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Management

Biography PhotoStephen P. Joyce
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen P. Joyce
Chief Executive Officer


Stephen P. Joyce is president, chief executive officer, and member of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel franchisors. With a career in the lodging industry spanning over three decades, Mr. Joyce has a proven track record of developing and growing some of the best-known hotel brands in markets worldwide.

Since Mr. Joyce took the helm of Choice Hotels in 2008, he has led the company on an impressive and fo... 

Biography PhotoPatrick Cimerola
Chief Human Resources Officer
Patrick Cimerola
Chief Human Resources Officer


Patrick Cimerola is chief human resources officer for Choice Hotels International, Inc., reporting directly to the CEO. A member of the senior executive team, Mr. Cimerola oversees human resources strategies across the organization, including talent acquisition and management; leadership development, retention and succession planning; and total rewards programs. In this role, he ensures that the broad spectrum of human resources support the company’s business operations and are fully aligned wit... 
Biography PhotoRobert McDowell
Chief Commercial Officer
Robert McDowell
Chief Commercial Officer


Robert McDowell is chief commercial officer for worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH). In this role, he is responsible for leading the development and execution of Choice’s growing global, multi-channel marketing and distribution strategy, as well as overseeing all direct distribution channels, revenue management, global sales and marketing channels, eCommerce, and all channel partner relationships. Mr. McDowell joined Choice in May 2011 and served a... 

Biography PhotoDavid Pepper
Chief Development Officer
David Pepper
Chief Development Officer


David Pepper is chief development officer for worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International, Inc.  A member of the senior executive team, he is responsible for driving unit growth for each of the company’s brands in key markets worldwide. Mr. Pepper has been responsible for leading franchise sales to record levels during his tenure at Choice.

Mr. Pepper joined Choice in 2002 as vice president of franchise sales and development for the company’s new construction brand... 

Biography PhotoJohn Bonds
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Services
John Bonds
Senior Vice President, Strategy and Services


John Bonds is senior vice president of strategy and services for Choice Hotels International, Inc. In this role, Mr. Bonds is responsible for leading corporate strategy and providing leadership across the organization to improve business operations and implementation of enterprise-wide initiatives. Additionally, Mr. Bonds oversees domestic franchise operations which includes hotel openings, design and construction, franchise services, quality assurance, franchisee training and brand program ... 

Biography PhotoWilliam Carlson
Senior Vice President, Performance Analytics
William Carlson
Senior Vice President, Performance Analytics


William Carlson is senior vice president of performance analytics for Choice Hotels International, Inc. In this role, Mr. Carlson provides the company with business intelligence services to drive strategic and operating decisions in support of the company’s goals.

During his tenure at Choice, Mr. Carlson has successfully helped the company leverage its data through advanced analytics to improve company performance.

Mr. Carlson joined Choice Hotels in 1998 as Vice Pr... 

Biography PhotoKelly Kane
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Kelly Kane
Vice President, Corporate Communications


Kelly Kane is vice president for corporate communications at Choice Hotels International, overseeing the company’s internal, external and franchisee communications functions including government affairs, and public relations. Serving in this role since 2011, Ms. Kane is responsible for the development and execution of strategies and messaging to support Choice Hotels’ overall business objectives to these key audiences, and also oversees the company’s meetings and events function.

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Biography PhotoJeff Lobb
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary
Jeff Lobb
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary


Jeff Lobb is vice president, assistant general counsel and assistant secretary of Choice Hotels International, Inc. Mr. Lobb leads the legal department’s corporate, finance and international transactions team, and supports the corporate governance and board administration functions. In this capacity, he provides support for a variety of complex legal activities related to corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, investments, real estate ventures, and strategic initiatives.

Mr. L... 
Biography PhotoPatrick Pacious
President, Chief Operating Officer
Patrick Pacious
President, Chief Operating Officer


Patrick Pacious is president and chief operating officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. The May 2016 appointment expands his oversight of the company’s business to include global franchise development. Mr. Pacious also oversees corporate development; international operations; reservations delivery across all channels; marketing; brand management; franchise services; revenue management; loyalty and relationship marketing; and information technology and performance analytics.

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Biography PhotoTodd Davis
Chief Information Officer
Todd Davis
Chief Information Officer


Todd Davis is chief information officer for Choice Hotels International, Inc. In this role, Mr. Davis leads Choice’s global IT strategy, providing high-performing solutions to the company and its 6,300-plus franchised hotels worldwide.

Mr. Davis joined Choice Hotels in 1995, where he has held multiple positions, most recently serving as chief technology officer before his promotion to chief information officer in March 2013. Today, as the most senior executive at the Choice Hot... 

Biography PhotoScott Oaksmith
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer
Scott Oaksmith
Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Accounting Officer


Scott E. Oaksmith is controller for worldwide lodging franchisor Choice Hotels International (NYSE:CHH), where he oversees the company's financial operations, including corporate reporting and accounting, planning and analysis and payroll operations. He is also an officer of the company.

During his tenure at Choice, Mr. Oaksmith has successfully upgraded the accounting corporate reporting processes, as well as identified and strengthened internal controls to ensure Sarbanes-Oxley ... 

Biography PhotoSimone Wu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & External Affairs
Simone Wu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & External Affairs


Simone Wu serves as senior vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors. In this role, Ms. Wu provides leadership to the business as the primary legal advisor to the company’s senior management team and board of directors, and serves as an integral part of the leadership team. As general counsel, her responsibilities include advising on all legal matters including major domestic and in... 

Biography PhotoJanis Cannon
Senior Vice President, Upscale Brands
Janis Cannon
Senior Vice President, Upscale Brands


Janis Cannon is senior vice president, Ascend and Cambria, at Choice Hotels International. As a member of the senior executive team and the leader of the Cambria hotels & suites brand and the Ascend Hotel Collection, Ms. Cannon directs all aspects of Choice Hotels’ work in the upscale hotel segment.

Ms. Cannon joined Choice Hotels in April 2016 after serving as vice president and global brand leader at IHG for the company’s upscale brand portfolio. During her 10-year caree... 

Biography PhotoThomas Song
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation
Thomas Song
Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation


Thomas Song is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation for Choice Hotels International, Inc. Mr. Song leads Choice’s strategic initiatives that drive growth and profitability which include corporate investments, acquisitions, joint ventures, real estate investments, strategic business alliances and innovation initiatives. Mr. Song also has responsibility for overseeing Choice’s portfolio of growth businesses and partnerships.

Mr. Song has over 20 years of exp... 

Biography PhotoBret Limage
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer
Bret Limage
Vice President, Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


Bret Limage serves as assistant general counsel and assistant secretary for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's largest hotel franchisors. He has held this position since January 2000. In this role, Mr. Limage is an officer of the company and provides legal support for the company’s compliance and corporate governance functions. He also is responsible for intellectual property and employment law related matters. From July 1996 to December 1999, Mr. Limage was a seni... 
Biography PhotoAnne  Engelking Smith
Vice President, Brand Strategy
Anne  Engelking Smith
Vice President, Brand Strategy


Anne Engelking Smith is the vice president of brand strategy for Choice Hotels International, Inc. Ms. Smith is responsible for overseeing the brand strategies for nine of the company’s brands: Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, Clarion, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn, Suburban Extended Stay and MainStay Suites. Ms. Smith leads the overall strategy for this portfolio of brands, promoting a compelling value proposition to developers and franchisees as well as consumers to opt...