Team

Our leadership team brings the intellectual capital, financial experience and industry knowledge required for success.


Buddy Watson

Buddy Watson -

Buddy Watson, Chief Executive Officer, brings over 30 years of executive, marketing and entrepreneurial experience in the hospitality and lodging industry. In his career, Watson has been involved in the successful development, ownership and operation of select, limited and full-service hotels valued at more than $250 million, and has served on various hotel brand advisory boards. Watson's vision and business acumen underpin Pharos Hospitality's successful growth strategy.
Ralph N. Strayhorn

Ralph N. Strayhorn -

Ralph N. Strayhorn, Senior Fund and Corporate Governance Advisor, has 32 years of experience in the financial services industry, including roles as the President and CEO of two banks, board of directors member of three banks, and executive officer of four banks. Strayhorn holds a J.D. degree and brings knowledge and access to a variety of financial advisory, institutional investment and broker-dealer firms.
Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell -

Stephanie Campbell, Director of Corporate Accounting, and a Certified Public Accountant, has over 20 years of experience as an accountant. Campbell has served as an auditor, trusted business advisor and Chief Financial Officer at several leading financial services firms.

Adam Beebe -

Adam Beebe, Director of Property Accounting and Operational Support, provides leadership and direction to accounting, technology and reporting activities involving Pharos CB Hospitality's hotel properties. Beebe brings experience and expertise in accounting and program management from a variety of corporations and hotel ownership firms. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from Florida State University, and a Master's of Accountancy in professional accounting from UNC Charlotte. Beebe has taken graduate level courses in hospitality management at Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island. 

Pharos Hospitality
320 South Tryon Street, Suite 202 • Charlotte, NC 28202
Phone: (704) 333-1818