Concord Hospitality Promotes Crystal Thrasher to VP of HR Services

Crystal Thrasher

RALEIGH, North Carolina—Concord Hospitality announced the recent promotion of Crystal Thrasher to the position of vice president of HR services. In her new role, Thrasher will lead and shape onboarding processes for new teams during hotel openings and acquisitions, implement compliance guidelines, foster positive associate relations, promote an inclusive workplace culture, facilitate learning and development initiatives, and maintain an effective safety program.

“I am absolutely honored to step into this new role at Concord Hospitality,” said Thrasher. “Being part of this incredible company for the past nine years has been a rewarding journey, and I am excited to play a part in even further elevating our positive and inclusive workplace culture.”

Joining Concord in 2015, Thrasher has been a member of the HR team, exhibiting leadership, strategic thinking, and an understanding of Concord’s company culture. Over her nine years with the company, she has made numerous enhancements to Concord’s HR discipline, implementing processes to ensure compliance, training, and overall workflows are more efficient. Thrasher is passionate about serving others both inside and outside the organization and often volunteers with the Girl Scouts of the USA organization as well as a local animal rescue group.

“Crystal has continuously shaped our company’s success, fostering an environment of collaboration, growth, and employee wellbeing. I am thrilled to have her leadership and voice as we continue to solidify the best work policies and further strengthen our commitment to being a great place to work for our associates,” said Debra Punke, chief human resource officer of Concord Hospitality. “We are confident that under her leadership, our company will continue to be a great place to work for all.”


“It is no secret that it is our team’s expertise that fortifies the elevated service we take pride in,” said Mark Laport, president and CEO of Concord Hospitality. “As we progress and expand, we are committed to acknowledging our team members, providing them with opportunities to assume broader leadership roles.”

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