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Compass Resorts Vice President Michael McDaniel

Michael McDaniel

Vice President

One of Compass Resorts' three founding partners and vice president, Michael McDaniel, is the driving force behind the commitment to service and excellence that makes our company what it is today. He's a patient listener and an insightful coach because he genuinely cares about each member of our Compass family.  

Michael arrived in the Destin area about 20 years ago. He fell in love with the beaches and the area’s coastal lifestyle after visiting his wife’s grandmother who lived here. Of all the proud moments he's had with his personal and work family, the most standout memory for him was the arrival of our first vacation guest in 2006. That day meant we had accomplished a huge goal--start and operate a vacation rental management company. Today, Compass hosts thousands of guests each year. And Michael is still proud every time we're given the privilege of recieving guests. 

What are you passionate about? Helping others succeed. My career has afforded me the opportunity to work with and learn from some truly brilliant and inspirational people. I enjoy sharing that knowledge with others and creating opportunities for others to reach their potential.

How do you spend your free time? Off-shore fishing, restoring vintage audio equipment, block buster movies in super surround sound, hunting, traveling to new places, off-road motor sports (Polaris RZR), cooking for large family gatherings, camping, and spending time with family. 

Alternate dream job: Pretty sure this is it. But, if I were to choose something else, it would be a professional off-road race driver.     

Favorite Quote:  "You have to have bad days sometimes so you can appreciate the good ones." ~ Anonymous

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