Ed is responsible for accelerating the development of IHG’s mainstream brands in the Pacific Northwest, Alaska, and Hawaii. Prior to IHG, he spent 15 years with Choice Hotels, serving as Regional Vice President of Development for the Midwest and Western regions. Additionally, he worked as a consultant with Laventhol & Horwath. A loyal Michigan State University Spartan, Ed earned a degree in Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management from the university and is an extreme fan of its football and basketball teams. An outdoor sports enthusiast, Ed is an avid cyclist and enjoys skiing, sailing, and hiking with his wife and two daughters.