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Jack DeBoer


Jack DeBoer’s career started in Kalamazoo, Michigan, when he began selling real estate during the summer months while in high school. After graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in business in 1952, and following two years as a military police officer during the Korean War, he teamed up with his father to build homes in southern Michigan. By 1966, he was building apartments. By 1973, his company had built more than 16,000 apartments in … Continued

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Mimi Rogers


Mimi Rogers serves as President for WaterWalk International and Consolidated Holdings, Inc (CHI).  Mimi is responsible for the day-to-day operations and management of WaterWalk and oversees the company’s five main business groups: Management, Development, Franchise, Finance, and Performance Management. She works directly with Jack DeBoer, CEO and her grandfather, to provide strategic direction, to facilitate company growth, and to source and manage investments (including WaterWalk properties) within the family’s primary holding company (CHI). Mimi joined … Continued

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Brent Hilton

Executive Vice President of Performance/WaterWalk International

Brent Hilton serves as Executive Vice President of Performance for WaterWalk International. Prior to joining WaterWalk, Brent worked with Value Place (now WoodSpring Suites) as Director of Financial Planning & Analysis before transitioning to Vice President of Strategy in late 2014. In both of these roles, Brent was responsible for financial and business analytics. While with Value Place, Brent orchestrated and executed the deployment of 125 corporate and franchise locations for a new operating model. … Continued

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Jim Strawn

Executive Vice President / WaterWalk RE Development Services LLC

Jim Strawn serves as Executive Vice President for WaterWalk RE Development Services LLC. Jim joined the WaterWalk team in 2017. Prior to WaterWalk, Jim served as the President of Construction and Development at WoodSpring Suites, where he consistently provided positive leadership and direction. Prior to WoodSpring Suites, Jim was the Chief Operating Officer at a top national construction firm, Key Construction. Jim graduated from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Construction Science and Management. … Continued

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Gina McKee

Vice President of Franchise Development

Gina McKee is the Vice President of Franchise Development at WaterWalk. She is part of our Executive Leadership Team at WaterWalk and is working closely with leadership to continue the establishment of our franchise development standards going forward. She also works closely with not only new franchisees, but our current franchisees, too. Her primary responsibilities include ensuring Franchise processes are within franchise law and building our franchise sales standard procedures. In addition, she and her … Continued

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Bill Wallisch

Chief Financial Officer / WaterWalk International

Bill Wallisch serves as Chief Financial Officer for WaterWalk International and has over 25 years of senior level financial leadership, including over 13 years of experience as a CFO. Previously, Bill worked at an affiliate of WaterWalk International, Consolidated Holdings, as the Executive Vice President for Financial Strategy. Before Consolidated Holdings, Bill served as the Chief Financial Officer of Cobalt Boats, a family owned boat manufacturer. As CFO, Bill was responsible for financial reporting, risk … Continued