SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) today announced that John Bonds has been promoted to senior vice president, strategy and services, reporting to Patrick Pacious, executive vice president, global strategy and operations. 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. "John has been instrumental in driving business planning and strategy as well as implementing a variety of enterprise-wide initiatives that helped to drive results for Choice," said Patrick Pacious, executive vice president, global strategy and operations for Choice Hotels. "He has an exceptional ability to use performance analytics and new technologies which will be leveraged to improve service delivery for our franchisees." 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. 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. About Choice HotelsChoice Hotels International, Inc. franchises approximately 6,200 hotels, representing more than 495,000 rooms, in the United States and more than 30 other countries and territories. As of September 30, 2012, 360 hotels, representing 29,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in the United States. Additionally, 75 hotels, representing approximately 7,000 rooms, were under construction, awaiting conversion or approved for development in more than 20 other countries and territories. The company's Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge and Rodeway Inn brands, as well as its Ascend Hotel Collection membership program, serve guests worldwide. Additional corporate information may be found on the Choice Hotels International, Inc. website, which may be accessed at www.choicehotels.com. Choice Hotels, Choice Hotels International, Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel, Econo Lodge, Rodeway Inn and Ascend Hotel Collection are proprietary trademarks and service marks of Choice Hotels International.