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Executive Leadership

Bill Albrecht

Bill Albrecht


Bill Albrecht received his Bachelors degree in 1969 from Eastern Illinois University and went to work as a teacher and a coach in the area before moving to Colorado in 1971. After acquiring his real estate license, Bill was active in the development, marketing and construction of residential real estate until 2000 when he sold his home building company, Albrecht Homes. Bill met Rob Uehran in 1994 and the two combined their knowledge and expertise to form Spirit Hospitality, LLC. The company opened its first hotel, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Loveland, CO in 1998. Mr. Albrecht is now the CEO for Spirit Hospitality who acts as the General Partner for all of Spirit's hotels in addition to several commercial properties in the Fort Collins area. 

Mr. Albrecht would attribute Spirit's team play dynamic and cohesiveness to the skill set he adapted and developed in his experience with teaching and coaching. Spirit Hospitality's Mission Statement comes as a direct reflection of these same ideals and the company continues to grow under the direct guidance and "coaching" Bill is still so passionate about.
Chad Schneider

Chad Schneider

Executive VP/CFO

Chad Schneider has been the Chief Financial Officer for Spirit Hospitality since 2004. Additionally, he was named Executive Vice President in May of 2016, when the company restructured its Executive Leadership. Chad was formerly the Controller for Albrecht Homes, working closely with Spirit Hospitality's CEO William Albrecht for several years prior to the transition of companies, assisting in the development and construction of Spirit's first hotel, the Comfort Inn & Suites in Loveland. Additionally, he was active in the sale of Albrecht Homes to Ashcroft Homes, Inc after having served as the company's Controller and Regional Vice President for several years before returning to work with William Albrecht and Spirit. Since that time he had been an instrumental part of Spirit's growth and success while staying connected to the company's original culture and values.

Mr. Schneider received his Bachelor degree in Accounting with a minor in Finance in 1987 from Stephen F. Austin University in Texas.  He went to work in public accounting for Arthur Andersen before moving to Fort Collins in 1992. He worked for several subsidiaries of ConAgra for a number of years prior to meeting William Albrecht in 1997.
Ron Walling

Ron Walling

Senior VP of Financing

Ron Walling has served as Vice President, Executive Vice President and President/CEO for various banking institutions in Fort Collins for over 20 years. He was Principal/President of Unisyn Capital Corporation, a commercial and development lender until he joined Spirit in 2007 as the CFO. Mr. Walling is responsible for financing all of Spirt new hotel development projects.

Ron Walling received his BA in Business Administration from Ball State University and an MA in Real Estate and Finance from Colorado State University. He has served our country in the US Air Force achieving the rank of Captain. Mr. Walling has additionally served in leadership roles in the Fort Collins Chamber of Commerce, the Fort Collins Foundation and numerous other boards in the area.
Scott Ranweiler

Scott Ranweiler

Director of Development

Scott Ranweiler began his career over 18 years ago as a Construction Manager managing commercial and multi-family projects in Northern Colorado.  In 2006, he transitioned into commercial real estate development and owner’s representative services.  Since then, his experience has spanned across all aspects of commercial real estate acquisition, development, construction, and asset management.  Under Scott’s leadership his project teams have successfully completed projects totaling more than one million square feet of product types including build-to-suit, office, medical office, retail, multi-family, industrial, hospitality, and mixed-use infill developments.  Scott embraces the unique challenges that each project brings and enjoys working with the Spirit team to navigate each opportunity.  Scott Ranweiler received his Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.
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