January 5, 2016 | Careers
OTO Development announces its addition of Sonia Santana, VP of Human Resources, to their corporate headquarters. Santana will manage human resources operations for OTO; she joins the company following an executive position with Festiva Development Group, an Asheville-based real estate development company.
OTO Development has maintained a near-matchless pace of expansion since its inception in 2004. Recently recognized by SC Biz News as South Carolina’s 6th fastest growing company, OTO has also spent four consecutive years on Inc. 5000, a list of the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States.
Ms. Santana has over 20 years of experience in human resources management, including leadership positions with the Biltmore Estate (Asheville, NC) and for Fisher Island, a private-equity club, resort, and residential development. “It’s an honor to join OTO Development, and I’m looking forward to contributing my skill set to their vision. As a top hospitality company that values its team members, OTO has built a powerful organization on the foundation of great people. It’s exciting to be a part of this growing contingent of hospitality professionals,” Santana stated.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Sonia to OTO; her motivated leadership and direction will definitely support our growth goals as we move into 2016,” Corry Oakes, OTO Development’s founding partner and CEO, remarked.
A graduate of Florida International University, Ms. Santana holds a degree in Public Administration and Personnel Management. She has earned her Senior Certification -- Professional Designation (SHRM-SCP) from the National Society of Human Resource Management and Certified Hotel Human Resource Executive (CHRE) from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.
About OTO Development
Established in 2004, OTO Development is an award-winning, rapidly growing hotel development and management company. A leader in the lodging industry, OTO’s success is anchored by a portfolio of upscale select-service hotels managed by exceptional people. In the past ten years, OTO Development has developed over 60 hotels and currently operates portfolios of hotels for a publicly traded REIT, private equity firms and high net worth individuals. Today, the company continues its impressive growth an extensive pipeline of urban new development projects in key markets across the country, including Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Manhattan, south Florida and Washington, D.C.