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Cheryl Boyer Named Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers'
New York Hospitality & Leisure Practice

March 25, 2004 - Cheryl Boyer will lead PricewaterhouseCoopers' New York Hospitality & Leisure Practice. Effective immediately, Ms. Boyer will be in charge of all national engagements run out of the New York office, as well as all New York-specific engagements.

Ms. Boyer's appointment comes at a time of rapid improvement in the U.S. lodging industry and the New York lodging market. Under Ms. Boyer's direction, the New York practice will continue to grow by providing advisory services to lodging, food service, real estate and sports and leisure companies.

Ms. Boyer will report directly to Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., global leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Hospitality & Leisure Practice.

Ms. Boyer has spent the last five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, working very closely with Sean Hennessey, the former director of the New York practice. Mr. Hennessey withdrew from his position earlier this month to start his own private consulting practice, Lodging Advisors. Mr. Hennessey will also remain involved in engagements with PricewaterhouseCoopers as a subcontractor.

"I am confident that Cheryl Boyer will be a superb leader for the New York Hospitality & Leisure Practice," said Mr. Hennessey. "Working with her and my colleagues at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been a very special time in my career, and I feel lucky that I have had the opportunity to be a part of this practice."

Prior to joining PricewaterhouseCoopers, Ms. Boyer was a managing director in Insignia Hotel Partners' Capital Markets group where she worked with clients on a variety of assignments including debt and equity financing, asset management and capital and asset advisory projects. Previously, as vice president of sales and marketing at Hotel Partners, Ms. Boyer was responsible for restructuring and managing the analysis, research and marketing departments. Prior to joining Hotel Partners, she was a vice president with Landauer Associates, where she completed numerous consulting and appraisal assignments on behalf of the firm's leading clients. She has previous experience with Laventhol & Horwath and InterContinental Hotels.

"Cheryl is one of the stars in our Hospitality & Leisure Practice, and it has been exciting to watch her grow in her career and now to assume a leadership role," said Bjorn Hanson, Ph.D., global practice leader PricewaterhouseCoopers Hospitality & Leisure Practice. "We feel fortunate that we will continue to work with Sean and appreciate all he has done and will continue to do to benefit our practice and clients."

PricewaterhouseCoopers ( is the world's largest professional services organization. Drawing on the knowledge and skills of more than 125,000 people in 142 countries, we build relationships by providing services based on quality and integrity.

Wendy Amstutz


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