Kent Tarbutton

Managing partner of Chetola Resort
Blowing Rock, NC

Kent Tarbutton is the president of Tarbutton Associates Inc., which specializes in hotel and resort management, commercial real estate development, and real estate management. He is the managing partner of Chetola Resort in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Tarbutton is involved in many community initiatives, including serving on the board of the Appalachian State University Summer Festival, and is active in the university’s Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program in the School of Business. Together, he and his wife, Shelley, have two daughters, Morgan and Chelsea, and a son, Lennon.