When Michael was a student at UCF, he remembers that after culinary class, the Executive Chef and Professor didn’t just leave once class was dismissed. Instead, he’d join them in the dish room, roll up his sleeves, and wash the dishes alongside his students. That leadership mentality has stayed with Michael throughout his 20-plus years as a hospitality professional. People don’t leave jobs, Michael believes. They leave bosses. That’s why no matter his role, he’s always strived to create a culture of engagement and fun. That culture attracted him to McKibbon. Before joining McKibbon, Michael served as Assistant Controller at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Area Director of Finance for Destination Hotels & Resorts, and Associate Director of Finance. As Vice President of Business Intelligence and Technology for McKibbon, Michael’s job is to dive deep into our company’s systems and the marketplace, collect data, and help us translate it so we can see and understand what opportunities exist within our business and in the marketplace. Give him enough coffee and there’s no challenge Michael won’t welcome with open arms. On weekends, he unplugs and seeks out simplicity in nature. Fishing. Boating. Spending time with family.