Jerry Dimeo is the Chief Executive Officer of First Carolina Management. His leadership and vision have earned FCM recognition as one of the top hospitality companies in the US. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Hotel and Tourism Management from Florida International University. He joined the First Carolina Management team in 1989 as Vice President of Operations and brought with him more than 14 years of experience in the management of hotel and restaurant properties. He has been heavily involved with the acquisition, financing, development, and new construction of all the hotel properties.
Jerry has served key roles on various franchise committees, ranging from full-service to select-service hotel brands. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Holiday Inn Owners Committee and is also an active member of the IHG Owners Advisory Board.
Thanks in part to Jerry’s leadership, First Carolina Management’s portfolio has been honored with numerous industry awards over the years. First Carolina Management is a two-time winner of IHG’s Kemmons Wilson Spirit of Pride Award, the brand’s highest honor for hospitality excellence. Additionally, First Carolina has been awarded with numerous other hospitality excellence awards by our brand partners: twelve Lighthouse/Circle of Excellence Awards (Hilton), twelve Torchbearer Awards (IHG), two Top Operation Awards (Marriott), two GM of the Year Awards (IHG), two Director of Sales of the Year Award (IHG), and a Service Excellence GM of the Year Award (Marriott).
Jerry is very involved in local community and industry service as well. He serves on the Nash County Travel Tourism Board and is a member of the North Carolina Travel and Tourism Coalition. Jerry is very active in his church, serving as an elder and on various leadership teams.
Jerry, his wife Sharon, and one of their two sons, Michael, are happy to make their home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Their other son, Nick, resides in Wrightsville Beach, NC.