- Leadership Team
Meet the Leadership Team
Board of Directors
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 over 100† countries and territories across the globe.
Best Western Hotels & Resorts’ executive team, led by President and Chief Executive Officer David Kong, is one of the most experienced and accomplished teams 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 a record number of industry awards and accolades, and growing from one to 18 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 travelers.