News: Tye Turman Named CEO of The Propel Companies

Tye Turman Named CEO of The Propel Companies

30-plus year Marriott International Veteran Tapped to Lead Growing Company


February 25, 2020 – San Antonio, TX – Tye Turman, a highly regarded 33-year veteran of Marriott International, will take the reins of the Propel Companies as CEO effective March 1, 2020.

As CEO of Propel, Turman will oversee and expand all four of the company’s current businesses: Propel Development LLC; Propel Management, LLC, which will under Turman move into an enhanced third-party growth strategy in 2020; Propel Construction, LLC; and Propel Hospitality Resource Group, LLC, which  provides personalized PEO (HR, benefits and payroll) and accounting services exclusively to hotels.

Turman’s move was announced by Propel Founder Hans Lindberg concurrent with Turman’s retirement from Marriott International, on which his impact was saluted in an internal company statement citing his influence on the company’s growth via the 1,000 new hotels signed by him and his team following his move into the role of senior vice president of development for Marriott’s Western Region in 2011.

“I am grateful for my accrued experience which, combined with the innovative, forward-thinking approach I’ve witnessed in Hans and Propel, created the perfect timing for my move,” said Turman. “I’m very excited about our shared philosophy – to drive, support, deliver and celebrate exceptionalism – and about leading Propel’s long-term sustainability strategies in unit growth, third party management expansion, PEO services and other new business opportunities.”

Lindberg said, “Everyone at Propel already greatly respects and admires Tye as a consummate professional, partner and individual. I cannot think of a more qualified, better-suited person to lead Propel into our next phase.”


More About Tye Turman

Tye Turman, who since 2011 has held the position of senior vice president of development for Marriott’s Select Brands, started his career with Residence Inn in 1986 prior to Marriott purchasing the brand. Throughout his three-plus decades with Marriott, Turman held numerous roles in operations and owner/franchise services, known for leading with a tireless commitment to his people and his industry.A native of Tyler, Texas, he and his wife Debbi live in San Antonio, headquarters of the Propel Companies.     


More About the Propel Companies 

Based in San Antonio Texas, Propel was founded by Hans Lindberg, an attorney and CPA, in 2012 as he prepared to open his first hotel with Marriott. The company today has nine select service and extended stay hotels in its portfolio, with another under construction and several more in the pipeline. The Propel Companies made an early mark on the industry in 2018, only six years after its founding, when it won its first and very coveted Marriott Partnership Circle Award.


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