Vice President of Hospitality and Human Resources
As the Vice President of Hospitality & Human Resources, Karen McNevin is responsible for the property management and operations of hospitality projects for Howard Group, including two Marriott hotels and a Hyatt Place hotel in Grand Boulevard at Sandestin®. Karen also manages Human Resources for Howard Group. With more than 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry across major and independent hotel groups, including the Marriott Corporation, the Peabody Hotel Group, and Hilton Corporation, Karen considers this industry her passion. As a young girl, she turned her family kitchen into a front desk and placed room numbers on all the bedroom doors. Checking in her friends and taking them to their “rooms” was her first “job” in hospitality. Karen is a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), the Lake Norman, North Carolina, SHRM chapter (LKNHR), and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Karen enjoys traveling around the country, especially throughout California, with her husband, Matt. They have two Labradoodles who keep life busy and interesting.