Larson is a committed, motivated, self-employed consultant with over 35 years development and has the promotional experience with exceptional customer-relation, communication, organizational, and decision-making skills. He brings a strong work ethic and professional demeanor with proven talent in his core skills. Larson has orchestrated private and public corporate formations and has played a major role in many innovative initiatives.
He began his career in 1975 where he was employed by America Sales Training and Associates in Memphis, TN. He then became a director of sales and began to personally manage the event promotions of some of the greatest motivators/educators, and management professionals of our time. The group organized the first Positive Thinking Rallies that were attended by over three million in a four year period. Some of the recognized celebrities that were employed included Zig Ziglar, Paul Harvey, Art Linkletter, W. Clement Stone, Mark Victor Hanson and Howard Jarvis.
His second major role has been in organizing Real Estate Developments in all sectors of development from land acquisitions to high- end custom homes, retirement communities, casino resorts, commercial office complexes, condominium developments, and hotels.
HDC & Associates specializes in providing services for project predevelopment through final construction for select clients. Over the last 35 years, Mr. Cheek has earned a reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget, without compromising the quality demanded by the owner and design team.
HDC & Associates has completed engagements worldwide in excess of $10 Billion, almost exclusively in the hospitality industry. Engagements have be located in Japan, China, Malaysia, India, Mexico, Bahamas, Jamaica, Panama and the United States.
Current clients, projects and brands include:
• Marriott Hotels and Resorts
• Hyatt Corporation
• Four Seasons
• Gaylord Hotels
• Ritz Carlton
• Peninsula Hotels
• Universal Studios
• Hard Rock Hotels
• Blackstone Realty
Dynamic Executive Business Operations and Technology Leader with vast and proven ability to implement highly successful strategic business analysis/ turnaround while simultaneously creating positive corporate culture change and developing organizations to become industry leaders in their field. A demonstrated creative problem solver, organized, analytical and a positive motivator in developing all levels of staff to become key company contributors. Exceptional ability of insight, vision and comprehension in increasing profits, reducing company wide costs, managing cash flow and creating/maintaining outstanding internal/external customer satisfaction levels.
Key Results to Senior Management/ Owners Strategic & Operational Planning
Auditor Coordination / GAAP / FAR Employee Training & Development
Continuing & process improvement
Processes & Procedures (develop & implement)
Customer & Vendor Relationships
Financial & Management Reporting Management / Supervision of staff
Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access (programming)
Paul has over 35 years of professional experience in planning and designing hotels and resort destination projects. He began his career in the Hawaiian islands with projects such as Hotel Hana Maui (now Travaasa Hana), Hyatt Regency Waikoloa (now Hilton Waikoloa Village), Westin Maui, Hyatt Regency Maui, and Westin Kauai (now Marriott Kauai). He has designed recreational facilities throughout the world including the Royal Pacific Resort convention hotel at Universal Studios Orlando, Florida; Ikspiari, a mixed-use retail, dining and entertainment facility at Tokyo Disney Resort, Japan; the Sheraton Imperial Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and in Thailand the Central Samui Beach Resort and Thai Country Club.
Paul’s focus is to ensure Wellness of Land and People through the integration of clean technologies into leisure tourism developments. By incorporating the extraordinary assets of Land and People with transformative protocols and innovative Community and Sustainability strategies ensuring their meaningful contribution to, and participation in, the commerce of Hospitality in infrastructure, projects and business enterprises, the costs of ongoing utilities, transport and maintenance cost are significantly reduced.
His current projects are all integrated sustainable leisure developments, including Akaigawa Tomo SymbioResort in Hokkaido, Japan, a luxury resort on a private island in the Philippines, two properties in the southern part of the Island of Hawaii, and additional expansions to Phuket Yacht Haven and Cape Panwa Deep Sea Port, both in Phuket.
Shawn is an innovative, passionate professional with a career highlighted by numerous responsibilities in both business and nonprofit executive positions. Shawn has been responsible for building dynamic business models that include: Philanthropy (Annie E. Casey Foundation, Casey Family Programs, and Vanderbilt University), Signature Program Development (NFL), Outcome Measurement, Evaluation Measurement, Board Development, and Business Development Planning (Zig Ziglar Performance). For nearly 25 years, Shawn has worked in ongoing consulting roles, and management positions, which helped position strong models of impact across business and nonprofit organizations. Shawn’s consulting work included small and large companies working to lead and develop local and national policies that support innovation, effective management strategies, and out of the box strategies to ensure and inspire innovative approaches which solve critical problems in community development, philanthropy strategies, and business development partnerships.
Shawn has been recognized for his perseverance and passionate advocacy nationally for building powerful approaches in business and nonprofit work. The most notable from the ARETE Award – Awarded by Chi Chi Rodriguez, and Ken Venturi (1991, ESPN), Thousand Points of Light – Presented by President George H. W. Bush (1993, U.S. White House). Shawn brings dedicated enthusiasm and critical leadership to any aspect of organizational work. He continues to inspire innovative thinking and business approaches that build sustained solutions for business and philanthropy.
Enter-Arc specializes in what it calls Enter-prising / Enter-tainment Architecture, with the objective of creating world class entertainment destinations experiences. Mr. Brown incorporates his entrepreneurial enthusiasm into the work that it produces either directly for clients or for concepts it creates on its own and hopes to launch.
As the Head of the Corporation, Mr. Brown’s foremost focus is making sure that the company is always pursuing its vision – which is, to become a world leader in Entertainment Design combining cutting edge architecture with a story-telling aspect.
Mr. Brown has been working professionally in Architecture since 1977. This amounts to over 41 years of continuous experience toward his craft. Mr. Brown commenced his career directly out of high school with his first job at Carl N. Swenson Company, a major design-build contractor in San Jose, California. He worked there four years until moving to Southern California to attend Cal Poly.
Director on the board of the Pikes Peak Credit Union.
Director of logistics for the Veterans Annual Stand Down Event.
Director on the board of the Elpaso County Homeless Veterans Coalition.
Senior Resource Counsel and Henjum Accolades event planning committee.
Ø Worked as a registered representative of MetLife in the business to business market assisting clients looking to obtain group insurance and investment contracts.
Ø Responsible for the development of new business and for the retention and expansion of the existing client base. Twice awarded for outstanding sales during that time.
Ø Responsible for acquisition of new accounts from the initial contact through the annual renewal, which resulted in the identification of key markets that formed the largest group benefits book of business at our branch.
Ø As a part of the sales process, gathered and prepared competitive analyses, based on client’s request for proposal.
Ø As a mentor, interfaced daily with other agency personnel to produce cooperative new business for the agency.
Ø Maintained knowledge of multiple lines of insurance and State regulations.