Choice Hotels Names William Balletto Regional Vice President

SILVER SPRING, Md. (March 26, 2001) - Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH) today announced the appointment of William Balletto as regional vice president of the Central Sales Territory.


Based in Algonquin, Ill., Balletto is responsible for the development of Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites hotel brands in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan.


Balletto has over 25 years of hospitality and franchise sales experience, and 11 years of sales development experience with Choice. Most recently he held the position of senior director of Choice`s Central Sales Territory. Earlier he worked as executive vice president of franchising for Amerihost Inn Franchising, Inc.; director of development for The Wellesley Group, a division of Prime Motor Inns, Inc. and vice president of hotel operations for Richard Roberts Company, Inc., a real estate syndication company in Connecticut.


“Bill Balletto is a highly motivated sales professional whose leadership will greatly enhance the development of the Comfort, Quality, Clarion, Sleep Inn, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and MainStay Suites hotel brands throughout the central United States,” said Paul Sterbini, vice president of franchise sales.


Balletto is a Certified Hotel Administrator.

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