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This profile was last updated on 2/20/15  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.


Phone: (903) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address:  Texas , United States
Helm Hotels Group
P.O. Box 789
Sulphur Springs , Texas 75483
United States


Employment History

  • Chairman
    The B...
  • Owner
    Best Western
  • Chairman
    Best Western
  • Board Director
    Best Western
  • President
    Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation
  • Director for Board of Directors
    Western International
  • Governor
    Western International

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • Sulphur Springs High School
  • degree , marketing and finance
    East Texas State University
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Web References
Helm Hotels Group, Texas Hotels, 20 Feb 2015 [cached]
Charles Helm served on the Best Western International Board of Directors for 6 years? Charles was a large influencing factor in creating the "Descriptor Strategy" launched in late 2010 to better differentiate Best Western propertes into Three Tiers ( Core, Plus, and Premier ).
Charles Helm Owner Charles has been in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. He worked under the guidance of his father, Walter "Punk" Helm who was truly a visionary during his lifetime. Charles has served in numerous leadership positions within the industry, as well as the City of Sulphur Springs. Most recently, he served on the Board of Directors for Best Western International for two three year terms. While on the Board, Charles helped take Best Western to a new level by creating a vision which has led Best Western into the future. Within his 6 years on the Board, Best Western was able to turn the brand around and implement the new "Descriptor Strategy" that has redefined the organization. On top of his commitment to Best Western, Charles is also actively involved in the community of Sulphur Springs and Greenville. He and his wife Sharon have two grown children, Monica Glenn and Chase Helm. Charles and Sharon reside in Sulphur Springs.
Charles and Sharon reside in Sulphur Springs.
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The Board of Directors of Best Western International, Inc., has named Charles Helm its chairman, effective November 6.
Helm, who served as secretary/treasurer when he joined the Best Western Board in 2005, was most recently vice chairman. He replaces Raymond Johnston who, having served his one-year term as chairman, remains a Board director. Helm co-owns and operates the Best Western Crown Colony Inn & Suites in Lufkin, Texas. He has been a member of Best Western since 1982, serving as a Board-appointed Governor for 16 years while active on numerous advisory committees, including the company's Executive Marketing Advisory Committee, the Membership Development Committee and the Supply Committee. He currently chairs the Audit Committee. Well respected in the business and civic communities of northeast Texas, Helm is a former member of the Texas Hotel Motel Association's Board of Directors. He also served as president of the Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation. Helm is a Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA) and represents Best Western members in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Best Western International® - Executive Bios, 13 Nov 2010 [cached]
Charlie Helm Board Director
Charles Helm, CHA, is a hotel owner, operator and developer from Sulphur Springs, Texas. Active in the Best Western organization since 1982, Helm joined the board as its secretary/treasurer in 2005, became its vice chairman a year later and completed a one-year term as chairman in 2007.
Helm represents the interests of Best Western hoteliers located in the company's District V region, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana.
Helm's Best Western Crown Colony Inn & Suites, located in Lufkin, Texas, has earned several Best Western quality and design awards, including Best of the Best, the brand's top hotel honor. Helm has opened three new Best Western properties in Texas since 2008, including the Best Western Monica Royale Inn & Suites in Greenville, the Best Western Christopher Inn & Suites in Forney and the Best Western Atrea Crown Chase Inn & Suites in Denton.
Well respected within his local business and civic communities, Helm is a former member of the Texas Hotel Motel Association's board of directors. His previous roles also included board vice president for the Hopkins County (Texas) Chamber of Commerce, and board president for the county's convention center. In addition, he served as president of the Hopkins County Economic Development Corporation, as well as on the board of the Hopkins County Industrial Foundation. Helm was named Hopkins County Citizen of the Year in 1992.
Helm, a Certified Hotel Administrator, earned a degree in marketing and finance from East Texas State University-Commerce in 1975. He and his wife, Sharon, have a daughter, Monica, and a son, Chase, a civil engineering student at Texas A&M.
Donors | Independent Bankers Association of Texas, 26 April 2010 [cached]
Charles Helm, Alliance Bank, Sulphur Springs
Alliance Bank: Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender, 23 Oct 2009 [cached]
Charles Helm
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