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Biography PhotoKelly Kane
Vice President, Corporate Communications

Kelly Kane is vice president for corporate communications at Choice Hotels International, overseeing the company’s internal, external and franchisee communications functions including government affairs, and public relations. Serving in this role since 2011, Ms. Kane is responsible for the development and execution of strategies and messaging to support Choice Hotels’ overall business objectives to these key audiences, and also oversees the company’s meetings and events function.

Previously, Ms. Kane served as executive director of the Choice Hotels International Foundation, the umbrella organization for the company’s corporate social responsibility activities, overseeing daily operations of the Foundation from January 2010 to December 2013. This role was in addition to her responsibilities overseeing the company’s corporate communications organization, first as senior director in 2006, and then as vice president in 2011. Ms. Kane joined Choice Hotels in 2003 and was promoted to senior director of marketing for the partner services division in 2005.

Before coming to Choice, Ms. Kane served as marketing manager for XO Communications. Earlier, she held similar positions with Concert plc and Marriott International Senior Living Services.

Ms. Kane holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Maryland and also studied at the University of London. She is a member of the Arthur W. Page Society and The Forum Group.

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