Posted: October 8, 2019
TAMPA, Fla. (October 07, 2019) – Mainsail Lodging & Development has announced today the appointment of Jill Lemaster as the company’s first-ever chief financial officer and Tom Stoffo as director of technology. The two have assumed their new positions on the executive team of the Tampa-based hospitality company, which develops and operates lodging products in the southeastern United States and the Caribbean. Mainsail’s portfolio is quickly expanding with lifestyle hotels and corporate furnished housing under the Oakwood and ExecuStay brands in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee and the Caribbean. The company’s Mainsail Vacation Rentals was also recently chosen by Marriott Homes & Villas as just one of six select companies with which to partner.
“We’re happy to welcome Jill and Tom as two great additions to the Mainsail team,” said Joe Collier, president of Mainsail Lodging & Development. “With Jill’s extensive experience in the hotel industry and finance, and Tom’s experience in hotels and technology, the two will complement our existing team and help ensure continued growth for our company.”
Lemaster joins Mainsail Lodging & Development from Hilton Grand Vacations in Orlando. She spent the first 15 years of her hospitality career with Marriott, working in Chicago at the Marriott Vacation Club call center, and then as financial leader at the Chicago O’Hare, St. Louis Pavilion, and Orlando World Center Marriott hotels. She spent another 10 years at Hard Rock International as the corporate financial leader overseeing hotel and casino finance and development activities. Lemaster will oversee the areas of finance, project accounting and hotel operational accounting, and work closely with Mainsail Lodging & Development’s senior leadership and key stakeholders to identify additional opportunities to grow the company’s core domestic businesses. Lemaster is originally from Iowa and lives in Orlando with her husband and daughter.
For the past 13 years, Stoffo has worked in hospitality technology at several well-known hotel companies. Starting at the Tradewinds Resort in St. Petersburg, Stoffo led technology departments with Interstate Hotels and Davidson Hotel Group, as well as Mainsail Lodging & Development. Stoffo and his family live in Atlanta, where he most recently worked with Davidson Hotel Group, a rapidly growing company with more than 45 hotels. Stoffo will be based in Atlanta, Georgia, a market in which Mainsail has a growing presence.
For more information on Mainsail Lodging & Development, call (813) 243-2613 or visit MainsailHotels.com.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their property portfolio includes four Autograph Collection hotels: Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands; the boutique, food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida; Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club (WaterlineResort.com) on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the historic Fenway Hotel (FenwayHotel.com) in Dunedin, Florida; as well as Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida, Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee markets for Oakwood® (Oakwood.com). Mainsail Lodging also manages a portfolio of private vacation homes through its Mainsail Vacation Rentals (MainsailVR.com) brand and is a select partner of Homes & Villas by Marriott International. Additional future projects include Luminary Hotel & Co. (LuminaryHotel.com) in Fort Myers, Florida; a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex in Pasco County, Florida; and a historic boutique hotel in Macon, Georgia. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay, the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse, to annual events such as the Epic Chef Showdown. Learn more at MainsailHotels.com.