Bobby Hardman

Director of Training

If you’re going to do something, fully commit and do it with enthusiasm and authenticity.

Whether he’s training the next great hospitality leader or fishing the open waters, Bobby knows a good catch when he sees one. Developing and implementing a great training program is a lot like rigging the perfect line: it takes the right tools, experience, and strategy. He’s spent his career fine-tuning these skills, working across multiple hospitality roles to gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be successful in each role. Influenced by his personal experience, Bobby has a distinct interest in helping others succeed.

As Director of Training at McKibbon, Bobby’s mission is to grow and develop leaders that will foster McKibbon's values and their hotel brand’s values and excel in day-to-day operations. Every program he implements is designed to help others understand the direct impact that their role has on the company as a whole. He believes enthusiasm is contagious, and no training program is complete without positive energy and perpetual motion.

When it comes to his own personal development, he believes fishing, a good night’s sleep, and travel are essentials. He also believes that being a good co-worker means uplifting each other at every turn, and giving it all you’ve got, each and every day.


McKibbon Hospitality, 2013 -Present

  • Director of Training
  • Corporate Food & Beverage Manager

Marriott International, 2008-2013

  • Operations Training Manager
  • Assistant General Manager, Courtyard by Marriott
  • Front Office Manager, Courtyard by Marriott
  • Operations Manager, Courtyard by Marriott
  • Assistant General Manager, SpringHill Suites by Marriott

Hilton Worldwide, 2003-2007

  • Beverage Manager
  • Guest Services Manager


  • Residence Inn by Marriott Opening of the Year, 2013
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott Opening of the Year, 2013
  • Courtyard by Marriott Opening of the Year, 2013
  • Courtyard by Marriott Opening of the Year Finalist, 2012
  • Marriott International Gold Circle Award, 2012
  • Marriott International Silver Circle Award, 2011
  • Marriott International Gold Circle Award, 2010

Phone(813) 241-2399

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