Ann ChristensonExecutive Vice President - Chief Human Resources OfficerAnn Christenson joined Aimbridge Hospitality in 2017 with over 20 years of human resources experience. Previously, Christenson served as the Chief People and Culture Officer for TMI Hospitality, where she oversaw all human resources processes and internal communications. Prior to TMI Hospitality, Christenson was the Executive Vice President of Human Resources and Support Services for Sanford Health, an integrated health system based in North Dakota with more than 28,000 employees. Additionally, Christenson is a member of the Moorhead Chamber of Commerce Board.
Christenson received a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College and a master’s degree from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
Dave JohnsonExecutive ChairmanDave Johnson assumed the role of Executive Chairman in January 2021 where his focus is on transformational growth, including capital markets, M&A, and new business opportunities. He is a co-founder of Aimbridge Hospitality, and previously served as the chief executive officer.
Through his dedication and leadership, Aimbridge is recognized as the premier hotel management company in the world, with an impressive portfolio of assets under ownership and management from Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Choice and Wyndham. Aimbridge manages hotels in 49 states and 21 countries.
Prior to joining Aimbridge Hospitality, Johnson spent 17 years at Wyndham International, where he helped add over 400 hotels to the Wyndham portfolio. Additionally, he served as President of Wyndham Hotels, overseeing approximately 15,000 employees and $3 billion in annual revenue.
Johnson currently serves as a Director on the Hilton Grand Vacations (HGV-NYSE) Board as a member of The Audit & Compensation Committees, as well as serves on the Board of Directors for the National Football Foundation, Board of Directors of The Living Company, The Dallas Stars Ownership Advisory Group, and The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Previously, he has served on the Strategic Hotels (NYSE: BEE) Board as a member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Governance Committee from 2012 to 2016, and served as a Director of Gaylord Entertainment (GET-NYSE) from 2009-2012. Johnson was recognized as a finalist for the Ernst & Young 2014 Entrepreneur of the Year.
Johnson is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics.
Michael J. DeitemeyerPresident & CEOMichael J. Deitemeyer is President & CEO, overseeing operations globally and corporate disciplines.
Mike was President and CEO of Interstate Hotels & Resorts for almost three years prior to Interstate’s merger with Aimbridge in October 2019. He joined Interstate after a highly successful tenure with Omni Hotels & Resorts including 13 years as President, helping to grow Omni’s organization through management roles in operations, development, sales and finance. Under his leadership as President, Mike established Omni as a leading hotel brand and operator, with a reputation for delivering superior quality, award-winning service, and exceptional guest experiences.
Mike holds board memberships with AHLA and its Executive Committee (2014-present), AHLEF (2018-present), and MINA, representing the company as an At-Large Board Member of Marriott International’s franchise advisory board (2018-present). He was a founding board member and served as chairperson of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands. In December 2018, he was named Person of the Year by Lodging magazine.
Mike is a graduate of Fitchburg State University.