Patrick Chaffin

Serving as Ryman Hospitality’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2019, Patrick Chaffin leads the Asset Management, Development, Design and Construction functions, state and local government relations, product enhancement, and site selection for the hotel portfolio’s growth. Before that, he was the Company’s Executive Vice President of Asset Management. From 2013 to 2018, he served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management. From January 2007 to December 2012, he led the strategic planning, operations analysis and investor relations functions for Gaylord Entertainment.


Prior to joining Gaylord Entertainment in January 2005, Chaffin worked for General Motors Corporation for 9 years serving in a variety of corporate and manufacturing positions. Chaffin is a graduate of Lipscomb University, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University.