Choice Hotels Appoints Thomas Song as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development
September 6, 2013 8:25pm
ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 6, 2013 -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel companies, today announced it has named Thomas Song as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development.
Mr. Song will report to Patrick Pacious, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy and Operations at Choice Hotels. In his new role, Mr. Song will direct strategic initiatives that drive growth and profitability. He also will lead the company's efforts to identify and evaluate corporate investment opportunities, acquisitions, joint ventures and strategic business alliances.
"In today's global marketplace, companies with unique assets and capabilities, like Choice Hotels, are well positioned to pursue opportunities that strengthen the core business, open new avenues of growth and drive higher shareholder returns," Mr. Pacious said. "We are delighted to bring on board a senior executive of Tom's caliber. Throughout his career, Tom has been known as a collaborative leader, recognized for his acumen in prioritizing opportunities for growth and positioning his team to maximize results."
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, a leading insurance company with U.S. and International operations. 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.
Tags: choice hotels,
Choice Hotels International offers the Choice Privileges® rewards program. With nearly 18 million members worldwide, it is one of the fastest growing hotel loyalty programs in the travel industry.
Additional corporate information can be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. web site, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com.
Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Choice Privileges, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Ascend Hotel Collection and SkyTouch Technology are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International, Inc.
© 2013 Choice Hotels International, Inc. All rights reserved.
Contact: Scott Carman
Choice Hotels Appoints Chad Fletcher as Vice President of Global Sales
Choice Hotels Completes Acquisition of WoodSpring Suites Brand and Franchise Business
Q2 2017 Financial Reports Round Up - Part 3: Choice, Chesapeake, Chatham, Sunstone & ESA
Choice Partners with Seaview Inn for Opening of Cambria Hotel in Newport, Rhode Island
Choice Hotels Partners with Weintraub Real Estate Group to Develop New Cambria Hotel in Calabasas, California
Choice Hotels Reports Q1 2017 Net Income of $28.7 Million Compared to $21.2 Million Q1 2016
Choice Hotels Comfort Hotel Brand Embarks on Aggressive U.S. Growth with 56 Properties Opening in 2017
enVision Hotel Management Debuts enVision Hotel Boston-Everett, the City's First Hotel in Seven Decades
Choice Hotels Honors its Top Hoteliers with the 2017 Platinum and Gold Hospitality Awards
Lieben Group, LP, Nivea Hospitality and Choice Hotels Open Doors to New Prototype Sleep Inn Hotel in Galion, Ohio
Choice Hotels Appoints Dominic Dragisich as Chief Financial Officer
Choice Hotels Reports Q4 Net Income of $31.8 million and $139.4 million for Full Year; Q4 Domestic RevPAR Increased 5%
Choice Hotels Appoints Brian Quinn Vice President of Franchise Development
Choice Hotels Signs Development Agreement with GVK Enterprises for Five Hotels in Greece
Travel is Worth It: Choice Hotels Reveals 2017 Travel Outlook
Choice Hotels Reports Q3 2016 Net Income of $47.6 million, a 15% Increase Over 2015; Domestic RevPAR Up 4.5%
Choice Hotels Reports Q2 2016 Net Income of $38.8 million Compared to $35.8 million in Same Period 2015
Summer Travel Spotlight: What to Expect from American Travelers this Season
Choice Hotels Transitioning Leadership Roles; CFO Leaving, COO Promoted
Choice Hotels' Sleep Inn Brand Unveils Latest Evolution of Prototype
Please login or register to post a comment.