ROCKVILLE, MD—Choice Hotels International, Inc. has promoted Patrick Pacious to COO, effective Jan. 1, 2014.
In this role, he will be responsible for global operations, identifying and leading growth initiatives through oversight of the strategic planning process, executing the company’s global distribution strategy, brand management, marketing and harnessing information technology and data analytics to maximize business performance.
An officer and member of the executive team of Choice Hotels, Pacious continues to report to Choice Hotels President and CEO Stephen P. Joyce.
Pacious joined Choice Hotels in 2005 and has held roles of increasing responsibility. He currently serves as the EVP, global strategy and operations, with lead responsibility for the company’s corporate strategy and development, global reservations delivery, information technology, loyalty and promotions, franchise services and international operations. Before joining Choice Hotels, Pacious held senior positions with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen.
Pacious earned his master’s degree in business administration from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and his bachelor’s degree from Duke University. He served in the United States Navy from 1987 to 1993, achieving the rank of lieutenant.