Chris Bell, Information Technology

Chris has been with Carlton Hospitality Group since its inception in 1995. He began his work on the front lines in reservations and front desk while in college. Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in small business from Christopher Newport University in 1998. Following his graduation, Chris opted to use his degree in combination with his love of technology and became a Microsoft Certified Professional.

Chris’s knowledge of the hospitality industry and his technical expertise made him the natural choice when Carlton created its IT department. Chris has evolved with technology over the last 20 years with a proficiency for not only internal networking, but also website design and search engine optimization.  He is skilled in the use of WordPress and other media to develop complete social marketing campaigns tailored to a property’s unique market.

Chris brings with him a working knowledge of the following Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 98 SE, ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP Home & Professional, Windows Vista, Windows 7, WIndows 8, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Server, and Windows 2003, 2008, & 2012 Server. In addition he also works with Microsoft Exchange Server 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010 & 2012. In networking Chris is Comp TIA Network + certified and had experience working with VPN, Firewalls, WAN/LAN planning and deploying, Wireless technologies and Anti-Virus. His networking ability has enabled him to develop internal and external networks to maximize operational efficiency and to manage the installation of numerous property management systems and wireless internet access.