Patrick Pacious
President and CEO
Choice Hotels International

Patrick Pacious is President and Chief Executive Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the largest and most successful lodging franchisors in the world.

Throughout his 14 years of leadership in increasingly senior roles at Choice, Pacious has led enterprise-wide technology transformation initiatives, revitalized legacy brands, launched new brands, and acquired a brand that is the fastest growing in its segment. He has improved business delivery to hotel owners and advanced an inclusive and performance-based culture for Choice associates.

In 2018, Choice Hotels reported over $1 billion in revenue; exceeded 7,000 hotels in its global system; expanded its pipeline to over 1,000 hotels, the largest in company history; and drove an increase in the company’s 10-year total shareholder return to 278 percent. Before becoming CEO in 2017, Pacious was the company’s president and chief operating officer.

Pacious served as a U.S. Navy officer after earning his bachelor’s degree from Duke University and went on to earn a master’s in business administration from Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management. He is currently a member of the board of directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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Global CEOs Panel: Re-Defining Hotel Performance

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