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Generational Shift at True North

Tuesday January 8th, 2013 - 12:10AM

OVERLAND PARK, KS—True North Hotel Group has begun the year with the transition of the company's three key executives into new positions.

Lew Wiens has moved from president to chairman & CEO. Richard Merkel, formerly EVP of operations, is now president & COO. Lew's son, Brad Wiens, formerly SVP of development and acquisitions, has been named EVP & chief development officer.

True North Hotel Group, which is celebrating its 15th year, has 20 extended-stay and select-service hotels in its portfolio and six more under construction or in the pipeline.