Board of Directors

Michael Karicher leads Human Resources at Remington Hotels joining the company in 2015. Karicher has over 25 years of experience in Human Resources and Accounting/Finance in the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Healthcare Industries.

Michael began his career as an auditor with Ernst & Young in New York City and subsequently was a senior auditor in their Los Angeles office. In 1994, he joined Verizon/GTE as an internal auditor and in 1996 moved into the role of manager of executive compensation and benefits. He joined Strong Financial of Wisconsin in 2002 as director of compensation and benefits. Joining Golden Living in 2004, Karicher was SVP and CHRO prior to coming to Remington Hotels.

Michael has been a member of many non-profit Boards including Fort Smith Red Cross, Fort Smith United Way, Children’s Emergency Shelter Fort Smith, TEF(The Educational Fund) Christ the King Catholic School, Fort Smith, AR.

Michael earned a bachelor of science in business and economics from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

Michael has been a frequent speaker for human resources related forums and conferences. He also served on the AHCA Workforce Committee, and it’s a certified public accountant.

Al Granholm serves as Senior Vice President of Facilities and Loss Prevention at Premier Project Management. Mr. Granholm joined Remington/Premier Project Management in 1997 and has over 31 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Remington Relief Fund,  Board of Commissioners for York Township, PA and the York Area Regional Police Commission. He holds BS from Northern Illinois University and Project Management Certification from Penn State University

Phil Flanary joined Ashford in February 2007 as Vice President of Risk Management. He was promoted to Senior Vice President of Risk Management in February 2014.
Phil has over 30 years of experience in the field of Loss Prevention and Risk Management. He began his career at the Dollar General Corporation and held senior management positions at companies such as AmeriServe Food Distribution, Inc. Rent-A-Center, and Wyndham International prior to joining Ashford.

Phil holds a MBA from University of California and earned his Bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University.

Lee Morton is currently retired after a 43 year career. He started his career in a series of Controller positions for Holiday Inn and Hilton Inc. He joined Mariner/Remington in March 1990 and held multiple positions in accounting until he retired in December 2017. He has worked with many charitable organizations through the years.

Lee is a graduate of the University of Texas with a Bachelors of Science in Business Management.

Sheryl Ransome is currently retired after a 43 year career. She started her career in a series of Controller positions for Parkmount Hospitlaity Corp., Securax, Inc., Grossman and Associates. She was a regional Controller for Ramada, Inc. before joining Mariner/Remington in 1989. She held multiple Accounting positions in Remington Hotels and was the Senior Vice President of Accounting for 21 years before she retired in November 2015.

Sheryl is a graduate of the University of Texas Arlington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting and Business Management.

*Remington Relief Fund is IRS exempt, your donation to the Remington Relief Fund is tax-deductible up to the date of formation of the organization.     

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