The candidate is President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). He originally joined Choice Hotels as Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation. Prior to joining Choice Hotels, the candidate spent more than nine years with Arthur Andersen Business Consulting LLP and BearingPoint Inc., working with executive management and Boards of Directors at clients, including Choice Hotels and other major hospitality companies. He also served as a US Navy officer in surface warfare and strategic planning from 1987 to 1993. The candidate received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Latin American Studies from Duke University. He earned an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is a leading hotel franchisor with more than 6,500 locations throughout the US and more than 35 other countries. Its flagship brands include Comfort Inn, one of the largest limited-service brands with about 3,000 properties (including Comfort Suites) along with Quality Inn, which serves the midscale hotel segment. Its Econo Lodge chain offers lodging primarily for budget-minded travelers. Other Choice Hotels brands include the full-service Clarion chain, Rodeway Inn budget hotels, and Sleep Inn. Revenue: $925 million.
Candidate ID: 116561