Stephen holds a BBA degree from the George Washington University School of Business Administration and Public Policy. Stephen's lodging industry experience spans multiple major hotel brands as well as varied market segments, including up-scale full service, up-scale extended stay, mid-scale limited service, mid-scale full service, and economy hotels. He has hands-on experience managing complex hotel development, construction, and renovation projects as well as daily hotel operations. As a principal, Stephen shares the perspective of hotel ownership and has a practical approach to generating favorable operating results.
Stephen serves on the Board of Directors for Delaware County's Brandywine Conference and Visitors Bureau, and on the Staybridge Suites Committee of the IAHI.
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Tonya Muncey- Vice President of Hotel Performance Support
In this capacity, Tonya provides a wide variety of support to the hotel teams to include: Revenue Management, Sales and Marketing, System Implementation, Operations, Financial Analysis, Service Culture Development, and Hotel Development.
Her background encompasses over 20 years of hands-on management including: Stouffers, Benchmark Hospitality, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Loews Hotels, Hilton, Homewood Suites, and Signature Worldwide. Tonya's experience shows exceptional strengths, especially in the areas of Operations and Revenue Management. This not only allows our hotel portfolio to lead in their perspective markets, but also allows them to achieve recognition as being the best in their perspective brands.
"Managing and educating from an owner's perspective enhances profitability and builds stronger teams." This philosophy has assisted the Synergy team to grow and develop strong leaders within the organization. The hotel leaders we have in place today will be prepared to be the Synergy Hospitality, Inc. team of tomorrow.
Deirdre Martin- Corporate Controller
Deirdre is responsible for accounting, IT and project management services for Synergy Hospitality.
Deirdre began working in the hospitality industry over a decade ago at Field Hotel Associates, as Stephen Field's assistant. In 2007, she transitioned to the Synergy Hospitality team. She has over 20 years experience in office administration and computer technologies, working in a variety of industries. She received an Associates degree from Montgomery College, Maryland in Administrative Office Management.
Angela Knox - Hotel Performance Support Coordinator
Angela Knox provides Human Resources and Hotel Performance Support for Synergy Hospitality. She oversees Synergy's employee relations, payroll and benefits, education and training, as well as provides administrative support to the properties. Angela is experienced in all facets of opening and operating hotels. As a member of the Opening Team for our Award winning Homewood Suites, her dedication and upbeat attitude made her a great asset as the Human Resources Manager. Angela also serves as an active MidAtlantic Employers' Association member.
Helen Avgerinos - Director of Finance
Helen brings over 19 years of progressive accounting and finance experience to Synergy Hospitality, specializing in Property Management for the past 10 years, including CubeSmart (REIT) and Field Hotel Associates. Helen has a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Cabrini College. Helen focuses on Financial Reporting and Budget analysis, Banking and Treasury Management and GAAP reporting.
Her time management and analytical skills have proven to streamline processes, create efficiencies and bring cost savings to the bottom line. Helen's service oriented, team player, hands on approach aligns seamlessly with Synergy Hospitality's culture and core values.
Michelle Field - Interior Design
Michelle has worked with Synergy Hospitality since 2007, managing the design and refresh projects for Synergy's hotel portfolio, as well as coordinating the interior design aspects of new hotel development projects.
Michelle has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Rosemont College, where she majored in Business Administration and graduated Magna Cum Laude. She also holds a Certificate in Design from Harcum College.