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Biography PhotoPatrick Pacious
President, Chief Operating Officer

Patrick Pacious is president and chief operating officer of Choice Hotels International, Inc. The May 2016 appointment expands his oversight of the company’s business to include global franchise development. Mr. Pacious also oversees corporate development; international operations; reservations delivery across all channels; marketing; brand management; franchise services; revenue management; loyalty and relationship marketing; and information technology and performance analytics.

Mr. Pacious joined Choice in 2005 as senior director of corporate strategy and was soon promoted to vice president of corporate development and innovation. During his tenure at Choice Hotels, Mr. Pacious has held roles of increasing responsibility, particularly in distribution, technology and innovation and growth, and has helped to solidify Choice’s position at the forefront of hospitality technology. Prior to being named executive vice president and chief operating officer in January 2014, Mr. Pacious was senior vice president for strategy, distribution and technology, leading the company’s worldwide reservations delivery channels and information systems.

Previously, Mr. Pacious spent more than nine years in senior consulting positions with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen, working with executive management and boards of directors at clients including Choice Hotels and other major hospitality companies.

He earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in political science and Latin American studies from Duke University. Mr. Pacious is a former U.S. Navy officer, serving in surface warfare and as a strategic planner from 1987 to 1993. He is a member of the board of directors of the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.

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