Scott Pejsa

Regional Vice President of Operations

A great hospitality experience is best defined by what makes it memorable.

Scott is fortunate to live and work in his favorite city in the world: Knoxville, Tennessee. Maybe it’s college town pride or maybe it’s the unique downtown area and vibrant culture. Either way, Scott is proud to call it home, and he lives for making it a place others love to come visit. As Regional Vice President of Operations, Scott oversees the operations of 15 multi-brand hotels in the Southeast. His goal every day: make every hospitality experience memorable.

Scott joined McKibbon in 2000, and hasn’t looked back since. Earning his role as Regional Vice President has been his greatest business accomplishment thus far — that and getting to collaborate with an outstanding team of general managers and the McKibbon corporate team. When he’s not working or following UT sports, Scott loves to play golf, travel, and he’s passionate about helping find a cure for cancer.


McKibbon Hospitality, 2010-Present

  • Regional Vice President of Operations
  • Dual General Manager
  • General Manager

La Quinta, 1998-2000

  • General Manager


  • General Manager of the Year, 2005
  • Homewood Suites Award of Merit, 2005
  • Marriott Manager of Year, Tennessee Hotel and Lodging, 2003


  • Tennessee Hotel and Lodging Association Board Member
  • University of Tennessee Hospitality School Advisory Board Member

Phone(865) 567-9506

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