Jack Daugherty has 30+ years of private development experience in the hotel & restaurant industry & sets the tone for DPG by demanding DPG stays committed to principles of quality, service and integrity. He opened his first hotel in Texarkana, TX two days before September 11, 2001. It was the first new hotel in the Texarkana market in over 20 years. Prior to turning to the hotel business full time he built successful franchised restaurants in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas. Before becoming an entrepreneur he was the Financial Controller for Donald W. Reynolds Media Group, a national media company that owned & operated newspapers, televisions & radio stations across the United States. Jack & his wife Liz live in Texarkana, TX.
Mike Daugherty is a second generation hospitality entrepreneur. Mike’s focus is on the development and corporate strategy for DPG investments and he oversees financing, design and construction of new projects. Mike has 19+ years of business development experience. He was Director of Operations & Development for a publicly traded communications company where he developed & operated cable & wireless companies in the central US. In 2001 he was hired by SBC Communications, now ATT. In 2003 he joined Jack to develop the Texarkana Hampton Inn & Suites. Mike has a bachelor degree from Oklahoma State and an MBA from University of Texas at Dallas. He lives in Frisco, TX with his wife Tamara & two children Logan & Harrison.
Brian Daugherty is second generation hospitality entrepreneur. Brian’s focus is on the management of DPG’s existing and future hotels and our development project with the city of Texarkana. Prior to joining DPG in 2006 he had spent 13 years as a collegiate and high school basketball coach. As Head of Operations, Brian has extensive team building skills and 10+ years of management experience in the hotel and restaurant industries. He has extensive P&L experience in running food and beverage sit down restaurants and catering operations. Brian and his wife Michele live in Texarkana, TX along with their two sons Jackson & Cole.
Mack Lawrence joined DPG in July, 2010. Prior to entering the hospitality industry by joining DPG, he spent over 30 years as a Controller and CFO for three different businesses based in Texarkana. Mack also brings to DPG over 35 years of close involvement with management and information systems. During the last fifteen years, Mack has served as President of a national credit association and has held numerous offices on the Board of Directors of Hospice of Texarkana, and Hospice of Texarkana Foundation. Mack and his wife Joey live in Texarkana and have two sons, Jeff who lives in Plano, TX and Josh who lives in Texarkana.
Tamara Daugherty joined DPG in 2005 to manage design and purchasing and ensure quality control and on-time delivery of furnishings. She has over 13 years experience in project management for major public corporations and has a bachelors degree from Virginia Commonwealth University. She previously worked in advertising in Richmond, VA and was an Account Director for Rapp Collins, a worldwide marketing firm in Dallas, TX. Tamara lives in Frisco, TX with her husband, Mike and two children.