Mike Tetterton, a persistent entrepreneur with an extensive hotel background, created his first start-up at the young age of 19. In 1999, Tetterton established his own extended stay lodging hotel brand, Home-Towne Suites. Three years later, Tetterton recognized an industry need for better project lodging management and responded with Creative Lodging Solutions®, an award-winning travel partner that has already reserved over 10 million traveler nights and counting!
Founder, Chief Executive Officer
Marsha Couch, a certified CPA, assisted in building the original CLS™ client base. Before joining Creative Lodging Solutions, Marsha was controller at Hughes Aircraft Company. Marsha manages Creative Lodging Solutions’ financial planning and developing strategic goals, resulting in 50% compound annual growth.
Founder, Chief Financial Officer
Carolyn held Regional Operations positions for various companies such as Lodgeworks, Marriott, and Wyndham International before joining CLS. Carolyn currently oversees human resources, marketing, and training as Chief Culture and Development Officer. Embodying the benevolent spirit she fosters within CLS’ culture, she leads the company’s Charitable Giving Committee and plays a huge role in helping CLS earn the Best Places to Work title for six years straight.
Founder, Chief Culture & Development Officer
Cindy Rudovich, a Certified Hospitality Sales Professional (CHSP), is Chief Sales Officer of Creative Lodging Solutions® and recipient of numerous top sales awards. Her clients have included large Fortune 500 companies such as Home Depot, Nortel, AT&T, Pfizer, and Coca-Cola. Cindy has taken Creative Lodging Solutions from its start-up stages to the experienced corporate partner it is today.
Chief Sales Officer
Shelley Predmore brings over 30 years of senior management experience to Creative Lodging Solutions® after leading operations and information technology at companies such as Clinically Home of America, HCA Physician Services, and United Healthcare Corporation. The accomplished executive leads the Operations teams responsible for strategic hotel partnership, reservations, and account management.
Chief Operating Officer
Tammye Rushing, MBA, joined CLS in 2016. Tammye previously held roles in Management Consulting as Principle Consulting Engineer at CDW and VP of Business Development for Realogy. Her responsibilities include identifying untapped potential lying within the CLS organization, guiding the organization through transformation initiatives, and understanding and identifying ways to improve the Customer Experience for CLS clients and their travelers and hotels.
EVP of Continuous Improvement & Implementation
Della Deerfield, CPA, joined CLS in 2014 as VP of Finance. She previously held roles in the healthcare industries as VP of Finance/CFO position at Marcum and Wallace Hospital and CFO/CRO at St. Joseph Hospital in Berea. Della’s responsibilities include managing CLS’ internal audits, forecasts, cash controls, and budgets.
VP of Finance
Sarah brings 13 years of strategic marketing experience to CLS with a background in leadership roles in the cloud communications industry. Brown is hyper-focused on the customer experience and client engagement. She is proud to claim the team responsible for marketing campaigns and communications at CLS.
VP of Marketing
Jackie Ellis, MALER and SPHR, and CLS’ VP of Human Resources, has over 10 years experience in all aspects of human resources for diverse industries-- including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and food and beverage. Jackie strategically plans employee relations, benefits design and administration, compliance, and safety for the growing employee base of CLS. The fiercely competitive VP’s secret goal is to become a game show contestant.
VP of Human Resources
Jeannie Rayl Magill joined CLS in 2016. She has previously held various positions in the travel industry with both hotels and airlines. Her responsibilities include managing CLS Operations, Home-Towne Hospitality, and MM327 Holdings Company. In her free time, Jeannie enjoys large catch fishing, traveling, and gardening with her husband, Rick.