Scott Austin, SVP of Operations, joined American Liberty Hospitality in July 2011 as General Manager of the Embassy Suites Houston Downtown. He has over 20 years multi-brand managerial experience in his role in which he is responsible for all aspects of hotel operations. He led the Embassy Suites to the forefront of the brand, receiving the coveted Hilton Connie Award twice as the top Embassy Suites Hotel in the world and recipient of Hilton’s highest individual honor for 2015 as a CEO Light & Warmth Award winner. Scott is an Executive Committee Member of the GHCVB Board and also a member of the Embassy Suite’s Circle of Leadership Team. In addition to his work with the GHCVB, he partners with Special Olympics of Texas for the Over the Edge annual fundraiser benefitting athletes across Texas and specifically Houston. Prior to joining American Liberty Hospitality, Mr. Austin held General Manager roles in New York, Orlando, and Houston. Scott studied Finance at McNeese State University and Hospitality Administration at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. He along with his family have made Houston their home.