The Murphy’s Corporate Lodging Team: Valuing People Above All Else
We hire people who are hardworking, intelligent, honest, fun and who focus on the customer. Then we train them to value people above all else, and to translate that great respect for our clients into extremely high standards and a commitment to going above and beyond.
The management team helps the company run like a well-oiled machine. Murphy’s general manager and our department managers are here to advise and assist all of our staff to ensure our clients and guests have the best experience possible.
“We attribute our success to many factors, including hiring and striving to keep the best staff, promoting a fun work environment, striving to be the best in our industry, and always evolving to improve every aspect of our business to better serve our clients.” – Bob Wills
R.E. (Bob) Wills, II
President and Owner
Robert Wills’ diverse career includes more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, where he functioned in sales, management and engineering capacities for several production and service companies. Prior to his tenure with Murphy’s, Bob owned and managed an executive suite business. He is a former officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, and holds a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado. Bob purchased Murphy’s Corporate Lodging in July 2000.
Senior Account Executive & Owner
Jennifer joined the Murphy’s team more than 16 years ago. Her ability to build long-term relationships with clients as well as secure and maintain large accounts remains an essential part of Murphy’s growth and success. Jennifer leads, encourages and guides the entire sales department and is integral at setting Murphy’s customer services standards. Jennifer became part owner of Murphy’s in 2007, and plans to continue developing and fostering relationships with existing and new clientele, while maintaining her hands-on role leading the sales team.
Larry St. Martin
Vice President and General Manager
Larry brings extensive operations, finance and accounting experience to Murphy’s. Since 2010 Larry held various CFO positions and provided transaction advisory services, primarily in the energy industry. Previously he spent ten years as a partner in a mezzanine investment fund. Larry earned a bachelor of business administration degree in accounting from Louisiana State University.
Business Development Manager
Charlie has been in the hospitality business for the past 20 years, and joined the Murphy’s team as General Manager in 2012. Born in the UK, he has been in the US for over six years, since moving here from a previous role in Brussels, Belgium. An international traveler, he has relocated twice, and truly understands what our clients go through when relocating. Charlie has also been an active volunteer in the community, including participation on the Houston Rodeo Commercial Exhibits committee.