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
Concord Hospitality, 2009-2012
Belleview Biltmore Resort & Spa, 2005-2009
Ocean Properties, 2004-2005
HI Development, 1990-2004
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
HSUS The Humane Society of the U.S.