About Us

We delight in the commitment to our people and our guests; it’s a reflection of who we are.

We share one common goal: to build a team with the capabilities to create the kind of hospitality experience that no other organization can. Through this shared vision, our executive team has led one of the fastest-growing hospitality advancements in hotel development, management and renovations. We’ve done this by embracing constant evolution, braving forward-thinking concepts and retaining the best talent in the business. In this fast-paced industry, it's rare to find a group of people who collaborate and share the same attitude towards business and development; but then again, it's rare to find a culture like ours.

John McKibbon
Chairman

The lives we touch along the way… that’s how we measure success.

John McKibbon, Chairman
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Vann Herring
Chief Executive Officer

You may not be able to solve everyone's problems but you can darn well listen to them.

Vann Herring, Chief Executive Officer
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Joe Taggart
Chief Financial Officer

McKibbon exemplifies a collegial atmosphere. We all link arms and serve our customers with enthusiasm.

Joe Taggart, Chief Financial Officer
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Randy Hassen
President, Hotel Management

The best thing about McKibbon is the family environment that is promoted, and the people I am fortunate to work with every day.

Randy Hassen, President, Hotel Management
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Bruce Baerwalde
Executive Vice President of Operations

We win by executing the basics brilliantly.

Bruce Baerwalde, Executive Vice President of Operations
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Think bigger.

Being an industry leader means finding better, more innovative ways to serve our partners, guests, and communities.
Lynn Prater
Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing

McKibbon is a fantastic organization, and I have an added bonus in that I really enjoy every single person I work with.

Lynn Prater, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing
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Ben Hom, SPHR
Vice President of Human Resources

Leave the world in a better place than you found it.

Ben Hom, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources
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Lauren Bowles
Vice President of Communications

Working with talented, like-minded people who share the same passion and values as you is truly a blessing.

Lauren Bowles, Vice President of Communications
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J.B. McKibbon
Asset Manager, McKibbon Family Investment Fund

Strive to be uncommon amongst uncommon people.

J.B. McKibbon, Asset Manager, McKibbon Family Investment Fund
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Jess Hayden
Director of Procurement

Life is not about the things we buy; it’s about the company we keep, the experiences we have, and the memories we make along the way.

Jess Hayden, Director of Procurement
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Kari Elofson
Regional Vice President of Operations

I believe desire is the key to success. If you have the unrelenting desire and commitment to accomplish something, you will have the motivation to work towards reaching your goals and therefore success.

Kari Elofson, Regional Vice President of Operations
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Karl Oates
Vice President of Lifestyle Hotels

The best part of my job is developing associates to consistently serve the community and our guests.

Karl Oates, Vice President of Lifestyle Hotels
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Scott McDowell
Regional Vice President of Operations

People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.

Scott McDowell, Regional Vice President of Operations
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Scott Pejsa
Regional Vice President of Operations

A great hospitality experience is best defined by what makes it memorable.

Scott Pejsa, Regional Vice President of Operations
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Love your community.

As hotel builders, owners and managers, we are not just hotel brand ambassadors – we are city ambassadors. We believe in the cities we serve. It’s a big part of why we choose to do business there.
Sebastian Peralta
Regional Vice President of Operations

I have heard countless experiences from friends and colleagues who continually strengthen my belief that I work for a company that genuinely cares about its associates and is always in the pursuit of excellence.

Sebastian Peralta, Regional Vice President of Operations
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Ben Golson
Director of eCommerce

An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

Ben Golson, Director of eCommerce
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Ashley Dixon
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

The greatest accomplishment of my career has been helping my associates rise in theirs.

Ashley Dixon, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
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DeLacey Allen
Corporate Food & Beverage Director, Extended-Stay & Select-Service Hotels

He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.

DeLacey Allen, Corporate Food & Beverage Director, Extended-Stay & Select-Service Hotels
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Kelly Allen
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

If you want to be the best at what you do. Then practice more than the rest, and success will come to you.

Kelly Allen, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
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Do the right thing.

Our commitment to quality and integrity mean we’re not satisfied with good enough or “we’ll fix it later.” We invest our time, energy and resources into delivering heartfelt solutions.
Michael Thomas
Director of Business Intelligence & Technology

My goal each day is to bring value to one more person than I did yesterday.

Michael Thomas, Director of Business Intelligence & Technology
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Support each other.

The way we treat our work family serves as the foundation for how we do business. Be good to each other, and business will be good to us.
Phil Bryant
In Loving Memory | 1957-2020

A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.

Phil Bryant, In Loving Memory | 1957-2020
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Robert Clinger
Regional Director of Sales & Marketing

The thing that makes my day is making others happy.

Robert Clinger, Regional Director of Sales & Marketing
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Tom O’Neil
Director of Hotel Openings and Transitions

Don’t let your fears stand in the way of your dreams.

Tom O’Neil, Director of Hotel Openings and Transitions
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