Entrepreneurship Founders

Gary Griffiths

Membership Information:

Member Status: Bronze
Member Since: 2013


Job Title: Owner/Partner
Company: Western States Lodging
Location: Utah, United States


  • Real Estate Development, Management, Accounting


Gary has more than 30 years of experience working in the financial area as an accounting manager, controller, chief financial officer, and director of finance. Before co-founding Western States Lodging & Management, Gary worked for the Marriott Corporation (1987-94) and Stott, Inc. (1985-87). While working for Marriott, he specialized in feasibility analysis and was instrumental in opening the first western-managed joint venture in Poland. Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Brigham Young University, where he also completed post-graduate work. Gary just recently returned from serving a 3 year mission with his wife to the Scotland/Ireland Mission as Mission President.

Business Profile:

Western States Lodging develops and manages senior communities (independent & assisted living, transitional rehabilitation and memory care) Hotel and Apartments.