Kevin leads a team of seven Regional Directors focused on increasing distribution of IHG’s mainstream brands in the western United States. Prior to joining IHG, he was Vice President, Real Estate and Development, for Hyatt Corporation, where he oversaw development and franchising for Hyatt’s select service and extended stay brands in 17 states and Canada. Previously, he was Senior Director of Franchising for Wyndham Worldwide (formerly Cendant). Earlier in his career, he was managing partner of a restaurant/bar concept in Houston, Texas. Kevin is a graduate of the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, where he majored in finance and played baseball. Outside the office, he enjoys living in California—surfing, golfing, biking, and just being at the beach.