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Thomas Song

Senior Vice President, Corporate Development and Innovation

Thomas Song is Senior Vice President of Corporate Development and Innovation for Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), one of the world’s leading hotel companies. In this role, he heads the company’s strategic growth initiatives which includes: corporate investments, real estate investments, joint ventures, acquisitions, business alliances and innovation initiatives. Mr. Song also has responsibility for overseeing Choice’s portfolio of growth businesses and partnerships.

Mr. Song joined Choice Hotels in 2013 and has more than 20 years of experience in corporate development, consulting and investment banking. Prior to his work at Choice, he served as Head of Corporate Development and Strategy for the Hanover Insurance Group. Earlier in his career, he held positions in management consulting and investment banking, during which he worked closely with Fortune 500 companies. He has led public and private company acquisitions, dispositions and carve outs, capital raises, private company growth investments and startups.

Mr. Song graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and earned his MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Over the course of his career, he has also served on Boards of Directors for various operating companies.