People on the Move at Choice, KHP Capital

Choice has appointed a new VP, environmental, social and governance (ESG), a new position at the company, while KHP Capital Partners has added four executives in VP roles.

Choice names Megan Brumagim VP, ESG
Choice Hotels International Inc. has appointed Megan Brumagim to the newly created role of VP, environmental, social and governance (ESG).

In this new role, Brumagim (pictured above) will lead Choice’s sustainability and corporate social responsibility initiatives, championing the pillars of environmental sustainability; human rights; diversity and inclusion; philanthropic and community engagement; and corporate governance. In addition to furthering the company’s existing mission-driven initiatives, Brumagim will continue to develop the company’s ESG blueprint to drive alignment among key stakeholders and ensure Choice remains well-positioned to build on its corporate engagement efforts.

Brumagim joined Choice Hotels in 2015 as the head of the company’s flagship Comfort Hotels brand and ascended to the position of VP, brand management, design and compliance, where she oversaw the strategy and performance of Choice’s largest brands. In addition to playing a pivotal role in some of the company’s most prominent initiatives, including the transformation of the Comfort brand and the launch of the Rise and Shine prototype, she led the pandemic response for Choice’s core brands and helped develop the company’s Commitment to Clean initiative.

Throughout her successful tenure and prior to her recent appointment, Brumagim also assumed a growing role in furthering Choice’s sustainability efforts, at both the corporate and hotel levels. Most recently, she led a pilot program to begin tracking property-level energy, water and waste usage—a critical step in helping Choice Hotels owners mitigate associated costs and reduce their environmental impact.

Prior to Choice, she served as senior director of global brand management at Marriott International, and previously held positions in consulting firms McKinsey & Company and Booz Allen Hamilton.

KHP Capital Partners makes four leadership appointments
KHP Capital Partners, a real estate private equity firm focused on investments in full-service hotels and resorts with an emphasis on the lifestyle and independent segment, has appointed Charlie Kim and Steve Reinstein as VPs in the investments group, and Josefina Radcliffe and Mike Long as VPs in the asset management group.

Reinstein joined KHP in April 2021 and focuses primarily on East Coast investment markets. Prior to joining KHP, he spent more than 10 years with DiamondRock Hospitality, most recently serving as VP, investments & asset management. Kim returned to KHP in February to focus on West Coast investments following leadership roles at Linden Hospitality, Global Hospitality Investment Group and Cultivate Hospitality. He previously worked with the principals of KHP from 2014-2017. Both Kim and Reinstein will work closely with Joe Long, managing partner, and Jeff Stulmaker, chief investment officer, on the sourcing and execution of KHP fund investments.

Radcliffe joined KHP’s asset management group in February and is focused on the firm’s East Coast assets. Her prior experience includes senior roles with McWhinney, Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Sage Hospitality. Long joined KHP in March to oversee the firm’s West Coast holdings after nearly six years with Geolo Capital, most recently serving as VP. Prior to Geolo, he worked with Pebblebrook Hotel Trust. Long and Radcliffe will work in tandem with Eric Moulton, SVP, asset management.