Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
was appointed interim President and Chief Executive Officer in June 2023. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of BrightView since August 2015.
Mr. Abrahamson’s public company board experience includes currently serving as independent Board Chair of VICI Properties, Inc. (NYSE: VICI), a leading REIT comprised of large-scale experiential focused destination resort and gaming facilities across the country, since its inception in October 2017 and subsequent IPO in February 2018. Mr. Abrahamson has previously served as a board member with several publicly listed companies including CorePoint Lodging Inc. (NYSE: CPLG), La Quinta Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LQ), and IHG, plc. (LON: IHG). He, also, presently serves as a board member at several private companies.
Mr. Abrahamson’s corporate career includes prior service as Chief Executive Officer of Interstate Hotels & Resorts, a privately held leading global hotel management company comprised of approximately 500 hotels from 2011 to March 2017; he was named to the position of Chairman and CEO in October 2016. He then served as Board Chair from March 2017, until the sale of Interstate to Aimbridge Hospitality in October 2019.
Prior to joining Interstate, Mr. Abrahamson held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (LON: IHG), Hyatt Corporation (NYSE: H), Marcus Corporation (NYSE: MCS), and Hilton Worldwide (NYSE: HLT). Mr. Abrahamson has also previously served as President of the Marriott International National Association, as Board Chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as Board Chair of the U.S. Travel Association, and as Board Chair of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra.
He holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of Minnesota.
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