Randy Hassen joined McKibbon Hospitality 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, Senior Vice President of Operations in 2009 and President in 2013. Hassen 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 accepted Marriott’s highest honor, the Partnership Circle Award, for McKibbon in 2017. He has served on several Courtyard committees, including the Brand Standards Committee, Quality Assurance Sub-Committee and Urban Hotel Task Force. He currently serves on the Residence Inn Systems Standards Committee and AC Hotels Franchise Advisory Council.