Marsha Clark – Director of Human Resources

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Executive PortraitMarsha Clark is director of human resources at The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Mich. As the HR director, she is responsible for various management services including recruitment and retention, safety, wage and benefit development, payroll administration and
employee relations.

Since 2001, Clark has lead The Townsend in the implementation and execution of the community-based vocational instruction program. The program establishes The Townsend as an approved training worksite for students with disabilities from the Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills public school districts.

Clark resides in Grand Blanc, Mich., where she is studying to receive a Bachelor of Science in organization administration from Central Michigan University. She is currently a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and its Genesse County Local Chapter. Clark received the human resource generalist certification from the American Society of Employers

Steve Roth – Chief Financial Officer

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Executive PortraitSteve Roth has been the CFO of The Townsend Hotel since September 1999.  After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Auburn University in 1990, Steve earned his CPA certificate and spent 9 years in public accounting before joining The Townsend.  Steve started his public accounting career in a small accounting firm outside Atlanta, Georgia.  After 4 years, Steve moved his family to Michigan and started working for the large local firm of Kleiman, Carney & Greenbaum.  The Townsend Hotel became Steve’s client at KCG, and for three years he handled special projects for the hotel’s owners and prepared all of the entities tax returns.

Steve manages all aspects of the financial side of the hotel’s operation.  These duties include financial reporting, budgeting, cash management, financial analysis, labor/expense controls, contract negotiations, cash collection and cash disbursement.

In addition to the financial aspects, Steve also oversees the IT functionality of the hotel.   This includes ensuring that the hotel’s PMS, POS, Website, Delphi and Office programs are supported and updated.  Steve also maintains the hotel’s network, servers and hardware to ensure optimum operational output.

Finally, Steve is a key element of the hotel’s executive management team that provides leadership, direction and business strategies for the hotel, owners and its employees.

When Steve is not working, he is actively involved in the Canton Soccer Club.  Steve is currently
the Treasurer of the Canton Cup, a soccer tournament that hosts over 700 soccer teams over
the Memorial Day weekend.  He enjoys coaching his two sons’ soccer teams, skiing during the
winter months and boating during the summer.

Joanie Sams – Director of Catering

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500.750._MG_0410-1Joanie Sams is director of catering for The Townsend Hotel in Birmingham, Michigan.

Sams has earned a reputation for creating exquisite settings for the banquets and special events the hotel has hosted, while nurturing The Townsend Hotel’s position as one of the most
prestigious locations for a special event in Michigan.

A graduate of Central Michigan University, with many steps in her career incorporating hospitality, she has called The Townsend Hotel home for more than 20 years.

Sams is a Detroit-area native and resides in West Bloomfield where she cares for her mother.