Corporate Executives & Officers

As one of the most admired hospitality companies, Delaware North attracts business and corporate leaders and management from some of the top companies and brands in the world. These senior-level executives work closely with the Office of the Chief Executive to chart a strategic course for growth and success for the company for generations to come.

Senior Management, Corporate Executives and Officers

  • Bernard Gay Chief Information Officer

    In his role, Gay leads all aspects of Delaware North’s information technology department, including planning, developing, evaluating and implementing strategies to further the organization’s business models and objectives.

  • Todd Merry Chief Marketing Officer

    Todd Merry oversees Delaware North's strategic global marketing efforts, spanning all of its operating companies and locations on four continents. He guides its customer-centric mission and leads all sales and marketing efforts, including using the company's customer data and technology to achieve business objectives.

  • Eileen Morgan Chief Human Resources Officer

    Eileen Morgan leads Delaware North’s global human resources strategy and function, including talent and organization development, compensation and benefits, employee and labor relations and human resources systems and services. She also leads the human resources partnership efforts throughout the company’s global operations.

  • Lateyfa Ali Vice President, Talent and Organization Development

    Lateyfa Ali provides leadership in the identification of requirements and risks in talent and organization development to support Delaware North’s strategy and business operations. Ali joined Delaware North in 2012, bringing more than 20 years of experience in organizational development, talent management, facilitating and training.

  • Alexis Becker Vice President of Internal Audit

    Alexis Becker provides strategic direction and leadership in the areas of internal auditing throughout the organization. She designs and implements Delaware North’s internal auditing programs and controls – covering the areas of business systems and processes, financial and accounting systems, IT, investigations, contracts and business risk assessments.

  • Christian C. De Vos Vice President, Culinary and Food and Beverage Development

    In his role, De Vos creates the vision and long- and short-term strategic direction for Delaware North’s culinary and food & beverage development programs.

  • Kathy Gill Vice President of Marketing and Communications

    Kathy Gill provides marketing leadership and business development support to the Delaware North presidents and various operating subsidiaries, in addition to overseeing all corporate communications. Gill, who joined Delaware North in 2015, has more than 25 years of business leadership, strategic planning, new-product development and marketing expertise.

  • Paula Halligan Vice President, Retail

    Paula Halligan oversees Delaware North’s global retail operations, helping establish the company as a full-service retail management partner for the national parks, sports venues, airports and other special places at which it operates. Delaware North manages or owns more than 400,000 square feet of merchandise space in 350 stores across all of its operations.

  • Jim Michaud Vice President of Corporate Accounting and Controller

    Jim Michaud leads the company’s day-to-day global financial and operational accounting functions. He collaborates with associates across all Delaware North businesses to ensure consistent application of financial policies, procedures and controls.

  • James Obletz Vice President of Corporate Business Development

    James Obletz develops and implements strategies for corporate business expansion – including mergers and acquisitions, portfolio acquisitions and divestitures, business development, corporate development and organic growth.

  • Thomas Popek Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer

    Thomas Popek serves as vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer. In his role, Popek assists the company’s general counsel in managing the legal department and provides counsel to senior management in all matters relevant to Delaware North’s businesses.

  • Mike Reinert Vice President, Supply Management Services

    Michael Reinert oversees Delaware North’s supply management services group, helping the company identify, acquire and manage resources, including foods and beverages served at the company’s global locations, to meet strategic and financial objectives. He also works to maintain and implement new supply management procedures, programs and quality standards.

  • Jeff Sellers Vice President, Hospitality Development and Construction

    Jeff Sellers works with cross-functional teams to drive a wide range of construction projects. His position includes an analytical and strategic approach to the process of planning, estimating and delivering value derived from the development or redevelopment of facilities and infrastructure that support Delaware North’s organizational goals.

  • Scott Socha Vice President and Treasurer

    Scott Socha oversees Delaware North’s worldwide cash-management activities specific to business operations, capital projects and acquisitions. He manages relationships with external capital providers, including banks throughout the world. Socha began his career with Delaware North in 1999 and has held various high-level positions in or directly related to finance.

  • Yvette Vincent Vice President, Information Technology

    Yvette Vincent is vice president of information technology, with responsibility for Delaware North’s enterprise software solution portfolio. Vincent has been with Delaware North for more than 18 years – serving the company in multiple areas. She has been responsible for Delaware North’s mobile platform, system integration platform and various mission-critical business systems.

  • Dan Zimmer Vice President, Corporate Finance and Development

    Dan Zimmer is responsible for a number of Delaware North’s strategic finance initiatives, compliance requirements and development projects, including its new global headquarters. With Delaware North since 1995, Zimmer has served in finance and business strategy positions, including vice president of business operations for the Boston Bruins.

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