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Dan Smith promoted to Executive Vice President of owner success at First Hospitality

In his new role, Dan Smith will oversee First Hospitality’s overall business development activities for all third-party management business and continue to lead owner relations.

CHICAGO, IL – David Duncan, president and CEO of First Hospitality, national hotel operations and development company, announces the promotion of Dan Smith to executive vice president of owner success. Smith, who joined First Hospitality in 2005 as vice president of management services, was named senior vice president of asset management in 2016.

In his new role, Smith will oversee First Hospitality’s overall business development activities for all third-party management business and continue to lead owner relations.

“Expanding our third-party business is critical to our long-term success and Dan will be a pivotal part of leading First Hospitality’s growth in this area,” said Duncan. “Dan’s passion, skills in leadership and owner relations, and deep industry knowhow will serve him well in his new role. We’re excited to see Dan shepherd further expansion.”

Duncan cited that First Hospitality has recently added several third-party management contracts to its portfolio with more planned before the end of the year. “By establishing strong relationships and communication channels with owners, Dan has played a vital role in many of our recent hotel management acquisitions,” Duncan continued.

A hospitality veteran with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, Smith has extensive expertise in all aspects of hotel operations and revenue generation. He has won several industry awards, operating hotels to the top of their brands’ performance metrics. Past leadership positions include general manager at several hotels such as Holiday Inns, Hampton Inn & Suites, and Indian Lakes Resort.

At home, Smith enjoys spending time outdoors, hiking, biking, fishing, and refurbishing old woodwork. He and his wife Yvette have five children.

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