C. Kemmons Wilson, III
Kemmons Wilson, III (“Kem”) joined Kemmons Wilson Companies (KWC) in 2005, and is a Principal of the company, responsible for overseeing various private investment initiatives. Before starting his career in the family business, Kem grew his investment experience though working as a research analyst for a hedge fund of funds and as a financial analyst for an investment consulting firm.
Since 2007, Kem’s primary focus has been the marketable securities portfolios for Wilson family members, and various Wilson-related corporate/charitable entities. In addition to this Kem also is able to apply his 15+ years of investment experience as a Partner in the management of the KWHP Fund.
Kem is actively involved in philanthropy as Chairman of the Board for Repairing the Breach, a board member for the Gifted Education Foundation, and an advisory council member of his alma mater, Furman University.
His professional associates include serving on the boards of Imagineer Technology Group, Evaporcool Solutions, and Orange Lake Resorts – all of which are portfolio companies of Kemmons Wilson Companies.
As a father of three, Kem keeps active and enjoys all things outdoors. His friends and family might call him an adrenaline junkie having participated in a range of extreme activities from skydiving to running with the bulls in Pamplona.
Kem’s education includes a MMH – Master of Management in Hospitality – from Cornell University, as well as an MBA from Cornell’s Johnson Graduate School of Management