IACC is saddened to hear of the passing of long-time ambassador and member of IACC, Michael McMahon.
Aged 61, Michael died suddenly on May 11, 2015 at St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD of an abdominal aorta aneurysm. Born May 1, 1954 in Wellesley, MA he was the son of Thomas M. McMahon and Claire McMahon. He is survived by his wife Anita McMahon, stepdaughter Marquise, stepsons Justin Sr. and Ira, four sisters, Gale, Peg, Ann, and Fran, 4 grandchildren, seven nephews and one niece.
Mike was a graduate of Wellesley High School, UMass Amherst and Cornell University. Michael as he was known in the industry, held a degree and certifications in the Hospitality Industry.
Michael’s long and diverse career provided him opportunities to work for some of the largest and most respected brands in hospitality including Hilton, Starwood, and Marriott as well as ownership groups including Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Thayer Lodging. Among Michael’s many accomplishments; leading conference center operations for American Airlines, rebuilding the ageing Bethesda Crown Plaza into the thriving Doubletree Bethesda, creating the Doubletree Executive Meeting Center in Palm Beach Gardens, FL and in his final chapter, leading the Conference Center at the Maritime Institute in Baltimore, MD through a cultural revival. Michael’s demeanor, tenacity, creativity and warm embracing style will long be missed.
You may create a lasting memory by donating to the following organizations. Donate in memory of Thomas Michael McMahon. Use PO box 763531 Dallas, Texas 75376 for acknowledgement address and his family will share in the memory of your gift.
American Heart Association. www.donatenow.heart.org
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. www.ASPCA.org