Nico Foris joined Guest Services as the Chief Financial Officer in 2012 and transitioned to Chief Operating Officer in 2019. Under his leadership, Foris has cultivated many of the key relationships and growth opportunities throughout the major divisions of the Company, including partnerships with National and State Parks, recreation, hotels and lodging, contract food services, condominium management and senior living. Foris led the acquisition efforts for the Lodge at Breckenridge, Boston Outdoor Recreation and several other strategic projects which has expanded the depth of the overall hospitality portfolio.
Before Guest Services, Foris was the Chief Financial Officer for the Washington Football Team; he steered the organization through six months of an impending lockout and was responsible for all major financing activities of the organization. Further, he was part of the core management team that developed new sponsorship deals and paved a new business line of special events to FedExField.
His career also includes serving eight years with PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Audit Practice and later within the Organization’s National Office – Securities and Exchange Commission division. Foris holds a B.S. in Accounting from Penn State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has been involved in several community initiatives including an active role in Guest Services’ Our Planet sustainability platform, the Trust for the National Mall Corporate Leadership Counsel, an advisory board member for a youth sport’s start-up company called Soccer Studio, and a member of the AICPA.
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