MICHAEL E. HAYNIE, SR. - President & CEO
Michael Haynie has devoted his entire professional career to the lodging and hospitality industry. After attending Northeastern University in Boston, Ma. He took on various entry level positions before rising through the ranks to the executive level positions he has held for many years. Mr. Haynie has experience in every facet of hotel operations and has served in leadership capacities in hotels ranging from economy to luxury.
Mr. Haynie served as the Vice-President and Managing Director of Baltimore’s Tremont’s Hotels which encompassed the upscale Tremont Plaza Hotel and the economy Tremont Park Hotel. He also spearheaded the debut of the award-winning Tremont Grand events venue. Under his leadership, Baltimore’s Tremont’s ascended to new levels of profitability due to the strategic initiatives Mr. Haynie implemented. Mr. Haynie has also served as a General Manager with Hilton and Intercontinental Hotels in Baltimore, Boston, and Hartford; as well as a General Manager with independent and branded hotels in Charlotte, Hartford, Boston and Washington, DC.
While developing his extensive professional portfolio, Mr. Haynie has also held numerous community service leadership roles in the Baltimore area. He currently serves as the Co-Chairman of Baltimore’s National Academy Foundation High School (NAF), a flagship public high school, which pairs a college preparatory curriculum with five career disciplines: hospitality and tourism, finance, information technology, law and engineering. In addition to being a dedicated and effective youth mentor and advocate, Mr. Haynie was instrumental in helping NAF move and expand to its own middle/high school campus. NAF will now provide career enrichment opportunities to twice as many students.
Mr. Haynie recently concluded a term as Chairman of the Board for the Historic Charles Street Association and he currently serves on the board of directors for each of the following professional organizations: The Maryland Tourism Development Board; Visit Baltimore Board of Directors; Charles Street Development Corporation; the Downtown Management Authority, The Downtown Partnership Board of Directors; the Hospitality Advisory Board for the Morgan State University School of Hospitality and The Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association; President of the Waverly Main Street Organization. Mr. Haynie was honored by the Maryland Hotel & Lodging Industry in 2007 as the state’s “Hotelier of the Year” and in 2009 as the “Office of Tourism Development as the ” Mentor of the Year”. Mr. Haynie lives in Baltimore City with his three children Rachel, Michael Jr. and Aaron.