Matt Shaner is the Owner, Chairman, and General Manager of the Pittsburgh Power Arena Football team. It is Shaner’s leadership and ingenuity that brought the Power to the city of Pittsburgh in 2011. After making the commitment to start a new AFL franchise, he relocated his family and business to Sewickley, PA.
Shaner is also the CEO of Shaner Investments L.P. and the former Vice President of Development of Shaner Hotel Group. Shaner Hotel Group is a company that specializes in acquisitions, refurbishment, repositioning, development, and long-term ownership of full service and select service hotels with extensive limited service and extended stay experience. Since its inception, Shaner Hotel Group has completed numerous transactions, including joint ventures, developments, acquisitions, dispositions and financings. The company operates its properties under established franchise affiliations. These include Marriott, (including Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard, and SpringHill Suites), Hampton Inn, Renaissance, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express.
Shaner Investments L.P. is an independent branch of the Shaner Companies founded by Shaner in 2006. Shaner Investment’s business plan targets under serviced, mid to small cities in Pennsylvania for hotel and restaurant development. Shaner Investments has hired Shaner Hotel Group to manage newly built hotels and assist with legal and accounting issues.
Shaner is also a former member of the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Tourism and Lodging Association and is currently on the board of directors for the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce, Kicks 4 Kids charity, Penn State Quarterback Club, Duquesne Club, and the Edgeworth Club.