Vice President of Construction and Development
Ross Wagers joined Paragon Hotel Company in 2012 and serves as the organization’s Vice President of Operations. Mr. Wagers’ management approach, based on empowerment and accountability at all levels, has poised the hotel portfolio to meet the highest expectations in top-line sales, bottom-line profit, in addition to guest and associate satisfaction.
Mr. Wagers graduated from East Tennessee State University in 1992, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Business Management. Mr. Wagers has been recognized with the distinguished President’s Award by Hilton Hotels. Prior to joining Paragon Hotel Company, Ross Wagers served as the Vice President of Operations for Hospitality America, Inc., where he assisted with site selection, development, and all aspects of opening over 16 hotels for the company. Mr. Wagers has also served on Hilton Worldwide’s IT Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Hotel & Motel Association, and was President of the Tri-Cities Hotel & Motel Association of Tennessee.
Ross and his wife Deana of 22 years have a son, Dustin, and daughter, Kaitlyn. Mr. Wagers’ greatest passion is aviation, as many of his neighbors know since he is one of the few people to have a full sized Piper Warrior II airplane fuselage in the garage of his home. When He finds any spare time between his career and his daughters travel softball schedule you will find him in the garage with his son working on converting the airplane fuselage into a fully functioning flight simulator. “There is no greater joy for me than to spend quality time with my family in any activity.”