McLean T. Wilson is Principal of Kemmons Wilson, Inc
McLean started with Kemmons Wilson, Inc. in 2007 and has responsibilities for the company’s endeavors in hotels and real estate development. He is responsible for overseeing the operational and development activity of our hotel division, Wilson Hotel Management Co. Additionally, he has primary development and operating responsibilities’ for the Kemmons Wilson Communities’ properties in Memphis and Denver.
Since 2011, McLean has been leading the re-development efforts of the Sears Crosstown Redevelopment Project in Memphis. His main responsibilities reside in the realm of financing, legal, leasing, and project management.
McLean, along with the three other third generation family members lead day-to-day operations of KWC, including the formulation, implementation, and management of KWC’s long-term vision and strategy.
McLean’s first job out of college was as a math teacher at Western Wyoming High School in Jackson, WY. From there McLean moved to Raleigh, NC and was a Finance and Development Associate for Kane Realty Corporation, responsible for the development and financing of North Hills, Raleigh. And, during his summer of business school, McLean was a Strategy Intern for the destination club, Tanner & Haley Resorts.
• Chairman of the Board at The Collegiate School of Memphis
• McLean currently serves Eikon ministries and is President of CORRE, LLC
• Member of Fellowship Memphis church.
• Leadership Academy, Memphis
• Board of the Intercontinental Hotel Groups Owner’s Association
o Chair, Revenue Deliver Committee
• Board Member and Operations Committee, Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management
Wife: Elisabeth Yates Wilson (Libby)
Daughters: Greyson A. Wilson (Grey), Mimi S. Wilson
Sons: McLean C. Wilson (Mac), Yates K. Wilson, T. Fitzsimons Wilson (Fitz)
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College (MBA, 2007)
University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce (BS in Commerce, 2000)
Memphis University School (1996)
Hobbies & Interests:
Biking—Mountain and Road