As Jackmont Hospitality’s VP of Business Development, April E. Bivens is responsible for the overall growth and development of our diverse portfolio of restaurant brands. April ensures that Jackmont Hospitality’s success, relationships, and goals are leveraged so that we can continue to Redefine Airport Hospitality and Restaurant Management. April brings a wealth of experience in the field of airport hospitality, along with a passion for relationship building, brand research, and ensuring the success and securement of quality brand partners. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Dillard University and began her aviation career in 2002 with the Department of Aviation, where she worked as an Administrative Analyst to the Deputy General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. In 2003, she was part of the event planning committee that planned the official renaming ceremony in honor of Jackmont Hospitality founder Maynard Jackson. After serving in that role for some time, April transitioned into the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport Concessions Marketing Coordinator position, where she was responsible for the planning and execution of all promotional and grand opening events for over 70 locations. Before joining the Jackmont Hospitality team, April joined Hojeij Branded Foods, (HBF) as the Director of Business Development, where she signed over 25 brands to HBF’s portfolio, including a development agreement with a national brand. April’s passion for growth and hunger for success make her an indispensable member of the Jackmont Hospitality leadership team. In her spare time, April loves to bowl, play tennis, travel the world and spend time with her son.