Michael J. Hart, CPA

Chief Financial Officer, MMI HospitalityMH1

Email – mhart@mmihg.com

What year did you join the MMI family?  1986

What are three words you would use to describe the MMI family?  Ownership. Respect. Responsibility.

What is a fun fact that you wouldn’t mind sharing with the world about yourself?  While Mike’s childhood dream was to become a Pulling Guard for the Green Bay Packers, he started his early hospitality career as a Night Auditor at one of MMI’s hotel properties in Vicksburg, Mississippi.  While he may not have become a professional football player, some days may feel like he is leading the MMI Team through a series of (financial) tackles!

After graduating from Mississippi State University in 1966 with a degree in Accounting, Mike Hart joined the national CPA firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., working in the firm’s Jackson, Mississippi, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana offices. While there, Mike was appointed a Computer Audit Specialist in addition to his other audit and tax responsibilities.

In 1975, Mike established his own successful accounting practice in Jackson, Mississippi where he served as principal auditor for three hotel management organizations – including MMI Hotel Group. Recognizing Mike’s substantial financial management skills, MMI hired him as its Chief Financial Officer in 1987.