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Management

Biography PhotoPatrick Pacious
President and Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Pacious
President and Chief Executive Officer


Patrick Pacious is President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies.

Pacious has been with Choice since 2005 and has created significant value for shareholders and franchisees. Under his direction, Choice built industry-leading global technology platforms that resulted in improved profitability and efficiencies for the company’s franchised hotel owners. He also spearheaded the company’s significant ... 

Biography PhotoDominic Dragisich
Chief Financial Officer
Dominic Dragisich
Chief Financial Officer


Dominic Dragisich is the Chief Financial Officer for Choice Hotels International, Inc. In his role, Mr. Dragisich leads the company’s financial strategy as well as corporate growth initiatives. With a focus on company performance and shareholder value, he drives ongoing expansion across major markets.

Mr. Dragisich joined Choice in March 2017. Prior to Choice, he was Chief Financial Officer at XO Communications, a national provider of advanced telecommunications services. At XO, Mr.... 

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 PhotoSimone Wu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary
Simone Wu
Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary


Simone Wu serves as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & External Affairs for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, Ms. Wu serves as the primary legal advisor to the company’s senior management team and Board of Directors. In addition to leading the company’s legal function as general counsel, she also oversees government affairs, risk management, procurement services, corporate communications and ev... 

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 PhotoRobert McDowell
Chief Commercial Officer
Robert McDowell
Chief Commercial Officer


Robert McDowell is Chief Commercial Officer for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, he is responsible for developing and leading Choice’s marketing, sales, digital commerce, loyalty, revenue management and customer care.

Mr. McDowell joined Choice Hotels in May 2011 as senior vice president of marketing and distribution, and was appointed to his current leadership position in 2016. During his tenure, he success... 

Biography PhotoJohn Bonds
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Technology
John Bonds
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Operations and Technology


John Bonds is senior vice president of enterprise operations and technology for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s largest hotel companies. In this role, Mr. Bonds is responsible for the developing the company’s corporate and brand strategies as well as leading Choice’s franchisee operations and technology functions.

Mr. Bonds joined Choice Hotels in 2006 and throughout his successful tenure has held roles of increasing responsibility. In 2011, Mr... 

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


Janis Cannon is Senior Vice President of Upscale Brands and a member of the senior executive team for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, she is responsible for the overall performance and growth of the company’s upscale portfolio, and leads the brand strategy and positioning of Cambria Hotels and the Ascend Hotel Collection.

Since joining Choice Hotels in 2016, Ms. Cannon has increased Cambria’s hotel openings... 

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. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, he heads the company’s strategic growth initiatives which includes: corporate investments, real estate investments, joint ventures, acquisitions, business alliances and innovation initiatives. Mr. Song also has responsibility for overseeing Choice’s portfolio of growth businesses and partnerships.

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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 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 PhotoMark Pearce
Senior Vice President International Division
Mark Pearce
Senior Vice President International Division


Mark Pearce is Senior Vice President of the International Division for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this position, he is responsible for the management, direction, and development of the company’s international business. He oversees more than 1,200 franchised properties across 40 countries.

Pearce joined Choice Hotels in 1993 as vice president of sales and marketing for Choice Hotels Canada, and was appointed to hi...