Kurt Furlong, CRO of Genuine Hospitality, is the new chairman of IHG Owners Association’s Global board of directors, which represents InterContinental Hotels Group franchise owners worldwide. He replaces Deepesh Kholwadwala, president and CEO of Dreamcatcher Hotel Group and Sun Capital Hotel.
Previously, Furlong was executive vice president and sales and marketing partner for Midas Hospitality and vice president of revenue for Lodgian Inc.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management from The Ohio State University.
Also on the IHG Owners Association 2019 global board of directors are:
Chair elect: First Carolina Management CEO Jerry Dimeo
Treasurer and Americas regional representative: NHG President Wayne West III
Secretary: HDG Hotels President and CEO Navroz Saju
IHG Owners Association CEO: Don Berg