McNeill Investment Group (MIG) Names Sussan P. Harshbarger as Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director

Part of Leadership Realignment Accompanying Strategic Recapitalization and Formation of McNeill Investment Group

USA, Germantown, Tennessee. September 15, 2022

Germantown, TN- based McNeill Investment Group (MIG), formerly McNeill Hotel Investors, today named veteran real estate investment and transaction attorney Sussan P. Harshbarger as a Managing Director and its new Chief Legal Officer. With MIG, Harshbarger will be responsible for the legal affairs of the McNeill Investment Group entities and, as a member of the Executive Leadership Team, provide counsel and legal guidance in areas that include contract negotiation, transactions, business development, corporate governance, and compliance and privacy.

MIG Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Chris Ropko made the announcement. The appointment is part of a leadership realignment accompanying the company's completion of a strategic recapitalization with Prospect Ridge, a prominent national private equity real estate investor, and Fulcrum Hospitality, a hospitality investment operating partner, advisor, and asset manager.

With more than 30 years of experience in corporate and commercial real estate matters, Harshbarger is known as a business minded corporate generalist and relationship builder. A trusted advisor to c-suite executives and members of senior leadership teams, she is a solutions-oriented leader with proven success in fast-paced, high growth environments.

Prior to joining McNeill Investment Group, Harshbarger worked in private practice, including as counsel to the McNeill family of companies, where she worked with the McNeill executive team for their capital raises, acquisitions, financing, structuring, development and related real estate activities. Raised in a multi-cultural environment and a native of Mexico City, Mexico, Harshbarger can speak, read, write and think fluently in Spanish. She earned her law degree, with honors, from The University of Memphis-Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law.

"Sussan has been an integral contributor to the McNeill real estate enterprise since the beginning. I'm thrilled that she agreed to take this more central role with McNeill Investment Group at this exciting time for us," said MIG Executive Chairman Phillip H. McNeill, Jr.

"I concur with Phillip," said Ropko. "In addition to her legal acumen, Sussan brings to our group an outstanding mix of energy and enthusiasm, wise counsel and valuable perceptions and people skills as we expand our investment and third-party property management activities and partnerships."

"As McNeill Investment Group continues to extend its presence to new destinations and markets, I intend to play a key role in supporting the company's business objectives, as well as mitigating legal and reputational risk in an increasingly complex legal and regulatory environment," Harshbarger said. "This is an exciting time for me and I look forward to continuing to work closely with Phillip, Chris, Tom, and our entire executive team."


Sussan Harshbarger - Chief Legal Officer and Managing Director - McNeill Investment Group (MIG)
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