G6 Honors 2022 CEO Award Winners

G6 Hospitality recently celebrated the efforts of those who went above and beyond during our 2022 CEO Awards event. These annual awards honor exceptional individuals and teams who have stood out for their efforts and serve as an opportunity for us to recognize those who have been instrumental in moving our Brands forward, while continuously demonstrating our values.

The 2022 CEO Award winners are:




OpCo/PropCo Team – Led by Perry Ping

Team members: Mallory Voye, Josh Scalf, Becky Lennard, George Vazhappilly, Tim Roush, Adam Basham, Frank Zhou, Bryant Bernardo, Tammy Graves, Jill Thornton, and Wes Young.

These team members played a huge role in helping us navigate the people side of the transformation. Our business would not be ready to forge ahead without the diligence of this team working in the background.




Sales Team – Led by Angie Gadwood

Team members: Monique Lee, Joe Torres, Kirsten Jenkins, Cindy Wojcik, Nina Guevara, Kimberly Hoffman, Ginger Collins, Lori Kuchler, Ricardo Garcia, Jessica Carreon, Karen Heffernan, Sandy Clinton, and Tina Tarvin, Karen Donato, Debra Donnelson, Becky Sultana, Doreen Musso, Aziza Brown, Aleyda Martin, Ella Yedra, LaDoona Corker

The Sales team restructured to optimize their focus on various business segments, created new training initiatives and ultimately grew our B2B sales revenues.




Medallia/Customer Care App Team – Led by Mark VanBeest and Deepa Unni

Team members: Yasi Saleem, Usha Johnson, Yanina Jonesan, Lee Ferdinand, Sherneane Abdullah, Dave Redmond, Cory Cook, and Mike Grapes.

The hard work of this team resulted in G6 now having state of the art systems to support Quality and Customer Care with the confidence and ability to understand organizational performance.




Development & Contracts Team in Franchise Administration – Led by Mark Rahm, Rip Patel, and Rhonda Payne

Team members: Jeremy Saenz, Nick Hayes, Steve Johnson, Jackie Nelon, Saj Saiyed, Kevin Marlin, Dan Patel, Mitzi Churchwell, and Sheri Prosek.

This cross-functional team took every challenge in stride and found ways to exceed expectations and get the job done.



Individual Award Winners



Jeremy Saenz, Development Director – Developer of the Year

Jeremy joined us in 2021. He is a road warrior who traveled long trips week after week and continuously pushed deals forward.


Dennis Witte, Dir of Brand Performance – Brand Performance Director of the Year

Dennis is made up of 100% responsibility, consistency, tenacity, and discipline. He has created a good balance between being a supportive business partner with ownership groups and protecting the Brand by gaining commitments and diligent follow-up.

Paulette Garcia, Manager of Property Openings – Heart for Service Award

Paulette is the perfect example of our values. In her 30+ years with our brands, she has seen a lot of change but always tackles her role with a positive attitude and winning spirit.



Mike Grapes, VP of Product Development & Quality Assurance – Impact Player of the Year

Mike not only exemplifies Winning Spirit, but he shows a great deal of Care as he works to solve a roadblock or implement a new tool.



Doreen Musso, Franchise Sales Manager – Lightkeeper Award

Doreen is highly successful as one of our top sales managers. If that weren’t enough, Doreen went above and beyond during Hurricane Ian, which impacted the Gulf of Florida in September, to provide support.



Shelli Franklin, Marketing Manager

Shelli joined our team in 2021, and in that time, she has grown to become an invaluable member of the team.



Claudette Carroll, Legal Support and Team Leads Claims Representative

She tackles tasks with a “can do” attitude and a proactive head-on approach.


Bernie de Jesus, Financial Analyst

Bernie essentially filled three roles simultaneously: Bernie has never been afraid of a challenge.



Carlos Torres, Manager, Business Strategy

Carlos is known for being a team player. He meets any request, no matter the timeline.





Jessica Cuellar, Managing Director, HR and Facilities

Jessica has worked for G6 for over 5 years and has become an instrumental leader within the HR team.


Devon Burch, Digital Talent Director 

Devon is a true reflection of all our values and has gone above and beyond his current role to create significant business change and enhance both our team members and franchisee experiences.