Scott Shoenberger

President & CEO
Scott Shoenberger has more than 30 years of hotel industry experience. He comes to Louisville, the Al J. Schneider Company and AJS Hotels from Milwaukee, where he was senior vice president of operations and acquisitions for Marcus Hotels & Resorts. Prior to Marcus Hotels & Resorts, he served in various positions at The Irvine Company, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Olympus Hospitality and Dusit Hotels & Resorts, overseeing acquisitions and managing leading hotel properties that received national and international acclaim. His work prior to joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts included overseeing the assets of Hotel La Jolla, La Jolla, Calif.; LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.; Grove Isle Resort & Spa, Coconut Grove, Fla.; Ocean Key Resort, Key West, Fla.; Hotel ZAZA, Dallas, Texas; The Warwick Hotel, Houston, Texas; Equinox Resort & Spa, Manchester Village, Vt.; Cuisinart Resort & Spa, Anguilla; Hotel Kura Hulanda, Otrobanda, Curacao and Little Palm Island Resort & Spa in the Florida Keys. Shoenberger has served on various boards including Starwood Hotels & Resorts Owner’s Advisory Council, Florida Gulf Coast University School of Hospitality & Resort Management and the Economic Development Council of Collier County, Fla.
Scott Schoenberger President CEO

Josh Zik CPA, CFE

Chief Financial Officer
Josh began his career working on various political campaigns before moving into retail where he was a regional manager at Thornton’s Inc. Josh then transitioned to public accounting where he worked for Strothman and Company and Ernst and Young.  Josh is a certified public accountant and certified fraud examiner. After 10 years in public accounting, Josh was brought in as the company’s corporate internal auditor and is responsible for assessing company risks, performing financial, operational, and compliance reviews, and internal controls.  Josh is an alum from University of Kentucky and Bellarmine University.
Josh Zik

Michelle McCarragher

Executive Assistant to the President CEO & Director of Design and Special Projects
Michelle McCarragher started her career in construction in Charleston, South Carolina and began her hospitality career at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. A master juggler of the details that run the corporate office, Michelle is also the force behind the Galt House Hotel's Artist in Residence program which began in 2018.
Michelle McCarragher Ex. Ass.

Skip James - CHDM

Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Skip James began his career in 1995 with Radisson Hotels. He later joined Wyndham Hotels & Resorts rising through the ranks to become the Director of Sales. Joining Starwood Hotels in 2000 as Director of Sales and Marketing for the Westin Ft. Lauderdale, Skip led teams coast to coast for the company over the next 13 years. In 2013, he joined Destination Hotels with the Sunriver Resort, which became Two Roads Hospitality with the merger of Commune Hotels. Skip continued to grow his career as Area Director of Sales and Marketing in the Mid-Atlantic for Two Roads Hospitality before joining AJS Hotels in March 2019.
Skip James VP of Sales

Ryan Manning

Corporate Controller

Ryan Manning comes to AJS Hotels with over a decade of experience in accounting. As corporate controller, Ryan directs the day-to-day accounting, treasury management, and payroll.

Ryan has been in both public and private accounting sectors, getting familiar with a variety of industries including manufacturing, defense contracting, construction, healthcare.

Ryan is a certified public accountant and holds a bachelor's of science degree in business administration from the University of Louisville.

Kenny Franklin

Corporate Director of Facilities & Sustainability
Kenny Franklin began his career in hospitality in March of 1972 as part of the engineering team building the Executive Inn Hotel, the first of the properties built by Al J. Schneider. In 1975, Franklin transferred to Executive West (now the Crowne Plaza Louisville) to open the hotel for business. He was also involved in its expansion in 1980 to increase the number of rooms to 611. In 2001, Franklin was transferred to the Galt House to oversee Engineering. In 2016, he was promoted to Corporate Director of Facilities for AJS Hotels. He currently oversees facilities at the Galt House, Crowne Plaza, Embassy Suites, Waterfront Plaza, and One Riverfront Plaza.
Kenny Franklin

Orson Oliver

General Counsel
Orson Oliver began his career in 1968 as an attorney with the U. S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. In 1975, he joined the Bank of Louisville as general counsel. In 1985, he became president of Bank of Louisville. When Branch Banking and Trust Company acquired the Bank of Louisville in 2003, the Bank of Louisville had assets of $1.6 billion and was the largest locally managed bank in Louisville. Since his retirement from banking in February of 2004, Mr. Oliver has worked as an independent general business consultant for the Al J. Schneider Company. He holds an officer position as General Counsel. Mr. Oliver was a member of the Board of Directors of the Al J. Schneider Company from February 2004 through June of 2016. Mr. Oliver has over thirty-five years of experience in banking and financial consulting.
Orson Oliver - Legel Repressentative

Bill Saffran

Director of Commercial Real Estate
Bill started his career working for Group Financial Partners as the Operations Manager overseeing the Starks Building and several other commercial properties in Louisville Kentucky. When BGK Inc. out of Santé Fe, New Mexico bought the Starks Building he was promoted to the position of President of BGK Kentucky.  With BGK Bill was responsible for the management and leasing of a portfolio of over 600,000 sq. ft. of commercial office buildings keeping the operating expenditures within budget while maintaining a high occupancy percentage.In 2009, Bill joined the Al J. Schneider Company as the Operations and Leasing Manager responsible for the management and leasing of over 1 million square feet. In 2012 Bill was promoted to the position of Director of Commercial Real Estate.

Cori Tanner

Area Revenue Director
Corie Tanner started her hospitality career in 2002 by joining the Ritz Carlton, Amelia Island finance department for 9 years with a focus on income audit, payroll, and Accounts Receivable Management. In 2013 she joined The Brown Hotel in Louisville Kentucky as The Assistance Controller then shortly after found her love for Revenue Management and grew into the Revenue Manager role for 5 years until joining the Al J. Schneider Company in June 2019 as The Area Revenue Director.
Cori Tanner