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Daniel Peterson Named Regional Vice President
of Operations for CSM Lodging
MINNEAPOLIS – May 15, 2006 – CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, today announced Daniel Peterson has been named regional vice president of operations. Peterson will be responsible for hotels in the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. 
“CSM Lodging is committed to our core values of revenue, profit and quality, in which Dan’s experience will play a key role,” said Rob Dann, president of CSM Lodging. “He has proven himself an effective leader and we are excited in how he’ll enhance our hotels in his region.”
With more than 10 years of hospitality management experience, Peterson comes to CSM Lodging after serving as regional manager for Meyer Jabara Hotels where he was responsible for five hotels including the Marriott Providence, Courtyard by Marriott Boston Copley and The Westport Inn, an independent boutique hotel. As general manager of the Marriott Providence, he successfully implemented new programs and improved associate satisfaction scores. Under his leadership, the hotel consistently exceeded the brand average in the Marriott Event Satisfaction Scores and ranked in the top five-percentile in most improved service for Marriott Hotels and Resorts.  
Peterson’s combination of full service and select service experience aligns nicely with CSM Lodging’s portfolio.  His success in working with top brands like Marriott and driving profitability while improving guest satisfaction complement the mission and vision of CSM Lodging.  Peterson graduated from Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in hotel/restaurant management.
About CSM Lodging

CSM Lodging, a division of CSM Corporation, owns and operates 37 hotels nationwide under the Marriott, Hilton and Carlson brands. CSM Lodging has been recognized as Marriott's "Developer of the Year" for their contribution to the tremendous growth and increase in market presence of limited service Marriott hotels. For more information visit
CSM Corporation engages in the acquisition, development, leasing, management, and ownership of quality real estate assets. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn, CSM’s extensive portfolio includes retail, industrial, multi-family residential, and hotel properties across the continental United States. For more information visit
The mission of CSM Lodging is to develop and manage the finest hotels through an association with the best brands, and to continuously deliver outstanding guest service.

Jennifer Jasinski
(612) 392-7601
Also See: Robb Hall and Michael Roddy Appointed to Key Hotel Posts with CSM Lodging / April 2005
Alan Hatfield Appointed by CSM Lodging as Regional Vice President of Hotel Operations - Western Region / February 2005


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