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Aimbridge hires Acquisitions and Philanthropy VPs

Tim Pruiett joins as senior vice president of Acquisitions and Investments, and Emily Gerstner as vice president of Philanthropic Partnerships and Community Outreach

Aimbridge Hospitality has continued to strengthen its team with the hiring of Tim Pruiett as senior vice president of Acquisitions and Investments, and Emily Gerstner as vice president of Philanthropic Partnerships and Community Outreach.  

The group said these newly created positions represent its focus on providing owners and employees an “unparalleled level of service and culture through forward-thinking, industry-changing roles”.

In his role as senior vice president of Acquisitions and Investments, Pruiett is responsible for driving portfolio growth through M&A, corporate partnerships, and investments in hotel management and related businesses.

He brings 12 years of experience with Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in various finance and strategy roles. In his positions leading M&A and strategic investments at Wyndham, Pruiett executed over $2.5bn (£2bn) of transactions that reportedly grew the company’s hotel portfolio and diversified its brand mix. 

Thomas Song, CFO of Aimbridge Hospitality, said: “Tim’s talent and keen understanding of the investment and acquisitions landscape positions him to be a leader at Aimbridge from day one.

“He has been at the forefront of large-scale transactions aligned with corporate growth throughout his career, and this deep skill set aligns with the dynamic trajectory for growth we are fostering at Aimbridge as we continue to deliver exceptional experiences for our owners.” 

Meanwhile, in her role as vice president, Philanthropic Partnerships and Community Outreach, Gerstner will oversee Aimbridge’s charitable foundation initiatives including fundraising, donor relations, and community engagement and visibility. 

Additionally, she will manage Aimbridge’s Corporate CARE Committee to help foster the positive and high-performing culture that keeps Aimbridge associates highly engaged and thriving.

Gerstner brings over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit industry, with a “proven track record” in strategic development, account management, and team leadership. Most recently, she worked at the American Heart Association where she served as vice president of Development leading the Go Red for Women movement in Dallas. 

Ann Christenson, chief human resources officer, said: “Emily’s career focus on philanthropic strategy and programming will be essential for Aimbridge as we strengthen our commitments to the communities we serve and the people on our team around the world. We are inspired by Emily’s vision for empowering our colleagues and impacting the world around us, and we look forward to applying her skills across all aspects of the company.”

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