Spire Hospitality Strengthens Leadership Team With the Appointment of Jamelia Lehn as CFO 

Jamelia Lehn, Chief Financial Officer, Spire Hospitality

Spire Hospitality has appointed Jamelia Lehn, CPA, as chief financial officer (CFO). In her new role, Lehn will be responsible for all matters related to financial management and will also play a role in developing new operating efficiencies, responding to owner and investor needs, maximizing results, and supporting new business development and company growth.  

“I am delighted to welcome Jamelia to Spire Hospitality,” said Chris Russell, CEO of Spire Hospitality. “She has a stellar reputation as a leader and results-driven professional, as well as extensive experience working for top-tier companies. I am confident that she will add tremendous value while partnering with our already talented team.” 

Lehn brings over two decades of leadership experience in real estate accounting and property management to the CFO position. Her areas of expertise include team development, process improvement, scalability, and financial management. She takes a 360-degree view of a company’s financial health to better inform goals and decision-making, as well as to optimize processes and systems. 

Most recently, Lehn served as the CFO for Roots Management Group, where she led a team of more than 60 individuals and transformed the accounting, human resources, IT, and shared services functions. She was also a member of the governance and audit committee, where her insight helped guide decision-making. 


Before joining Roots Management Group, Lehn held various leadership roles at Aimbridge Hospitality. Lehn collaborated with the executive leadership team to create a culture, talent nurturing, and initiatives. She led the company through many M&A transactions and co-founded the “Women’s Leadership Empowerment and Development” (WLEAD) network.  

Lehn honed her early career skills by working at firms like Goldman Sachs. She has contributed to companies such as Ashford Hospitality Trust, Prime Income Asset Management, and Equity Residential. 

“The Spire Hospitality CFO role presents so many opportunities for collaboration,” Lehn said. “I’m genuinely excited to join this exceptional team and leverage our collective expertise on innovative strategies that drive growth and optimize outcomes across our business.” 

Lehn holds degrees from Dallas Baptist University and the University of Dallas, as well as certifications from the John Maxwell Team.

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