Sue Sanders
As EVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Sue oversees all Human Resources functions, including talent acquisition, talent development, associate retention and engagement strategies, human resources services, associate relations and benefits. Prior to joining HVMG, Sue worked as a management consultant supporting leading organizations to improve their enterprise performance management processes for clients including the The Coca-Cola Company, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Marriott International and the American Red Cross. Prior to working as a management consultant, Sue worked in the hospitality industry for 18 years. She worked for Starwood Hotels and Resorts as Global Director, Six Sigma Training and Deployment and prior to that as Director of Organizational Development for St. Regis Hotels. From 1996 - 2000 Sue worked for Lodgian, Inc. (formerly Impac Hotel Group) as Director of Training and Development; from 1991 - 1996 she worked for The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company as Corporate Quality Advisor and The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead in hotel operations and human resources. Her hospitality industry experience also includes a five-year adjunct faculty appointment at New York University's Robert Preston Tisch Center for Hospitality Travel and Tourism. Sue serves on the Metro Atlanta Board of Directors for the American Red Cross, the Hospitality Board of Directors for Georgia State University and the Georgia Women in Lodging Steering Committee. She holds MBAs from Columbia Business School and London Business School. Sue has a BS in Marketing from The Florida State University.


  • 2019 – Present – EVP & Chief Human Resource Officer, HVMG
  • 2010 – 2019 – SVP & Chief Human Resource Officer, HVMG
  • 2003 – 2010 – Management Consulting
  • 2000 – 2003 – Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc
  • 1996 – 2000 – Lodgian, Inc
  • 1993 – 1996 – The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company
  • 1991 – 1993 – The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead