The Radisson Paper Valley hotel in downtown Appleton is losing its leader.
General manager Jay Schumerth is taking a job overseeing several hotels for a different hotel management company. His departure comes less than two months before the scheduled grand opening for the Fox Cities Exhibition Center.
The hotel has a contract with the city of Appleton and the neighboring communities to run the facility. Schumerth says government leaders and hotel staff will be able to reach out to him if they have questions.
He says he was approached about the new opportunity, and it’s a step up for him. He says it was intriguing to him.
Schumerth has been the general manager for more than a decade. He says the staff became part of his family, and everyone knows what they’re doing when it comes to managing the hotel.