People: Summit Hotel Properties Inc (INN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kerry Boekelheide

59 2010 Executive Chairman of the Board

Daniel Hansen

45 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Craig Aniszewski

51 2010 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Eng

43 2014 Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, General Counsel, Secretary

Paul Ruiz

2014 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President

Greg Dowell

50 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Bjorn Hanson

62 2011 Independent Director

Jeffrey Jones

52 2014 Independent Director

Kenneth Kay

58 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Storey

57 2011 Independent Director

Wayne Wielgus

59 2011 Independent Director

Elisabeth Eisleben

2014 IR Contact Officer

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 predecessor, Summit Hotel Properties, LLC ("SHP LLC"), from January 2004 until February 2011. Mr. Boekelheide has 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 the company, Mr. Hansen served in various capacities at The Summit Group. Mr. Hansen joined The Summit Group in October of 2003 as Vice President of Investor Relations. 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.

Paul Ruiz

Mr. Paul Ruiz, CPA., has been appointed as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., effective October 1, 2014. He was an Interim Chief Financial Officer of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ruiz served in senior executive roles for companies in a variety of industries, including real estate and technology. From April 2013 to April 2014, he served as a consulting chief financial officer for Bridgepoint Consulting, a financial consulting firm in Austin, Texas. From February 2011 to April 2013, Mr. Ruiz was a Director in the Global Corporate Accounting Group of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (NYSE: FSL), a global semiconductor manufacturer. From April 2008 to January 2011, Mr. Ruiz was the Chief Financial Officer at Sensortran, Inc., a fiber-optics based technology company based in Austin, Texas. He began his career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers where he was an audit manager, providing audit and business advisory services to entrepreneurial, rapidly growing and Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Ruiz graduated with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and earned his Master of Business Administration from Baylor University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.

Greg Dowell

Mr. Greg A. Dowell has been appointed as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc., effective October 1, 2014. Most recently, Dowell held the position of Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at American Campus Communities (NYSE:ACC). During his thirteen-year tenure, 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 during his career has overseen the management of over 44 million square feet of residential and mixed-use real estate comprised of over 300 communities. Prior to joining ACC in 2001, 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. 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 and gaming. Dr. Hanson received a B.S. from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, an M.B.A. from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from New York University.

Jeffrey Jones

Mr. Jeffrey W. Jones is an Independent Director of the Company. Jeffrey Jones most recently held the position of Chief Financial Officer of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE:MTN), where he also served as a member of the Vail Resorts Board of Directors and as President of Lodging, Retail and Real Estate. Mr. Jones held overall responsibility for the finance, accounting, treasury and investor relations functions, as well as operations oversight of the lodging, retail, and real estate segments, of this publicly-traded mountain resort operator. Mr. Jones joined Vail Resorts in 2003 and retired from his positions in December 2012. Prior to Vail, Mr. Jones was CFO of multiple companies primarily in the retail sector. Mr. Jones currently serves on the Boards of Noodles & Company, Inc. (Nasdaq:NDLS), where he chairs the Audit Committee, and Hershey Entertainment & Resorts, a privately held company where he chairs the Audit and Finance Committee. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of U.S. Bank and is the Executive in Residence and a member of the Board of Directors at the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder. Mr. Jones is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kenneth Kay

Mr. Kenneth J. Kay is an Independent Director of the Company. Kenneth Kay was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS) from December 2008 to July 2013, a leading global developer of destination properties, where he was responsible for all worldwide financial, planning, procurement, technology and risk aspects of the company. Immediately prior to Las Vegas Sands, Mr. Kay was Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CB Richard Ellis Group, Inc. (NYSE:CBG) ("CBRE"), 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 is 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. Beginning in May 2013, Mr. Storey will serve as the President of Hospitality of LodgeNet Interactive Corporation (OTC: LNETQ), a hotel industry technology company. Currently, Mr. Storey is the Executive Vice President Business Strategy for Fairmont Raffles Hotels International ("FRHI"), a 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 is responsible for strategic planning and helping to identify new opportunities for FRHI that capitalize on improving business fundamentals. Mr. Storey has 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 an Independent Director of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. 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

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