Mark G. Carrier, CHA
Mark G. Carrier is the senior officer of the B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group. The B. F. Saul Company is a privately held diversified real estate and finance concern based in the Washington DC area. The Hospitality Group owns and operates a portfolio of business class hotels, which are affiliated with Intercontinental Hotels Group, Marriott and Hilton and The Hay-Adams one of the nation's finest hotels. He represents the company in relation to lenders, franchisors, clients, governmental agencies and industry associations.Carrier is the current Chairman of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the nation's advocacy organization for the hotel industry. He has served as Vice Chairman and Secretary- Treasurer of the AHLA and has a long-term engagement on various committees and task groups.
Carrier is a past Chairman of the IHG Owners Association, the global franchise owners association of Intercontinental Hotels Group. He serves on Marriott's Distribution Advisory Committee and Emerging Technology Advisory Group. He also serves on the Distribution Advisory Group for Hilton.
Carrier is the immediate Past Chairman of the Tyson's Partnership. This organization represents the interests of the diverse stakeholders in Tysons, Virginia in the focused effort to turn the area into America's Next Great City.
Carrier is the Chairman Emeritus of Visit Fairfax, the county's tourism promotion organization. Carrier is a member of the Cornell Hotel Society as well as the Cornell Real Estate Council.
Carrier has received the Kemmons Wilson Service Award from the IHG Owners Association He was also named Virginia Hotelier of the Year by the Virginia Hotel and Travel Association.
Douglas J. Wilkins
Senior Vice President of Operations
Douglas Wilkins is the Senior VP of Operations for the B.F. Saul Hospitality Group. In his role, Douglas will collaborate closely with his peers and his team to execute the company's operational objectives and drive strong and balanced results, while deepening the One Team! culture and values.
Douglas is proud to have grown up in the entertainment resort business in the Pocono Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Most recently, he served as Area Managing Director for Starwood Hotels and Resorts in which he led a fantastic team of general managers and area support leaders for the managed hotels in Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Burlington, VT. His area included 6 brands, 7,000 rooms, more than 4,000 Associates and generated over $650 million in revenue. His 30 plus years of experience in operations, brand building, sales and marketing, finance, human resources, strategic planning, owner relations, new builds/transitions, food and beverage and entertainment programming will add value to the very solid team of leaders at B.F. Saul Hospitality.
Douglas attended Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, PA. He is a past Vice Chairman for the AH&LA affiliate in Pennsylvania and has served on the Executive Committee for the Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and on the Board of Directors for the Starwood Associate Relief Fund.
Douglas is the proud father of two daughters; Briana, 27 and Brooke, 25. Douglas enjoys golf, cars, sports and cooking and will reside in Columbia, Maryland.
Vice President Of Sales And Marketing
Handan Duvall is the VP Sales & Marketing of the B.F. Saul Company Hospitality Group. In her role, Handan is responsible for developing and leading the direct sales and market share efforts. Handan provides support and direction to the corporate and field sales teams through maximizing profitable revenue and market share performance.
Handan brings over 25 years of Sales and Marketing experience, including 16 years of achievement and growth with Marriott International, culminating in an Area Director role with responsibilities in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. She then spent two years with Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants where she achieved significant year over year revenue growth results before joining Pyramid Hotel Group as the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for Washington DC. Handan also worked as a Director of Sales and Marketing for Omni Hotels and Resorts where she led a team of revenue management, group and catering sales, convention services and reservation departments who exceeded revenue goals and delivered exceptional guest service. Most recently, she was the Regional Director of Sales and Marketing for the InterContinental Hotels Group where she provided sales and marketing support to a portfolio of (30) IHG Hotels within the mid-Atlantic region.
Handan attended the School of Anatolia in Ankara, Turkey, for Tourism & Hospitality Management. Handan serves on the board of the HSMAI's DC Chapter.
Handan currently resides in Northern Virginia. Handan considers herself a "News Junkie" and follows the world current events closely.
Vice President for Hotel Performance Support
Herb is the immediate past Chairman of Visit Loudoun, the county's convention and visitor's bureau. He serves the Intercontinental Hotels Group Owners Association as Vice Chairman of the Technology Committee and as an Executive Committee Member of the Emerging Leaders Network.
Prior to joining B. F. Saul Company, Herb worked with Southworth Development opening a golf resort and private club in Scotland and Northern Virginia respectively. He is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration and a member of the Cornell Hotel Society.