Hotel Management

Hilton Garden Inn-Cedar Falls, IA

Andrew Woodrick General Manager

Andy is the General Manager of the Hilton Garden Inn, Cedar Falls, Iowa. A native of Michigan he is a graduate of Belmont University and has been involved with the hospitality industry for over twenty years. Prior to joining Chris-Bro Hospitality and the Hilton, Andy was the General Manager of Honey Creek Resort State Park in Southern Iowa and he served as Vice President of Resort Operations for Odyssey Development in Duluth, Minnesota. He also held various positions with Doubletree Hotels and The Coastal Hotel Group.  Andy's work has taken him many places throughout the country including Sun Valley, Idaho, Palm Springs, California, and the British Virgin Islands.

Over the years Andy has served on several boards. His most recent positions include President of the Albia Chamber of Commerce, Secretary/Treasurer of the North Shore Scenic Byway Committee, Secretary of the Lutsen-Tofte Tourism Association and member of the Centerville Main Street board of directors. Andy has been an active member of Rotary for the past seventeen years.

Andy and his wife Lily live in Cedar Falls with their two sons, Jackson (10), and Alex (6).
 

 

Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton Rapid City Rushmore

Katie Houk General Manager

Katie Houk joined ChrisBro hospitality in 2019 as the opening General Manager for the Hampton Inn & Suites/Tru by Hilton Rapid City Rushmore dual branded hotel. Originally born and raised outside of Philadelphia, Katie has over 20 years of hospitality experience including hotel openings, renovations, front and back of house operations, F&B, revenue management, grass roots sales, internal controls and team building. Katie found a love for the hospitality industry right out of high school. Prior to coming to ChrisBro Hospitality, Katie spent 8+ years with a corporately managed Homewood Suites in Malvern, PA as well as over 8 years with Magna Hospitality Group. During her tenure with Magna Hospitality, Katie was the General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn FT. Washington, Aloft Nashville Cool Springs, and the opening General Manager for the Hayes Street Hotel in downtown Nashville. Katie also did extensive task force travel, spending time in NYC, Maryland, Washington DC, San Antonio, Boston and Milwaukee while working with Hilton, Starwood, and IHG properties.

Katie joined ChrisBro Hospitality for the opportunity to work with a growing Management Company and is excited to help expand their operations and portfolio while bringing results and a different way of thinking to the Rapid City market. In her free time, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband Justin, two miniature dachshunds, Molson and Odin, and traveling the world.

Hampton Inn by Hilton Waterloo

Ben Trueg General Manager

Ben Trueg got his start in hospitality in Rochester, MN in 2006 as a PT Night Auditor and worked his way up to an Assistant Manager in just under a year. From there he continued learning about the industry while working as a traveling AGM in Colorado, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Throughout this process he was able to achieve the AGM of the year award for the company in 2008. After a year and a half of traveling, he settled in as GM in St. Cloud, MN. Ben moved back to Iowa to be closer to family and accepted a GM position at the Country Inn and Suites in Cedar Falls. He joined the ChrisBro Hospitality team with 12 years of hospitality experience in May of 2018 to become the GM of the Hampton Inn in Waterloo.

  
 
Tuesday December 1, 2020