Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

Kirk Kinsell, MPS '80

Principal
Panther Ridge Partners

Kirk Kinsell is principal for Panther Ridge Partners, an investment and advisory group. Most recently, he was president and CEO for Loews Hotels. Prior to Loews Hotels, he spent 19 years with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), holding several leadership positions. As president, IHG Americas, he oversaw the management of more than 3,700 hotels, and was responsible for development and performance of all IHG hotel brands and properties in the Americas. Kinsell was also president for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, and served as executive director for IHG, PLC.

Kinsell has also worked for ITT Sheraton, Avado Brands, and the Trammell Crow Hotel Company.

He serves on the board of directors for Popeye's Louisiana Kitchen and is a trustee for the AH&LA Educational Foundation.

Kinsell holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master of Professional Studies degree from the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration. He also completed the Senior Executive Program at the London Business School.