Drury Southwest, Inc. Announces Officer Changes

The Board of Directors of Drury Southwest, Inc. has approved the following officer changes at its March 13, 2018 board of directors meeting.

Dennis Vollink                                Kevin Whitfield

Dennis Vollink, who has been with Drury Southwest since 1981, will transition from his role as President to Vice President and remain Chairman of the Board.  He will also continue his role as Mechanical Engineer and Company Pilot.

Kevin Whitfield will replace Vollink as President of Drury Southwest, Inc.  Whitfield joined the company in 1983.  Most recently he was Senior Vice President of Design, Development and Construction. In his role as President, Whitfield will be responsible for the company’s long-range

strategic goals and plans along with working with the executive team on site acquisitions, hotel design and construction and project financing.

The Drury Southwest Board of Directors is also pleased to announce the promotion and appointment of the following officers.

Steve Schmittzehe was promoted to Senior Vice President of Accounting/Taxation where he will continue to serve as Controller and oversee the company’s accounting department.

Dave Alberson was promoted to Vice President of Architecture and Design where he will oversee the company’s design and final construction drawings for all projects including renovations and new construction.

Darin Halter was promoted to Vice President of Construction Management where he will be responsible for construction budgets and schedules.

Mark Mehner was promoted to Senior Director of Renovations where he will continue to lead the company’s renovation team along with managing the exterior reimaging of our existing properties. 

​Drury Southwest, Inc. is a national development company and one of two family companies that owns Drury Hotels Company, LLC.  Founded in 1973, the Drury Hotel system consists of 150 hotels in 25 states.  Drury Hotels has been recognized by the J.D. Power North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Studysm  earning the award for "Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Midscale Hotel Chains" for the past 12 consecutive years.