David Hughs’ storied career didn’t begin in the hospitality industry — but he’s glad all roads led him to McKibbon over a quarter of a century ago. After earning his Bachelor of Business Arts degree from the University of Georgia in 1981, his various roles were anchored in serving the Georgia community in which he lived. He managed cash for Georgia Power’s Treasury Department, served as General Manager of Interstate Transport, and was Vice President of Finance for Transportation Management Services, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia.
Today, his talents are focused on leading McKibbon’s team of hospitality development and finance experts towards expanding McKibbon’s world–class brands with a more sustainable, innovative future, while continuing to deliver superior financial returns to McKibbon’s investors.
Whether he’s developing a new hotel or selling an existing asset, David puts relationships first. He believes that colleagues and business partners should encourage each other to think smarter, exchange insights, and work towards win-win solutions. While David is a “finance guy” at heart, he’s also an adventurous creative who enjoys golf, duck hunting, a great cup of coffee and traveling with his wife, Shannon, and their extended family. His passion for supporting the Gainesville community where he grew up continues through his service on the Northeast Georgia Health System’s Board of Directors and programs for at-risk youth such as Eagle Ranch, Young Life, and Sacred Roots Farm.