Ronald R. Kendall, Past President / Advisor

As President of Buffalo Lodging Associates, Ron has guided the growth of the company’s portfolio from a single hotel to its current roster of nearly fifty properties. He works with the corporate staff to ensure the operating hotels are profitable and provide the service and product quality essential to the success of the organization. He has over forty years of hospitality industry experience.

Ron earned a BA in psychology from Bridgewater State University and an MBA from Suffolk University. He achieved his first management position in 1972 while still a student. Ron then joined the corporate office at Holiday Inns, Inc. He was promoted to Regional Vice President of Franchise Operations and Development for the Midwest Region before becoming President of Diversified Hotel Management in Boston, MA. In 1989, Ron joined in partnership with Benderson Development Company and others to create Blend-all Hotel Development. The new company liquidated its hotel portfolio in 1996. Ron continued his relationship with Benderson as the President of newly formed Buffalo Lodging Associates.