Brian Crawford started his parking career in Nashville in 2003 as a valet at the Sheraton Downtown while studying at Belmont University. He was quickly promoted to Supervisor and served at many hotels in Nashville while pursuing a career in music.
In 2009, Brian was tasked with his first hotel opening as Valet Manager at the Hutton Hotel in Nashville. He created a people-first culture with his team that drove high results and created several young leaders. Brian went on to lead a team of 80 associates, opening the Omni Nashville in 2013. After achieving great success in the 18 months he spent there, he was relocated to Austin, Texas to open the JW Marriott Austin and oversee 17 other hotels in the market. During his second year in Austin, Brian led his team of over 500 associates to becoming the top district in his company by achieving outstanding financial results, creating client promoters, and developing talent at all levels.
Brian joined the Premier team in October of 2017 as Vice President of Hospitality. Leading the hotel division, Brian is focused on developing a world class guest experience on our front drives and growing the Premier hospitality portfolio.
Brian currently resides in Nashville, TN with his wife and two children. He proudly coins himself an avid Nashville Predators fan and enjoys playing music with friends in his spare time.
Describe yourself in one word. Passionate.
What motivates you to get out of bed in the morning? Creating opportunities and developing people to take them on.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, who would you like to have as a dinner guest? Brian Wilson from The Beach Boys.