Industry Update
Appointment25 November 2019

Kelly Poling

Appointed Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
At Extended Stay America, Inc. in Charlotte - SC, USA

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Kelly Poling

The Company announced today the appointment of Kelly Poling as Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, filling a previously vacant key leadership position and further strengthening the management team with executive deeply experienced in the extended stay hotel segment. Poling has a track record of success in the extended stay hotel segment, having led all central revenue generating functions at WoodSpring Suites. 

Poling was most recently Chief Executive Officer of Premier Worldwide Marketing, the exclusive worldwide representative for Karisma Hotels & Resorts, and previously served as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Consumer Revenue from 2017 to 2019. From 2014 to 2017, Poling served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for WoodSpring Hotels, and earlier in her career, spent seven years at Choice Hotels International, leading the corporate strategy, marketing and e-commerce teams. Poling has a bachelor's degree in business administration from The George Washington University and an MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Extended Stay America, Inc.

Extended Stay America, Inc., the largest owner/operator of company-branded hotels in North America, owns and operates 682 hotels in the U.S. and Canada comprising approximately 76,000 rooms and employs approximately 10,000 employees in its hotel properties and headquarters.
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