Aimbridge Hospitality CEO and co-founder Dave Johnson named chairman

Both Dave Johnson and Robert Burg will step into their new roles effective immediately. Photo credit: Getty Images/Rawpixel

Dave Johnson has taken on the additional title of chairman of Aimbridge Hospitality, in addition to his current position of CEO, while COO Robert Burg has taken on the additional role of president.

Aimbridge’s board of directors asked Johnson, Aimbridge’s current CEO and co-founder, to step into the role of chairman in relation to co-founder Les Bentley’s retirement.

“I am honored that the board asked me to step into this additional role,” Johnson said in a statement. “It has been my pleasure to serve Aimbridge as chief executive officer for the past 15 years, and I look forward to continuing our company’s success in the role of chairman as well.”


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Johnson currently oversees the management of Aimbridge’s entire portfolio, consisting of more than 700 hotels, approximately $4 billion in annual revenue and more than 30,000 employees. 

Burg has been the COO at Aimbridge for the past 10 years, and will now be adding the title of president to his role.

“Robert has been an invaluable asset to Aimbridge since he began his career with us. I have full confidence in his ability to take on the responsibilities of president and use this role to expand our growth and continued success for our company,” Johnson said in a statement.

Burg has been with Aimbridge since 2003 and has more than 25 years of experience in the hospitality industry. He is responsible for the overall operations, sales and marketing, revenue management, owner relations and capital planning for all of the properties in the Aimbridge portfolio.

Both men will step into their new roles effective immediately.

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