AUSTIN, Texas, April 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) (the "Company") today announced that William ("Trey") H. Conkling will join the Company as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer effective May 17, 2021.
"We are extremely pleased to have Trey join our management team. I've had the privilege of working with Trey for over a decade and value his extensive capital markets and transaction advisory experience," said Jonathan Stanner, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Over the course of his career, Trey has established himself as a very effective strategic thought leader that brings a breadth of experience in lodging and related industries along with a deep set of relationships that will be immediately valuable to the Company," added Mr. Stanner.
Most recently, Mr. Conkling served as a Managing Director in the Real Estate, Gaming & Lodging Investment Banking group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he oversaw the successful execution of transaction volume in excess of $190 billion including capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Mr. Conkling was with the investment banking unit of Bear, Stearns & Co. and previously worked in asset management for Host Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Conkling earned a Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Administration from Cornell University, School of Hotel Administration and a Masters of Business Administration from Cornell University, Johnson Graduate School of Management.
About Summit Hotel Properties
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. is a publicly traded real estate investment trust focused on owning premium-branded hotels with efficient operating models primarily in the upscale segment of the lodging industry. As of April 28, 2021, the Company's portfolio consisted of 72 hotels, 67 of which are wholly owned, with a total of 11,288 guestrooms located in 23 states.
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