Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
October 23, 2015
Priory Hospitality, Inc. President & CEO John Graf discusses the Grand Hall's experience in hosting newly legal same sex weddings and receptions, and how the Grand Hall staff is committed to ensuring that our GLBT clients and their guests' wedding experience is joyful and care-free.
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President & CEO, Priory Hospitality Group
One of the owners of the Priory Hospitality Group, John has been with The Priory and Grand Hall full time since 2002. John is responsible for the day to day operations of The Priory Hotel, Grand Hall at the Priory, and Priory Fine Pastries, as well as overseeing The Priory’s real estate acquisition and development activities. Prior to joining the Priory Hospitality Group, John was a practicing attorney for over 12 years.
In addition to his duties with Priory Hospitality Group, John serves as the President of the Western Chapter of the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association. He also serves on the boards of directors of the North Side Chamber of Commerce (Immediate Past President), North Side Cultural Collaborative (President), the National Aviary, the Pennsylvania Restaurant Association (statewide), the Homeless Children’s Education Fund, and Union Dale Cemetery. His is also a member of the Community Advisory Board of WQED Multimedia, and is President Emeritus of Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32. In the hospitality industry, John is a member of Skäl and Meeting Planners International.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Line: 412.224.6305
General Manager - Priory Hospitality Group
After serving as General Manager of The Priory Hotel, Rebecca Lazeration moved to the helm as General Manager for The Priory Hospitality Group. As General Manager, Rebecca is responsible for all day to day operations at the Priory Hotel, Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory, and Priory Fine Pastries. Before serving as General Manager of The Priory Hotel, Rebecca was Director of Hospitality and had previously worked at the Priory as an Assistant Manager, where she assisted in hotel operations and also oversaw events in both The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall. Though she joined the Priory in 2008, Rebecca is an old hand in the field of hospitality, bringing with her more than 16 years of experience in event planning and supervision. Before coming aboard with The Priory, Rebecca served as Clubhouse Manager for Longue Vue Country Club in Verona, and prior to that she acted as Director of Restaurants for the Pittsburgh Hilton.
Rebecca was awarded her associates degree in hospitality and travel management from Sawyer Business School in 1993.Email: email@example.com
Direct Line: 412.224.6304
Director of Guest Services -- Priory Hospitality Group
Tim McGlothlin returned to The Priory family in 2007 after an 11 year hiatus. During his first tenure, Tim served as night auditor, front desk associate, and assistant manager at The Priory Hotel. Tim has also worked in operations for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts and at the University of Pittsburgh Housing Services. After joining the Priory the second time, Tim has served in a variety of roles, including overseeing hotel operations as General Manger of The Priory Hotel and then as Facilities Director for The Priory Hospitality Group before becoming Director of Guest Services of The Priory Hospitality Group where he oversees Reservations, The Monk's Bar, Concierge/Shuttle Service, and hotel room contracts. Tim was also The Greater Pittsburgh Hotel Association's Manager of the Year in 2010 and a finalist for General Manager of the Year in 2010 for The PA Tourism & Lodging Association. Overall, Tim brings more than 20 years of customer service experience to The Priory Hotel and its guests.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Line: 412.224.6303
Sales Manager, Corporate and Group Sales – Priory Hospital
Gene Lucente, who has been with Priory Hospitality Group since 1997, oversees group and corporate event sales for The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall. Gene began his career in the travel industry in 1974, working for a number of travel agencies in the Pittsburgh area, including Simon International Travel and Your Man Tours. He migrated into the restaurant and catering industry in the 1980's as bar manager and banquet bartender for Holiday Inns. Gene is well schooled in handling and planning events of any size and type – from the formal corporate dinner to the family reunion party to an all day sales seminar.Email: email@example.com
Direct Line: (412) 224-6302