Mr. Klenke’s career in hospitality spans 25 years, beginning in 1978 as a maintenance technician. He has held his current position as General Manager of the area’s largest, full-service hotel for over 14 years and also manages two other hotels in the local area. In 2003-2004 he directed a multi-million dollar, total renovation of the property and change of franchise affiliation to the Intercontinental Hotels Group.

While a previous franchisee of the Cendant Corporation, Mr. Klenke was elected President of the Ramada Regional Marketing Association responsible for cooperative marketing developments among 22 hotels in Central and Eastern Missouri, and Western Illinois. He is currently a member of regional marketing committees for both Holiday Inn and Best Western International hotels.

Mr. Klenke is a graduate of the University of Missouri – St. Louis and a holds a Hotel Administrator certification (CHA) from the American Hotel and Lodging Association.

His greatest supporter is his wife. He and his wife have three wonderful children.

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