• About Dean Lee McKinney

    A dedicated hospitality industry professional, Dean Lee McKinney recently owned and managed a hotel and restaurant operation in Gold Beach, Oregon. He was responsible for overseeing personnel, including office employees, housekeeping, kitchen staff, and the receptionist. His duties included welcoming and registering hotel guests to improve the guest experience. He also handled budgeting, marketing, health and safety compliance, and relations with external suppliers and conference planners. Thanks to his leadership and attention to detail, Dean Lee McKinney increased revenue by 27 percent.

    He prepared for this work by putting in nearly a decade as assistant general manager of another Gold Beach hotel, supervising personnel, handling expenses, and dealing with maintenance issues, among other responsibilities. For part of this time, he separately served as manager of McKinney Properties, a real estate trust, ultimately increasing the company’s value by 100 percent.

    A graduate of the University of Oregon, Mr. McKinney holds a bachelor of arts with a concentration in economics and accounting. While in college, he served as a volunteer firefighter.

  • Education 


    University of Oregon

    BFA (1991-1994)


  • Professional Experience


    Jan 2014-Jun 2019


    McKinney Properties

    Mar 2005-Jul 2014

    Manager Trust


    Jun 1999-Aug 2008

    Assistant GM Hotel
  • The Blog

    December 24, 2020 · Hotel Industry
    Based in Portland, Oregon, Dean Lee McKinney is the former owner and operator of a hotel and restaurant in Gold Beach, Oregon. In this role, Dean Lee McKinney oversaw the staffing of team personnel, financial operations, and management practices at the hotel. Due to the worldwide pandemic of...
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