Gordon has been active in the Smyrna community since relocating from Chicago in 2000. While in Chicago, Gordon held several senior leadership positions with Westin Hotels and Resorts and InterContinental Hotels Group. He also held several corporate board positions, mentored students and professionals and was a regular speaker at area colleges and universities. Gordon was also a Guest Lecturer at Cornell University School of Hotel Management.
Gordon retired from InterContinental Hotels Group as Vice President of Human Resources in 2008. At IHG, Gordon oversaw human resources responsibilities for over 100 hotels in the United States, Canada and Aruba. During his nearly 30-year career, Gordon has been responsible for hiring, developing, mentoring and promoting numerous minorities and women to higher level leadership and executive positions, both domestic and abroad.
Since retiring, Gordon spent six years as a Life Skills and Personal Development Trainer for Literacy Action, Inc. In addition, Gordon serves as President of the Smyrna Basketball Association. SBA is a youth developmental and recreational basketball program that promotes “Books B4 Baskets” and recognizes academic excellence as the program’s highest achievement.
Gordon remains committed to the mission of providing important career and life skills training and development and HR consulting services that result in improved personal and professional growth and career success for students, adults, managers and executives.
A family man, Gordon enjoys traveling, cars, and spending time with his two children.