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Hotelier

Keefer D. Welch, American hotelier. Decorated Air Medals, United States Navy, 1970-1974, Viet Nam, Legion of Merit United States Navy, 1978; named Sales Manager of the Year, Sales Management Executives, Los Angeles, 1979; recipient College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences award, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, 1984.

Background

Welch, Keefer D. was born on February 11, 1945 in Topeka, Kansas, United States. Son of William Dee and Etta Marie (Heisler) Welch.

Education

Bachelor of Science, United States Naval Academy, 1967.

Career

Commissioned ensign, United States Navy, 1968; advanced through grades to Lieutenant commander, United States Navy resigned, United States Navy, 1978; carrier based fighter pilot, United States Navy, 1968-1978; sales manager, Westin Hotels, Los Angeles, 1978-1980; director sales, Westin Hotels, Washington, 1980-1983; executive vice president and general manager, Snowmass (Colorado) Resort Association, 1983-1986; general manager, project development officer, Grand Champion Resorts, Indian Wells, California, 1986-1987; vice president director marketing, Sheraton Corporation, Los Angeles, since 1987. Instructor Navy Fighter Weapons School, San Diego, 1974-1975. Test controllerameval-aceval fighter weapons test, Las Vegas, 1977-1978.

Membership

Member Airport Advisory Board, Aspen, Colorado, 1984-1986. Member American Society Association Executives (chairman exhibitor advisory council 1982), Professional Convention Management Association, Rotary.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocation: skiing.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Louise Gustine, August 5, 1973. (divorced August, 1984). Children: Charles, Michael.

Married Patricia Ann Youngblood, September 29, 1984.

father:
William Dee Welch

mother:
Etta Marie (Heisler) Welch

spouse:
Elizabeth Louise Gustine

spouse:
Patricia Ann Youngblood

child:
Charles Welch

child:
Michael Welch