Our Team

Our Team 2018-02-03T14:40:34+00:00
EDWARD (ED) MCCLUREFounder/CEO Phoenix Hospitality Group Est. 1987
Leading Hotel Management/Development Consulting Firm. Operator of Boutique Luxury Resorts & Hotels: Hilton, InterContinental, Radisson, Sheraton.

Notable Career Highlights:

  • Food & Beverage/Catering Director – Carefree, AZ.
    – Resulted in Mobil Travel Guide 4-Star rating (one of only 11 resorts in the US recognized at that time)
  • Food & Beverage Manager – Providence Marriott Hotel
  • Regional Food & Beverage Director, Hyatt Hotels – Regency Houston and Regency
  • Washington, DC – directed four restaurants to Holiday Travel award fame
  • Hyatt’s National Food & Beverage Executive of the Year–1980
  • Food & Beverage Director – Sheraton Corporation’s Worldwide Headquarters (US and Canada)
    – Opened six hotels; participated in project development of 22 others; oversaw the operation of 50 hotels generating $250 million in revenues
  • Guest lecturer on wine, food and hospitality management – Cornell and Johnson & Wales University
  • Vice President Operations, La Mansion Hotels
  • Numerous civic, community and corporate board positions:
    President of the Board – Lost Colony Ocean Front Resort Community, 8 years
    Founding Board Member – Kendall County Economic Development Corporation, 8 years
    San Antonio & Boerne Convention Visitors Bureau Board Member – 3 years, 6 years
    Founding Board Member/Chairman, Kendall Co. Hotel Occupancy Tax Board, 8 years
ELISA MCCLUREPrincipal, Design & Development
Elisa McClure has more than 25 years of experience in hotel management, including eight years with Marriott Hotels and 26 years as Special Projects partner in her husband Ed’s hotel ventures. Elisa oversaw the day-to-day management of the Guadalupe River Ranch and is directly involved in all phases of Phoenix Hospitality project development, including interior design and concept development of each property. Elisa (Dr. E.) is a Doctor of Naturopathy, Certified Nutritional Consultant, Certified Natural Health Professional, Certified Aromatherapist, Author, Blogger, Research Chef, Cooking Instructor, Radio Show Host, Speaker, Health & Wellness Educator, Organic Gardener, Backyard Farmer and Hotelier.
John has held various capacities in myriad entrepreneurial ventures in the areas of business, marketing and finance. He served as the CEO and President of La Madeleine French Bakeries and Cafes in Dallas, Texas. He has also served as chief financial officer of various hospitality companies including La Madeleine, Innovative Restaurants and La Mansion Hotels. He began his career in public accounting with the national accounting firm of Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. John also served on the Board of Directors for the Visiting Nurses Association of Texas (the largest non- profit home health care/hospice provider in the Dallas area). He is a past presenter at the Dallas and Houston Entrepreneurial Institute on the topic of leadership and guiding a business from the entrepreneurial stage to a professionally managed business. John makes his home in Dallas and has four children. He graduated with honors from Northern Arizona University in 1979 with a B.S. in Accountancy.

Phoenix Hospitality Team: PHG brings together a closely-knit group of executives with many years of expertise in all aspects of the hospitality industry.

This team approach provides a system of checks and balances to achieve maximum profitability for clients and their properties.

Our Valuable Team Members

CHARLES STALLCUPExecutive Vice President
Charles Stallcup has over 27 years of hospitality experience, starting as a doorman at the St. Anthony Hotel. Charles holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Our Lady of the Lake University. He has been affiliated with Phoenix Hospitality since 1994 overseeing all aspects of Sales, Marketing and Revenue Management for all Phoenix Hospitality properties and assisting in overall Group Management, Operations and Development.
SERGIO CARDENASVice President of Sales & Marketing
Sergio M Cardenas is a highly respected Sales & Marketing Executive with 29 years of experience in full-service and luxury hotel products under the Hilton, Marriott, Starwood, Carlson and IHG brands. His leadership and innovative marketing approach transformed business models at the hotel companies he has served in Regional and Corporate capacities. Sergio is responsible for the company’s top line revenues, and supports the expansion of the management portfolio through new Development, Acquisitions and Consulting. He is the co-founder of the West Michigan HSMAI Chapter and served in Regional and National Marketing Committees with Carlson, Hilton and IHG Hotels. Sergio holds a Business Degree from Davenport University and maintains a Professional Sales & Marketing accreditation from the American Hotel and Motel Association.
IAN MCCLUREDirector of Development, Project Manager
From humble beginnings in the kitchen as a dishwasher as a very young man, to becoming Project Manager by age 22 opening the Homewood Suites San Antonio [2008], Ian has literally grown up in the business. In 2009 Ian left to join the United States Army. Ian returned in 2012 and is still serves in the U.S. Army National Guard. In 2012 he started working as a contractor in the oil field and in 2013 he was hired on as a field operator for Marathon Oil, a position in which he excelled. In late 2014 after the birth of his first son, Logan, Ian left Marathon Oil to return to PHG and the family business as Corporate Project Manager. Ian oversees all current development and construction projects as well as ongoing operations.
TAYLOR MCCLURE-COVINGTONDirector of Administration
Taylor McClure-Covington, a 18 year hospitality veteran, literally grew up in the business. Taylor began her career at the renowned Guadalupe River Ranch in guest services and food and beverage before opening the award winning Limestone Grille at Ye Kendall Inn as Manager. Taylor evolved to Director of Sales and Catering and ultimately Innkeeper/General Manager, excelling in the niche boutique hotel market. Since 2011, Taylor has immersed herself in the Hilton Hotel System and family of hotels, overseeing Human Resources, Quality Assurance, Guest Satisfaction and Standards compliance in addition to taking on every operational management situation as needed. She is the “go to” “get it done” team member for any situation that arises. Experience in each aspect of hospitality from the ground up provides Taylor with a solid foundation and unique skill in delivering hospitality and guest service excellence. Taylor provides oversight and support to all Executive team members at each PHG property, as well as overseeing administration for all current development, and construction projects.
DANIEL VINHAISCorporate Controller
Daniel Vinhais has over 12 years of hospitality experience. His early management career began working for Johnson & Wales University completing a management development program. During this time Daniel received a Bachelors of Science in Hospitality Management with a concentration in Entrepreneurship as well as a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Daniel has been with PHG since 2010.
KC S. FLACHDirector of Human Resources
After receiving a degree in Agriculture and Applied Economics from Texas Tech University, KC Flach began her career in Environmental Services within hospital systems. KC oversaw all Risk Management and Human Resource functions for an employee force of over 13,000 housekeepers nation-wide.KC’s professional experience made for a seamless transition into the Hospitality industry. KC’s goal is to be an advocate and resource to the ‘front line’ employee, along with focusing and maintaining compliance for all PHG managed properties.
RACHAEL POTTS-VINHAISCorporate Food & Beverage Support Manager
Rachael Potts-Vinhais joined PHG in 2011, with over a decade of experience in the culinary field; Rachael brings with her a Bachelors Degree in Culinary Arts & Dietary Nutrition, as well as a Masters in Global Business leadership from Johnson & Wales University. Proficient in the field, Rachael has held positions from line cook to Executive Chef at prestigious Private Clubs, luxury hotels & in different facets of the Hospitality Industry. She is currently applying her Culinary Nutrition background to the development & execution of Food & Beverage Concepts.