Chesapeake Hospitality Names Chris Green president/CEO

Chris Green
New President/CEO W. Chris Green has worked at Chesapeake Hospitality for nearly 20 years. Photo credit: Chesapeake Hospitality
Third-party hotel management company Chesapeake Hospitality promoted W. Chris Green, formerly its chief commercial officer, to president/CEO effective immediately. Kim Sims, the company’s former president, has been named chairman of the board and will remain involved in the company's strategy and asset acquisition.

Sims passed the torch to Green during the company’s 2019 leadership summit in Baltimore, Md. “Chris has been instrumental on where we are today. He is a tremendous leader and an even better person. He is absolutely the right professional to drive us forward into our brighter-than-ever future,” he said.

An industry veteran, Green has more than 25 years of experience in hospitality operations. During his nearly 20 years with Chesapeake, he has grown its footprint significantly and evolved its platform for clients, according to the company.

“I have had the privilege of working with Kim Sims as he has led Chesapeake to our greatest successes with a relentless focus on our core values and proprietary management systems,” Green said. “I will have big shoes to fill as we continue forward, but with the support of our amazing team I know that Chesapeake will remain a leader in our industry. We are steadfast in our vision of being the absolute best management company—not the biggest with our pursuit of market-leading success in possibility [sic].”

Based in Greenbelt, Md., Chesapeake Hospitality currently manages 43 hotels.