TAMPA, Fla. (July 16, 2019) — McKibbon Hospitality, an industry leader in hotel development, management and renovations, is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Taggart as its new Chief Financial Officer, starting in his new role July 15.
Taggart joins the family-owned and operated hospitality company and will oversee all McKibbon entities, including real estate, hotel development, management, renovations and the McKibbon Family Investment Fund, managing the companies’ accounting, cash management, insurance, property and income tax, partnership-owned finance, and audits.
“We are excited about Joe joining our team and the wealth of knowledge he brings to our growing company,” said John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality. “He is a tremendous asset and will strengthen our disciplines as we continue to grow.”
Taggart brings more than 20 years of leadership experience and financial expertise to McKibbon, much of it in the realm of commercial real estate. Prior to joining McKibbon, he spent 12 years at Valley National Bank and its predecessor, USAmeriBank in Tampa. While there, he served as Senior Vice President, Florida CRE manager and stakeholder, overseeing a team of relationship officers with a combined commercial real estate portfolio of more than $2.1 billion.
Joe earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from the University of Virginia and attended the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University. After college, he did a brief stint in Atlanta as a business consultant for Arthur Andersen in the early 2000s, but quickly returned to his native Tampa as Vice President of Commercial Real Estate Lending for Colonial Bank, where he served from 2001 to 2007.
He currently serves as a Board Member for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County.