Chris Williamson

Director of Learning & Development

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.

Chris Williamson serves as McKibbon’s Director of Training and Development, leading all company and brand-mandated training and learning initiatives, including associate onboarding, leadership workshops, and our McKibbon Manager-in-Training Program.

From introducing new associates to our McKibbon culture and internal operations, hotel brand expectations and training requirements to cultivating industry leaders, Chris’ mentorship and support helps our associates learn, grow, and take the next steps in their careers with McKibbon.

In addition to holding multiple on-property sales leadership roles over the course of his career with notable hospitality groups, Chris spent more than 15 years with the Hilton Worldwide team strategizing and training hotel leaders for various Homewood brands, including Embassy Suites, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home2 Suites by Hilton as Director of Brand Management for Suites and Focused Service Brands. Chris also served as Senior Training Manager, receiving a 2008 Spirit of Hilton Award. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.