Our Team


Meet Our Hospitality Management Team

Our hands-on leadership team believes each property we manage requires a customized approach. As visitor preferences and expectations evolve, we leverage our unsurpassed expertise to translate the unique characteristics of your property into authentic guest experiences. We roll up our sleeves and work hard every day to meet the needs of our owner partners and guests. And our track record underscores the impact of our laser-like focus on delivering outstanding results for property owners. Find out more about our industry experience, and read about our team.



Gary Hogan

Chief Executive Officer

Gary Hogan is intimately involved with every aspect of Hogan Hospitality Group, a hotel management company with a portfolio of properties in Hawaii (under Hawaiian Hotels & Resorts) and across the continental U.S. (under Marin Management Inc.).

Gary’s 40 years of experience in hotel management and ownership stems a family legacy in hospitality. His parents, travel pioneers Ed and Lynn Hogan, founded Pleasant Travel Service (later known as Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays) in 1959. Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays would soon grow to become one of Hawaii’s most successful inbound tour operators, bringing over 400,000 visitors annually to Hawaii in the 1990s.Continue reading


Geoff Graf

Vice President Of Business Development

Hogan Hospitality strengthened its leadership team with the recent addition of Geoff Graf. A 30-year veteran in hospitality, Geoff is responsible for identifying and building strategic partnerships as the Hogan Hospitality portfolio expands. His extensive background in property development and asset management, along with his long-standing industry relationships, helps Hogan Hospitality serve an ever-expanding universe of markets on behalf of owners and ownership groups.


Jerry Sager

Vice President Of Revenue

In order to exceed the financial expectations of hotel owners, an effective revenue management strategy is crucial. With over 25 years of experience, Jerry Sager is responsible for maximizing revenue at each hotel managed by Hogan Hospitality by overseeing pricing, inventory and yield controls. His ability to develop and execute the right strategy for each market during specific times contributes to the outstanding performance of every owner’s asset.


June Pagdilao

Vice President Of Sales

June’s high-level energy and enthusiasm make him a tremendous asset when it comes driving the sales efforts at Hogan Hospitality Group. A long-time hospitality veteran, June oversees the daily activities of the Sales team and works closely with marketing and revenue teams to ensure successful partner programs. He cultivates global business development and manages key business relationships to support each hotel’s sales goals across the portfolio.


Pansy Mendez

Executive Director Of Human Resources

Recognizing that employees are Hogan Hospitality Group’s most important asset, Pansy is committed to operational excellence with a focus on driving a consistently elevated employee experience. Just one of her many accomplishments, Pansy developed people systems to enable scalable workforce growth which has facilitated transformation and innovation across the brand.


May Sato

Regional Director Of Human Resources

With her focus on the Hawaii market, May builds employee engagement by creating a positive work environment that allows employees to thrive and perform their best work. May directs all aspects of the hiring lifecycle including recruiting, onboarding, and employee relations. She shares Hogan Hospitality Group’s passion for giving back to local communities by hosting an annual career day for hospitality-focused high school students, developing community relations programs and spearheading charitable fundraising efforts.


Imelda Ramirez

Regional Director Of Reservations

With over 30 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Imelda is responsible for managing our call center and customer satisfaction teams. She handles the day to day operations of the departments to ensure all guest reservation policies, standards and procedures are met in order to achieve maximum room revenues at the properties.


Taylor Shumate

Digital Marketing Director

Taylor’s extensive hospitality marketing experience with some of the industry’s leading firms has given her an exceptional understanding of how best to achieve owners’ revenue goals through innovative digital marketing strategies. In addition to media planning and campaign analysis, Taylor works closely with the sales and revenue teams to develop and execute a comprehensive digital marketing strategy for all the assets in the Hogan Hospitality Group portfolio.


Kory Strona

Director Of Revenue Management

Tasked with meeting the financial objectives of the portfolio, Kory is responsible for organizing strategies to drive key hotel performance metrics. Kory’s previous hotel operations experience helps him explore fresh business opportunities and brainstorm ideas for new revenue programs. He monitors market trends and segment revenue performance to ensure revenue is optimized for each owner.


Cindi Rosete

National Sales Manager

With over 25 years of experience, Cindi plays a vital role in meeting company revenue targets by generating leads, qualifying prospects, researching the market, and matching our products to clients’ needs. Cindi is a driven hospitality sales executive focused on delivering win-win outcomes for groups and key accounts across Hawaii and the mainland.


Sharon Rabino

Senior Accounting Manager

Sharon is responsible for managing the regional accounting team to ensure accurate financial reporting across the portfolio. Sharon has lead hospitality accounting teams for nearly 15 years at Marriot, Starwood and Vistana. Her depth of accounting, budgeting, controls and financial experience is a tremendous asset to the Hogan Hospitality Group executive team.


Becky Smith

Regional Sales & Marketing Manager

A graduate of the University of San Diego, Becky has been in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. In her role, she collaborates with various departments to create sales and marketing campaigns that drive more revenues to the properties across the portfolio. She is responsible for analyzing results and outcomes to help strategize future sales activities and promotions.