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.

Most weekdays Kari finds herself waking up in one of her regions’ hotels, since she covers numerous markets. On the days when she is able to work out of the Tampa office, Kari begins her morning with a mind-clearing walk (dogs in tow) and an energizing cup of coffee. It’s her time to reflect on the day ahead, set goals, and take in the fresh air.

As Regional Vice President of Operations, Kari takes her business cues from her father, a businessman who never shied away from risk, and now from her older brothers who have continued that same success. Though she finds herself on an airplane quite often (and never travels without an old-fashioned college-ruled notebook) she stays connected to her family and dogs back home near the beach. She loves a healthy lifestyle, a busy schedule, and making lists. She considers her daughter her best friend, as they share many similar hobbies, including their love for animals.


McKibbon Hospitality, 2013-Present

  • Regional Vice President of Operations

Concord Hospitality, 2009-2012

  • Regional Director of Operations
  • General Manager

Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2005-2009

  • Hotel Manager

Ocean Properties, 2004-2005

  • General Manager

HI Development, 1990-2004

  • General Manager


  • General Manager Sales Leader of the Year, Concord Hospitality 2009
  • Quality Excellence Award Winner, Holiday Inn/IHG HI Development, 1999-2000


Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
HSUS The Humane Society of the U.S.

Phone(813) 241-2399


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