– USA, TX – CorePoint Lodging Inc. (NYSE:CPLG), today announced the appointment of two additional directors to the Company’s Board of Directors: Jean M. Birch and Alice E. Gould. With the addition of Ms. Birch and Ms. Gould as independent directors, the Company’s board will be expanded to eleven members.
“We are delighted to welcome Jean Birch and Alice Gould as new independent directors on our board. They join CorePoint at an exciting time,” said Mitesh B. Shah, CorePoint’s Chairman of the Board. “In addition to their broad range of board leadership experience, their collective expertise in real estate, finance and corporate governance, will be invaluable as we embark upon this journey to establish CorePoint’s unique position within the select service lodging segment.”
Keith A. Cline, President and Chief Executive Officer of CorePoint added, “CorePoint is fortunate to have Jean and Alice join its Board of Directors at such an important time. We look forward to tapping into their unique perspectives and strategic experience as we execute on our plans to unlock the embedded growth opportunities in CorePoint’s existing hotel portfolio, take advantage of what we believe are attractive growth and consolidation opportunities in our segment, and drive long term value creation for stockholders.”
About Jean M. Birch
Jean Birch is an independent public company director and veteran C-level operating executive, with more than 20 years of consumer retail experience running large restaurant companies. Ms. Birch is Chairman of the board for Papa Murphy’s Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRSH), a leading national take and bake pizza franchisor and operator. In addition, Ms. Birch serves as a director for Forrester Research (NASDAQ: FORR), one of the most influential global research and advisory firms. Previously, Ms. Birch served on the board of directors for Darden, a restaurant company featuring a portfolio of differentiated brands, and Cosi, Inc., serving as chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Ms. Birch completed her undergraduate work at the University of Arizona where she graduated cum laude with dual degrees in Economics and Oriental Studies (Mandarin Chinese). She received her Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University.
About Alice Gould
Alice E. Gould is the former head of the Private Investments team at DUMAC Inc., a professionally staffed investment office controlled by Duke University that manages over $18 billion of endowment and other Duke-related assets. While there, Ms. Gould guided the construction of a well-diversified portfolio of investments in the commercial real estate industry, including hospitality, multifamily, office and industrial and expanded the portfolio’s reach geographically to include both developed and emerging international markets. Ms. Gould also served on the advisory board of over 20 private equity and real assets partnerships in the U.S. and abroad. Previously, Ms. Gould was a management consultant assisting senior executives in the technology, pharmaceutical, media and financial industries with strategic initiatives.
Ms. Gould graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Engineering from Duke University and an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
About CorePoint Lodging Inc.
CorePoint Lodging Inc. is the only pure-play publicly-traded U.S. lodging REIT strategically focused on the ownership of midscale and upper-midscale select-service hotels. CorePoint owns a geographically diverse portfolio of 315 hotels and more than 40,000 rooms across 41 states in attractive locations primarily in or near employment centers, airports and major travel thoroughfares. The portfolio consists of all La Quinta branded hotels, except for one Baymont branded hotel.
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