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Steven Ellingsen

Senior Vice President of Operations

As Regional Vice President for Maverick Hotels and Restaurants, Steven provides operational leadership for the Chicago region. Steven has been the Managing Director at the Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort and Conference Center for over six years. Steven quickly developed a passion for hospitality from his first position at The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company in California 29 years ago. Holding over 15 years of Area and General Management experience, Steven has operated, developed, and repositioned numerous assets, including The Conrad in Indianapolis, The Dupont Circle Hotel in Washington DC, Mile North Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, and multiple Club Quarters hotels in Chicago, Illinois. With senior leadership roles at The Houstonian Hotel, Club, and Spa, Washington Duke Inn and Golf Club, and The Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa, Steven’s extensive Resort and Club experience adds a unique luxury and resort perspective to the Maverick team. Steven has led many hotel openings and directly overseen extensive multi-million-dollar renovation projects within his career. Steven is an active executive board member of the IHLA and is a board of director for the City of Westmont. He is a graduate of Emerson College with a B.A. in Communications and Public Speaking. Steven is known for his competitive spirit, drive, innovation, and entrepreneurial excellence. He leads with confidence and conviction, exhibiting a personal passion for exceptional service and an unwavering focus on results. Steven brings passion and enthusiasm into every detail, encouraging others to dream, grow, and strive to live their best life.

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