ARLINGTON, VA – Interstate Hotels & Resorts welcomes Jane Blake to the Company’s executive team as the new global Chief Human Resources Officer. Reporting directly to CEO Jim Abrahamson, Blake is responsible for all aspects of human resources management and development for Interstate’s 30,000 associates, servicing hotel owners and hotel staff relevant to operations, talent acquisition and development, compensation, benefits, human capital information systems, human resources compliance, labor and associate relations.
Bringing more than 25 years of experience leading corporate human resources teams primarily in hospitality, Blake has been with Interstate since 2014, most recently serving as interim head of human resources. Prior to joining the Company, Blake served in human resources senior leadership capacities for the Marcus Corporation and La Quinta Corporation. She earned her Bachelor degree in Business Management and Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
“A valuable addition to our executive team, Jane’s extensive experience and success at Interstate have appropriately prepared her for this role,” said Jim Abrahamson. “She will lead a strong group of human resources professionals and develop the people side of Interstate in support of our global growth at our corporate offices and our hotels around the world. We look forward to Interstate’s continued growth through her leadership.”
Known as the global leader in the hotel management industry, Interstate’s relationships and knowledge result in an expansive management team and unmatched talent strength of over 30,000 associates worldwide. Interstate’s hospitality professionals translate valuable resources and accumulation of knowledge to drive success at every hotel.