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Stephen P. Joyce

President & Chief Executive Officer
Choice Hotels International

Stephen P. Joyce is president, CEO, and member of the board of directors of Choice Hotels International. With a career in the lodging industry spanning over three decades, Joyce has a proven track record of developing and growing some of the best-known hotel brands in markets worldwide.

Since he took the helm of Choice Hotels in 2008, he has led the company on an impressive and focused growth strategy, resulting in a significant gain in the company’s market share position, expansion into new markets and the advancement of new brands.

His leadership has resulted in further enhancements to the company’s marketing strategies, brand awareness and eCommerce initiatives, including the launch of the industry’s first global iPhone application and the highest year-over-year growth in the company’s award-winning Choice Privileges rewards program, which surpassed 20 million members.
Joyce also has expanded Choice’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, including a partnership with Rebuilding Together, a leading nonprofit working to preserve affordable homeownership. Choice has donated almost 10,000 volunteer hours to help make a difference in local communities across the U.S.

A member of the International Franchise Association, Joyce has held many leadership roles there and is the incoming chairman, effective 2014. He is the former chairman of the U.S. Travel Association and is currently the vice chairman of the board of trustees of the ServiceSource Foundation. He has served as a member of the board of directors for: DineEquity, Inc. (NYSE: DIN); the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; the Autism Learning Center; and The Real Estate Roundtable.

Joyce was a recipient of the 2010 Community Partner Award from ServiceSource Foundation and was named Maryland Business Gazette’s 2010 Executive of the Year. In 2012, he was honored by the Hospitality Division of the UJA-Federation of New York.