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Ken Mcgowan CHA

Vice President of Hotel Operations


My Skills

“As Avista’s Vice President of Hotel Operations, Ken is tasked with complete oversight of the portfolio’s hotel operations, and all of the challenging tasks that comes with that responsibility. From financial tracking, training and program development to hiring and training our teams, Kens focus is to ensure success of each property, and of each of our employees.
Ken is a seasoned veteran of 38 years in the hospitality industry. With experience in all areas of operations for resort, full & select service properties, as well as limited and boutique-style hotels, he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to Avista’s diverse portfolio.
As a former Marine, Ken’s drive, determination and work ethic has served him well in every position he has held within the industry. Serving as Chef, F&B Director, Director of Catering, General manager, Area F&B Director, as well as VP of Operations and Sales, Ken’s “in the trenches” approach makes him an effective leader, never afraid to get his hands dirty to share the knowledge he has with the teams he is leading.”