White Lodging Names Bruce Hoffmann as SVP and CFO
Tuesday June 17th, 2014 - 10:16AM 0
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MERRILLVILLE, IN—Bruce Hoffmann has joined White Lodging Services as SVP and CFO. In his role, Hoffmann will provide strategic leadership and vision to the finance discipline while executing the company's growth strategies and identifying opportunities to enhance White Lodging's organization, systems and processes, said the company.
"I am extremely proud to become part of White's best-in-class management team," Hoffmann said. "White Lodging is undoubtedly the premier developer, owner and manager of branded full service and select service properties in the industry, and it's exciting to join White's incredible team to be a part of its aggressive growth plans."
Larry Burnell, vice chairman and president of shared services, stated, “I have no doubt Bruce's rich, diverse experience in finance and administration will be an asset to White Lodging. With our growth projections, nothing is more important than having someone who is thinking strategically about building the most efficient and effective financial organization in the hospitality industry. This, coupled with our industry leading operational and revenue generation prowess, bode well for us, executing on our business strategy.”
Hoffmann has spent more than 25 years in the hospitality industry in various finance, development and administrative roles. He joins White Lodging after being with the Marcus Corporation for more than 15 years where he was most recently its senior director of finance and assistant treasurer. With Marcus Hotels & Resorts, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Marcus Corporation, Hoffmann also held the positions of SVP of finance, strategy and planning; VP of development; VP of finance and administration; senior director of finance and administration; and division controller.
Hoffmann also spent more than six years at Interstate Hotels where he worked in various corporate and hotel level roles which included exposure to both full and select service hotels in the areas of finance, IT, purchasing and construction management. Hoffmann started his professional career with Hyatt Hotels where he held several property level finance related positions.
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