Industry Update
Appointment 6 October 2014

Bill Clegg

Named Member of the Executive Board
At Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) in Coral Gables - FL, USA

Bill CleggChoice Hotels International executive Bill Clegg has been named among the new slate of officers elected to the executive board of the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA), underscoring the global hotel franchisor's expanding presence and commitment to developing travel in the rebounding Caribbean market. The announcement was made following the recent annual general meeting of CHTA in Miami. Clegg is a Regional Vice President for Franchise Service and Programs at Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies. His new role follows Choice Hotels' recent announcement of Dennis Wynn to oversee franchise sales for the Caribbean portfolio, a position newly created in response to favorable market conditions in the region. Clegg, who was elected for the 2014-16 biennium, said he was humbled by the support of the region's hospitality leadership and looked forward to working closely with tourism interests, both in the region and globally, to market the rich experiences of the Caribbean and to address issues and opportunities facing the industry. He will serve as fifth vice president of the regional body under the leadership of new president Emil Lee of St. Maarten.

Virginia Tech

Bill Clegg (Class of 1981) is a graduate of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia - United States
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Choice Hotels International, Inc.

Choice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 499,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of December 31, 2012, 394 hotels, representing more than 31,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States.
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