Executive Team

Michael Tatum

President

Michael Tatum is President and co-founder of Lone Star Valet. Mr. Tatum attended the University of North Texas where he studied Business Management. He is responsible for overseeing all strategic business operations which ensures that each client receives exceptional customer service from all Lone Star Valet employees. He brings over twenty-five years experience in cultivating businesses and fostering partnerships in the hospitality industry. When he founded what would later be known as Lone Star Valet, Mr. Tatum set out with one goal in mind- providing remarkable customer service to every customer. This responsive, service driven mentality has enabled him to cultivate partnerships with top-tier brands including Bob’s Steak and Chop House, Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, and The Capital Grille.

Kyle Henry

Vice President of Operations

Kyle Henry is Vice President of Operations for Lone Star Valet. Mr. Henry graduated from Howard Payne University where he studied Business Management. He is responsible for all operational aspects of Lone Star Valet. Mr. Henry utilizes over twenty years of valet experience to maximize parking logistics through proper traffic flow and tailored operational procedures. He has served in multiple capacities during his tenure at Lone Star Valet and oversees a team of professional account managers. While at Lone Star Valet, Mr. Henry has made himself a valuable resource to premier clients, including the Shops at Legacy, UCR Asset Services, Retail Street Advisors, and the Gaedeke Group. Mr. Henry strategizes with his clients to position each venue for success and overcome any parking obstacles they face. He prides himself on ensuring each client experiences a fruitful partnership with Lone Star Valet.

Ryan Whitehurst

Operating Partner, CO

Ryan Whitehurst is Operating Partner in the Denver market for Lone Star Valet. Mr. Whitehurst graduated from Florida Atlantic University where he studied Marketing. He is responsible for both strategic business development and day-to-day operations in Denver, CO. He has developed solid partnerships with reputable brands including the Magnolia Downtown Denver, True Food, and AIMCO. He strives to identify potential partners and continue developing current partnerships in the Denver market. Mr. Whitehurst brings over nine years of experience in parking operations which he uses to coach the Denver team to provide efficient, effective, and service driven operations at each account.

Marcelo Unterbug

National Sales Director

Marcelo Unterbug is the National Sales Director for Lone Star Valet. He graduated from Mississippi College where he studied Business Administration. He is responsible for identifying and developing new relationships with nationally recognized organizations. Mr. Unterbug brings over fifteen years of sales experience and understands the importance of relationship building and identifying prospective clients’ needs to ensure a fruitful partnership. Marcelo strives to bring solutions to his partners that positively impact the financial dynamics of each account. He also positions himself as a valuable resource to support his partners in reaching their goals.

Marshall Hallberg

Special Events Manager

Marshall Hallberg is the Special Events Manager for Lone Star Valet. Marshall is responsible for all special events for Lone Star Valet in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex. With over 13 years of experience in the valet industry, he is able to manage operations, logistics and customer service in order to make sure every event runs efficiently. During his time at Lone Star Valet, Marshall has taken on many different roles including developing key relationships as the manager at The Shops at Legacy North and South.

Allison Cole

Sales and Marketing Assistant

Allison Cole is the Sales and Marketing Assistant for Lone Star Valet. Allison graduated from Baylor University in May of 2015 where she studied Business with a concentration in Marketing and also received a minor in Dance. She is responsible for assisting with sales and business development as well as managing Lone Star Valet social media accounts. Since she started in August of 2015, Allison has been an integral part of projects such as the Dallas Cowboys world headquarters, The Star, the historic Warwick Melrose Hotel, and State Farm’s headquarters development, CityLine.

Janna Smith

Human Resources Director

Janna Smith, Human Resources Director for Lone Star Valet, is an accomplished Human Resources professional with over 16 years of experience in full cycle recruiting, payroll, creating and implementing training and development programs, employee relations, retention, compensation, and benefits administration. Janna is responsible for implementing human resource management strategies that enable Lone Star Valet to recruit, train, and retain a high performing and customer service driven workforce. Janna is a Certified Professional in Human Resources and is a member of Society for Human Resource Management.

Catherine Fox-Simpson

CPA

Catherine Fox-Simpson is the Founder of the Corner Office, Ltd and is the CPA for Lone Star Valet. Catherine has more than 20 years of experience working in public accounting, including taxation and consulting services. Her experience includes working with businesses on federal/state compliance, income tax accounting, planning for the income tax effects of business mergers and acquisitions, and assistance with tax minimization strategies. She has extensive experience consulting with companies through tax controversy. With a strong technical accounting background, Catherine is able to assist companies through complex accounting issues. Catherine has a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and received a Master’s of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida.

Nick Clonts

Claims and Scheduling Manager

Nick Clonts is the Claims and Scheduling Manager for Lone Star Valet. He is responsible for facilitating the claim procedure and managing a weekly staffing schedule. Nick brings over 10 years of experience with valet operations which enables him to understand account logistics and strategically staff each account for success. Since he joined Lone Star Valet in 2004, Nick has successfully managed high-volume and logistically challenging venues and accounts. He strives to offer each client exceptional customer service through timely and thorough responses.