Todd Hanley – General Manager – Hotel Congress
Maynards Market & Kitchen
Tucson’s central hub for music, great food and culture is the family owned and operated Hotel Congress. Leading the pack of this iconic locale is 2008 Copper Cactus Leader of Year Todd Hanley.
A lifelong Midwesterner and former college football player, Todd graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Exercise Physiology and Biology. Todd has been in Arizona since 2001 and in 2003 moved to Tucson to operate Hotel Congress, the family business of his wife Rebecca, oldest daughter of owners Richard and Shana Oseran.
Todd has been instrumental in the continued success of Hotel Congress and sister restaurant Maynards Market & Kitchen. Todd is passionate about the growth of downtown Tucson and stays connected and shows support for the community with board memberships including Downtown YMCA, former President of Tucson Originals and DT Partnership.
Todd has championed sustainable practices for both businesses over the last decade, earning awards from AZHLA, Mrs. Greens World and City of Tucson for green initiatives. Sustainable partnerships like Refresh Wine Glass, Eco Blue, Compost Cats, and Solar Store have helped Hotel Congress become the only historic hotel in Arizona with the Trip Advisor Green Leaf gold level designation.
Todd is also the founding Director of the Agave Heritage Festival, the Tucson community-wide celebration of the cultural, commercial and culinary significance of Agave.
About Hotel Congress
Hotel Congress, a historic hotel, is home to the award-winning The Cup Café restaurant, famous Club Congress, and beautiful Copper Hall, located in the center of Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End.
For more information call (520) 622-8848 or visit www.hotelcongress.com
About Maynard’s Market + Kitchen
Located in the historic train depot, Maynards Market & Kitchen offers an authentic dining experience in Downtown Tucson’s Historic East End. The Market boasts locally-sourced products and an impressive selection of wines. Maynards Kitchen, described in the New York Times as “dark and handsome” features home-style haute cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails, and an award-winning wine list. To learn more, call 520-545-0577 or visit www.maynardstucson.com
Jonathon is an experienced environmental non-profit director with a decade-long history advocating and educating on behalf of wildlife.
He is skilled in advocacy, fundraising, financial management, marketing, media relations, and developing education programs.
Jonathan served as the Executive Director for the Michigan Audubon Society and Director of the Montana Audubon Center.
He co-leads winter birding tours in Michigan’s Eastern Upper Peninsula, sharing Endangered Kirtland’s Warblers with visitors from around the world, and guides residents on owl prowl along the Yellowstone River.
Jonathan has a BS in environmental policy at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
About Your Hosts
Sarah McCraren is CEO and President of McCraren Compliance and is a Tucson native with a strong sense of community. Sarah spent many years in the corporate finance world specializing in the operational analysis, measurement and accountability systems, project management and software implementations. However, Sarah wanted to do work which was meaningful and would positively impact her community. She found that saving lives and reducing injuries through comprehensive safety programs fit that bill. Sarah leads the McCraren Compliance team by keeping everyone focused on their primary purpose and balancing the needs of all their stakeholders.
Sarah serves on the Board for the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration Tucson Chapter, Southwest University of Visual Arts, Conscious Capitalism Arizona and are active with the Arizona Builders Alliance, Arizona Rock Products Association and Arizona Transportation Builders.
Jeremy Neis is an Investment Advisor with Retirement Evolutions and a small business operator fueled by the desire to enrich the life experience. He grew up in the Chicago area and chased the sun to get a degree at the University of Arizona in human and organizational communications. After doing so, he returned to Illinois where over the next 15 years he would find joy in co-launching and growing a technology solutions company and establishing a family. In 2014 he returned to the desert to join his current venture, Retirement Evolutions, where his focuses are: (1) Conduct planning with individuals and families so that they can maximize the likelihood of leading secure and comfortable retirements. (2) Through the business services arm, Resourceful, empower business leaders to care for the people that they will rely upon to be thriving, sustainable organizations.
Jeremy is a proud contributor to the Conscious Capitalism movement as he views it as a powerful vehicle to bring about greater prosperity and reduced suffering for our human family. Over his career he has had the privilege to work closely with hundreds of different enterprises across many markets and industries. A common theme emerges among those firms that he’s seen excel and that is to be great not just with what they are bringing to market, but also with the manner in which they are doing so.