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|