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Towne Park Overview

Annapolis, MD
10000+ employees
1988
Company - Private
Travel & Tourism
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
With headquarters in Annapolis, Maryland, Towne Park’s 13,000 associates deliver hospitality services to more than 750 hotels, hospitals, casinos, and commercial locations in 39 states across the country. Towne Park is a 7-time honoree of Inc. Magazines 500/5000 list ... Read more

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Towne Park – Why Work For Us?



Honored as a “Best Run Company” and a “Best Place to Work,” we offer a high-performance culture that leverages best practices throughout the organization and attracts some of the best and the brightest in the business world. From service on the drive to accounting, you will be working with great leaders and have enormous opportunities to demonstrate and hone your own leadership skills.

At the heart of Towne Park linking everything we do is a clear sense of purpose: to create great experiences – for our clients, their guests, the communities that we serve, and to each other. What that means to employees is that their work at Towne Park makes a difference in the lives of others. Purpose-driven action, “making a difference,” transforms work into a mission that is more rewarding than something done simply to make a profit. It builds emotional connections and makes work matter more to everyone. We take tremendous pride in our work and in our culture that supports it.

We offer one of the best training programs in business and incredible opportunities nationwide. We believe that the very best people are the foundation to business success. As a result, we don’t just recruit talent – we strive to help everyone develop and propel their career to new heights with opportunities for advancement and courses for all, from entry level to senior management. In the process, employees also have the chance to build relationships with exceptional talent from some of the world’s top hospitality and healthcare brands, and those relationships help employees to further learn, develop and shape their careers.

Women in Towne® is a community of men and women at Towne Park who work together to create programming and other initiatives designed to recruit, hire, retain, and advance women at Towne Park. This community is rooted in the belief that associates of diverse backgrounds improve our ability to anticipate and meet the needs of our clients, our associates and our company. 


Kim Baxter, Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Kim started with Towne Park in 2009 as a Senior Accountant and over the years has played a number of instrumental roles in the company. Prior to Towne Park, Kim worked in public accounting at Ernst &
Young for three years, where she met her husband, Steve. Kim graduated from Bucknell University with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting.

“Kim is multi-talented, warm and engaging, with a passion for both numbers and people,” commented Towne Park’s Mark Norwicz, Chief Financial Officer. “She is an expert and a joy to work with and makes Towne Park a better place for all of us every day she is here.”

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Stacey Brumfield, Marketing Manager

Stacey joined Towne Park in 2013 as a Sales Administrator after working for several years in retail at The Limited and Reebok. She was promoted to Marketing Manager in August 2016 and is now part of
the new Marketing & Communications Group, where she is responsible for developing, implementing and executing new strategic marketing plans. Stacey graduated from Mars Hill University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations.

“Stacey is enthusiastic, passionate, and driven – all of the qualities that make Towne Park hum. She’s also creative and highly organized. We are fortunate to have her on our team,” commented Towne Park’s Bryan DeCort, Senior Vice President, Operations, Southern Group and Corporate Marketing.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Jody McDonald, District Manager, Louisville

Jody joined Towne Park in 2013 as an Area Manager in Nashville, TN. With over 10 years of experience as a District Manager with Talbots retail stores, she was highly recruited. She quickly integrated into our culture, displaying a passion for development, coupled with a strength-based
leadership style – two key qualities that have underpinned her success. In October 2015, Jody made a leap of faith and moved to the horse-racing capital of Louisville, KY. In 18 months, she has proven the ability to adapt to any challenge while exceeding expectations. In honor of her achievements, in 2016, Jody was one of two District Managers in the company to achieve the prestigious “Winner’s Circle award.”

“Jody has been an extremely valuable member on our team. She is one of the most proactive and consistent communicators I have had the pleasure to work with. Time and time again, Jody has proven the power of a diverse background and thought. It is clear to all that we are stronger with her on our team,” commented Towne Park’s Brian George, Regional Vice President – MidSouth.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Karina Morales, Assistant Human Resources Manager – South Region

Karina began her Towne Park journey in 2007. Over the years, she has fallen in love with the people of Towne Park, our culture, and the opportunities for growth. Karina started as an administrative
assistant and soon moved into Talent Acquisition. As a result of her outstanding performance, Karina has been promoted multiple times and in 2011 earned the Leadership Summit Culture Award. In 2016, Karina was promoted to the Assistant Human Resources Manager position for the Atlanta and Central Florida markets where her focus has been to further build our culture and give employees and managers the tools they need to grow and succeed.

Throughout the course of her career, Karina has continued to pursue studies to strengthen her skills. She has completed a Professional in Human Resources certification course as well as other Human Resources courses, and just recently completed and passed her SHRM-CP certification exam, which is a highly regarded certification for Human Resources professionals.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Megan Keck, Account Manager, Nashville

Megan joined Towne Park in May 2014 as an Assistant Account Manager in Nashville and has quickly shown herself to be a real force. Today, as an Account Manager, Megan provides District leadership as our very vital People Champion. Megan has an extensive background in hospitality. Prior to joining Towne Park, she worked with Wyndham Corporate Sales and opened the Hutton Nashville as a Front Office Manager; she later served as Director of Catering.


“Megan is a magnetic leader who has inspired and mentored many in the Nashville Market. This year Megan serves as our People Champion and has made a huge difference in guiding our people development through our goal-setting and execution process. She is an influential leader with a tremendous runway!” commented  Towne Park’s John Utz, District Manager, Nashville Market.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Ana De La Torre, Account Manager, Denver

Ana joined Towne Park in Denver as an Assistant Account Manager in June 2014 after a successful career with Pyramid Hotel Group as Director of Rooms. She quickly proved her effectiveness and was promoted to Account Manager in May 2015. As you’re reading this, she is on a task force in South Florida, proving that she has an ability to think enterprise-wide and show her value beyond her home district.

“I’ve had the pleasure to get to know Ana during my time overseeing the Denver market and truly appreciate her positive attitude, exceptional skills with our guests, client, and associates, and her drive to succeed. She’s had a huge impact in a short amount of time and we’re a better company for having her in Towne Park,” commented Jeff Johnson, Senior Vice President – Western Group.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Ashley Prohaska, District Manager for the Kansas City Market

Ashley joined Towne Park in 2005 as a Guest Service Associate while attending the University of Central Florida. Her interest in numbers and math drove her to get a degree in accounting, but her love for people and leadership drew her to continuing her career path as a leader with Towne Park. Ashley’s hard work and determination allowed her career to continue to flourish and eventually took her to Kansas City as a District Manager.

“Ashley is a vibrant and exciting leader. Her energy and enthusiasm is contagious and her passion for people unmatched. Ashley is known to be a great teacher, a compassionate leader, and an expert in the service industry,” commented Towne Park’s Briana Pitz, Regional Vice President – Midwest Region.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne LeadingServing and Growing at Towne Park.


Morgan Vautherot, Regional Human Resources Manager – Texas

Morgan began her career focused not on human resources, but on operations, working for Target in Indianapolis, IN. While there, she took on a role in human resources and realized her passion for the people side of the business. Morgan loved being able to help mentor and develop her peers in her role as a district resource while still playing a part in the day-to-day leadership of a $40M store operation. To build her career in human resources, Morgan joined Towne Park in 2015 and has enjoyed being able to work with great leaders in the state of Texas. She has been an intricate part of building a great culture focused on leadership development and Associate retention. Morgan earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University-Bloomington.

“Morgan is a smart, strategic, engaged, and innovative leader who partners with her team to ensure we have the best people in the right spots,” commented Anthony Brown, Towne Park’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

We are proud to have this Woman in Towne Leading, Serving and Growing at Towne Park.





















 



WE CELEBRATE OUR EMPLOYEES

At Towne Park, we celebrate our employees and all they do to make us successful. At many of our locations, special recognition events are held in honor of service anniversaries and key accomplishments. From Annapolis, Maryland, to Anaheim, California, Towne Park we also get together for employee birthdays and encourage associates to have fun while giving back to our local communities through volunteer events and civic organizations. For associates based in our corporate offices, casual Fridays are observed whenever possible and appropriate.  Celebrating employees helps us build a better team with a culture of innovation, agility, courage and integrity that is critical to overcoming challenges. Our team sees challenges as opportunities and that approach has created an energized and collaborative community of employees like no other.

THE PERKS OF WORKING FOR TOWNE PARK

All of our talented Towne Park team members enjoy vendor discounts from popular companies.  Towne Park offers a variety of discounts for our associates that include entertainment vendor discounts (movie tickets, concerts and live events), exercise and activity discounts, mobile phone, finance and banking, accommodations, auto and travel-related for lodging and hotels, and personal business needs discounts.

Benefit eligibility varies by position and can be discussed during onboarding.

Benefit Programs

Voluntary Programs:

  • Critical Illness
  • Legal
  • Hospital Indemnity
  • Identity Theft
  • Accident
  • TeleHealth
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings with Employer Match
  • Parking and Transportation Accounts
 
 

Core Benefit Programs for you and your eligible dependents:

  • Choice of Medical/Prescription Drug
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Choice of Dental
  • Health Spending Accounts (with an employer contribution)
  • Company-paid and Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Choice of Vision
 
 

Comprehensive Leave Benefits:

  • Six Designated Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Short and Long-Term Disability
  • Bereavement Leave
 
Additional Benefits for Hourly Associates:
Hourly Associates are eligible for premium pay for time worked on seven designated holidays and the potential to share in the shift’s tip pool, depending on position.
 

Towne Park is committed to focusing on the growth of our associates and the organization. We offer learning and development opportunities inside and outside the company and career mobility across the organization.

 
 
 

Although most companies claim to be committed to employee development, Towne Park can point to a proven track record.  We have made strategic investments in systems, content and creative approaches to keeping our top talent engaged in the learning necessary to support our high growth. No matter what your interests are, we have a learning approach to fit your style:

Part-timer You’re seeking a part-time opportunity offering flexibility to work within your personal life demands or school schedule.  Our approach utilizes tools that ramp you up fast so you can perform effectively in your job almost immediately.  And who knows? You may like working for us so much that what starts out as a part-time gig, turns into a career.  It happens all the time!

Careerist You’re looking for a company with established training programs that support your long-term career goals.  Our modular curriculum, served via a world-class software platform, and corporate university allow you to explore numerous career path options.  We offer access to mobile optimized learning communities, curriculum and mentoring to help top performers like you channel their ambition to meaningful business outcomes.  No stagnation here!  If you want to advance and have the talent to back it up, we’ve got the tools, resources and programs to help you win.

Adventurer You’re one of those restless types.  You aren’t ready to “settle down” in any one place nor do you just want a job, but seek out different ways to apply your talent.  Well, nothing’s better than a high growth company like Towne Park to satisfy your curiosity.  Special assignments, relocations, new site openings—they all offer you a chance to learn, grow and travel the country.  If you desire growth and varied opportunities, we need people like you.  As you transfer, promote, or rotate throughout the company, we have training programs, tools and other learning resources to ensure you’re never bored! Our associates are “the very best” and our approach to talent development ensures they stay that way.  We embrace different talent profiles and have the training

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    tremendous growth opportunity and ability to shape your career

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    may be too fast-paced for some

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    continue valuing people

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    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Towne Park.

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    very easy interview because of the manager at the time. Now they look more for how you can bring service. Its not about how fast you can bring up cars but how you can make guests feel welcomed.

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