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Choice Hotels International Inc (CHH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stewart Bainum

70 1997 Chairman of the Board

Patrick Pacious

51 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Stephen Joyce

57

Dominic Dragisich

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Patrick Cimerola

48 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer

Scott Oaksmith

45 2016 Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer

Simone Wu

51 2012 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Maria Uy

2017 Vice President, Treasurer

Brian Quinn

2017 Vice President - Franchise Development

Raul Ramirez

2017 Vice President - Strategic Finance And Financial Planning & Analysis

David Pepper

49 2015 Chief Development Officer

Ervin Shames

76 2011 Lead Independent Director

Scott Renschler

47 2008 Director

Barbara Alexander

68 2012 Independent Director

William Jews

65 2006 Independent Director

Monte Koch

53 2014 Independent Director

Liza Landsman

47 2014 Independent Director

John Tague

54 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stewart Bainum

Mr. Stewart W. Bainum, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Choice Hotels International Inc. He has been Chairman of Choice Hotels International since October 1997, and has been affiliated with Choice since 1976. He has overseen its growth from a franchisor of 339 hotels under one brand in the United States to a global enterprise with over 6,300 hotels in more than 35 countries. Bainum also served as chairman and CEO of Manor Care from 1987 to 1998, when it merged with Health Care and Retirement Corp. Bainum’s 26-year tenure at Manor Care was distinguished not only by its growth in market value from $12 million to over $3.5 billion and its generation of high average annual shareholder returns, but also by Bainum’s implementation of a customer-focused culture at Manor Care for the benefit of both customers and the company’s 50,000 employees. Bainum founded Somerford Place Corp. in 1998, and Artis Senior Living in 2012, both memory care assisted living companies. Bainum served with distinction as delegate and as senator in the Maryland General Assembly from 1979 to 1987, where he was a member of each House’s budget and tax committee. Described by Forbes as a “fiscal-minded Democrat,” he was also seen as a strong progressive voice in Annapolis. Bainum’s legislative achievements earned him recognition from the NAACP, Maryland Common Cause and the Maryland League of Conservation Voters.

Patrick Pacious

Mr. Patrick S. Pacious has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Choice Hotels International Inc effective on September 12, 2017. He is currently serves as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. He has served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since May 2016. Mr. Pacious will also remain as President following his promotion. Mr. Pacious previously served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since January 2014, as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Operations from February 2012 to January 2014, as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Strategy, Distribution & Technology from February 2011 to February 2012, as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Distribution & Technology from October 2010 to February 2011, as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Information Technology from November 2008 to October 2010, and as the Company’s Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy from December 2007 to November 2008.

Stephen Joyce

Mr. Stephen P. Joyce is no longer a Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company effective September 11, 2017. He is President & Chief Operating Officer from May 2008 until June 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by Marriott International as Executive Vice President, Global Development/Owner and Franchise Services from 2005 until April 2008 and held several other senior executive positions during his 26-year tenure with Marriott International, Inc. Mr. Joyce is a director of DineEquity, Inc.

Dominic Dragisich

Mr. Dominic E. Dragisich is the Chief Financial Officer of the company. Dragisich joins Choice from XO Communications, a national provider of advanced telecommunications services, where he served as CFO. In this role, he returned the company to top-line growth and increased profitability. He also led the company's strategic planning efforts. He has held key finance and operational positions at Marriott International, NII Holdings and Deloitte Consulting. Dragisich holds a master's degree from the Harvard Business School and a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia.

Patrick Cimerola

Mr. Patrick J. Cimerola is Chief Human Resources Officer of Choice Hotels International Inc. He was Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Administration from September 2009 to 2015. He was Vice President of Human Resources from January 2003 to September 2009. He was Sr. Director of Human Resources from January 2002 to January 2003.

Scott Oaksmith

Mr. Scott E. Oaksmith is Senior Vice President - Finance, Chief Accounting Officer of Choice Hotels International Inc. He was Senior Director & Assistant Controller of Choice from February 2004 to September 2006. He was Director, Marketing and Reservations, Finance from October 2002 until February 2004. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by American Express Tax & Business Services, Inc. from January 1994 to October 2002, last serving as Senior Manager from October 2000 to October 2002.

Simone Wu

Ms. Simone Wu is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Choice Hotels International Inc. Prior to joining the Company, she was employed by XO Communications and its affiliates as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2011 until 2012, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary from 2006 to 2011, Vice President, the acting General Counsel and Secretary from 2005 to 2006, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel from 2004 until 2005, and Senior Corporate Counsel from 2001 until 2004. Before that she was Vice President of Legal and Business Affairs at LightSource Telecom, held legal and business positions at MCI and AOL, and began her legal career in 1989 at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Maria Uy

Ms. Maria C. Uy has been appointed as Vice President, Treasurer of the Company, with effective from July 18, 2017. Uy brings nearly 20 years of diverse and progressive corporate treasury experience to the Choice Hotels leadership team. She joins Choice Hotels from Under Armour, Inc., where she served as Senior Director, Global Treasury. In that role, she provided leadership to support the rapid growth and complexity of operations including implementing capital allocation and debt strategies as well as streamlining global cash management and policies to support international expansion. Earlier in her career, Uy was the Vice President, Treasury Operations at Marriott International, holding positions of increasing responsibility during her 11-year tenure with the company. Uy also held key treasury positions at W.R. Grace & Co., and Arthur Andersen LLP. She earned her bachelor's degree from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Brian Quinn

Mr. Brian Quinn is Vice President - Franchise Development of the Company. Mr. Quinn most recently served as chief franchise officer at RLHC (Red Lion Hotels Corporation) where he introduced the company's first nationwide development team, launched its newest brand and supported the acquisition and integration of Boomerang Hotels and Vantage Hospitality. Previously, he held various leadership roles in development, franchising and hotel operations with InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton and Driftwood Hospitality Management.

Raul Ramirez

Mr. Raul Ramirez serves as Vice President - Strategic Finance And Financial Planning & Analysis of the Company. Ramirez joins Choice Hotels from XO Communications, where he served as vice president, financial planning & analysis and corporate development. There, he notably supported the transformation of the FP&A organization, implemented processes to standardize the company's $300 million investment portfolio, defined the company's long-term financial planning strategy and provided cross-functional leadership to support merger and acquisition activities. Earlier in his career, Ramirez also held key positions in corporate development, global operations and financial planning at NII Holdings/Nextel International. Ramirez earned his bachelor's degree from Tec de Monterrey, Mexico, and a master's in business administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also completed a management executive program at the Kellogg Business School.

David Pepper

Mr. David A. Pepper is Chief Development Officer of Choice Hotels International Inc. He was Senior Vice President, Global Development from October 2009 to May 2015. He was Senior Vice President, Franchise Development & Emerging Brands from July 2007 to October 2009. He was Senior Vice President and Division President Cambria Suites and Extended Stay Market Brands from January 2007 to July 2007 and was Senior Vice President, Franchise Growth and Performance of Choice from December 2005 until January 2007. He was Senior Vice President, Development of Choice from January 2005 until December 2005. He was Vice President, Franchise Sales from June 2002 until January 2005. He was Vice President, Franchise Sales with USFS in Atlanta, Georgia from 1996 through June 2002.

Ervin Shames

Mr. Ervin R. Shames is Lead Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Mr. Ervin R. Shames is an independent management consultant. A former lecturer on the faculty of the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business from 1997 to 2007, Shames’ distinguished business career includes serving in chairman and chief executive positions in many major corporations. Shames was president and CEO of Borden Inc. from 1993 to 1995, and was elected to its board of directors in 1993. He was president and CEO of the Stride Rite Corp. from 1990 until 1993, and served as chairman of its board of directors from 1992 to 1993. Prior to Stride Rite, Shames served as chairman, president and CEO of Kendall Corp. from 1989 to 1990. Before joining Kendall, Shames had a 22-year career in the food industry, where he rose to president and CEO of General Foods USA and then to president of Kraft USA. His other positions at General Foods included the presidencies of General Foods International, General Foods Europe and Maxwell House. Shames currently serves as a Director on the boards of RiceTec, the Liechtenstein Foundation and Johnsonville Sausage Co. His board experience also includes serving as director of General Foods; Stride Rite; Borden; First Brands Corp.; Online Resources; aQuantive; and Select Comfort Corp., where he was chairman.

Scott Renschler

Dr. Scott Arnold Renschler is Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Dr. Scott A. Renschler, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Seattle, Washington, where he specializes in intensive psychotherapy with adults. Since 1993, Dr. Renschler has served on the board of the Bainum Family Foundation (formerly Commonweal Foundation), which supports educational programs and projects assisting underserved children and youth. He is a director of the Mental Wellness Foundation and the Oak Creek Foundation, and has served as both trustee and chair of the Crisis Clinic of Seattle. Dr. Renschler has served on the Investment Committee of SunBridge Capital Management, LLC, a private investment management firm, since 2012. From 1993 to 2008, Dr. Renschler was a director of Realty Investment Company, Inc., a privately held real estate investment and development company.

Barbara Alexander

Ms. Barbara T. Alexander is an Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Ms. Alexander is n independent consultant, served as senior advisor to UBS Securities from October 1999 until January 2004, where she was an analyst and an investment banker covering the homebuilding and other industries. Prior to this role, Alexander was a managing director of UBS, and founded and managed the Construction and Furnishings Group (North America) in UBS’ Corporate Finance department. In January 1992, she joined Dillon Read, a predecessor firm, after serving at Salomon Brothers, where she was the first woman to be named a managing director. Before her transition to a full-time role in investment banking in 1987, Alexander was a securities analyst in the housing and home furnishings industries. Alexander’s prior affiliations include Smith Barney, Investors Diversified Services Inc. and Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A. Alexander has vast experience on corporate boards and currently is on the board of directors of both Allied World Assurance and QUALCOMM. She was previously a director of Burlington Resources; Centex Corp.; CRH plc; Freddie Mac; Harrah’s Entertainment; KB Home; and Homestore Inc.

William Jews

Mr. William L. Jews is an Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. William L. Jews is the former president and CEO of CareFirst Inc., the seventh largest Blue Cross Blue Shield plan with more than $5 billion in annual revenue. Jews led the combined not-for-profit and for-profit entity from 1993 until 2006, serving nearly three million customers, including the nation’s largest federal health program. Previous leadership roles with other major healthcare organizations include serving as president and CEO of both Dimensions Health Corp., from 1990 to 1993, and Liberty Medical Center Inc./Lutheran Health Care Corp., from 1979 to 1990. Jews began his career in the healthcare industry at the University of Maryland Medical System in 1975, ascending to planning director by 1979. Jews currently serves on the board of directors of several major public corporations. He is a director of CACI International Inc.; CalAtlantic Group; and KCI Technologies Inc. His prior directorships include SecureNet; Camden Partners; Ecolab Inc.; MBNA; MuniMae Inc.; Maryland National Bank/Nations Bank; Crown Central Petroleum; and Fortress International Group Inc. Jews also served as a governor with the Federal Reserve Bank.

Monte Koch

Mr. Monte J. M. Koch is an Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Monte J.M. Koch is a partner at BDT & Company, a merchant bank that provides advice and access to long-term, differentiated capital to help family- and founder-led businesses pursue their strategic and financial objectives. He is also co-founder of Auction.com, the largest online marketplace for residential and commercial real estate. Before BDT and Auction.com, Koch had a long career in investment banking, including service at Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., the U.S. investment banking and securities arm of German banking firm Deutsche Bank, where he served as global head of Real Estate Investment Banking and as chairman of Mergers & Acquisitions for the Americas.

Liza Landsman

Ms. Liza K. Landsman is Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. iza Landsman is the Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Officer for Jet.com, an e-commerce retail venture launched in July 2015. As Chief Customer Officer, Liza is a member of the firm’s management committee and is responsible for driving the company’s growth through marketing, advertising, smart use of data and compelling customer experiences. Prior to joining Jet.com, Landsman was chief marketing officer and a member of the Executive Committee at E*TRADE Financial, responsible for the firm’s marketing and advertising, and insights and analytic functions, including the evolution of its consumer-facing brand. Previously, Landsman was the global head of Digital at BlackRock, responsible for firmwide digital marketing strategy, including social media, websites and mobile applications. This followed a decade in senior management positions at Citigroup, where she focused primarily on driving engagement across customer channels, especially Internet and mobile platforms. She previously held several leadership roles at IBM’s e-commerce and personal systems group units, and at Flooz.com, a startup in the payments space. Landsman also led the New Media Practice at Writers House Inc.

John Tague

Mr. John P. Tague is an Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Mr. John P. Tague was named President, CEO and Director of Hertz Global Holdings in November 2014. Before joining Hertz, Tague served as chairman and CEO of Cardinal Logistics Holdings, a company created by the merger of Cardinal Logistics Management Inc. and Greatwide Logistics Services LLC, where Tague had served as CEO since 2011. Prior to these roles, Tague served in senior executive leadership roles at United Airlines Inc. and UAL Corp. from 2003 through 2010, including president (2009-2010) and executive vice president and chief operating officer (2008-2009). Between 2003 and 2008 he served as executive vice president of Customers (2003), executive vice president of Marketing, Sales and Revenue (2004-2006), and executive vice president and chief revenue officer (2006-2008).

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