Our Team

 

 

Anthony Menna President MDM Headshot

President

Anthony Menna is a true American success story and a staple to the economy in the Tampa Bay Area. Growing up, he worked in the family business: a nine-room hotel in Clearwater, Florida, responsible for maintenance work on the hotel premises as well as work in housekeeping.

As the business grew to include multiple hotels, Mr. Menna gained valuable knowledge in the acquisition, development, construction, renovation, and day-to-day operations of hotel properties, which has become the solid foundation of how he develops and manages all his properties.

Today, as founder and president of Menna Development & Management, Inc. (MDM), Mr. Menna has been directly involved in the acquisition, financing, design and turnkey development of more than 30 hotel properties in the Tampa Bay area. Mr. Menna developed and operated the first hotel and suites version of the Holiday Inn full-service hotel in the country. He has also developed and turn-keyed six full-service hotels in the Tampa Bay area.

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Senior Vice President

Ian Larson joined Menna Development and Management (MDM) in 2011 to oversee the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater as General Manager. Later, he became Area General Manager and then Vice President, and in 2017 was appointed Senior Vice President of the company. In his current role, Mr. Larson’s responsibilities include the development and management of not only hotels, but various other commercial development projects as well.

His successful career includes positions with Stouffer Hotels and Resorts, Renaissance Hotels and Resorts, Marriott Hotels and Resorts, and most recently Quorum Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Larson’s assignments have included prestigious hotels from coast to coast — Seattle to Atlanta — from Full Service luxury resorts properties to Select Service and Extended Stay properties.

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Liandrea Menna Vice President of Operations MDM Headshot

 

Vice President of Operations

Lia Menna has worked in the hospitality and real estate industry her entire life. She formally joined Menna Development and Management in 2009. Ms. Menna holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eckerd College and is a licensed real estate agent.

As vice president of operations, Ms. Menna oversees the day-to-day operations of the company’s properties as well as future development endeavors. Before assuming the operations responsibilities, she was the legal assistant for Menna Development. In this role, Ms. Menna assisted with the sales of properties previously owned by Menna Development, negotiation of contracts and assisted with the compilation of due diligence packages for financing.

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Josiah Gross Vice President of Development MDM Headshot

 

Vice President of Development

Josiah Gross joined the Menna Development & Management team in 2016 to apply his sales, marketing and operations knowledge to the commercial real estate development business.

He is a U.S. Navy veteran with more than a decade of sales and marketing experience, followed by three years of operations management in the aerospace and defense manufacturing industry. After two Middle East deployments, both as an aviation electronics technician and Master at Arms, Mr. Gross chose to be honorably discharged when his contract expired, to pursue his college degree full time. While in college, he acquired a sales position in the apparel industry. He became a sales and marketing director simultaneously overseeing three companies in varying industries, including the digital printing and labeling industries.  He made his mark as an industry expert, being asked to speak at Pack Expo in Las Vegas, among other industry trade shows around the world.  Mr. Gross is also an internationally published author on the subject of digital printing.

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Rosemary Ocampo Corporate Controller MDM Headshot

 

Corporate Controller

Rosemary Ocampo joined Menna Development & Management in 2008 as Corporate Controller. The experience at MDM has developed Rosemary’s accounting knowledge in hospitality, as well as in development and construction. At MDM, she is responsible for the accounting operations of the company, including the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of related accounting records, and oversight of all facets of financial operations.

Ms. Ocampo has more than 25 years of hospitality accounting and operations experience, having worked at various hotel companies and management companies. She functioned in different roles with several hotels before going into accounting with Benchmark Hospitality, where she began as a payroll manager and was promoted to staff accountant.

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Margaret Beil Corporate Accounting MDM Headshot

 

Corporate Accounting

Margaret Beil began working with Menna Development & Management in 2010 in hotel operations in the St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater’s accounting department. In July of 2011, she transferred to the corporate office where she became the accounts payable manager.

In 2012, Ms. Beil took on the additional responsibilities of executive assistant to Mr. Menna. Before she joined the company, she was an attorney in private practice.

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Corporate IT

George Halef joined Menna Development & Management in 2012 to oversee the planning, organizing and execution of all technology functions in the corporate office and for all MDM properties.

Mr. Halef brings more than 10 years of IT-related experience to the team, including networking, security and deployment capabilities. His primary focus is to build awareness about IT associated issues, employing analytical thinking to facilitate problem resolution and process development, which ensure smooth IT operations.

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