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Micajah SturdivantPresidentWhile Micajah dreamed of being a residential architect when he grew up, he got his first job in the hospitality business as a dishwasher at an all-girls camp in North Carolina. The experience must have been a positive one, as he ended up making his career in hospitality.
As President of MMI Hotel Group, Micajah works with the existing portfolio to optimize the relevancy of and experience in each of MMI’s hotels while also considering how additional properties through third party management contracts fit best into the family of franchised and unique offerings.
Micajah became the third generation in the Sturdivant family to assume the role as president in June 2013.
Outside of MMI, he serves commits a great deal of time to professional and civic causes. Within the industry, he has served on the global Board of Directors for IHG's Owners Association while chairing the Crowne Plaza committee. He has volunteered for this organization for many years in various capacities focused on brands as well as the Distribution-Reservation channels, but his greatest engagement with IHGOA has been the creation of the Emerging Leaders Council, an under-40 body of above-property leaders who have committed themselves to the industry. Micajah has also worked closely with the AH&LA Hotel Management Council. Prior banking and real estate experience includes time spent in lending and leadership for regional and national office, residential and hospitality firms. He holds a MBA from Harvard University and a BBA from the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College at the University of Mississippi.
Lindsay HammCorporate Director of Sales and MarketingAfter graduating from the University of Mississippi with a degree in Business Administration in 1999, Lindsay began working as Sales Manager for the Cabot Lodge Jackson North, a MMI Hotel Group property. She was then promoted to the Director of Sales of the property. After five years at the Cabot Lodge Jackson North, Hamm was given the opportunity to help open the Hilton Garden Inn Madison as the Director of Sales another MMI Hotel Group owned and operated hotel. In January 2010, Lindsay assumed additional responsibilities as the Area Director of Sales for MMI Hotel Group and in June of 2013 was promoted to the role of Director of Revenue Performance.
In 2019, MMI added to its corporate team providing Lindsay the ability to focus on sales and marketing across the entire MMI portfolio.
Lindsay has served as President of the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and is currently serving on the Board for the Mississippi Tourism Association as well as the Mississippi Society of Association Executives. She is active in the Junior League of Jackson serving on the 2010-2011 Mississippi Children’s Museum Steering Committee, the 2012 Mistletoe Marketplace Steering Committee and the 2013-2014 Board of Directors.
Our Management PhilosophyOur people are our most precious asset and the guest is our true boss.” - Gaines Sturdivant, CEO
Boys & Girls Clubs of AmericaLocal Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliates has named as MMI's primary giving programs. With many of our team members being alumni or having family currently benefiting from the programs that Boys & Girls Clubs is recognized for, we could not resist the opportunity to focus on the family. Each of our hotels works in different ways to invest in their mission and leverage the MMI Matching Funds Program to further their impact.