One of the world’s largest hotel brands is expanding its executive team.
Choice Hotels International, Inc., the hospitality franchisor with a portfolio of more than 7,100 hotels, has announced three new regional vice presidents to continue the group’s international growth.
Odette Brown has been promoted to regional vice president of franchise services, and will oversee the mid-southern U.S. region. In this role, Brown will join an RVP team that spans the entire U.S., and together, these teams will work to optimize hotel portfolio support strategies while helping to drive hotel owner profitability, market share growth, and other performance metrics.
She will also help to support brand-related franchisee owner council and franchisee lifecycle support activitie, as well as serving as departmental liaison, assisting with and leading internal stakeholders to support the franchise services hospitality vision and prioritize the needs of Choice owners.
Brown joined the company in 2014 as an area director and was elevated to regional area director in 2018. Prior to that, she was an area general manager and general manager for several hotels for nearly 10 years.
Glenn Gordon has previously worked for Choice Hotels’ franchise sales development team, and is returning to the company in his new role of regional vice president of franchise sales development for the Ascend Hotel Collection brand.
In this new position, he will lead the growth of the brand’s footprint in the southeast U.S. and the Caribbean, sourcing new projects and securing new franchise agreements.
Finally, Gary Mills joins Choice Hotels as the regional vice president of franchise sales development for the Cambria Hotels brand. In this role, Mills will lead the growth of the brand’s footprint in Texas and the mid-central region, sourcing new projects and securing new franchise agreements.
Mills joins Choice with more than 40 years in the hotel industry, having worked at brands such as Hilton Hotels Coroporation, where he assisted with the launch of the Hilton Garden Inn brand.