Since 1978, Shirley has been closely involved with the hospitality industry.
Shirley’s areas of expertise include: revenue management, cash flow, AR, AP, financial reporting, budgets, proformas and all areas of human resources including development of policies and procedures, staffing, payroll and employee benefits.
Early in her career, Shirley worked with real estate acquisition, closing and development where she facilitated the purchase, refinance and/or sale of over $200 million in commercial hospitality assets. Her career grew to include cash flow management for a privately owned hospitality chain with annual revenues in excess of $100 million, encompassing 45 hospitality assets, plus 26 restaurant operations. Negotiating service contracts for FF&E, suppliers and food vendors to maximize profitability and centralize purchasing led to implementation and cost savings in excess of $400,000 annually. In addition, Shirley served as the Wage and Hour Committee Chairperson where she controlled labor expenses for over 2,500 employees in multi-state locations.