• September, 1990 to Present: President, Frank K. Finneran & Co.:
Finneran is CEO of this independent hotel consulting firm. The company provides asset management, workout, development and other executive level advisory services to hotel owners and lenders. MetLife, WAMU, Wright Hotels and the Bank of Hawaii are among the company's clients. Additionally, Finneran has served as a court appointed receiver and arbitrator in several contentious hotel matters.
• January, 2003 to Present, Chairman & CEO, Washington State Convention and Trade Center:
A Gubernatorial appointment.
• March, 1980 to September, 1990: President, COAST HOTELS, INC.:
Finneran was CEO of this full service hotel development and management company. Coast Hotels developed two full service, first class hotels with a combined room count of 1184 rooms. Further, Coast acquired, rehabilitated and operated three mid-market properties. Finneran had bottom line authority and responsibility for all aspects of the company's development and hotel operating business.
Finneran also serves as
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the
Washington State Conventions Center.
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• March, 1980 to September, 1985: Sr. Vice President, SPACE NEEDLE CORP.
Finneran was COO of this, the largest visitor attraction in the Pacific Northwest,
concurrent with his position at Coast Hotel's. Under Finnerans leadership the
Space Needle was converted from a Westin Hotel managed property to an internally
managed facility. The building was remodeled and a major addition added at its 100
• December, 1967 through February, 1980, WESTIN HOTELS AND RESORTS
1979 Westin, Seattle - General Manager & Project Director
1977 Olympic, Seattle - General Manager & Project Director
1974 The Plaza, NY- Vice President & General Manager
1973 Olympic, Seattle - Executive Assistant Manager
1972 Benson, Portland - Executive Assistant Manager
1967 St. Francis, San Francisco - Project Director
• September, 1965 through November 1967, BROWN PALACE HOTEL
1966 Banquet Manager
1965 Night Manager
University of Denver, BS.- Bus. Admin. 1967
Hotel and Restaurant Management Major
Governor's Commendation, 2002
County Executive's Commendation, 1990
Hotelier Of The Year, 1989
Mayor's Commendation, 1986
Governor's Commendation, 1984