McKibbon Hospitality has appointed Joe Taggart chief financial officer. Taggart now manages the accounting, cash management, insurance, property and income tax, partnership-owned finance and audits for all McKibbon’s entities, including real estate, hotel development, management, renovations and the McKibbon Family Investment Fund.
Of Taggart’s more than 20 years of leadership and financial experience, he spent 12 at Valley National Bank and its predecessor USAmeriBank. During that time he served as SVP, Florida commercial real estate manager and stakeholder and oversaw a team of relationship officers with a combined commercial real estate portfolio of more than $2.1 billion.
Taggart also worked as VP of Colonial Bank and as a consultant at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting. He currently serves as a board member for the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation and the Early Childhood Council of Hillsborough County.
“We are excited about Joe joining our team and the wealth of knowledge he brings to our growing company,” John McKibbon, chairman of McKibbon Hospitality, said in a statement. “He is a tremendous asset and will strengthen our disciplines as we continue to grow.”
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., McKibbon Hospitality builds and operates hotels across the country for Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG and other companies. It manages nearly 90 hotels in over 30 cities.