Mark Kessler

President & COO Western Operations, EVP of Asset Management, The Kessler Collection

Mark joined The Kessler Enterprise, Inc. as Project Manager for Kessler Canyon in September 2002. He was then responsible for planning, developing, and opening the 23,000-acre western Colorado retreat. Mark then assisted with the start-up of Kessler Europe, a satellite office based in Vienna, which specialized in management and acquisition opportunities for Kessler Collection operations abroad. In late 2008, Mark took over the marketing, branding and PR efforts of the company. While he remains intimately involved in marketing strategy, he currently provides operational oversight of three western properties, chairs the Operations Council and is responsible for Asset Management and reporting for all property stakeholders. He maintains a key role in new project development, site selection and concept development.

Prior to joining The Kessler Enterprise, Inc. Mark was a member of the Ernst and Young Real Estate and Hospitality Services Group in Miami, FL. His experience involved market research and due diligence for hotels, resorts and assisted living facilities throughout the southeast. Additional valuable work experience includes his role as assistant superintendent for C.D. Dangler Construction and a commercial property analyst for Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, LP.

Mark earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1996 and a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University in 2001. He chairs the Kessler Collection Philanthropy Committee and is board member of Orlando's Make a Wish Foundation.