ROCKVILLE, Md., July 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world's leading hotel companies, has announced that Maria C. Uy has joined the company as Vice President, Treasurer.
In this role, Uy will provide strategic insight to the executive team and Board of Directors on financial matters, as well as design and oversee optimal domestic and international treasury operations to ultimately maximize growth and shareholder value. Uy will report directly to Scott Oaksmith, senior vice president, finance and chief accounting officer.
Uy brings nearly 20 years of diverse and progressive corporate treasury experience to the Choice Hotels leadership team. She joins Choice Hotels from Under Armour, Inc., where she served as Senior Director, Global Treasury. In that role, she provided leadership to support the rapid growth and complexity of operations including implementing capital allocation and debt strategies as well as streamlining global cash management and policies to support international expansion. Earlier in her career, Uy was the Vice President, Treasury Operations at Marriott International, holding positions of increasing responsibility during her 11-year tenure with the company. Uy also held key treasury positions at W.R. Grace & Co., and Arthur Andersen LLP. She earned her bachelor's degree from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
"Maria's extensive treasury experience in domestic and international operations, particularly within the hospitality industry, and her strong business mindset, will help us continue to fuel Choice's global growth strategy," said Oaksmith. "We are very excited to have Maria's expertise and broad perspective on our team during this time of unprecedented expansion for Choice Hotels."
About Choice Hotels
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the world's largest hotel companies. With approximately 6,500 hotels franchised in more than 40 countries and territories, Choice Hotels International represents more than 500,000 rooms around the globe. As of March 31, 2017, 795 hotels were in our development pipeline. Our company's Ascend Hotel Collection®, Cambria®, Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Sleep Inn®, Quality®, Clarion®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge®, Rodeway Inn®, and Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels® brands provide a spectrum of lodging choices to meet guests' needs. With more than 31 million members and counting, our Choice Privileges® rewards program enhances every trip a guest takes, with benefits ranging from instant, every day rewards to exceptional experiences, starting right when they join. All hotels and vacation rentals are independently owned and operated. Visit us at www.choicehotels.com for more information.
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