A tenacious and tech-savvy executive, Pam Barnhill addresses difficult situations by building creative technology and process solutions with an eye toward fairness and simplicity. She’s currently using this approach to disruptively improve the hospitality industry she knows so well as a second-generation hotelier.
Ms. Barnhill is the first female from either side of her family to not only attend college but to also attend graduate school. Ms. Barnhill, a Carnegie Mellon MBA, held positions with Motorola and PRTM consulting group, and has served as a board member for the Independent Lodging Industry Association (ILIA) since 2011.
In 2002, Ms. Barnhill joined her family’s business, InnSuites Hospitality Trust (IHT). Upon joining IHT, she quickly ascended to the position of President and COO while also founding the IBC Hotels technology platform.
IHT is a real estate investment trust that owns, manages, and provides managed distribution along with soft brand-like benefits including loyalty services inside a proprietary CRS technology platform. In her role at IHT, Ms. Barnhill presides over multiple business divisions:
- IBC Hotels is technology platform connecting over 6,000 independently-owned member hotels with independent-minded travelers.
- International Vacation Hotels is a provider of sales, digital marketing services and technology to 1,200 independent hotels.
- InnSuites Hotel & Suites owns and manages six hotels in Arizona, California, and New Mexico.