Wellengood President & CEO Glenn Malone co-founded the hotel management and development firm in 2002. As Executive, Malone plays an integral role in expanding the company’s long term hotel development, operations and ownership portfolio. He is one of the founding partners in AAA 4-Diamond hotel The Westin Memphis, which is one of Wellengood’s clients.
Raised on a farm in Mississippi, Malone’s career in the hotel industry started at age 16, having worked his way up from ground level positions to executive leader and ownership roles. His breadth of experience in the industry paved the way for him to successfully develop, brand, launch and operate an expansive and diverse hotel portfolio at Wellengood, ranging from properties of 80 to nearly 3,000 rooms, both franchised and non-franchised. Malone’s portfolio includes John Q. Hammons Hotels, Hilton Worldwide, Holiday Inn Worldwide, Gaylord Palms, Gaylord Texan Resort, Gaylord Opryland, Marriott, Embassy Suites, Homewood Suites and Hampton Inn Hotels.
Outside of the office, Malone is found traveling with family, enjoying outdoor sports or wrangling cattle back at the farm. His favorite vacation destination is Vail, CO, where you can find him snowboarding.