Choice Hotels International Inc. announced that it has made two appointments to its executive team. John Bonds has been promoted to senior vice president, strategy and services, reporting to Patrick Pacious, executive vice president, global strategy and operations; and Mike Shemer has been promoted to vice president, business planning from senior director, business transformation and governance for Choice Hotels.
Bonds who previously served as vice president of corporate strategy and business transformation, will expand his responsibilities to include franchise services and the newly formed business planning team. In this role, he will lead corporate strategy and provide leadership across the organization to improve business operations and implementation of enterprise-wide initiatives. He will also provide leadership for the franchise services organization to strengthen its alignment with the corporate strategy and objectives.
Prior to joining Choice, Bonds was employed by Navigant Consulting as an associate director from 2003 to 2006. Previously, he was a manager at Bearing Point in 2003 and with Andersen from 1999 to 2003. John earned his master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from University of California, San Diego.
Bonds joined Choice Hotels in 2006 and has served as the director of business intelligence, senior director of information technology program management, and as senior director of information technology strategy & planning.
Shemer’s new responsibilities include: business transformation, IT product ownership, governance and planning, and project management. He will manage and implement enterprise wide complex change initiatives, while effectively collaborating with other key leaders in the organization. Shemer will also work closely with senior management to identify and redesign critical processes for greater efficiency and effectiveness across Choice Hotels operations.
Shemer has has served in a number roles within Choice Hotels, with responsibilities in the areas of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, finance and project management. Prior to joining Choice Hotels, Shemer was an engagement manager at Jerfferson Wells International.