Chandler Thayer

Chandler Thayer

Chief Operating Officer

Chandler began her career in the hotel industry in 1982 by working part-time at the Alameda Plaza in Kansas City. She joined RHW Management in 1987 as part of a management apprenticeship program, landing as the Assistant General Manager of the Residence Inn, Union Hill.

Since then, Chandler has worked in both full-service and select service, holding several management and director positions at the hotel level and above.In March of 2009, Chandler was named Chief Operating Officer for RHW Management where she is primarily responsible for shaping RHW’s strategic direction, creating organizational policy, and serving as the principal external representative to hotel franchisors and the business community.

Additionally, Chandler has served on several tourism industry Boards of Directors, has served as a hospitality Project Director for the University of Missouri-Kansas City, currently serves on the Boards of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Greater KC Hotel & Lodging Educational Foundation, and the Kansas City chapter of SKAL International, and is a member of the Marriott Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council and Marketing Fund.

Chandler holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Advertising from the University of Kansas, along with a Master’s in Business Administration from Baker University.

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