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Red Lion Hotels Name Interim CEO

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DENVER, Colo. — Red Lions Hotels Corporation (RLH) announced John J. Russell Jr. as the company’s interim CEO.

Russell, a 40-year veteran of the hospitality industry, was most recently president and Chief Operating Officer of Sentry Hospitality.

“It’s my pleasure to welcome John to the RLH team as our interim CEO. John brings extensive hospitality experience, including a proven history of expanding brands and growing franchise sales. He’s a seasoned leader with global experience in lodging-franchise management, operations, development and marketing for hotels and resorts,” says Bob Wolfe, chairman of the board of directors, RLH.

The RLH board of directors also indicated its intention to continue the search for a permanent CEO during Russell’s tenure. 

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