Whit Hanks

Co-Founder & CEO

A consummate business man, entrepreneur, husband, father and true Austin native, Whit’s family history is rooted in the city and state of Texas. A former real estate developer and antiques dealer, Whit had fun importing a church from Vietnam on a lark, decided to set it up on his parents’ weekend place in Dripping Springs, met Kim and the rest is history.

Whit works for fun, generally about 60 hours a week! He enjoys tennis, hiking, photography, and spending a lot of time with his wife. They love to travel to places they have never been, often gathering inspiration and goods to enhance the company’s offerings. Together the couple has 5 children and four dogs.

While Whit has had a long, colorful career, it is this phase of his life in the hospitality industry where he is able to positively impact the lives of so many people — employees and guests–in a positive way, helping make their dreams come true. He’s really enjoying this chapter of his life.

Unofficial title – Kim’s Handler

COVID-19 Austin Emergency Management Solutions

In this trying time for our communities, Whim Hospitality is committed to providing safe and immediate emergency management solutions including tenting, emergency shelters, catering services and more.