Choice Hotels hires Jason Simpson as VP of engineering

Simpson has more than 25 years of hospitality experience. Photo credit: Choice Hotels International
Jason Simpson. Photo credit:
Choice Hotels International

Choice Hotels International named Jason Simpson as VP of engineering for the company.

In this role, Simpson will lead the company’s corporate IT organization to support its ongoing business functions, including corporate operations, global sales, franchise services, finance and legal.

“Jason is a transformative and hands-on leader bringing years of experience in this space, making him the ideal person to head our dynamic corporate technology organization,” Brian Kirkland, chief technology officer for Choice Hotels, said in a statement. “I look forward to working with him and the rest of our team to take our technology strategy to the next level.”


Like this story? Subscribe to Operations & Technology!

Hospitality professionals turn to Operations & Technology as their go-to source for breaking news on guestrooms, food & beverage, hospitality and technology trends, management and more. Sign up today to get news and updates delivered to your inbox daily and read on the go.

Simpson joins Choice Hotels with more than 25 years of industry experience. He has held leadership positions at companies such as GoDaddy, was the chief technology officer for the state of Arizona and most recently led the engineering team at a Phoenix-based startup to develop API-based digital commerce experiences.

Simpson earned his bachelor’s degree in computer systems engineering and master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University. He currently serves as a board member of the Arizona Cyber Team Technology Futures Group, and previously held advisory roles for Amazon Web Services and the Arizona Department of Education.

Suggested Articles

IHG CEO Keith Barr discusses the group's strategy for 2020

It can be such a dilemma, can’t it, working out what to do with the sacks of cash one has piling up in the bank, or in the vault.

The survey polls interior designers, architects, landscape, lighting and other designers about a variety of hotel design topics.