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Aimbridge Hospitality appoints new CFO

The hospitality group which merged with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019, now represents a premium portfolio of more than 1,500 branded and independent properties in 21 countries

Aimbridge Hospitality has announced the appointment of Thomas Song to CFO, succeeding his predecessor Judy Hendrick who will retire after 13 years at the company.

The hospitality group which merged with Interstate Hotels & Resorts in 2019, now represents a premium portfolio of more than 1,500 branded and independent properties in 21 countries.

Song will be responsible for leading Aimbridge’s overall financial management and driving the company’s financial strategies. He will also play an “integral leadership role” in guiding data driven investment and business development strategies.

Mike Deitemeyer, president and CEO of Aimbridge Hospitality, said: “As we proceed with the next phase of Aimbridge’s momentous growth plans, it is the opportune time to have Tom join us as CFO.

“Tom’s record of achievement in the hospitality sector and strong background in finance, M&A, development and franchising, along with his culture-driven leadership style, will add tremendous value as we scale up innovation and accelerate our growth in a very dynamic environment.”

Song most recently was CFO of Dine Brands Global, prior to that, he was senior VP of corporate development and innovation of Choice Hotels International.

Earlier in his career, he held positions in management consulting and investment banking, his experience spans over 25 years and includes global financial management, M&A, strategy, investor relations, and corporate growth initiatives within multiple industries such as franchising, hospitality, financial services, and technology.

Song said: “I am pleased to join Aimbridge and return to the hospitality sector during a very dynamic time. Aimbridge’s leadership position as an asset-light hotel management company is the result of an impressive growth trajectory

“I look forward to working with the team in providing the best in class services and solutions for owners.”

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