The Gettys Group Companies has announced the promotion of Molly O’Keefe to principal. A member of the Chicago-based firm for more than five years, O’Keefe will lend her leadership savvy to drive strategic business initiatives focused on development, branding, interior design, and procurement for global hospitality, commercial, and multifamily projects.
The elevation also cements O’Keefe—who boasts more than 15 years of experience working throughout the Americas, the Caribbean, and Asia—as the most senior member of the company’s expanding team of female leaders.
“In my new position, I am most excited to strategically position our companies for growth from a new viewpoint,” she says. “I derive immense joy from working with clients to find creative ways to achieve their goals and add value to their real estate projects. What the Gettys Group Companies does so well is forge genuine friendships with our business partners, which is why this has been such a cultural fit for me. Impacting and growing our culture is incredibly important to me. I’m so fortunate to work alongside extraordinarily talented teams who treasure hospitality as much as I do.”
“This well-deserved promotion recognizes Molly’s many contributions to the Gettys Group Companies during some of the most challenging times in modern history,” adds Gettys Group president Andrew Fay. “Her dedication, commitment, and global view, combined with her comprehensive knowledge of the real estate and hospitality industries, make her the ideal choice for this important role.”