Hotel Management Services, Inc. (“HMS”) is pleased to announce the appointment of Byron Browder as President of HMS, effective January 2020. Byron comes to HMS with an extensive background in the hospitality industry, most recently as the Director of Hotel Operations for a similar-sized hotel management company. Byron will work closely with Philip Cox, who is stepping down from the president role to focus on all development activities within Mitch Cox Companies. Philip will be concentrating on the acquisition and development strategy for HMS while Byron will focus on improving operations and growth of the company’s management services.

Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, Hotel Management Services, Inc. is a hospitality development and management company with 22 extended stay hotels across the Southeast and Midwest United States. Founded in 2010, HMS provides a full-suite of hospitality management services including operations, revenue management, human resources, marketing, and development services for its clients. Its mission is to Create Loyalty by Delighting Our Guests and Team Members. For more information, visit the HMS website at

Founded in 1979 in Johnson City, Tennessee, Mitch Cox Companies is a full-service real estate solutions company offering development, architectural, construction, brokerage and commercial property management services. The company also manages hotel properties across the Southeast and Midwest U.S. and manages residential community associations in the Tri-Cities region of Tennessee. For more information, visit the Mitch Cox Companies website at