Minneapolis MN - September 16, 2020
Radisson Hotel Group today announced the appointment of Bill Hall and Jason Yarbrough as senior vice presidents of development for the Americas. Hall will lead a team of franchise sales and development directors covering the western U.S., and Yarbrough will lead a team of franchise sales and development directors covering the eastern U.S.
Hall has spent more than 30 years in a variety of leadership roles in the franchising business. He most recently served as senior vice president of franchise operations at Red Roof, where he played a key role in improving operating performance to increase hotel and room count. Prior to that, Hall was the chief business development officer for InnFocus Hospitality Solutions, where he negotiated investment and third-party management contracts and provided oversight of hotel-specific operations, sales and marketing plans. He also spent 17 years with Wyndham Worldwide Corporation in senior leadership roles.
Yarbrough is another veteran of the franchise sales and development industry bringing more than 25 years of experience. Previously, he served as regional vice president of franchise development at Red Roof. In this role, he managed the franchise sales team. Under Yarbrough’s leadership, his team achieved and exceeded sales goals every year. Additionally, he achieved top sales honors as the sales leader of the year three years in a row.
“Bill and Jason have strong success leading and growing teams to help organizations achieve and exceed development and growth goals,” said Phil Hugh, chief development officer, Americas, Radisson Hotel Group. “Their expertise and leadership will play a critical role in executing our five-year plan to drive the growth of our exceptional portfolio of hotels throughout the Americas. Together, we have assembled what I believe will be one of the most talented groups of franchise sales and development professionals in the industry, and we are all excited to get to work.”
The following franchise sales and development directors will report to Hall and support development efforts in the West:
The following franchise sales and development directors will report to Yarbrough and support development efforts in the East:
Gerardo Valdes will continue in his position as director of franchise sales and development across Latin America and report to Phil Hugh.
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