Our People at Bray Whaler
Anyone who’s met Elisa will tell you she’s a person who emanates gusto in all things – whether immersing herself in Bray Whaler’s daily workings, or mountain biking over Kenosha Pass. Elisa entered the world of hospitality procurement in 1987 with Bray Associates, and over the past two decades, has built the company she loves into the award-winning Bray Whaler of today.
When it came time for Bray Whaler to open a Dallas office, it was clear that Jennifer Fisk was the person to take the lead. As chief operating officer, Jennifer has keen insight into what makes our company and projects successful – and is a pro at communicating this to all members of the team.
Maggie is a dynamo, with exuberant energy and sense of humor that belies her serious side. She focuses on clear communication and realistic deadlines, maintaining a strict “no surprises” guarantee with clients. She began her purchasing career with Bray Whaler in OS&E, and over the past 15 years has handled portfolios of boutique hotels in addition to several large new construction and renovation projects for major institutional owners.
April has over 20 years of hospitality procurement and project management experience covering most major hotel brands. Her expertise reaches beyond hotels, including more than two dozen luxury casinos with extensive gaming, spa, convention, and food and beverage venues. April oversees the Dallas-based team of approximately 15 FF&E and OS&E project professionals, who handle new construction and renovations for private equity groups, REITs, and public-private partnerships.
Rex brings 37 years of expertise in finance and accounting to Bray Whaler with a wealth of experience in the professional services industry. He is focused on leveraging Bray Whaler’s corporate and project accounting practices toward even greater efficiency and cyber security. Prior to joining Bray Whaler in June of 2022, Rex completed the asset sale of the second largest privately-owned waste management company in the Mid-West after a 58% growth in revenues. Ready to find a permanent place to hang his hat, Rex was excited to join the Bray Whaler team as CFO.
Kimberly is Chairman of the Board and sole stockholder of Bray Whaler, Inc. In this role, she oversees Bray Whaler’s operations and client services, with a focus on continual innovation. Kimberly’s top priority is developing and supporting the finest procurement team in the industry with skilled, tenured professionals. Prior to acquiring Bray Whaler, she owned and operated the largest provider of waste management services for the City and County of Denver, Red Rocks Park & Amphitheatre, Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, and major entertainment venues throughout Colorado, Wyoming and Montana.
Stephen Norcross brings to Bray Whaler over 17 years of hospitality industry experience in procurement and executive team building, combined with more than 25 years of professional consultative business development. He is skilled at uncovering the needs of Bray Whaler’s trusted clientele and fostering lasting relationships while securing new clients. He is excited to have joined one of the oldest, largest, and most reputable procurement firms in the hospitality design industry.