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

(TAMPA, FL– March 5, 2009 ) McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc., based in Tampa, Florida, is pleased to announce the promotion of President Vann Herring to Chief Executive Officer and President of the company, effective immediately.  In his new role, Vann will continue to oversee day-to-day operations, with the expanded responsibility of guiding long-range planning and strategic direction for the company.

Herring joined the company in 1990 as Director of Operations, and was promoted to President in 1996.  His vast range of experience in the hospitality industry includes roles as Director of Operations at Edmundson Hotel Management Company and Senior Vice President for United Inns, Inc.  A graduate of the University of Alabama, Vann Herring holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  He is a past president of Marriott’s TownePlace Suites Franchise Council, and currently serves on Hilton’s Homewood Suites Franchise Council.

“With nearly 20 years as a dedicated member of this corporate family, I am honored to have the opportunity to continue the great sense of tradition and success that McKibbon has been known for over eighty-plus years,” Herring explained.  “These are challenging times for our industry, and I am ready to provide the guidance required to keep our company strong, through sound financial decisions, caring for our associates and treating our guests to positive and memorable service experiences.”

John McKibbon, former CEO, will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

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


McKibbon Hotel Management, Inc.

Also See: 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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