Springwood Hospitality makes leadership changes

Springwood Hospitality, a York, PA-based hotel development and management company, has made organizational changes. Earlier this year, President Justin Shelton assumed ownership from David Hogg, founder/partner, who will remain actively involved as Springwood’s development specialist. Hogg is also mentoring an expanded development team to help accelerate the company’s growth.

Springwood and its affiliates have profitably developed 34 projects worth more than $360 million in central Pennsylvania, West Virginia, New York and Maryland. It has helped high-net-worth entities and individuals invest $140 million of private capital in these projects.

Shelton partnered with Hogg and joined Springwood Hospitality as president in 2009. Shelton recently purchased Hogg’s remaining 50% interest and became CEO. According to Hogg and Shelton, it was always the goal for Shelton to eventually take the reins and for Hogg to remain involved to lend his expertise and mentorship.

Shelton had an extensive history in hospitality before coming to Springwood, landing his first GM position before his 21st birthday.

“[Justin] has driven most company decisions for years, with industry-recognized excellence that has substantially benefited our team and our investors,” said Hogg. “I believe his leadership will deliver the best possible future for Springwood Hospitality.”

Other organizational shifts include the promotion of Director of Operations Molly Jensen, to company VP. “It is a true pleasure to officially announce Molly’s well-deserved promotion. She has been such an asset to Springwood from day one,” said Shelton. “Her success is a blend of her love and understanding of the industry, her incredible work ethic, and her relationship-building skills. She’s an incredibly well-rounded mother and dedicated community member, and she’s an inspiration to all who know her.”

In reference to what is next for the company, Shelton said, “I am thrilled to be where we are today, and I’ve had the best possible partner in Dave Hogg. With our exceptional leadership team, we are well-positioned for success—both for the company and our investors. Together, we will continue to forge new relationships, maximize our potential and live our dreams of developing and managing award-winning hotels that provide an excellent return to our investors.”