In her current position, Ms. Carpenter is responsible for the development efforts of the core Hilton hotel brands in the three territories that encompass the NW Region’s 19 states across the northern U.S. Her career in the hospitality industry began with Holiday Inns, Inc. where she worked in various positions within the Franchise Division which ultimately resulted in almost eight years in Market Planning/Feasibility & Analysis where she worked on initial analyses of the new brands: Hampton Inn and Embassy Suites.
Upon the sale of the Holiday Inn brand, Ms. Carpenter continued her career in feasibility with Promus Corporation which featured the Hampton, Homewood Suites, and Embassy Suites brands. She was promoted to Director – Franchise Development for the Hampton Brand in the Southeast Region with Promus where she remained eventually adding the other brands to her development responsibilities after the merger with Hilton Hotels Corp. in late 1999.
Ms. Carpenter has been responsible for almost 500 franchises over her Holiday/Promus/Hilton career.
Ms. Carpenter received her B.B.A. degree from the University of Memphis.