Dan Hansen to Become Executive Chairman Jonathan Stanner to Become Chief Executive Officer and Join Board of Directors
Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE: INN) yesterday announced that Dan Hansen, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer will transition to the role of Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors effective January 15, 2021. The Company’s Board has elected Jonathan Stanner, the Company’s current Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, to become President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective January 15, 2021.
“It has been a tremendous privilege to have had the opportunity to lead Summit through its significant evolution since our IPO in 2011. Thanks to the efforts of our entire leadership team, we are well positioned for future success. I am excited to transition this role to Jon, who is an integral member of our team and has been deeply involved in crafting and executing our strategic vision. He is well equipped to lead Summit through its next phase of growth,” said Mr. Hansen.
Mr. Hansen will work closely with Mr. Stanner on his transition to Chief Executive Officer and will assume the overall responsibilities of Executive Chairman, including continued collaboration with the Board and Summit’s executive team in the execution of the Company’s strategic plans.
Mr. Stanner joined the Company in 2017 as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and became Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer in 2018 leading the Company’s finance, accounting and investment activities. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Stanner held various roles at Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., the formerly publicly traded lodging REIT and affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners.
“I am deeply honored to assume the roles of President, Chief Executive Officer and Director and energized to be afforded the opportunity to lead this great company and advance our position as an industry leader. During my time with Summit, I have had the unique privilege to work alongside some of the industry’s most talented individuals and I would like to thank Dan for his guidance and support and the Board for placing its confidence and trust in me,” said Mr. Stanner.
The Company has initiated a comprehensive search process with the assistance of a leading executive recruiting firm to identify a new Chief Financial Officer.
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 December 17, 2020, the Company’s portfolio consisted of 72 hotels, 67 of which were wholly owned, with a total of 11,288 guestrooms located in 23 states.