Kevin T. Carter, C.H.A.

President & Director of Operations

Kevin Thomas Carter has over 35 years’ experience in hospitality operations.  A proven performer, he has garnered the respect of industry leaders for his ability to motivate and challenge his team to achieve their potential.  

Kevin is currently the President and Director of Operations for Guests Inc. and previously served for 16 years as the Managing Director for the Airlie Foundation. Carter has served in varying roles within the hospitality industry including, Director, Corporate Director, Resident Manager, General Manager and independent consultant.  Kevin’s experience in the industry has been obtained while serving on the management teams of some of the country’s most notable properties including the Rancho Bernardo Inn, U.S. Grant Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel San Diego, Club Corporation of America, Rancho Valencia Resort, Kiawah Island Resort, Bald Head Island Resort, The Founders Inn, and Airlie Conference Center.

Carter has been a leader in many associations and civic groups.  He is Past Board member and President of the Southern Innkeepers association and has served locally on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce.  He has also served as the President of Warrenton Rotary Club, Senior Warden and School Board Treasurer for the St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton and as a Trustee on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier Hospital Health System and Path Foundation.  Kevin currently serves as a Board member of the Fauquier Bank and as the Ward Five Town Council member in Warrenton.
Kevin resides in Warrenton, Virginia 50 miles outside of Washington, D.C. in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains with his wife Carrie and three children Madison, Emma and Jack.  In his “free” time, Kevin enjoys sports with his active family, fishing, hunting, politics and an occasional round of golf.