McNeill Hotel Company was fortunate to have Mark Ricketts serve as President and COO since its founding until June of 2022. Mark then served as Chief Culture Officer until his passing in late 2022. Prior to joining McNeill Hotel Company, Mark spent seven years serving as Vice President in the Realty Management Division for Goldman Sachs in Irving, Texas. In his capacity, Ricketts provided hotel asset management oversight for a portfolio of over 300 properties, spanning 10 brands, and 27 flags. Mark spent over 35 years in the hotel industry. He previously worked as Vice President of Asset Management for Equity Inns, Inc., a publicly traded Hotel REIT based in Germantown, Tennessee. Prior to Equity Inns, Mark served as the Vice President of Hotel Operations for Memphis, Tennessee based Master Hospitality Services. In his role, the company received the prestigious Partnership Circle Award from Marriott International. Mark was named to serve on the Hilton Home 2 Suites Owner Advisory Council (OAC). In addition, Mark served on the Hampton Brand Operations Council and was a member of the Hyatt Place Operations Advisory Committee. Ricketts served on the Board of Directors for both the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau and Memphis Hotel & Lodging Association from 2000-2008.