Michael Evans, President of Marcus Hotels & Resorts, is a proven global lodging industry executive and hospitality leader with over 25 years of experience. Michael is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company, ensuring its continuous growth, maintaining a commitment to excellence, and delivering exceptional results. Before joining Marcus Hotels & Resorts in 2020, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Apex Capital Ventures LLC, a real estate company he founded in 2017 to focus on the development and acquisition of hotels, resorts, and branded residences in high-barrier-to-entry markets in the U.S.
Michael’s career includes nine years with MGM Resorts International as Chief Operating Officer of MGM Hospitality and as Executive Vice President of Global Development. As COO, he led the MGM Hospitality team, showcasing his strategic leadership and operational expertise. Prior to MGM, he held several leadership positions for 10 years at Marriott International, Inc. in which he developed hotels for the company on a global scale across the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Latin America. Before joining Marriott International in 1998, Michael was an attorney in private practice in Miami, Florida.
Michael received his Juris Doctorate (J.D.) degree from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He currently serves on the board of directors for VISIT Milwaukee and United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County.