People: Choice Hotels International Inc (CHH)

CHH on New York Consolidated

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17 Apr 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stewart Bainum

66 1997 Chairman of the Board

Stephen Joyce

53 2008 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

David White

44 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer

Patrick Pacious

47 2014 Chief Operating Officer

Simone Wu

47 2012 Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Alexandra Jaritz

39 2011 Senior Vice President - Brand Strategy & Marketing

Patrick Cimerola

44 2009 Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration

David Pepper

45 2009 Senior Vice President - Global Development

Thomas Song

2013 Senior Vice President - Corporate Development

Eben Hewitt

2013 Chief Technology Officer

Todd Davis

2013 Chief Information Officer

Scott Oaksmith

41 2006 Controller

Ervin Shames

72 2011 Lead Independent Director

Monte Koch

2014 Director

Scott Renschler

2008 Director

Barbara Alexander

65 2012 Independent Director

William Jews

61 2006 Independent Director

John Schwieters

74 2005 Independent Director

Gordon Smith

54 2004 Independent Director

John Tague

2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Stewart Bainum

Mr. Stewart W. Bainum, Jr., is Chairman of the Board of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He served as director from 1977 to 1996 and since 1997 and as Chairman of the Board of Choice Hotels International, Inc., from March 1987 to November 1996 and since October 1997. He is the Director of the Board of Realty Investment Company, Inc., a real estate management and investment company, since December 2005 and Chairman from December 2005 through June 2009; Director of the Board of Sunburst Hospitality Corporation, a real estate developer, owner and operator, since November 1996 and Chairman from November 1996 through June 2009. He was a director of Manor Care, Inc., from September 1998 to September 2002, serving as Chairman from September 1998 until September 2001. From March 1987 to September 1998, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Manor Care, Inc. He served as President of Manor Care of America, Inc., and Chief Executive Officer of ManorCare Health Services, Inc., from March 1987 to September 1998, and as Vice Chairman of Manor Care of America, Inc., from June 1982 to March 1987.

Stephen Joyce

Mr. Stephen P. Joyce is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He has been director since April 2008 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. since June 2008 and President and Chief Operating Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc., from May 2008 to June 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by Marriott International, Inc. 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.

David White

Mr. David L. White is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President, Treasurer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He was Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer from September 2006 to December 2007; Vice President, Finance & Controller of Choice from December 2002 to September 2006; and was Vice President, Financial/SEC Reporting from September 2002 to December 2002. He was Senior Manager, Ernst & Young, LLP from May 2002 to September 2002. He was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP as Senior Manager from May 1999 to May 2002, and manager from October 1998 to May 1999. He served as Assistant Controller for the energy marketing division of Statoil Energy, Inc. from May 1997 to September 1998.

Patrick Pacious

Mr. Patrick S. Pacious has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Company, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Pacious previously served as the Company’s Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Operations since February 2012, 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.

Simone Wu

Ms. Simone Wu is Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, 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.

Alexandra Jaritz

Ms. Alexandra Jaritz is Senior Vice President, Brand Strategy & Marketing of Choice Hotels International, Inc. She was Senior Vice President of Brand Planning from September 2010 to June 2011; Vice President, Brand Planning & Management from March 2008 to September 2010; Vice President, Brand Strategy from October 2007 to March 2008; Vice President, Property Level Performance from January 2007 to October 2007; Vice President, Development Operations from December 2005 to January 2007; Senior Director, Brand Strategy from February 2004 to December 2005 and Director, Strategic Planning from July 2001 to February 2004.

Patrick Cimerola

Mr. Patrick J. Cimerola is Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration of Choice Hotels International, Inc. 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.

David Pepper

Mr. David A. Pepper is Senior Vice President - Global Development of Choice Hotels International, Inc. 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.

Thomas Song

Mr. Thomas Song has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Corporate Development of Choice Hotels International Inc., with effect from September 6, 2013. Mr. Song brings to Choice Hotels a depth of experience, having spent the past 20 years in corporate development, consulting and investment banking. Previously, he served as Vice President, Corporate Development and Strategy for The Hanover Insurance Group. Earlier in his career, Tom was a consultant at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants (now PwC) and a banker at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. He received his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, and BA with honors from the University of Chicago.

Eben Hewitt

Mr. Eben Hewitt is Chief Technology Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Hewitt already possesses a firsthand understanding of the Choice Hotels technology and business strategies as well as the company culture as a former associate having risen in the ranks to Senior Director of System Architecture. Hewitt will lead Choice's culture of creative problem solving. Further, Hewitt will actively evaluate the direction and growth of industry technologies and trends to ensure Choice Hotels is staying ahead of technology developments and leveraging these developments for any potential growth opportunities. Hewitt will also be responsible for the oversight of the the company's technical intellectual property, while working with all information systems planning, including all phases of systems architecture and design; programming; installation and ongoing operations; and maintenance. Further, he will oversee architecture and development standards, policies and procedures and ensure adherence to these standards. Hewitt is the author of several books on software development and technology, including one of the earliest books on big data, Cassandra: The Definitive Guide and he was a contributor to 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know. He has worked in technology as an architect, software developer, systems administrator, manager, and consultant across many industries including media, retail, government, ISPs, and software startups. He serves on the Advisory Board for Arizona State University's Computer Information Systems department.

Todd Davis

Mr. Todd Davis has been appointed as Chief Information Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Prior to joining Choice Hotels nearly 18 years ago, he was an advanced systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) focusing on hotel industry solutions. Prior to EDS, Mr. Davis designed global reservation solutions for Cendant Corporation and focused on the consolidation of Cendant's multiple data centers. Davis is a graduate of Northern Arizona University, where he earned his bachelor's degree in business administration with emphasis in hotel and restaurant management. He serves on the Northern Arizona University School of Hotel and Restaurant Management Advisory Board.

Scott Oaksmith

Mr. Scott E. Oaksmith is Controller 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.

Ervin Shames

Mr. Ervin R. Shames is Lead Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He is a Director since 2002. An independent management consultant to consumer goods and services companies, advising on management and marketing strategy, since January 1995 and lecturer at the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business from 1996 until 2008. From December 1993 to January 1995, Mr. Shames served as the Chief Executive Officer of Borden, Inc., and was President and Chief Operating Officer of Borden, Inc., from July 1993 until December 1993. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Stride Rite Corporation from 1990 to 1992, and then served as its Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer until 1993. From 1967 to 1989, he served in various management positions with General Foods and Kraft Foods. Mr. Shames serves as a director of Online Resources Corporation and Select Comfort Corporation.

Monte Koch

Scott Renschler

Dr. Scott A. Renschler, Psy.D., is Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He has been clinical psychologist in private practice since July 2007. Since 1993, he has served as a member of the board of directors of the Commonweal Foundation, Inc. He is also a director, since 2000, of the Mental Wellness Foundation, and a Trustee, since 2007, of the Crisis Clinic where he also served as President of the Board of Trustees from January 2009 to January 2011. He served as a director of Realty Investment Company, Inc. from 1993 until 2008.

Barbara Alexander

Ms. Barbara T. Alexander is Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. She is a independent consultant since February 2004. From October 1999 to January 2004, she was a senior advisor for UBS, and from January 1992 to September 1999, she was a managing director of Dillon Read & Co., Inc. and successor firms. Prior to joining Dillon Read, Ms. Alexander was a managing director in the corporate finance department of Salomon Brothers. Ms. Alexander is a director of QUALCOMM Incorporated, Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, Ltd., and KB Home. In the past five years, Ms. Alexander has also served as a director of Centex Corporation, Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), and Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc.

William Jews

Mr. William L. Jews is Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He has been director from 2000 to 2005 and since March 2006 and President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst, Inc. from January 1998 to December 2006. Previously, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of CareFirst of Maryland, Inc. and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services, Inc. and served as Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware. He was formerly President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maryland, Inc., from April 1993 until January 1998. Mr. Jews is Chairman of The Ryland Group, Inc. and a director of Camden Learning Corporation. In the past five years, Mr. Jews has also served as a director of MBNA Corporation, Ecolab, Inc., and Fortress International Group, Inc.

John Schwieters

Mr. John T. Schwieters is no longer Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc., effective May 8, 2014. He has been Senior Advisor of Perseus LLC since 2009 and Vice Chairman of Perseus LLC from April 2000 until 2009; Managing Partner of Arthur Andersen’s Mid-Atlantic region 1989 to 2000; head of Arthur Andersen’s tax practice from 1974 to 1989. Mr. Schwieters is a director of the Danaher Corporation and Smithfield Foods, Inc. In the past five years, Mr. Schwieters has also served as a director of Manor Care, Inc. and Union Street Acquisition Corp.

Gordon Smith

Mr. Gordon A. Smith is Independent Director of Choice Hotels International, Inc. He has been Chief Executive Officer, Chase Card Services, JP Morgan Chase since 2007. President, Global Commercial Card Group for American Express Travel Related Services, Inc., from 2005 to 2007. President of Consumer Card Services Group for American Express Travel Related Services, Inc., from September 2001 to 2005 and Executive Vice President of U. S. Service Delivery from March 2000 to September 2001. Mr. Smith joined American Express in 1978 and held positions of increasing responsibility within the company. His prior positions include serving as Senior Vice President in charge of the American Express Service Center in Phoenix and Senior Vice President of Operations and Reengineering for the Latin America and Caribbean region, as well as senior positions in the U.S. Credit and Fraud operations, at Amex Life Insurance Company and in the international card and Travelers Cheque businesses.

John Tague

Mr. John P. Tague is Independent Director of Choice Hotels International Inc. Mr. Tague’s experience in the airline industry enables him to provide the Board with input and suggestion relevant to the travel industry. Because Mr. Tague’s industry experience is not hotel-based, he provides the Board with unique opinions and assessments about the sector of the travel/hospitality industry in which the Company operates.
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