Gettys appoints Ben Nicholas as Principal

The Gettys Group has advanced the role of longtime company veteran Ben Nicholas to Principal. Nicholas began his career as an intern in the company’s Chicago headquarters and most recently held the title of Senior Director.

In his 15 years with The Gettys Group, Nicholas has served as a company ambassador, helping to open two offices for the firm. He has collaborated closely with The Gettys Group’s Hong Kong team, completing numerous notable projects around the world. His interior design acumen is showcased in such large-scale luxury properties as The Henry, Autograph Collection in Dearborn, Michigan, and boutique hotels such as the Kinzie Hotel in Chicago and the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island.

“Ben’s passion for design, his ability to connect with both clients and team members and his willingness to learn and grow have made him an integral part of our team and a natural fit for a leadership position,” said The Gettys Group Chief Operating Officer, Jerry Zeitner. “I am truly excited for this next chapter in Ben’s professional life and for the many contributions he will continue to make to further the success of The Gettys Group.”

Nicholas will focus his attention on design team leadership, client relationships and project performance. In his new expanded role, Nicholas will also work closely with The Gettys Group’s Chris McDonough, overseeing the firm’s global design operations.

“I feel honored to have spent my entire career at a leading hospitality firm like The Gettys Group,” remarked Nicholas. “I have been afforded opportunities that I wouldn’t have received anywhere else, working with clients and team members across the globe and collaborating on projects that we are truly passionate about.”