Chief Executive Officer
Jim Abrahamson is Interstate Hotels & Resorts' chief executive officer responsible for the Company's overall performance and global growth of its management portfolio and he serves as an executive director on the Company's Board of Directors. Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, currently operates more than 380 hotels with more than 72,000 rooms spanning North America; the UK and Ireland; Europe; Russia; India; and China.
Prior to joining Interstate in 2011, Jim held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hyatt Corporation, Marcus Corporation and Hilton Worldwide.
Jim is active in the hospitality industry and community affairs. He currently serves as national chair of the U.S. Travel Association; as vice chairman of the AH&LA; and will serve as association chair of the AH&LA beginning in 2015; and is on the advisory boards of the Cornell University Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship. He was recognized as the Penn State University Hospitality Executive of the Year in 2013.
He also has served as chairman emeritus of the Board of Directors at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and serves on the advisory board at the Emory University Eye Clinic. Jim holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.