Raul Ramirez is Choice Hotels International new vice president for strategic finance and financial planning and analysis.

Prior to joining Choice, Ramirez was vice president for financial planning and analysis and corporate development at XO Communications. He previously worked in corporate development for NII Holdings/Nextel International.

Ramirez has a bachelor’s degree from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico, and an MBA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also completed a management executive program at the Kellogg Business School.