CHARLOTTE, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extended Stay America, Inc. (the “Company”) (NYSE:STAY) today announced that Jodie W. McLean has been appointed to its Board of Directors as an independent director. Ms. McLean is Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, a private commercial real estate company that develops, owns, and operates retail community shopping centers in primary markets across the country. She joined EDENS in 1994 and has held various position including Chief Investment Officer from 1997 to 2015 and also as President from 2002 to 2015.
Ms. McLean is a trustee of both the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Urban Land Institute. She serves on the Wofford College board, as well as boards of several other institutions and charities. Ms. McLean holds a B.S. in Finance and Management from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a degree from South Carolina Honors College.
Extended Stay America’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Gerry Lopez said, “We are delighted to welcome Jodie McLean to our Board of Directors. Jodie is a nationally renowned industry leader, with over 25 years of experience in consumer retail trends and customer engagement. We appreciate her willingness to serve as a director and look forward to benefitting from her judgment and counsel as she help us further drive shareholder value.”
Forward Looking Statements
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About Extended Stay America
Extended Stay America, Inc. (“ESA”) is the largest integrated hotel owner/operator in North America. Its subsidiary, ESH Hospitality, Inc. (“ESH”), is the largest lodging REIT in North America by unit and room count, with over 620 hotels and approximately 68,800 rooms in the U.S. ESA manages all of ESH’s properties, providing over 8,000 jobs at its hotel properties and corporate headquarters. Extended Stay America® is the leading brand in the mid-priced extended stay segment, with approximately twice as many rooms as its nearest competitor.