Meet Our Expert Team of Hospitality Management Consultants
We foster a diverse team that's focused on success, while providing an environment that encourages collaboration, new ideas, and initiatives where everyone can thrive.
We believe in serving our employees, guests, and our communities. We support our employees with incentives throughout the year. From potluck or pizza lunches to individual incentives for a job well done. Our employee centric culture is integral in providing superior guest service.
We actively participate in community initiatives from hosting a community wide celebration for Coats For Kids at the Weirton Fairfield Inn and Suites, to hosting our annual visit with Santa Claus at the Fairfield Inn Athens and our epic "Trick Or Treat Spooktacular" at the Hampton Inn Athens. Other properties support our local animal shelters with stained linens, volunteering to assist the elderly, and supporting various nonprofit groups like the Komen Race for The Cure, Stuart's Opera House, Ohio University, and Rural Action.
We like to have fun. Our hotels regularly keep things interesting including a week long House Keeping Olympics, special visits by the Ice Cream truck for an afternoon break, and sponsoring teams to play in the annual Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association (OHLA) volleyball tournament to support victims of Human Trafficking. All of our hotels are active and engaged.
Meet Our Team
President, SJB Management Inc.
Chad Bortle has been in the hospitality business for 18 years, serving as SJB's Vice President for Operations for 13 years.
Previous to his work with SJB Management Inc., Chad was an Assistant Vice President with CCS Fundraising, an international fundraising consulting firm, successfully directing capital campaigns that raised over 200 million dollars for various non-profit organizations in Oklahoma, Florida, and California. Chad received a graduate degree from Case Western Reserve University's Mandel Center of Non-Profit Management. He is also a graduate of the University of Dayton with a bachelor's degree in English and History. He currently volunteers with the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association (OHLA) as the organization's Assistant Vice President.
Chad formerly served as a board member with the Iron Disorders Institute, Rural Action, and The Newark Ice Hockey Association (NIHA). He served as the association's Hockey Director for nine years and as the Licking County United Way's Finance Committee. He currently resides with his family in Granville, Ohio.
Mr. Bortle graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Finance. In 1969 he organized his own insurance agency, Financial Alternatives, which he owned and operated for 23 years.
Financial Alternatives was involved with business and personal financial planning, employee benefit plans, and group health insurance. He earned his CLU and ChFC designations from the American College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania. In addition to being past president of the Southeast Ohio Life Underwriters Association, Mr. Bortle has also been a member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Fidelity Union Life Insurance Company of Dallas, Texas, named him to their Hall of Fame as an agency manager and a personal producer.
Mr. Bortle serves as Chairman of the Athens County Port Authority and the Athens County Economic Development Council. He is past president of the Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau and past secretary of the Athens County Community Improvement Corporation. Mr. Bortle also served on the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association Board.
Vice President of Operations
Alan Hardway has been in the hospitality business for over 30 years. Alan is the Vice President of Operations for SJB Management Inc., based in Athens, OH.
Mrs. Bortle has been an active member of the community serving on the Board of Directors on the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce and as a trustee on the board of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). She also formerly served on the boards of the Ohio Hotel & Lodging Association, O'Bleness Memorial Hospital, Bank One, Athens County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and The Athens Foundation. She also worked on the fund-raising committee for Athens County Habitat for Humanity and for the Athens High School Athletic Boosters where she led the initiative to raise funds to install a synthetic track at what is now Joe Burrow Field at Athens High School.