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David A. Pepper

Chief Development Officer

David Pepper is Chief Development Officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, he is responsible for driving unit growth for each of the company’s brands in key markets worldwide.

Mr. Pepper joined Choice Hotels in 2002 as vice president, franchise sales and development for the company’s new construction brands. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to senior vice president of franchise development for North America, and later to his current executive position.

During his tenure, Mr. Pepper notably led the company to record-levels of franchise sales; during his first three years of leadership franchise sales more than doubled. In addition, he played an integral role in launching the Cambria hotels brand, and the acquisition of the Suburban Extended Stay Hotel brand, expanding Choice’s presence in the both upscale and extended stay hotel markets.

Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Mr. Pepper served as vice president of franchise sales for Hawthorn Suites and Microtel Inns. He also served as Director of Franchise Sales for Holiday Inn Worldwide.

Mr. Pepper earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from Tufts University. He is currently involved in numerous organizations, including a membership in the Inns & Suites Committee for the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH & LA) and the planning committee for the annual NYU International Hospitality Industry Investment Conference.