Maria Uy joins Choice Hotels as VP, treasurer

The Gaia Hotel & Spa Redding, an Ascend Hotel Collection member, located in Anderson, Calif. (She joins Choice Hotels from Under Armour, and earlier in her career she acted as VP, treasury operations at Marriott International.)

Choice Hotels International appointed Maria C. Uy as VP and treasurer for the company. 

In this role, Uy will provide insight to the executive team and board of directors on financial matters, as well as design and oversee optimal domestic and international treasury operations to ultimately maximize growth and shareholder value. Uy will report directly to Scott Oaksmith, SVP, finance and chief accounting officer. 

Uy brings nearly 20 years of corporate treasury experience to the Choice Hotels leadership team. She joins Choice Hotels from Under Armour, where she served as senior director, global treasury. In that role, she provided leadership to support the rapid growth and complexity of operations including implementing capital allocation and debt strategies as well as streamlining global cash management and policies to support international expansion.

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Earlier in her career, Uy was the VP, treasury operations at Marriott International, holding positions of increasing responsibility during her 11-year tenure with the company. Uy also held key treasury positions at W.R. Grace & Co., and Arthur Andersen. She earned her bachelor’s degree from New York University and is a certified public accountant.

“Maria’s extensive treasury experience in domestic and international operations, particularly within the hospitality industry, and her strong business mindset, will help us continue to fuel Choice’s global growth strategy,” Oaksmith said in a statement. “We are very excited to have Maria’s expertise and broad perspective on our team during this time of unprecedented expansion for Choice Hotels.”