Dan Hansen has been a member of our Advisory Board since May 2022. He previously served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Summit Hotel Properties, Inc. (NYSE:INN) from the IPO until his retirement in 2021.
Additionally, he served on the Board of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) and was a trustee of the AHLA Foundation and on advisory councils of multiple hotel brands.
Prior to joining Summit Group, Dan spent 11 years with Merrill Lynch in various leadership positions culminating as a Vice President and Regional Sales Manager in the Texas Mid-South Region.
Dan is recognized by Institutional Investor Magazine as a top small-cap executive in 2017. In 2018, he received the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the South Texas region.
Dan graduated from South Dakota State University with a B.A. in Economics. We believe that Mr. Hansen’s extensive corporate and leadership experience qualifies him to serve on our Board of Directors.