Wilmington, NC:  Crown Hotel & Travel Management has recently added three new positions within their corporate office to meet their current growth demand. Josh Emett, Corporate Controller, Leah Raja, Director of Operations, and Stephanie McQuade, Creative Director of Online Services. 

As Crown’s Corporate Controller, Josh Emett is responsible for providing oversight to our accounting team and supporting all financial processes and procedures. He has over 10 years of accounting and business consulting experience. Prior to joining Crown, Emett was the principal of his own CPA firm in Utah, which he sold in 2018 and then relocated to Wilmington. He graduated from Dixie State University with a Bachelor of Accounting degree and earned a Master of Accountancy degree from Southern Utah University.

Leah Raja was recently promoted to the Director of Operations after managing Crown’s Hampton Inn Sneads Ferry North Topsail Beach. Raja will oversee South Carolina, Virginia, and western North Carolina properties. She graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management. Raja has been involved with the service industry for over 20 years.

Stephanie McQuade, a 2019 graduate of University of North Carolina Wilmington in Film Studies and Digital Arts, was brought on as the Creative Director of Online Services. McQuade manages processes and engagement content for all social media, websites, and third-party hospitality booking engines.

President/CEO, Barry Eagle states, “We are thrilled to welcome these individuals to our corporate team. Each of them brings unique skills and I am excited to see the great things that they will do for our company.”

Crown Hotel & Travel Management is a veteran owned, operated, and third-party management company with properties throughout North and South Carolina and Virginia. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under several brands, including Hilton, Marriott, IHG, Best Western, and Wyndham. Crown Hotel & Travel Management has won many prestigious awards and is known as one of the top hotel management companies. For more information, visit www.crownhoteltm.com.