Over the next five years, he was promoted to General Manager, Regional Director of Sales, and District Director of Operations while in Lexington, Kentucky. In 1983 Mike and his family moved to the Cincinnati area and accepted the position of Vice President of Sales & Marketing. He continued to advance his career with WHG as Senior Vice President of Development, Chief Executive Officer, Chairman, and CEO.
Founded in 1958 by Roy E. Winegardner and John Q. Hammons, WHG is a privately held, full-service hotel development and management company based in Cincinnati, Ohio. The company has grown into one of the most recognized and respected hotel management companies in the US. WHG is affiliated with the Pyramid Hotel Group (PHG), headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, in 2015; collectively, the two companies manage over 100 hotels across the United States. WHG oversees the new development/construction activities for both companies out of its Headquarters in Cincinnati.
Conway has also served on several Boards, including EKU’s School of Business Advisory Council, Intercontinental Hotel Group Owners Association Board, Chairman of the Northern Kentucky Convention Bureau (CVB), Chairman and Founder of the Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, Cincinnati CVB Board and Vice President of Marriott Internationals (MINA) Full-Service Hotel Board of Directors. Mike lives in Park Hills, Kentucky, with his wife Ginger. They have two children and three grandchildren.
Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development
Winegardner & Hammons Hotel Group (WHG)
Eastern Kentucky University, BBA Management