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Kelsey Vaughn

Executive Recruiter

(618) 319-3900

Restaurant Division

Florida - South

Kelsey Vaughn is a hospitality professional known for driving brand growth, maximizing operational excellence and delivering financial performance. She has worked in many different positions within the hospitality industry working her way up to General Manager and Corporate Level Leadership. Kelsey was in key leadership roles when the Courtyard by Marriott received many Marriott Brand of Excellence Awards. She also was on the team in charge of international recruitment and onboarding for all hotels in her management companies' portfolio.

Kelsey was also a part of the opening team for Hyatt. She taught hotel systems for front desk, food and beverage and housekeeping to new employees when she was in charge of learning and development for Marriott and Hyatt hotels. Kelsey was recruited to work as a leader for Disney at the luxury property, at 1400 rooms, the Yacht and Beach club where she learned valuable lessons in full-service operations. These experiences have allowed her to work alongside amazing hospitality professionals as well as to mold future leaders in the industry.

Kelsey holds a Bachelor's Degree in Hospitality and Tourism Administration with a Minor in Marketing from Southern Illinois University. An Illinois native, Kelsey moved to the Florida Panhandle after graduation to pursue her hospitality dreams. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach with her family.