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Clarion owners promote locals to upper management positions

Shannon Moore will lead hotel as director of sales, assistant general manager

Noelle Leavitt Riley

The Clarion Inn & Suites has a new "local" management team. Jordan Caplowitz, left on the back row, is the CFO of Jacobs Real Estate Advisors, which owns the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig. Next to him is Thomas McCoy, Sheldon Hershiser, Mike Mathern, Elroy Webb and Chris West. On the bottom row from left to right stands Angelica Corball, Diane Beasley, Sholom Jacobs, Shannon Moore and Teresa Maneotis.

The Clarion Inn & Suites is taking the term "local" to a whole new level by promoting several employees who live in Craig to prominent management positions.

For the past several years, the full-service hotel has relied mostly on employees from out of the area to run operations. Not anymore.

"It's really amazing," said Sholom Jacobs, CEO of New York-based Jacobs Real Estate Advisors, which owns the Clarion Inn & Suites in Craig. "They have camaraderie."

Jacobs said that the locals do much better work than those he's hired from out of the area. His company purchased the Clarion — formerly the Holiday Inn — for two and a half years.

Shannon Moore is the new assistant general manager and director of sales. Moore replaces Eric Roiko, who no longer lives in Craig.

"I'm really excited," Moore said. "I think we have a great team."

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Moore will report to the Jacobs and his partners, and, for now, there won't be an official general manager, she said.

Other promotions include:

• Teresa Maneotis is now the director of food and beverage. She'll also remain the catering sales manager.

• Chris West is the new chief engineering.

• Diane Beasley was promoted to the executive of house keeping.

• Sheldon Hershiser is the new sales coordinator.

• Thomas McCoy is the new front office manager.

Maneotis has been with the hotel for nearly seven years, and she's excited to enhance the food and beverage business.

"We're really focusing on our lunches and getting it out there that we have them. We have a new breakfast menu," she said, noting that increasing awareness about their menu options will be an important role for her.

Both Moore and Maneotis are excited to promote Castle Ranch Steakhouse's new menu.

"We truly have people in positions now who really care," Moore said.