Randy Hassen joined McKibbon Hotel Management in 1991 part time at the Days Inn in Athens, Georgia, while he was a college student. Over the course of his career, Hassen progressed through a variety of positions within the company, including Operations Manager and later General Manager of the Courtyard Tampa North and Courtyard Tampa Downtown properties. He was promoted to Director of Operations in 2000, Vice President of Operations in 2007 and Senior Vice President of Operations in 2009. Haasen is a graduate of the University of Georgia, with a bachelor’s degree in management. He was awarded General Manager of the Year in 1995 by Marriott International, and he has served on several Courtyard committees, including the Brand Standards Committee, Quality Assurance Sub-Committee and Urban Hotel Task Force. He is also a member of the Residence Inn Systems Standards Committee.