Rich Chism joins Vision Hospitality Group

Vision Hospitality Group has appointed Rich Chism as its new EVP, development, investments and finance. In this role, he will provide strategic direction and leadership, driving the growth and effective asset management of Vision’s expanding portfolio, according to the company.

Before joining Vision Hospitality Group, Chism served for 15 years as VP, development and asset management at Innisfree Hotels. During his time with Innisfree, he impacted the company’s growth, overseeing the development of 10 beachfront hotels and acquiring and renovating several other beach-oriented hotels.

At Innisfree, Chism showcased commitment to social responsibility by fulfilling the company’s triple-bottom-line pledge – focusing on People, Planet, and Prosperity, spearheading the company’s dedication to community development of the Dixon School of Arts and Sciences. He also led a hospitality-focused leadership training initiative for Innisfree’s emerging leaders.

Mitch Patel, president/CEO, Vision Hospitality Group, said, “Embracing his extensive expertise, Rich will play a pivotal role in leading our development, investment and finance initiatives, and we are confident in reaching new heights of success and growth. We look forward to a prosperous journey ahead with his valuable contributions.”

Chism added, “Culture has always been important to me, and I was truly inspired by the Vision values. I am thrilled to join the team in pursuit of its vision to be the best, most-respected hotel company in America.”