The board of directors of architecture and design firm Hnedak Bobo Group, Inc. (HBG) announced that company co-founder Greg Hnedak is stepping down from his role as vice president and principal of Memphis-based Hnedak Bobo to serve as CEO of DreamCatcher Hotels, a new hotel brand and development company born out of Hnedak Bobo Group in 2010.
“My years shaping and growing HBG have been extremely rewarding, and I am proud to have helped build a nationally recognized design firm that has made so many important contributions to the gaming and hospitality industry,” Hnedak said. “It has been a true honor to work with so many passionate and innovative design and business leaders for the past 34 years.”
According to the company, Hnedak and the HBG board have been actively succession-planning for two decades, elevating firm principals to key roles within the organization and adding new shareholders in preparation for effective leadership transition.
HBG co-founder Kirk Bobo will continue in his role as president and principal of HBG, and assumes expanded responsibilities as the firm’s leader in charge of the business strategies. Rick Gardner, principal, assumes the post of practice leader, overseeing project design and delivery; Terri Struminger, principal, is named COO, managing the firm’s corporate operations; and Dike Bacon, principal, oversees HBG’s business development efforts.
DreamCatcher Hotels was conceived during the height of the recession and launched in 2010 as a new approach to hotel development which offers owners a turn-key solution, from architecture and construction to the selection, purchase and installation of all in-room products, furniture and fixtures, with a guaranteed up-front price.
DreamCatcher completed its first project in 2012, the 401-room Seven Clans Hotel adjacent to the Coushatta Casino Resort in Kinder, Louisiana, in partnership with the Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana.