Vice President of Information Technology
White Lodging Services
Mr. Barnes is responsible for the company’s entire corporate and hotel’s portfolio IT support including corporate IT infrastructure, new build design and implementation, management of White Lodging network, IT capital planning, managing helpdesk and network administration and planning. He has been directly involved in the information technology opening of over 100 hotels. Previous positions with White Lodging include Director of Systems, Systems Manager, Internal Audit Manager and other Accounting positions. He received his BS in Accounting from Indiana University and currently serves on the Marriott Technology Advisory Committee, and the Starwood Advisory Technology Committee. Mr. Barnes is regularly asked to speak at hospitality technology conferences and workshops and is a co-chair of the Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition & Conference Advisory Board and co-chair of the Gary Career Center Technology and Advisory Council. He also is a member of Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals and Hotel Technology Next Generation.