24 E. Lincoln Street

Columbus, OH 43215

 

Our Executive Team

Scott Somerville

, CHA, President + Principal

With 20+ years of hotel and resort management Scott, as the President of Renascent Hospitality, is responsible for total operational and strategic growth of the company. Through providing superior guest and associate service and an overall great hotel experience each hotel will be the very best it can be.

Scott has served in various senior level leadership and ownership roles with for individual hotels, regional hotel groups, and hotel management firms. He has built a great reputation with many brands including Marriott, Intercontinental, Starwood and Hilton through continued hotel successes. From his start as a hotel bellman, Scott has spent his entire professional career in the hotel industry and has been involved in every facet of the hospitality management -- proving himself project after project.

Prior to forming Renascent Hospitality, Scott was the President, and Principal, of FLG Hospitality. While with FLG Scott assisted in the growth of the company from its very beginning to ultimately overseeing 18 hotels across the country that spanned the full range of the hotel spectrum. Scott is and has been directly involved with the development and operations of hotels ranging from select service to 4/5 star full service and most recently was instrumental in the successful development and opening of the $61 million dollar Hilton Hotel & Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio. Scott serves on the Board of Directors for several local and national hospitality associations. In January 2014, Scott was named to the Visit Salt Lake Board of Trustees.

Jim Burkett

, Vice President of Operations

Jim has 28 years of hotel experience in a number of different areas. Not only has he excelled as a Sales Manager, Director of Sales, and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for various companies, Jim has also spent quite a bit of time in operations as well. He is responsible for oversight of hotel level operations and hotel performance. Having specialized in the opening of new hotels and turn around projects as a General Manger, Jim provides valuable leadership in the essential areas of a successful hotel.

Jim also works directly with hotels to communicate franchise-related sales and marketing strategies and provide guidance to properties in staffing and management to create an efficient and effective sales office.

Jim’s style of constantly balancing superior guest service, associate satisfaction, and brand awareness leads Renascent’s hotels to exceptional bottom line results.

Jessica Somerville

, Director of Business Development

Jessica has a strong record of accomplishment in growing external client relationships, sales, and organizational proficiencies. A graduate of the University of Utah, Jessica earned her MBA from the University of Phoenix. She has excelled as an Executive Assistant, Communications Intern, Retail Leadership Director, Assistant Manager and various Sales & Marketing Support roles.

Her responsibilities include building market position by locating, developing, and closing business relationships, as well as locating business deals by contacting potential partners. Developing proposals in response to requests for proposals (RFPs) is another important aspect of Jessica’s job duties. Once new business has been won, she works with other department heads and staff to coordinate account startup.

Robyn Asher

, Chief Financial Officer

Robyn oversees the day to day operations of the corporate office, in addition to all accounting and human resource procedures at the hotel level. She brings over 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Previously the owner and CFO of a family-owned bar and restaurant, she managed day to day operations as well as event planning, human resources, marketing and advertising, graphic design, insurance administration and all financial aspects of the business. In 2005, she joined FLG Hospitality, a hotel management and development firm, as a staff accountant and later Executive Assistant to the President.

Among other previous positions, Robyn served as Senior Executive Assistant to the owner and CEO of The Longaberger Company, and Office Manager for Graeter’s Ice Cream in Columbus and Dayton.