Meet Our Team

C. David Fries, CHA, RRP

President, Chief Operating Officer

David Fries co-founded Sun Hospitality Resort Services in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in 2004, after serving thirteen years as the Operations Officer and Executive Vice President for one of the largest HOA controlled vacation resort management companies in the east. David began serving the hospitality industry in line and middle management positions in hotels and […]

Chad Womack

Senior Regional Vice President Operations – Florida

Chad started out his hospitality career in Westin Hotels while attending the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. While starting his career as a Bellman, Chad quickly moved up to Front Desk operations then moved in to the Housekeeping Department becoming the Assistant Housekeeper. Chad then went on to widen his housekeeping expertise becoming a […]

Rick Pailthorpe

Vice President Administration

Rick Pailthorpe is responsible for corporate administration functions, such as contract review, design and adherence to budgets, project management coordination and review, safety coordination, purchasing, and human resources management. Previous experience includes eight years of progressive responsibility in service management positions with American Airlines, and commercial janitorial contractor for Class A office structures, medical facilities, […]

Gary. T. Reuber (Ty)

Vice President of Sales & Quality Assurance

Ty oversees the implementation, execution, and auditing of Sun Hospitality’s industry leading quality standards throughout the country, as well as, managing Sun’s nationwide business development strategies for both new and existing clients. Ty joined the Sun Team in 2008 and has since served in several key positions for the company’s Executive Team over the last 7 […]

Andrea Freeman

Regional VP Operations - Carolina Region

Andrea started her career at SUN in 2003 as the Assistant Director at Ellington at Wachesaw East in Murrells Inlet, SC. As she steadily honed leadership skills, she was promoted to Director in 2015. During her tenure, Andrea managed several resort properties simultaneously along the Grand Strand. She is a key contributor to the success […]

Tim Donley, CHA

Regional VP Operations - Outlying Region

Tim is a seasoned veteran bringing more than 40 years of experience in hospitality operations and relationship management. Tim has held multiple positions in the hospitality industry including positions as Executive Housekeeper, Rooms Division Manager, General Manager, Corporate Director of Rooms Operations, and for the past 25+ years served as Vice President of Operations for […]

Rick Lab

Human Resources Director

As SUN’s Human Resources Director since 2015, Rick has over 35 years of Human Resources Management, supervision and personnel training.  Originally from Ohio and a 22 year Air Force veteran, he ended his military career in 1995 and settled in Myrtle Beach, SC with his family. Before working for Horry County Government from 2000 – 2015 […]

Cathy Milliard

Executive Assistant to the President

Cathy joined SUN in 2016 and brings 40+ years of experience in the professional office executive assistant positions.  Cathy skillfully manages administrative duties for the President and is an approachable individual with a positive attitude.

Yvonne Small

Administrative Coordinator

Yvonne came to SUN in 2017 as administrative support for Corporate.  Bringing a formidable skill set, she quickly became an invaluable member of the team.  Her energy and enthusiasm as our frontline champion is contagious!

Suzanne Johnson

Executive Assistant Operations & QA

Suzanne joined the SUN team in 2012 as administrative support to the VP of Operations. She has expanded her support to include Quality Assurance and coordinating various reports.  Suzanne plays an integral part in supporting the day-to-day operations of SUN.

Robert Nunnery

General Manager - Sun Linen Services

Bob is a seasoned professional with over 15 years upper level management experience in the hospitality industry. Previous experience includes having managed and operated a housekeeping services company providing related services to the vacation resort industry. He most recently hails from the Williamsburg, VA. area before relocating to South Carolina to join Sun Hospitality.