Hospitality

RANDY HASSEN

PRESIDENT, MCKIBBON HOSPITALITY, TAMPA

McKibbon is a nearly 100-year-old family owned and operated hotel management company that employs more than 1,500 across 84 managed hotels throughout the country. The company manages 12 hotels in the Tampa Bay area and 43 in Florida. Hassen’s career with McKibbon began 30 years ago as a part-time houseman at a Days Inn in Athens, Ga., while in college. After graduation, he was hired as the opening general manager of the Courtyard Tampa North, the company’s first property in Florida. He has been president since 2013.

EDUCATION University of Georgia (BA)
CIVIC EFFORT The company and its employees regularly partner and volunteer with non-profits, including the Bullard Family Foundation, Metropolitan Ministries, Feeding Tampa Bay, Clothes to Kids, Frameworks of Tampa Bay, The Heart Gallery, The Spring of Tampa Bay and more.
SOMETHING SURPRISING I love to mountain bike with our sons, Jude and Luke.
ADMIRES Jeff Vinik and the entire Tampa Bay Lightning organization. They have transformed downtown Tampa, while giving so much back to the community.
WORRIES ABOUT We are still rebuilding our business from the devastating impact of COVID, and it is exceedingly difficult to find new talent in the current environment.
READING Atomic Habits, by James Clear

George Aguel

Visit Orlando

Michael Brown

Travel + Leisure Co.

Blake Casper

Caspers CO

Allison Casper

Caspers CO

ED CHILES

CHILES GROUP

Frank J. Del Rio

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings

Arnold Donald

Carnival

Carol Dover

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

Robert Earl

Planet Hollywood

Richard Fain

Royal Caribbean Cruises

Michelle Fee

Cruise Planners

Maryann Ferenc

Mise en Place Hospitality Group

Don Fox

Firehouse of America

David Grutman

Groot Hospitality

Randy Hassen

McKibbon Hospitality

David Hoffmann

Hoffmann Family of Companies

Gene Lee

Darden Restaurants

Kim Lopdrup

Red Lobster Seafood

Lisa Lutoff-Perlo

Celebrity Cruises

Julian MacQueen

INNISFREE HOTELS

Tom McAlpin

Virgin Voyages

Richard Millard

Trust Hospitality

Alice Norsworthy

Universal Parks & Resorts

Marcellus Osceola Jr.

Seminole Tribe of Florida

Lou Plasencia

Plasencia Group

Mary Rogers

Fontainebleau Miami Beach

Daniel Schwartz

Restaurant Brands International

Jeff Vahle

Disney World Resort

Marcel Verbaas

Xenia Hotels & Resorts

Michael Walsh

Ocean Properties Hotels

STEPHEN P. WEISZ

Marriott Vacations Worldwide

Tom Williams

Universal Parks & Resorts