. Soon after, Woody was promoted to AGM / Director of Food and Beverage, and ultimately General Manager in 2015. When Woody is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife Claire and son Crew. Woody is originally from Boston and is an avid fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics.
Shanon Bawcom is the Controller for Royal American Hospitality. She is a born and raised Panama City native. Shannon has a BA in Accounting from Florida State University. She began her career in 1996 with Bay Point Association Management and then joined Resort Collection Vacation Rental and Association Management. She has been a valued member of the Royal American Hospitality team since 2010. Shannon enjoyed spending time with her family including her husband Tracy and two children, Alyssa, Trenton, and her dog Abbie.
Michael Greer has served as Vice President of Royal American Hospitality since joining the management company in 2008. Greer is responsible for all aspects of company-owned and managed operations. Commitment to product quality, operational efficiencies, and management of our talented associates are his core values. Michael is a lodging industry veteran of over 30 years with extensive joint operational and executive-level experience in most segments of hospitality: food and beverage, hotel resorts & convention centers, condo/hotels, vacation rentals, and special events. A career shaped by industry-leading organizations such as Boykin Lodging, Opryland Nashville, John Q. Hammons Hotels & Resorts, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, Hyatt, and Trump Hotel & Casino Resorts. Greer is a frequent guest speaker at trade events and conferences, has served as a career advisor to high schools and college hospitality programs, past Chapter President of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Emerald Coast Vacation Rental Managers Association, and past marketing committee member for Bay County Tourist Development Council. He is active in fraternal/charitable and not-for-profit organizations, serving as an officer/director.