Mr. Henningsen is a veteran hotel professional with over 25 years of continuous experience.
Mr. Henningsen began his hospitality management career with Holiday Inn Corporation in 1982. He joined the Marriott Corporation in 1984 at the Westchester Marriott in Tarrytown, New York. Additional full-service hotel tenure includes executive management positions at the Gaithersburg Marriott in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the opening team for the Bethesda Suites Marriott in Maryland, and opening team at the Fairview Park Marriott in Falls Church, Virginia.
In 1989, Mr. Henningsen joined the Courtyard by Marriott hotel division as a General Manager, working from 1989 until 1999 at the Courtyard Rye in Rye, New York and Rockville Courtyard in Rockville, Maryland. In 1997, he became Lead General Manager overseeing Quality Assurance Inspections for nine select service hotels (Courtyard and Fairfield Inn by Marriott) in the Mid Atlantic region.
In 1999, Mr. Henningsen joined the Plamondon Companies in Frederick, Maryland, as Director of Hotel Operations and General Manager of the Frederick Courtyard by Marriott. In 2002, he opened the Frederick Residence Inn by Marriott. In 2006, Mr. Henningsen moved to the corporate office of Plamondon Hospitality with the opening of the SpringHill Suites by Marriott in Hagerstown, MD.
Mr. Henningsen was the Franchise General Manager of the Year in 2000, Mid-Atlantic Region, for the Courtyard by Marriott.
He has served on the Board of Directors for Frederick County Tourism (2000-present) and was President of the Tourism Council (2005-2007). In 2003, was recognized by the Tourism Council of Frederick, Maryland as Ambassador of the Year. In addition, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts (2001-2004) and is currently on the Boards of the Maryland Hotel and Lodging Association (2006- present) and the American Red Cross (2008- present).