View From The Top: Industry Leaders Speak Out – Bruce Haase, Extended Stay America
Bruce Haase has served as Chief Executive Officer, President and director of the Corporation since November 2019, Chief Executive Officer and President of ESH REIT since November 2019 and as director of ESH REIT since April 2018. From 2014 to 2016, Bruce was the Chief Executive Officer of WoodSpring Hotels, LLC, a leading economy extended stay lodging brand. He led the design, launch and franchising of the WoodSpring Suites brand, including the conversion of properties from the company’s Value Place brand. Bruce previously served in a series of executive positions with Choice Hotels International, Inc. including Executive Vice President, Global Brands, Marketing & Operations (from 2008 to 2012), Senior Vice President, Domestic Brand Operations & International Division (from 2007 to 2008), Senior Vice President, International Division (from 2000 to 2007), and Vice President, Finance & Treasurer (in 2000). Prior to joining Choice, he held a series of positions with The Ryland Group, Inc., Caterair International Corporation, Marriott Corporation, and Goldman, Sachs, & Company.