A Team is only as Strong as its People

The Executive Team at Aimbridge is comprised of veteran hoteliers with a history of delivering industry-leading results. Averaging over 26 years of hospitality experience, the senior executives focus on maximizing returns to partners by utilizing a unique blend of experience, resources, and relationships.

Dave Johnson

Dave Johnson

PRESIDENT & CEO

Dave Johnson oversees the management of Aimbridge’s entire portfolio consisting of over 350 hotels approximately 2 billion in annual revenue and over 13,000 employees. Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as one of the Premier Hotel Management companies in the United States. Aimbridge Hospitality’s portfolio includes assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, Hyatt Hotels, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Additionally Aimbridge oversees an impressive resort and luxury division of hotels including its own proprietary all inclusive Jewel Resorts.

Prior to joining Aimbridge, he spent 17 years at Wyndham International helping them grow from 10 hotels to over 500 at the time of his departure. While at Wyndham, Johnson served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and responsible for approximately 3 billion dollars in annual revenue. Prior to that he served in various senior level operational, sales and marketing positions.

Mr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Business Economics, graduating with highest honors. Mr. Johnson currently serves on several Boards including Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) where he is also a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. Johnson served from 2009–2012 as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE). He also serves on several nonprofit Boards including The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Meeting Professionals International and Plano YMCA. Mr. Johnson’s “Brand” affiliations include advisory Board positions on Hyatt, Starwood, Marriott and Hilton. Most recently he was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of The Year.

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