Stephen M. O’Loughlin
President and Chief Operating Officer
Steve O’Loughlin was named President and COO of Lodging Hospitality Management in 2008 after 11 years with the company. O’Loughlin joined LHM in 1997 as Regional Director of Operations with responsibility of property supervision.
O’Loughlin started his hotel career in high school working at Stouffer’s in 1984. Through high school and college, he worked in all disciplines of the business including maintenance, front desk, reservations, banquets, kitchen, accounting and night audit. He gained multi-brand experience by working for Holiday Inn and Sheraton during this time as well. After graduation from University of Missouri St. Louis, O’Loughlin accepted a position as Sales Manager at the Novi Hilton in Detroit, Michigan.
Following his success at the Hilton property, he moved to the Marriott Pavilion Hotel in St. Louis. O’Loughlin held positions as Housekeeping Manager, Front Desk Manager and Sales Manager from 1990 – 1997. O’Loughlin was recognized for his achievements with several prestigious awards, two time recipient of the Marriott Living the Vision Award, and Marriott Sales Manager of the Quarter for the Midwest Region. Additionally, he has earned certification as a Certified Meeting Planner.
He is highly regarded in the hospitality industry and has served as President of the St. Louis Area Hotel Association, previously serving as Secretary and Vice President. He also has served on Hilton’s IT Advisory Council and Hilton’s Advisory Council. He is extremely involved in the community has served as a Deacon for the Webster Groves Presbyterian Church and has previously served on the following boards Jazz St. Louis and AAIM. He is currently serving on the St Louis Convention and Visitors Commission, the CID board for the Partnership for Downtown St Louis, Hilton Owners Advisory Council and Mathews Dickeys board.