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Choice Hotels Promotes Kelly Poling to Vice President

26/09/2010 14:19

Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that it has promoted Kelly Poling to vice president, marketing and distribution strategy. Poling will now report to Mary Beth Knight, senior vice president of marketing and distribution for Choice Hotels.


In her new position, Poling will play a key role in supporting the company's marketing and distribution organization. She will direct the strategic planning process for the department, establish and optimize the allocation of marketing and reservations fund resources to the functional areas, and work with the organization's advertising agency on the ongoing creative execution of marketing plans. Poling will also work closely with leaders within Choice's brands organization to ensure the proper integration of marketing and distribution to support the company's overall marketing efforts and business delivery across all brands.


"Kelly is a natural fit for this position, and her promotion recognizes the many contributions she has made to Choice's companywide strategic planning efforts," said Knight.  "Kelly will be tasked with leading the strategic process to create meaningful positioning for in order to drive more business to Choice-branded properties through direct channels, as well as to expand the reach of our marketing programs and brand messages through more cost-effective electronic channels."


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