Deborah Ames

Senior Vice President of Human Resources

It is so gratifying to work with such fun, remarkable, and talented people who support and respect one another.

In Deb’s mind, a great hospitality experience should be like flipping through the pages of your favorite magazine: discovering something new at every turn that makes you say, “a-ha!” She looks for that “a-ha” quality in people, too. It’s part of what makes her the perfect person to lead McKibbon’s human resources division. Her team members are often the first impression that potential candidates have of McKibbon, and it’s her job to make sure it’s memorable.

Deb has watched the company grow into one of the most well-respected hotel development, management and renovations companies in the country. Along the way, she’s helped cultivate a culture that attracts top talent, shaping an employee experience that entails competitive benefits and a work-life balance she believes you can’t put a price on.

Nothing makes Deb smile more than receiving a funny text or picture from her grandkids. And when she needs to clear her head, she hits the pavement for a good long walk. She’s passionate about helping abused women and children, and she loves that she’s in a position to help fellow employees follow their own causes by helping shape McKibbon’s unique community service efforts.

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