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McKibbon Hotel Management Promotes Randy Hassen and
Bruce Baerwalde to Senior Vice President of Operations
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(TAMPA, FL – 09/23/09) McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. of Tampa, Florida today announced the promotions of Randy Hassen and Bruce Baerwalde to Senior Vice President of Operations for the company.  In their new roles, Hassen and Baerwalde will assume responsibility for the daily operations of the management company, reporting directly to Vann Herring, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Randy Hassen joined McKibbon in 1991 as a Houseman at the Courtyard by Marriott in Athens, Georgia.  He progressed through a variety of positions of responsibility at the hotel, and accepted his first General Manager assignment as the opening GM of the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa North in 1995, where he was awarded General Manager of the Year honors from Marriott International.  In 1998, he went on to open a second hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott Tampa Downtown.  Randy was promoted to Director of Operations in 2000, and Vice President of Operations in 2007.  In his new role, Randy will assume responsibility for supervision of 31 hotels in the company portfolio, organized by geographic location and ownership group.
 
Bruce Baerwalde joined McKibbon in 1996 as the opening General Manager of the Courtyard by Marriott in Gainesville, Florida.  The following year in 1997, he moved to the Residence Inn by Marriott brand, serving as opening General Manager of the Residence Inn by Marriott Tampa North, which was awarded Opening Hotel of the Year by Marriott International.  In 1998, Bruce moved on to open the Courtyard by Marriott Maitland/Orlando, and was recognized by Marriott as Opening General Manager of the Year for his efforts.  Bruce was promoted to Director of Operations in 2000, and Vice President of Operations in 2007.  In his new role, Bruce will assume responsibility for supervision of 31 hotels in the company portfolio, organized by geographic location and ownership group.
 
“I look forward to being a part of the ideas and energy that Bruce and Randy will bring to the table as McKibbon enters this new era,” said Vann Herring, McKibbon President/CEO.  “I have worked closely with these two professionals over the last twelve years, and have watched them develop into great leaders.  This new management structure will better align us geographically, and help us to serve our ownership groups more effectively.”
 
McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc. recently relocated their corporate offices in Tampa to Avion Park Westshore, McKibbon’s 19-acre mixed-use development, located at the corner of Spruce and O’Brien Streets across from Tampa International Airport.  The company’s hotel portfolio includes over 60 properties throughout the Southeast, including 10 hotels in the Tampa area.
 
About McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, is a privately owned enterprise that has grown into a premier franchisee for Marriott, Hilton and Starwood hotels.  McKibbon is proud to be a recognized leader for over 83 years in the hospitality industry, and currently operates over 60 mid and upscale brands in 8 states throughout the Southeast.  The company has a rich history and culture that promotes a family oriented environment, while holding true to its core values of honesty, integrity and loyalty.  For more information, visit www.mckibbon.com.

 

 

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Contact:
 
McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.
  Paula MacDonald
Public Relations Director
(813) 472-7390
paula@mckibbonhotels.com

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/ May 2009


Vann Herring Promoted to to Chief Executive Officer and President of of McKibbon Hotel Management / March 2009

McKibbon Hotel Group Opens Third Hotel at Avion Park Westshore, the 144 suite Homewood Suites by Hilton Tampa Airport/Westshore / December 2008
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