Choice Hotels Names Judd Wadholm as Senior VP and general manager, Core Brands

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Published on 10/04/24 - Updated on 10/04/24

Judd Wadholm promotion

Choice Hotels International, Inc., has announced the promotion of Judd Wadholm to the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Brands.

With almost 17 years of experience at Choice Hotels International and Radisson Americas, Mr. Wadholm will now oversee the growth and performance of the company's nine upper midscale, midscale, and economy brands in the U.S. market, which currently comprises 5,500 hotels.

In his previous role as Vice President, Managed Hotels Americas, Mr. Wadholm demonstrated his leadership skills and strategic vision. His background includes leadership positions in operations, owner relations, and finance with Radisson Americas and its predecessors. Moreover, mr. Wadholm holds a Master of Business Administration from St. Cloud State University and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of North Dakota.

"Even as we up the game in upscale and extend our lead in extended stay, Choice is as committed as ever to growing and improving the performance of our great core brands," "Judd has a proven ability to develop strong relationships with hotel owners and operators while driving hotel revenue, profitability, and guest satisfaction, and I'm confident he'll help lead our core portfolio to the next level."Raul Ramirez, Chief Segment and International Operations Officer

Choice Hotels' core brand portfolio includes well-established names such as Comfort, Country Inn & Suites, Sleep Inn, Quality Inn, Clarion, Clarion Pointe, Park Inn by Radisson, Econo Lodge, and Rodeway Inn.

"We call these brands our core for a reason," "It's because they are central to what Choice does and to the tremendous value we offer hotel franchisees and guests alike. Our core is strong, and I can't wait to get to work with our talented team and experienced hotel owners to drive performance and grow our Core Brands portfolio."- Judd Wadholm, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Core Brands

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