Our Leadership

Executive Leadership – Rodney L. Piatt

Rodney L. Piatt is President of Horizon Properties Group which he founded in 1996 and Horizon Hospitality LLC in 2010. Mr. Piatt currently holds a number of business leadership positions including Director of Accutrex Products, Inc.; CEO and Director of Lincoln Manufacturing, Inc.; and President of Southpointe Golf Club.

Past business leadership associations:

From 2003 to 2017, Mr Piatt served as a board member of Mylan with his final role as the Vice Chairman and Lead Independent Director of Mylan, Inc. (MYL-Nasdaq);

From 1979 to 1996, Mr. Piatt served as President and Director of Millcraft Industries, a multidimensional company primarily focused on the steel and real estate industries.

From 1974 to 1979, Mr. Piatt was with Ernst & Ernst. Mr. Piatt received a Bachelors of Science in accounting degree from the University of Tampa in 1974. He is a certified public accountant in Pennsylvania and a past member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Executive Leadership – Gina Johnston

Gina is the Vice President of Horizon Hospitality LLC.  She plays a key role in the development of new hotel properties, their ongoing operations, property finances and the sales and marketing of the current portfolio of hotel properties.  Her goal is to consistently provide a first class facility and hire talented employees that focus on providing outstanding guest services.

Prior to joining Horizon Hospitality, Gina was the General Manager for an upscale Golf and Tennis Resort in Port St. Lucie, Florida for ten years.  She has also assisted in the management of our affiliated Southpointe Golf Club, a private golf club in Southpointe, Pennsylvania.

Gina has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Auburn University where she was a member of the women’s golf and track teams.  She went on to play professional golf for a few years before starting her family.

Executive Leadership – Doug Brewster

Doug is the Director of Operation for Horizon Hospitality LLC. Doug has enjoyed a successful career in the hotel industry since 1995 when he started as a laundry attendant with the Holiday Inn.  In 1999, Doug was promoted to Assistant General Manager for Marriott in Memphis, Tennessee and was promoted to General Manager after 6 months of service.  Doug left Memphis, home of the world’s best barbecue in 2002 for Orlando, Florida for an opportunity to open a Homewood Suites by Hilton property.  At this time, Doug was with Buffalo Lodging Associates.  While a General Manager with Buffalo Lodging Associates, Doug opened several hotel properties for them.  During 2007, Doug joined the Horizon Hospitality family of hotels and opened the Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Meadow Lands.  In September, 2009, Doug opened the Homewood Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh-Southpointe property for Horizon Hospitality. As Horizon branched into Choice Hotel properties in 2010 Doug opened and managed the Cambria Suites Washington PA for 4 years until August 2014 and has now landed his current manager role in the downtown Pittsburgh market.

Doug is a 1999 graduate of Wright State University, in Dayton, Ohio.  Doug is also active in the Washington County community and enjoys traveling and spending time with his three children.  In addition, Doug is an avid and skilled golfer and one of The Ohio State Buckeye’s biggest fans.

Executive Leadership – Stacy Newmaster

Stacy Newmaster is the Corporate Human Resources Manager for Horizon Hospitality, LLC. Stacy has 15 plus years of experience in the Human Resources discipline working with hospitality and food service leaders such as Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Carlson Hotels Worldwide and ARAMARK Corporation. Her experience includes benefits administration, property acquisitions, labor relations, workers’ compensation and employee development and retention. Stacy’s knowledge provides our company and managed hotels with a solid work environment and business ethic that promotes growth of our employees within the company. Her goal is to keep well informed regarding the many changing laws and procedures that relate to the hospitality industry and insure that each of our properties are always in compliance. Stacy is a member of the national Society of Human Resources Management organization.

Stacy has a Bachelors of Science degree in Office Administration/Sytems from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She spends most of her free time with her husband and two children doing family activities. They enjoy watching Pittsburgh sports teams and love the outdoors.

Accounts Payable – Arleen Corey

Accounts Payable – Megan Agnew