Kem Wilson, III

Kemmons ‘Kem’ Wilson, III joined KWC in 2005 as a Principal. He is currently the President of Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partner Funds.

After college Kem spent two years working with the disabled community at a 501(c)(3). He went on to grow his investment experience as a research analyst for a hedge fund of funds and as a financial analyst for an investment consulting firm. 

Initially Kem’s primary focus at KWC was on individual marketable securities portfolios for the family and a selection of Wilson-related corporate & charitable entities. With over 20 years of investment experience, Kem’s expertise in private equity initiatives and hospitality investment opportunities is instrumental throughout the KWC portfolio. 

In addition to his seat at KWC, Kem serves on the Boards of Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Valor Hospitality Partners, Kemmons Wilson Hospitality Partners, and Peak + Energy Solutions. He is actively involved in philanthropy as Chairman of the Board for Repairing the Breach and serves as Chairman of the Investment Committee on the Board of Trustees for Furman University.

Kem holds a BA in Business Administration from Furman University, a Master of Management in Hospitality from Cornell University and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell.

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