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Ron Pohl

President of International Operations and WorldHotels
Ron Pohl
Ron Pohl is President of International Operations for Best Western Hotels and Resorts and WorldHotels. He joined the brand in 2007 and serves on the company’s executive committee. Pohl has made significant contributions to include thoughtfully increasing the company’s scale across the globe. He was instrumental in repositioning existing offerings and lunching new brands to diversify the company’s portfolio, appealing to today’s travelers and developers. In addition, he has led new and innovative operations efforts resulting in record guest satisfaction scores for the company.

Prior to joining Best Western, Pohl spent 25 years with Boykin Management Company and Marriott Corporation. With Boykin, he served in a number of senior-level positions and ultimately senior vice president of operations.
He currently serves on the American Hotel & Lodging Association’s board of directors, the advisory board for Grand Canyon University and previously served on the board of directors for the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Greater Cleveland.

Throughout his career, Pohl has earned several awards. In 2017, he was named a silver winner in the Executive of the Year – Large Companies category by the Best in Biz Awards. Pohl received the award as result of his commitment to excellence, innovative vision, and investment in employees’ professional development. Pohl was also named the 2017 gold winner in the Executive of the Year category by One Planet Awards, the world’s premier awards program honoring the best in business and professional excellence in every industry from around the globe. Finally, Pohl received the prestigious American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute Arthur Landstreet Award in 2016.