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Regional executive

Regional executive


Americas Regional Executive Committee

Kirk Kinsell

Kirk Kinsell – President, The Americas

Appointed to the Board: 1 August 2010

Skills and Experience: Kirk has 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including senior franchise positions with Holiday Inn Corporation and ITT Sheraton. He joined the Group in 2002 as Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer for The Americas region. He became an Executive Committee member in September 2007 and was previously President, Europe, Middle East and Africa until June 2011.

Key Responsibilities: These include the business development and performance of all the hotel brands and properties in The Americas region.

Oliver Bonke

Oliver Bonke - Chief Commercial Officer, Americas

Oliver Bonke is Chief Commercial Officer, Americas, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Jim Anhut

James F. (Jim) Anhut - Senior Vice President, Americas Design & Quality

Jim Anhut is Senior Vice President, Americas Design & Quality, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Joel Eisemann

Joel Eisemann – Chief Development Officer, The Americas

Joel is Chief Development Officer for the Americas division of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Robert Morse

Robert (Bob) Morse – Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, the Americas

Bob is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, The Americas region of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Lori Gaytan

Lori Gaytan – Senior Vice President Americas HR and Global Functions
Lori is responsible for providing strategic HR support for the Americas region as well as creating and aligning IHG's reward strategies globally.

Bob Gunkel

Bob Gunkel – Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Americas

Bob is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Americas division of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Steven (Steve) W. Smith

Steven (Steve) W. Smith – Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Americas

Steve is Senior Vice President & General Counsel, Americas, of IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group).

Francie Schulwolf

Francie Schulwolf – Vice President, Corporate Communications, Americas
Francie is responsible for employee and franchisee communications and public relations for IHG and its family of brands including InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Holiday Inn Club Vacations, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites.

Ricardo Lopez

Ricardo Lopez – Vice President, Strategy, Americas

Ricardo is Vice President, Strategy, Americas, IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) PLC.

Jeff Eckard

Jeff Eckard – Vice President, Americas Technology

Jeff Eckard has been Vice President, Americas Technology at IHG since January 2014. He has responsibility for overseeing the successful delivery of hotel and corporate technology solutions, initiatives and infrastructure services for the region.

Last updated 29 January 2014

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