In his role as CFO, Art has a focus on developing and executing strategies on Emerald’s corporate and property accounting and financial platforms. Art’s 17-year background includes all aspects of hotel accounting, financial reporting, equity/debt financing, pro-forma modeling, and administration. During his tenure, Art has coordinated over $100 million dollars in senior debt, construction and bridge financing for hospitality projects. He works closely with 3rd party CPAs in preparations of year-end tax returns, Investor K-1s, audits as well as coordinating all loan compliance and reporting. Prior to joining Emerald, Art spent 12 years in Hotel Operations with Marriott, Hilton and Starwood Hotels. Art studied at Ohio’s Bowling Green State University and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance which along with his “hands on” operational history provides a unique blend of experience and support to the Emerald Hospitality hotels.