AUSTIN, TX—Summit Hotel Properties Inc. has appointed Hope Taitz to the company’s board of directors, which now includes six members, five of whom are independent, including Taitz. She has been appointed to the nominating and corporate governance committee.
Taitz is currently the CEO of Ely Capital. She started her investment banking career at Drexel Burnham Lambert before continuing on as a VP at The Argosy Group, now part of CIBC. Taitz transitioned to the buy side as a managing director at Crystal Asset Management, before founding her own firm, Catalyst Partners. She also sits on the boards of Athene Holding Ltd., MidCap Finco Holdings Limited, and ATTN. She previously served on the boards of Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc., Diamond International Resorts Inc., as well as Lumenis Ltd. In addition, she is a member of the undergraduate executive board of the Wharton School as well as a member of several non-profits focusing on education and technology.