Kirby D. Payne
Founder and President of HVS Hotel Management
Kirby D. Payne, CHA, is founder and president of Tiverton, R.I.-based HVS Hotel Management, a full-service hotel- management company with offices in South Florida, in addition to New England . The company has operated hotels throughout the and served a multiplicity of clients, including lenders, airport authorities, law firms and individual investors. Payne, a 40-plus-year hotel-industry veteran, served as the 2002 Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), is a former director of the National Restaurant Association, and previously served as a commissioner on the Certification Commission of the AH&LA's Educational Foundation.