Wendell Couch, CHA, ARM, CLSD
Couch Hospitality Consulting, LLC
3015 Leeds Garden Lane
Alpharetta, Georgia 30022

Areas of Expertise

Served as a fact witness, company expert, and subject matter expert in litigation
involving violent crimes, fire protection, premise security, and guest safety.

Nationally known loss prevention expert who has presented numerous seminars and
workshops on safety and security in the hospitality industry. Conducted hundreds of
safety and security evaluations around the world.

Professional Experience

2007 – Present President, Couch Hospitality Consulting, LLC

2003 – 2007 Senior Vice President, Global Risk Management
InterContinental Hotels Group

2000 – 2003 Vice President, Risk Management
InterContinental Hotels Group

1991 – 2000 Director, Risk Management Technical Services
InterContinental Hotels Group

1978 – 1986 Manager, Fire Protection and Safety
InterContinental Hotels Group

1973 – 1978 Supervising Engineer, Kemper Insurance Company

1970 – 1973 Fire Protection Engineer, Industrial Risk Insured

Professional Certifications

Certified Hotel Administrator (CHA)
Certified Lodging Security Director (CLSD)
Associate in Risk Management (ARM)

Professional Affiliations

National Fire Protection Association
National Pool and Spa Association
America Society of Industrial Security
American Hotel and Lodging Association Loss Prevention Committee

Bachelor of Science – Mississippi State University

Subject matter expert and/or script consultant on the following videos produced by
American Hotel and Lodging Institute.