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Paulina Garcia / Lindsey Norris
Hill+ Knowlton Strategies
RED ROOF INN® NAMES NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Columbus, Ohio – March 4, 2013 – Red Roof Inn®, a leader in the economy lodging industry, has named Brendan P. Foley the company’s new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) effective immediately. Foley brings twenty-five years of CPA and executive experience in both finance and accounting. Previously, he served as CFO of Navigator Management Partners, an IT and management consulting firm.
“Brendan brings a proven combination of strong strategic, financial and management skills to Red Roof Inn,” says Andrew Alexander, President, Red Roof Inn. ”Brendan will be integral in building the capital base to realize full value of Red Roof Inn’s expanding property portfolio. His experience will be key as the brand continues to grow in this highly competitive sector.”
Foley graduated from the University of Notre Dame and has held a series of important leadership roles throughout his career including serving as Vice President, Financial, Planning & Analysis for The Ohio State University and held an array of integral leadership roles at Wendy’s International, Inc. including his tenure as Senior Vice President, Controller and Principal Accounting Officer. He currently lives with his family in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio where Red Roof Inn is headquartered.
About Red Roof Inn®
Red Roof Inn® is a leader in the economy hotel segment with franchised, corporate-managed, and corporate-owned properties, serving millions of guests each year. The company and hotels are known for a warm and welcoming spirit, along with their Smart-by-Design®, value-added amenities that are simple, yet economical, and meet the needs of every guest. With coast-to-coast locations, Red Roof Inn has nearly 350 properties in the U.S. The primary goal at Red Roof Inn is to provide customers a savings without sacrificing comfort. Most recently the brand has announced a multi-million dollar investment to renovate and upgrade hotels nationwide with sleek and modern NextGen® redesign elements. Red Roof Inn’s new NextGen hotels will feature updated stylish and home-like interior and exterior designs that demonstrate Red Roof Inn’s dedication to providing customers with an affordable stay in a clean, comfortable, and now, modern room. Red Roof Inn guests consistently see the brand excelling in expectation and quality in both product and price. Nice Place. Nice Price® is what every consumer can expect when they stay at any one of our hotel locations; and because our company has a single brand in our portfolio, Red Roof Inn also offers franchisees One Brand. One Focus™ Most recently, Red Roof Inn launched its Nicest Price® advance purchase option, which rewards guests who reserve and pay for their room in advance. Red Roof Inn properties participate in RediCard®, Red Roof's loyalty program. RediCard members are the first to hear about Red Roof Inn’s best deals, travelers may visit www.redroof.com and sign up to become a member. Red Roof Inn‘s RediCard members receive 48 hours advance notice of promotions and exclusive offers available at Red Roof Inn. Traveling with your pet? Don’t forget that at Red Roof Inn ‘you stay happy, pets stay free’ as one well-behaved pet is welcomed per room, nationwide. The Columbus, Ohio-based company has more than 4,500 employees. For more information or reservations, call 800.RED.ROOF (800.733.7663) or visit redroof.com.