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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kerry Boekelheide

60 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

Daniel Hansen

46 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Aniszewski

52 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Eng

44 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Greg Dowell

51 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Bjorn Hanson

63 2011 Independent Director

Jeffrey Jones

53 2014 Independent Director

Kenneth Kay

60 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Storey

58 2011 Independent Director

Wayne Wielgus

59 2011 Independent Director

Elisabeth Eisleben

2014 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Kerry Boekelheide

Mr. Kerry W. Boekelheide is Executive Chairman of the Board of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. He served as the Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the Board of Managers of our predecessor, Summit Hotel Properties, LLC (“SHP LLC”), from January 2004 until February 2011. Mr. Boekelheide served as the Chairman and sole director of The Summit Group, Inc. (“The Summit Group”) from 1991 until its dissolution in December 2012. The Summit Group, with its affiliates, developed and acquired 54 hotels from 1991 through 2004. Prior to forming The Summit Group, Mr. Boekelheide was President and a shareholder of Super 8 Management, Inc., which was responsible for the management of over 100 Super 8 Motels located across the United States and Canada, and held numerous other positions in various companies that developed, owned and operated Super 8 Motels in the United States and Canada. Mr. Boekelheide received a B.S. degree in business from Northern State University.

Daniel Hansen

Mr. Daniel P. Hansen is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Hansen served in various capacities at The Summit Group. Mr. Hansen joined The Summit Group in October 2003 as Vice President of Investor Relations. His responsibilities included leading the capital raising efforts for SHP LLC’s private placements of its equity securities and assisting in acquisition due diligence. In 2005, he was appointed to SHP LLC’s Board of Managers and was promoted to Executive Vice President, in which capacity he was part of the team that acquired over $140 million of hotel properties and led the development of over $240 million of hotel assets. He was appointed President of The Summit Group and Chief Financial Officer of SHP LLC in 2008. His primary responsibilities included the development and execution of growth strategies for SHP LLC, raising equity capital and hotel development and acquisition. Prior to joining The Summit Group, Mr. Hansen spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (“Merrill Lynch”) in various leadership positions, culminating as a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager for Merrill Lynch in the Texas Mid-South Region, which included Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas and Oklahoma. Mr. Hansen received a B.A. in economics from South Dakota State University.

Craig Aniszewski

Mr. Craig J. Aniszewski is Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Mr. Aniszewski joined The Summit Group in January 1997 as Vice President of Operations and Development. He became the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of The Summit Group in 2007 and was a member of the Board of Managers of SHP LLC from January 2004 until February 2011. Mr. Aniszewski joined The Summit Group following 13 years with Marriott International, Inc., where he held sales and operations positions in full-service convention and resort hotels. During his career with Marriott, he also worked in the select-service sector, holding positions including the Director of Sales and General Manager for Residence Inn by Marriott and Courtyard by Marriott-branded hotels located in Florida, New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Maryland and North Carolina. Mr. Aniszewski received a B.S. degree in criminal justice with minors in business and psychology from the University of Dayton.

Christopher Eng

Mr. Christopher R. Eng is Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Secretary of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Mr. Eng was appointed Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Summit Group and SHP LLC in 2004. Mr. Eng was responsible for The Summit Group’s legal affairs and for guiding its corporate compliance, focusing on real estate acquisitions and dispositions, franchise licensing, corporate insurance coverage, corporate governance and securities industry regulatory compliance. Prior to joining The Summit Group, Mr. Eng was an Assistant Vice President and Trust Officer for The First National Bank in Sioux Falls. Mr. Eng received B.A. degrees in history and English from Augustana College and a J.D. degree from the University of Denver College of Law.

Greg Dowell

Mr. Greg A. Dowell is the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., effective October 1, 2014. Prior to joining Summit, Mr. Dowell held the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Campus Communities (“ACC”) (NYSE:ACC). During his thirteen-year tenure, Mr. Dowell managed all aspects of operations, facilities management, human resources, information technology and various aspects of accounting and systems development. He played a key role in the development of ACC’s specialized operating platform which facilitated American Campus Communities becoming the first student housing REIT to be publicly traded in 2004. Since ACC’s initial public offering, Mr. Dowell orchestrated the successful integration of more than $2.8 billion in asset growth and oversaw the management of over 44 million square feet of residential and mixed-use real estate comprised of over 300 communities. Prior to joining ACC, Mr. Dowell spent ten years in progressive capacities with Century Development where he began as an accountant and ultimately served as Senior Vice President of Management Services over the student housing portfolio. Mr. Dowell received his B.S. in Accounting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and is a certified public accountant.

Bjorn Hanson

Dr. Bjorn R. L. Hanson, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Dr. Hanson has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 35 years and has been involved in consulting, research and investment banking in the lodging sector. He joined the New York University School of Continuing Professional Studies in June 2008 as a clinical professor teaching in the school’s graduate and undergraduate hospitality and tourism programs and directing applied research projects. In 2010, he was appointed as the divisional dean of that school’s Preston Robert Tisch Center for Hospitality, Tourism, and Sports Management and returned to his full time faculty role in 2014. Before joining the Tisch Center, Dr. Hanson was a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and its predecessor, Coopers & Lybrand LLP, which he joined in 1989. Dr. Hanson founded the hospitality, sports, convention and leisure practice and held various positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Coopers & Lybrand, including National Industry Chairman for the Hospitality Industries, National Service Line Director for Hospitality Consulting, National Industry Chairman for Real Estate, Real Estate Service Line Director and National Director of Appraisal Services. Additionally, he served on the U.S. leadership committee and global financial advisory services management committee of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Dr. Hanson was also managing director with two Wall Street firms, Kidder, Peabody & Co. and PaineWebber Inc., for which he led banking and research departments for lodging

Jeffrey Jones

Mr. Jeffrey W. Jones is an Independent Director of the Company. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Jones served as the Chief Financial Officer for Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN)., a publicly held resort management company, and also served as a member of the board of directors of Vail Resorts, Inc. from 2008 through 2012. In addition, later in his tenure at Vail Resorts, Inc., Mr. Jones served as President — Lodging, Retail and Real Estate. Mr. Jones is currently a member of the board of directors and chairs the audit committee for Noodles & Company (Nasdaq: NDLS), a publicly held fast-casual restaurant chain with over 430 locations system wide. Mr. Jones also serves on the board of directors and chairs the audit and finance committee of Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, a privately held entertainment and hospitality company. In addition, Mr. Jones has been appointed to serve on the board of directors of Diamond Resorts International, Inc. (NYSE: DRII) effective immediately following the annual meeting of stockholders, scheduled for May 19, 2015. He is also a member of the US Bank Advisory Board and is a member of the board of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Prior to joining Vail Resorts, Inc., Mr. Jones held chief financial officer positions with Clark Retail Enterprises and Lids Corporation. Mr. Jones received a BA in Accounting and American Studies from Mercyhurst College and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Kenneth Kay

Mr. Kenneth J. Kay is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Kay held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (“Las Vegas Sands”) (NYSE: LVS) from December 2008 to July 2013, where he was responsible for all worldwide financial, planning, procurement, technology and risk aspects of the company. Prior to working for Las Vegas Sands, Mr. Kay was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (“CBRE”) (NYSE: CBG), a global commercial real estate services firm, from June 2002 to December 2008. Mr. Kay began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers, primarily focusing his efforts on large, publicly owned multinational companies. After leaving public accounting, his career included senior financial and operational roles at Ameron International, Systemed Inc., Universal Studios and, just prior to CBRE, as Chief Financial Officer of Dole Food Company, Inc. (formerly NYSE: DOLE). Mr. Kay is currently a Managing Director of Raven LLC, an investment and advisory services firm located in Las Vegas, Nevada, a position he has held since co-founding the firm in 2012. Raven LLC provides debt and equity capital and management consulting and advisory services to small and medium sized businesses. Mr. Kay is a member of the Board of Governors of Cedars Sinai Medical Center and The Board of Advisors of the USC Leventhal School of Accounting. Mr. Kay received a B.S. degree in accounting and an MBA degree from University of Southern California. Mr. Kay is a Chartered Global Management Accountant, a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Thomas Storey

Mr. Thomas W. Storey is an Independent Director of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Mr. Storey has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 25 years. Currently, Mr. Storey is an independent consultant advising various organizations on corporate strategy, business development and organizational design. He was formerly the President of Hospitality of Sonifi, a hotel industry technology company from May 2013 through December 2013. Before working for Sonifi, he was the Executive Vice President Business Strategy for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International (“FRHI”), a leading global hotel company with over 100 hotels worldwide under the Fairmont, Raffles and Swissôtel brands, which Mr. Storey joined in 1999. Having helped launch FRHI as a publicly traded company and its subsequent privatization, Mr. Storey was responsible for strategic planning and helping to identify new opportunities for FRHI that capitalize on improving business fundamentals. Mr. Storey held a series of progressive leadership positions with FRHI, including Executive Vice President, Development and Executive Vice President Business Development & Strategy, as well as President of Fairmont Hotels and Resorts. Mr. Storey has been a member of various hospitality industry organizations, including the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the Travel Industry Association of America, and Professional Conference and Meeting Planners. Mr. Storey received a B.A. in economics from Bates College and an M.B.A. from the Johnson School at Cornell University.

Wayne Wielgus

Mr. Wayne W. Wielgus is no longer Independent Director of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc ffective since June 15, 2015 . Mr. Wielgus has worked in the hospitality industry for more than 30 years. In August 2009, Mr. Wielgus founded International Advisor Group LLC, which advises several companies in the hospitality industry. Before founding International Advisor Group, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing of Celebrity and Azamara Cruises, two of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.'s brands, from March 2008 until August 2009, where he was responsible for the two brands' overall marketing efforts, including brand strategy and development, advertising, web marketing and research. Mr. Wielgus served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. from September 2004 until July 2007, after serving as that company's Senior Vice President, Marketing from September 2000 to September 2004. Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Wielgus held various positions with Best Western International, Inc., Trusthouse Forte PLC, InterContinental Hotels Corporation and Ramada Worldwide Inc. Mr. Wielgus received a B.S. in Marketing from Fairfield University and an M.B.A. from the University of Memphis.

Elisabeth Eisleben

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Kerry Boekelheide

1,877,460

Daniel Hansen

2,714,750

Craig Aniszewski

1,120,920

Christopher Eng

622,195

Greg Dowell

162,500

Bjorn Hanson

--

Jeffrey Jones

--

Kenneth Kay

--

Thomas Storey

--

Wayne Wielgus

--

Elisabeth Eisleben

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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