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This profile was last updated on 2/7/11  and contains information from public web pages and contributions from the ZoomInfo community.
 
Background

Employment History

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

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Sulphur Springs High School
  • degree , marketing and finance
    East Texas State University
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Web References
César Millan (centre), The Dog Whisperer ...
www.can-lodgingnews.com, 7 Feb 2011 [cached]
César Millan (centre), The Dog Whisperer of television fame, speaks with Dorothy Dowling and Charlie Helm of Best Western.
Best Western International® - Executive Bios
www.bestwestern.com, 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.
Best Western International ® - Press Release
www.bestwestern.com, 3 Jan 2006 [cached]
Best Western International, THE WORLD'S LARGEST HOTEL CHAIN®, today announced the appointment of Raymond Johnston to chairman of the board, Charlie Helm to vice chairman and Roman Jaworowicz to secretary/treasurer.
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Helm, owner of the Best Western Trail Dust Inn in Sulphur Springs, TX, and the Best Western Crown Colony Inn & Suites in Lufkin, TX, has been active in the Best Western organization for nearly two decades.Appointed to the board in 2005, he has held numerous leadership roles, working on the company's Executive Marketing Advisory Committee, the Membership Development Committee and the Supply Committee.He also served as a Best Western Governor, representing members in Texas.
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The Board of Directors of Best Western International, Inc., has named Charles Helm its chairman, effective November 6.
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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® - Press Release
www.bestwestern.com, 4 Nov 2009 [cached]
"This prototype is something the brand has needed for a long time, and it's a perfect fit for Denton," said owner Charles Helm, who also serves as a director for Best Western International's Board of Directors.
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In addition to Best Western Atrea Crown Chase Inn and Suites, Helm and his business partner and wife, Sharon, own and operate five other lodging facilities in Texas. These include three other Best Western facilities - Best Western Christopher Inn and Suites in Forney, Best Western Monica Royale Inn and Suites in Greenville and Best Western Crown Colony Inn and Suites in Lufkin. The couple's other properties are the Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Greenville and Holiday Inn and Suites in McKinney. An owner and operator in the lodging industry for almost 40 years, Helm has been involved with the Best Western organization since 1982. The Helm's hotel company is headquartered in his hometown of Sulphur Springs.
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