Our Team

Management Team

Gibson Hotel Management, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, is an award-winning and privately held hotel management, investment, and hotel development company.

Michael Gibson
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Michael Gibson

Michael Gibson’s story in the hospitality industry is one of hard work, honesty, and ethical progression.  Starting as a restaurant cook, Michael found his passion for the hospitality industry while gaining invaluable experience only offered to those who begin at the bottom of the ladder.  He went on to open over forty upscale restaurants in Tennessee, Texas, and California.

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Executive Team

Alicia Bersin
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Alicia Bersin

Alicia is responsible for purchasing Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment for all new construction hotels, renovation projects associated with product improvement plants, and targeted hotel refurbishment endeavors...

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CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Sunni Wells

As CFO, Sunni oversees all aspects of accounting, financial analysis, investments and real estate development. She works closely with the executive team and senior leadership on the financial operations and strategic growth of the company....

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Misty Perry
Vice President of Operations & Development
Misty Perry

Misty Perry joined Gibson Hotel Management in 2014 and serves as Vice President of Operations. As VP of Operations she is responsible for supporting General Managers in ....

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Melissa Poma
Vice President of Human Resources
Melissa Poma

As Vice President of Human Resources|Compliance|Risk Management, Melissa oversees and manages all aspects of Human Resources services and support within the organization...

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Michelle Arline
Vice President of Sales and Marketing
Michelle Arline

Michelle oversees the sales and marketing strategies at M Gibson Hospitality Ventures. She works directly with the GHMI sales teams and property ownership groups to set, meet, and often exceed sales revenues and contributes to the overall profitability...

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Regional Director of Operations/Development
Jeremy Ruperto

Jeremy oversees most of Gibson Hotel Management’s Marriott products. Jeremy provides leadership to General Managers to drive exceptional results through a people-oriented culture.

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Regional Director of Operations
Jason Allan

Jason joined Gibson Hotel Management in 2022. Jason oversees a variety of brands including Marriott, Hilton, Wyndham, and Choice hotels. He played baseball for Becker College where he received his Bachelors degree ...

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Rolanda Edrada
Director of Construction/Facilities
Rolando Edrada

Mr. Rolando Edrada was previously a Regional Director of Openings and Transitions for InterContinental Hotels Group. During his 18 years with IHG he optimized performance as an Area Manager in Eastern Tennessee / Western North ...

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Vice President of Real Estate/Development
Fernando "Nando" Trevino

Nando joined Gibson Hotel Management, Inc. in 2019 after a successful twenty-five-year career in Commercial Real Estate Brokerage, most recently focusing primarily in Hotel and Restaurant site acquisition...

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Accounting Team

Darrell Short
Director of Accounting
Darell Short

As Financial Compliance Manager, Darrell works closely with the hotels on their daily reports and ensures that the ledgers stay in balance. He also reconciles the hotel bank accounts on a weekly basis and strives for uniformity in invoice coding.

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Ryan Stewart
Accounts Payable Supervisor
Ryan Stewart

As the Accounts Payable Supervisor, Ryan Stewart is responsible for all corporate and hotel accounts payables.  Ryan is passionate about quality control, which contributes to the success and efficient operations in accounting.

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Corporate Staff Accountant
Desmund Horne

Desmund started his hospitality career with Gibson Hotel Management in May of 2022 as a staff accountant. He reconciles bank accounts on a weekly basis, sales tax monthly, and creates financial packets for ...

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Human Resources

Allison-Benge
Payroll & Benefits Manager
Allison Benge

With a Human Resources, Payroll, and Benefits career spanning 13+ years, Allison joined Gibson Hotel Management, Inc., as the Payroll & Benefits Manager.

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Alan Martin
DIRECTOR OF RISK MANAGEMENT
Alan Martin

Alan Martin joined Gibson Hotel Management Inc in 2013. He began his time with GHMI as an Assistant General Manager of our Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott – Kodak, TN, where he went on to become the General Manager....

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Sales Revenue

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Vice President of Revenue Management
Tim Storms

As Corporate Director of Revenue Management, Tim oversees the day-to-day revenue management for the Gibson hotels which include Marriott, Hilton & Wyndham properties... 

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Melanie Clifford
REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF SALES/SALES TRAINER
Melanie Clifford

Melanie oversees the sales,marketing and social media for our M. Gibson Marriott hotels in Pigeon Forge and Kodak, Tennessee. Melanie's 25 year plus journey...

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Corporate Director of Sales
Constance Coffman

Constance started her hospitality career early at The Sheraton Hotel in Chattanooga, TN. She worked in the dining room as a waitress, and as a server in banquet events.

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Operations

Jeremy Ruperto     |    Misty Perry     |     Jason Alan

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Heath Robinson

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Knoxville, TN 37919

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