McKibbon Hospitality appoints 4 new VPs

The hotel's exterior in the evening
The Aloft Asheville Downtown is one of 87 hotels McKibbon Hospitality manages. Photo credit: Marriott International
Inger Oliver. Photo credit: McKibbon Hospitality

Hotel development and management company McKibbon Hospitality has appointed four new VPs. The company named Inger Oliver VP of revenue management, Lauren Bowles VP of communications, Ben Hom VP of human resources and Scott McDowell regional VP of operations.

Oliver has spent more than 15 years at McKibbon, where she now oversees its in-house revenue-management team. Before working at McKibbon, she spent 17 years in revenue management at Marriott International.

The company also promoted Bowles, its former director of communications for more than four years. Now, Bowles manages all aspects of McKibbon’s branding, marketing and public-relations efforts. Before joining the company, she worked at Visit Tampa Bay in sales leadership positions for more than seven years.


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Hom, an outside hire, has spent about a decade working in human resources, recruiting and management for GE Healthcare, Motorola and the Cancer Treatment Centers of America. Before those roles, he spent 20 years in the culinary industry as a restauranteur.

Though he joins the company from Auro Hotels, McDowell spent almost eight years with McKibbon in the early 2000s overseeing a portfolio of hotels. In the time since, he has worked as general manager at the single-property and regional level, as well as corporate director of sales and marketing.

McKibbon, headquartered in Tampa, Fla., manages 87 hotels in 31 cities. It builds and operates hotels for 20 brands, including those from Marriott International, Hilton, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and IHG.

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