A third-generation entrepreneur, John’s definition of “service” goes far beyond shaping one-of-a-kind hotel experiences. He believes we each have a mission to leave the world better than we found it. It’s what he tries to accomplish every day in both his business and personal life. Since taking over the family business in 1991, John and his team have grown McKibbon Hospitality into an award-winning leader in the hotel development, real estate, and management industry. By following in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps, John has continued the legacy of hiring great talent, refocusing the company’s strengths as needed based on trends, and following his entrepreneurial gut. From becoming Marriott’s first Courtyard franchisee to developing lifestyle hotels, John maintains that constant evolution is essential to McKibbon’s continued success. But his greatest accomplishments can’t be measured by awards and figures. Being a great husband and father, helping associates realize their dreams, and making a positive impact on the communities McKibbon serves – that’s the greatest legacy he hopes to leave behind. John actively supports various non-profits through the McKibbon Family Foundation, particularly those in the communities where he and his staff live and work. He empowers every McKibbon associate to do the same. Even after all these years, John is still evolving, traveling to exciting cities and neighborhoods to explore new hotels and restaurants to see what's trending next in the hospitality industry.