The historic Island Inn announced on Monday the appointment of Chris Davison, vice president of operations, to the additional position of general manager of the Island Inn.
The Island Inn Board of Directors recruited Davison directly from the highly regarded Resort and Hospitality Management Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Chris has been vice president of operations of Island Inn since May 2010, running the day-to-day operations at the Inn as well as its marketing and promotion programs. Davison has also been overseeing a major refurbishment and redevelopment program at the Inn during the past six months.
“Chris’ promotion to general manager is a natural progression for this very talented young man,” said Joe Orndorff, Chairman of the Board. “His ability, enthusiasm and experience in the hospitality industry has been clearly demonstrated to us over the past year. We believe that Chris will continue to make significant improvements to the already popular Island Inn."
“I have great admiration for Sanibel, the Island Inn and the rich history that lies between the two,” said Davison. “I believe it is important we keep the Inn’s historical atmosphere, while updating its surroundings and facilities to comfortable and modern standards that our guests have come to expect. The great team we have at the Island Inn will continue to please our many longtime visitors and attract new guests to our constantly improving establishment.”
Davison, 30, began working in the Florida hospitality management sector in 2002. Prior to that, Davison worked in the financial services sector in New York.
Chris Davison, general manager and vice president of operations of the Island Inn.