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Board of Directors

Terry Porter

Terry Porter

Board Chairman

Best Western Hotels & Resorts® is governed by a membership-elected Board of seven Directors  - one from each of Best Western’s North American districts. Directors, who are required to be Best Western owners, are elected to three-year terms, and can serve a maximum of two terms. Their leadership, passion and strategic vision for Best Western have created an iconic brand with a presence in more than 100 countries and territories across the globe.

Terry Bichsel

Terry Bichsel

Board Vice Chairman

James Cosgrove

James Cosgrove

Board Secretary-Treasurer

Anthony Klok

Anthony Klok

Board Director

Ishwar Naran

Ishwar Naran

Board Director

Jayesh Patel

Jayesh Patel

Board Director

Peter Kwong

Peter Kwong

Board Director

Executive Team

David Kong

David Kong

President and CEO

Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ executive team, led by President and Chief Executive Officer David Kong, is one of the most experienced and accomplished team of executives in the travel industry. During their tenure, Best Western has achieved unprecedented success. Their achievements include launching a transformative brand refresh, growing the award winning Best Western Rewards® loyalty program, receiving more industry awards than any other hotel company, and growing from one to seven diverse and contemporary hotel brands. Through the team’s stable and progressive leadership, the company has truly become Today’s Best Western for Today’s Traveler.

Dorothy Dowling

Dorothy Dowling

Senior Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer

Ron Pohl

Ron Pohl

Senior Vice President
Brand Management

Larry Cuculic

Larry Cuculic

Senior Vice President and
General Counsel

Mark Straszynski

Mark Straszynski

Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

Suzi Yoder

Suzi Yoder

Senior Vice President 
International Operations

Greg Adams

Greg Adams

Vice President and
Chief Digital Officer

Michael Morton

Michael Morton

Vice President
Owner Relations

Wendy Ferrill

Wendy Ferrill

Vice President
Worldwide Sales

Bruce Wienberg

Bruce Wienberg

Vice President
Operations

Tammy Lucas

Tammy Lucas

Vice President
Marketing