Parkway Hotel Management Team
James K. Ossola, CHA, General Manager
Jim became the General Manager at the Parkway Hotel back in January of 2009 after serving on the transition team in November 2008. He brought with him 23 years of Sr. Hotel Management experience at time of hire. His positive and upbeat management philosophy has positioned our “jewel” in the Central West End as one of the top costumer service hotels in the St. Louis region. Since Jim’s arrival, the hotel has received numerous customer service awards and continues to year after year.
Before coming to the Parkway, Jim has worked all over the country with companies such as Courtyard by Marriott, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, La Quinta Hotels and Resorts, and Signature Hospitality just to name a few. Jim was born across the river in Belleville, IL but left at an early age only to return to his native area nearly 50 years later. Jim has a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Pepperdine University- Malibu, CA in 1982, and earned his CHA designation in 1998. Jim currently resides in Wildwood, MO with his wife Nancy.
To contact Jim, please call him at 314-256-7701.
Terry A. Haney, Assistant General Manager
Terry was an “original” as he was hired as a Bellman when the Parkway first opened in November 2003 while pursuing a degree in Business Administration from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, MO. During his tenure at the hotel, Terry has progressed to every position in the Front Office being promoted to Front Office Manager in 2011 and to Assistant General Manager in 2018. Terry’s management philosophy is simply providing excellent customer service to all traveling guests.
Before making his way to the Parkway, Terry spent 16 years in industrial engineering. After the plant relocated out of state, it forced Terry to focus his life in a different career path. “I knew that customer service and hospitality was the field for me to grow in and use the skills I had acquired over the years and what a better place to start than The Parkway Hotel.” Terry is proud of his accomplishments at The Parkway Hotel, but more than that he is proud to be a member of what he calls the best management team in the hospitality industry. “Our team consists of professional and experience individuals who really care about our guests being a part of the Parkway family”.
A native St. Louisian, Terry would like for travelers to think of The Parkway Hotel as an iconic place to stay while in St. Louis being that there is only one in the world. “From the time you place a reservation till the time that you leave, we will pamper you with the best customer service you have ever experienced”.
To contact Terry, please call him at 314-256-7702.
Richelle Tirone, Director of Sales and Marketing
Richelle came to the Parkway Hotel in 2004 as a Sales Manager and was shortly promoted to her current position of Director of Sales and Marketing in 2006. Under her leadership, the Parkway sales took off and achieved the highest market share in the St. Louis region in 2009 to present. She also received the “Spirit of Sodexho Regional Award” for outstanding performance and lasting contribution in customer Satisfaction and Client Retention. Richelle prides herself on the referrals and comments of her clients remarking at her unparalleled customer service and attention to detail.
Before coming to the Parkway, Richelle spend 6 years with Adams Mark Hotels, and Starwood Hotels, and while with Starwood, won the employee of the month for the entire Starwood Company nationwide. Richelle was also a 9 time employee of the month nominee while with Adams Mark Hotels.
Richelle grew up on East Coast before making her way to the St. Louis area where she raised her now successful 3 grown sons. Richelle currently resides in St. Louis, MO.
To contact Richelle, please call her at 314-256-7704.
Ollie Williams, Human Resource Director
To contact Ollie, please call her at 314-256-7703.
Denise Dunn, Director of Security
Denise became the Director of Security at the Parkway Hotel in February of 2009 and brings with her over twenty years of Security experience. She initially joined the Parkway Hotel as a Security Officer in 2003 and by being a dedicated and loyal employee she worked her way up to Security Supervisor and later to her current position of Director of Security. She is dedicated to providing exceptional customer service and leadership to our employees and guest. Her purpose here at the Parkway Hotel is to provide safety for our guest and make sure their stay is enjoyable and memorable. Denise has worked at many locations as a Security Officer but always says the Parkway Hotel is one of the most rewarding and enjoyable places to work.
Before coming to the Parkway Denise was a Security Officer at Barnes Hospital and was a training Officer and Control Room Operator for the Sangamon County Sheriff’s Department in Springfield Illinois for over five years. Denise was born and raised in East St Louis Illinois where she graduated from East St Louis Senior High school and then went on to attend Belleville Area College where she received a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice.
To contact Denise, please call her at 314-256-7712.
Angela Floretta, Sales Manager
To contact Angela, please call her at 314-256-7714.
Stephanie Smith, Front Desk Manager
Stephanie became the Front Office Manager Manager at the Parkway in 2017. Stephanie was an “original” in 2003 as she was the first line employee hired as a Reservationist/PBX Operator while the Parkway was still under construction. Stephanie’s hard work and dedication to the Parkway saw her get her first promotion to Reservation Supervisor where she served in that position for 6 years before earning her second promotion into her current management position. Stephanie strengths are in her customer service skills as our guests constantly remind us in online reviews and guest comment cards. Her ability to make everyone “feel at home” proves that she is a valuable asset to the Parkway. She is a 6 time winner of Parkway’s Employee of the Month and was awarded Employee of the year in 2005.
Before coming to the Parkway, Stephanie spent time at Westin, Omni and Hyatt Hotels in various positions here in the St. Louis area. Stephanie currently resides in St. Louis, MO and is a proud mother of a United States Military Veteran.
You can contact Stephanie at 314-256-7777.
Lester Williams, Housekeeping Manager
To contact Lester, please call him at 314-256-7715.