Jim Alderman, former Extended Stay America executive vice president, is Radisson Hotel Group’s CEO for the Americas.

JIM ALDERMAN IS Radisson Hotel Group’s new CEO for the Americas. He replaces Ken Greene, who stepped down as the company’s president for the Americas in December due to personal reasons.

Most recently, Alderman was executive vice president for Extended Stay America overseeing the company’s move into franchising. Prior to that he worked for Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Capital, InterContinental Hotels Group and Ernst & Young.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves daily, Jim will immediately begin to provide guidance and support for addressing the needs of the business in the Americas while continuing to deploy appropriate resources to help maintain a healthy environment for our customers and team members,” said Federico González, chairman of RHG’s global steering committee.

The coronavirus outbreak, and the search for Greene’s successor, were major topics at RHG’s 2020 Americas Business Conference in Las Vegas in February. At the time, González told attendees that the company would make the pick this month.

Alderman has a bachelor’s degree in real estate from Florida State University. He is an executive board member for The Center of Real Estate Education and Research at Florida State University.