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President | CEO

My commitment to you starts here.

 

Welcome to ICON Hospitality, a company rooted in hard work, integrity, and dedication to excellence. Whether we're serving you a cupcake or managing your construction project, we're committed to offering you superior quality and service at every turn.

 

Plenty has changed since I bought and operated the 30-seat pizzeria that was to become the cornerstone of ICON Hospitality, but the ideas and principles that guided me as I greeted guests in that restaurant remain unchanged:

 

If you'd like to learn more about our company, our portfolio, our history, and our people, feel free to explore this site. Then visit one of our properties, and experience the ICON commitment for yourself.

 

Michael J. Charlton

President | CEO

ICON Hospitality

 

Staff

Megan McNulty, VP | COO

As the Vice President and COO of ICON Hospitality, Megan oversees all of the day-to-day operations of the company. Megan has been in the food & beverage industry since her 2001 graduation from West Chester University. She began her career in event planning in 2004 at Sand Barrens Golf Club then continued her hospitality training in 2008 with the STARR Hospitality organization within the Chelsea Hotel in Atlantic City. During her more than six years at the Chelsea, Megan was promoted from restaurant GM, then Event Planner, and finally Food & Beverage Director where she was responsible for overseeing all events as well as two restaurants and a nightclub. Megan then became Chief of Event Operations at The Carriage House and has recently been promoted to VP and CEO of Icon Hospitality. Megan's knowledge, positive attitude, and overall understanding of the industry has given her the skills and expertise to lead the staff, manage the facilities, and create outstanding experiences for every guest, every day.

 

Kristin Neafsey, Vice President of Sales

As the Vice President of Sales for Icon Hospitality, Kristin helps boost sales for ICON's properties, works with the sales team to meet goals and objectives, and gathers and implements new marketing ideas to sell The Carriage House. Kristin joined ICON in 2004 as a Customer Service Representative at Gourmet Italian Cuisine. In 2006, she was named Sales and Catering Manager for both Gourmet Italian Cuisine and The Carriage House, a position she held until she assumed her current position in 2010. Kristin's unique combination of education and experience, including a Communications degree from The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, an educational program at Walt Disney World in Orlando, and her background in food and beverage sales and service allows her to help guests plan and execute outstanding events.

 

Halie Gillespie, Sales Associate

Halie was born in Philadelphia and moved to South Jersey where she now resides. She brings with her a vast amount of knowledge and experience. As the manager of a large Bridal Salon she performed all aspects of the business and gained much insight into the wedding industry. She exclusively produced 1/3 of the store’s sales while managing new and existing employees. Halie then moved on to become a National Casino Marketing Host responsible for enhancing the growth of gaming revenue through increased visitation and play consolidation of NCM players. Icon welcomes her as a Sales Associate for weddings and events. She is driven, confident and a dedicated employee and extremely passionate about her new career with Icon. She will assist Icon in booking events and weddings and providing our guests a world class experience.

 

Maryetta Borkowski, Director of Catering and Events

As the Director of Catering and Events at The Carriage House, Maryetta oversees all of the catering and event operations that take place at the beautiful Carriage House. Born and raised in South Jersey, Maryetta is a true Jersey girl with a southern soul. As a graduate from Holy Spirit High School, and Wesley College, Maryetta began her career in 2004 and has been in the hospitality industry ever since. Maryetta’s ten-year career span at Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa had taught her everything she needed to know about the hospitality and event planning world. Maryetta joined The Carriage House in April 2021, knowing that this is exactly where God wanted her to be! With a deep love of the South, working in a building that is based off a southern plantation could not be a more perfect fit for Maryetta. Maryetta’s love of the industry and professional attitude makes it easy for her to fulfill her purpose of serving others while providing guests with memorable experiences.

 

Matthew Riess, Sales Administrator

As Sales Administrator for Icon Hospitality, Matt assists the sales team with administrative tasks. He also works with guests to ensure that their events outside of the Icon properties are supplied with great food, drinks, and deserts through Catering To Go. As a lifelong resident of Galloway and Stockton University graduate, Matt remembers eating at Gourmet Italian Cuisine at the original location. He brings almost a decade of experience in corporate retail to the hospitality industry. Matt started his career in brick-and-mortar marketing but transitioned into operations. He is excited to bring his corporate experience to Icon and provide the best experience for the guests.

 

Kristina Bannon, Director of Finance & Administration

As a key member of the administrative team, Kristina is the Director of Finance & Administration at Icon Hospitality. She brings over 7 years of administrative experience to the table with expertise in financial administration and payroll. Kristina’s experience makes her an invaluable asset to Icon Hospitality. Originally from Galloway, NJ, Kristina graduated from Atlantic Cape Community College with an Associate’s Degree in Psychology. Reporting directly to Michael Charlton, the President/CEO, Kristina has worked with Icon to develop improved management systems for finance, payroll, office administration and Human Resources. While keeping an open channel of communication within and between departments, her efforts have resulted in a clear increase in the efficiency amongst all levels of the company.

 

Taylor Bruno, Executive Assistant to President|CEO

Taylor is a lifelong resident of Galloway Township and graduate of Holy Spirit High School. She began her career with Icon Hospitality at our property, Luscious & Sweet Gourmet Bakery as a Customer Service Representative. She was then promoted to Administrative Assistant to Kristina Bannon, The Director of Finance and Administration where she assisted in all daily financial aspects of the company. Taylor continues to assist with this and has recently been promoted again to Executive Assistant to the President/CEO. As Taylor works directly under the President & CEO, this position comes with many diversified duties and projects in a very fast paced environment. Taylor welcomes the challenge and is passionate about what ICON Hospitality represents and loves working for a company she believes in.

 

Deena Marie Moran, Director of Special Events & Marketing

An ICON Hospitality team member since 2011, Deena oversees the marketing, advertising and promotional activities for each of ICON's properties and assists in the development of marketing strategies to meet the organization's objectives. The owner and florist at Driftwood Florist since 2005, she has held the positions of Computer Network Administrator and Computer Technician at BCI (an FAA contractor), and Computer Systems Analyst/Executive Assistant at Raytheon. Her Outstanding Performance Award from Raytheon and numerous Letters of Commendation earned throughout her career are evidence of her commitment to service and excellence. Deena has taken a variety of continuing education courses in subjects ranging from public speaking to computer software and networking, giving her a breadth of knowledge that serves ICON well.

 

Monika Brown, Corporate Pastry Chef

Monika started her 20 year career in the Food and Beverage Industry at the famous family owned restaurant, Chef Vola’s in Atlantic City, where she worked Back of House and Front of House for over 15 years. She was born and raised in Poland, where she earned a bachelor's degree in Management and Marketing at West Pomeranian University of Technology. After graduation she moved to the Unite States and earned a certificate in Computerized Accounting at ACCC. Monika started decorating cakes for her children and family, and from there, what started as a hobby led to her dream career. She has over 10 years of experience in decorating and designing cakes, and she is always looking to improve her culinary skills and expand her knowledge. We look forward to her experience taking Icon to a new creative level.

 

Thomas Balmer, Restaurant Manager - Gourmet Italian Cuisine

Coming soon

 

 

Advisory Board

Chairman

Carmen Bannon, Area Director, Special Olympics

 

Alfred Scerni, Esquire, Parker McKay

Charles Wimberg, Vice President, Atlantic City Electric

Rich Petry, Vice President, Glenn Insurance

Andrew D'Arcy, Esquire, D'Arcy Johnson Day

Patrick D'Arcy, Esquire, D'Arcy Johnson Day