Episode 43

How to Keep People your Top Priority

With Guest Sarah Treadway

, President and Co-CEO

Stout Street Hospitality

Sarah Treadway

Sarah Treadway is a powerhouse. As President and Co-CEO of Stout Street Hospitality, she has overcome challenge after challenge alongside her brother to keep their family business afloat. In this conversation we talk about the transition their father led them through before passing the reins over, as well as how they reacted to the pandemic so that they could keep their people their top priority. Sarah also shares some genius life hacks for balancing life as a leader, a mom, and a wife. She is wise, smart, creative, and compassionate. I have no doubt that you will take away several pieces of advice that you can implement into your life today.

Today's Guest

Sarah Treadway

Sarah Treadway

Sarah Holtze Treadway has spent more than 20 years in the hospitality industry with extensive experience in luxury and independent hotels. Treadway has worked in both sales and operations at properties from coast-to-coast.

Her career started with the Four Seasons Hotel Company as an international corporate sales manager in New York and Beverly Hills. Treadway then moved back to her hometown of Denver, Colo. to head up business development for Stout Street Hospitality where she created and managed relationships for all travel industry, consortia and wholesale business. She quickly moved up the ranks at Stout, where she was promoted to general manager of Magnolia Hotel Denver.

Treadway shifted her focus to Stout Street Hospitality corporate operations, which managed 8 hotels in 2007. She served as an executive vice president and an asset manager for the company until 2016, when she was promoted to President & Co-CEO of the company. Since the pandemic hit in 2020, Treadway has been focused on leading Stout Street Hospitality through an unprecedented time for the industry. Treadway felt a deep desire to connect with the remaining Stout team members on property, so she packed her family of six up and went on an eight-week road trip visiting each of the 6 Magnolia Hotels in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Omaha, St. Louis and New Orleans, in an effort to support and catch up with her team members.

A tireless volunteer, Treadway is committed to giving back to the communities in which she works and imparted this philosophy throughout the company with the creation of the Stout corporate sponsorship of Ronald McDonald Houses in Denver, Dallas, Houston, Omaha, St. Louis and New Orleans, as well as the ACE Scholarships program. She has been on several boards including the Junior League of Denver, Rocky Mountain Children’s Health Foundation and Historic Denver. She actively sits on the Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children Advisory Council and the Baily Program for Family Enterprise Board at Denver University.

Treadway is a graduate of Bucknell University and received her Masters of Business Administration from Denver University.

What We Talked About

How their family worked through a transition plan for Sarah and her brother to lead the company
The 2 rules her father had for them before they could lead the company
How Sarah and her brother view each other and the commitments they’ve made to one another as Co-CEOs
The extreme challenges they experienced being in hospitality
The special and unique way they chose to serve their employees across the country as a family
Her greatest takeaways from the pandemic
How she balances being a mom, wife, and CEO
The importance of ignoring imposter syndrome

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Amanda is a wife, mother, entrepreneur, Partner at Evergreen Results and a founding member of the Built for Impact podcast team. She enjoys spending time with her family, serving others, horseback riding, and spending time in the mountains.