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Russ Jones

President
LODEN Hospitality

Russ embarked on his professional journey as an auditor at Ernst & Young, leveraging his financial expertise to complement a lifetime of real estate wisdom inherited from his father and grandfather. With extensive experience in hospitality development and management, Russ has spearheaded projects such as the boutique hotel, The Longleaf Hotel & Lounge, the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center in Durham, the Marriott Courtyard at Triangle Town Center, and the mixed-use development adjacent to the Durham Performing Arts Center, featuring the 134-room Aloft. Most recently, Russ oversaw the renovation of an historic motor court, now Rhode’s Motor Lodge in Boone, NC.

At LODEN Hospitality, Russ leads a dedicated team devoted to crafting exceptional destinations that enrich communities. Through unwavering dedication to placemaking and community-focused development, Russ ensures each project makes a lasting, positive impact, fostering vibrant and inclusive spaces for locals and visitors alike.

In addition to his professional accomplishments, Russ is deeply involved in community service. He currently chairs the Finance Committee for the Dix Park Conservancy, serves as a board member for the Raleigh Convention Center and the NC Restaurant & Lodging Association, and acts as an Advisory Board Member for Triangle Family Services.

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