The Stafford Team
The Stafford team is value focused, resulting in credible investing, strong and lasting relationships and high quality developments. Our team of dedicated employees work to enhance the communities we serve.
Board of Directors
Jay Mannelly joined the Stafford Board of Directors in 2017. He is a co-founder of Bullock, Terrell & Mannelly and currently serves as the principal in charge of Development, Construction and the Land Group for Bullock Mannelly Partners, Inc. having developed over 4.5 million square...
Katie Goodman joined the Stafford team as a member of the Board of Directors in 2017, bringing with her over 16 years experience from GGG Partners, one of the oldest turnaround consulting firms in the United States. She has a strong background in finance, mergers...
Frank Jones joined the Stafford team in 1995, and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Chad Tullos came to Stafford in 2007, and is the company's Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer and Corporate Secretary. Since his start with the company, Chad's primary focus has been financing, special projects, cash flow forecasting and asset management.
Melissa Ahrendt, Stafford's Executive Director of Real Estate, began her career in commercial real estate with Stafford in 2002. After living overseas for three years, she moved back to Atlanta, serving as Chief Operating Officer of Healey Weatherholtz Properties. Melissa returned to Stafford in 2016....
Jocelyn Clements began her career with Stafford in 2004 as the bookkeeper for Stafford's Wendy's locations, and worked her way through each division of the company. Today, she serves as Accounting Director for Stafford Development Company.
Kelly Passmore began her career with Stafford in 1995, as a college student working at the Tifton Holiday Inn. After holding numerous management roles, Kelly joined the corporate office in 2010, and currently serves as Human Resources Director. Her focus is on ensuring compliance, providing...
Kirk Tullos, who holds the title of Executive Director of Hospitality with Stafford, is a 30-year veteran of the Hospitality Industry. Prior to coming to Stafford, Kirk held various executive positions with Peachtree Hotel Group. Kirk attended McNeese State University, where he studied Business Administration....
Property Management & Operations
With more than 15 years of experience in construction project management, Blake McRae joined Stafford in 2022 as the Director of Construction. Blake holds a BS in Construction Management from Georgia Southern University and has a record of success overseeing all phases of construction from...
Kathleen Moore has worked at Stafford since 2001, and currently serves as Director of Hospitality Operations. During her tenure at Stafford, she has also served as a hotel general manager and regional director. In 2011, Kathleen was named Hilton Garden Inn's Regional General Manager of...
Carol Dubrovin joined Stafford in 2016 and is the Assistant Property Manager supporting a portfolio that spans the Southeast. Prior to joining Stafford, Carol's commercial real estate experience included roles with M&P Shopping Centers and VEREIT.
Joey Hancock has worked with Stafford since 1993, serving as the Facility Manager for the Foods Division until 2017 when he began working with the Real Estate Division.
John Alec McKinnon began working for Stafford in 2007 at the Holiday Inn while he was still in high school. He now serves as General Manager of the SpringHill Suites in Tifton. Before moving to the SpringHill Suites, he was the Assistant General Manager/Director of...
John Alec McKinnon
Chase Grogan began working for Stafford in 2018 as the Assistant General Manager for the Hilton Garden Inn Tifton. Before taking on the Assistant General Manager role, Chase served as the Human Resources Coordinator for a regional engineering firm. Chase is originally from Camilla, Georgia...
Meghan McNearney started working for Stafford in a freelance capacity in 2020 and officially joined the team in 2021 as Director of Marketing. Meghan has over 15 years of experience working in marketing and public relations with a focus on commercial real estate, hospitality, and...
Leasing & Development
Will Euart has worked with Stafford since 2007, and is Executive Vice President of Leasing and Development, with over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate. Prior to joining the Stafford team, Will worked with Windsor Realty Group as a tenant consultant, where he...
An industry veteran, Nick has spent the past ten years with a national retail developer establishing offices across the country while leading the real estate team in sourcing, underwriting, and delivering new projects within the Central United States.
Stephanie Ruffin joined the Stafford team in 2016 and serves as Real Estate Manager. She is responsible for all aspects of lease administration and support to the Property Management team, working with a portfolio that totals over 1.5 million square feet of retail and office...
Carlos joined the Stafford team in 2022 as Lease Administrator. Carlos attended Kennesaw State University and most recently served as Regional Assistant Manager and Compliance Auditor for a large residential management company. Outside of the office, Carlos enjoys an active lifestyle and travels frequently.
Heather Sutton joined Stafford in 2007, and is a Staff Accountant. Heather's experience spans the Stafford portfolio, handling accounting for the Hospitality, Foods and Properties divisions of the company.
Jennifer Roberts joined Stafford in 2016, and is a Staff Accountant. Prior to moving to Stafford, she worked for the NAPA Distribution Center as a senior customer service representative and an administrative assistant, where she handled a myriad of accounting responsibilities.
Sherri Moore has been with Stafford since 2009, and serves as a Staff Accountant for the Foods Division. Sherri is a graduate of Moultrie Tech, where she received diplomas in Accounting and Computers, and graduated from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College with applied associate degrees in...
Martha Ellis came to Stafford in 2006, and serves as a Staff Accountant in the corporate accounting department. Prior to joining Stafford, Martha had over 25 years of accounting experience with Paradigm Administrators.
Gene Arnold came to Stafford in 2010 and, in 2012, joined the management team as Director of Information Technology. During his time in this role, Gene has focused on workflow efficiencies, cost containment, information security and assurance, as well as project management.
Rhonda Kent began her tenure with Stafford in 1997, and currently serves as Director of Safety & Risk Management. For approximately 11 years, Rhonda worked alongside Stafford's CFO, helping with acquisitions, financing of real estate and sales of property, while managing the insurance portfolio for...
Rhonda Hill serves as Executive Coordinator at Stafford, with the combined roles of Executive Assistant, Corporate Secretary, Board Liaison and Office Manager. Rhonda began her career at Stafford in 2006, serving as Executive Assistant to DeNean Stafford, CEO and Chairman of the Board, functioning in...