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Thomas Magnuson

Thomas Magnuson

Co-Founder & CEO, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide

Thomas Magnuson co-founded Magnuson Hotels as a home based business with his wife Melissa in 2003. Today, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide is a top 10 global hotel chain representing over 1000 hotels across 3 continents. Headquartered in London UK and Spokane WA, Magnuson Worldwide holdings include Magnuson Hotel brands, Magnuson Independent Hotels and Hotel Authority. Magnuson Hotels has been ranked the #1 Hotel Company of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing privately owned U.S. companies. Thomas Magnuson is a Graduate of Harvard Business School, Pepperdine University School of Business and Tufts University.

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KC Cook

KC Cook

Director of Global Business Development, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide

KC Cook is Director of Global Business Development for Magnuson Hotels Worldwide. Prior to joining Magnuson Hotels Worldwide, KC worked as the Director of Front Office Services for Red Lion Hotels and managed an independent hotel, focusing on operations, sales, and revenue management. Her recent experience also includes being Lead Revenue Manager at Magnuson Hotels Worldwide, focusing on hotels in resort areas.

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Jason Beasley

Jason Beasley

Chief Operations Officer & CFO, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide

Jason Beasley is the Chief Operations Officer and CFO of Magnuson Hotels Worldwide. Prior to joining Magnuson Hotels Worldwide, Jason was the EVP and CFO of Axenda Software, an international software & management consulting firm specializing in strategic operations for Fortune 500 companies. Major clients included FedEx, Microsoft and British Petroleum. He previously served in a variety of management positions at Ambassadors Group (EPAX), and Keytronic EMS (KTCC), where he specialized in financial operations and strategic planning.

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Hotel Authority

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Brett W. Fromm

Brett W. Fromm

Vice President of Corporate Development, Magnuson Hotels Worldwide

Brett W. Fromm is the Vice President of Corporate Development at Magnuson Hotels Worldwide. He has been with the company for six years starting as a Financial Analyst working his way through the ranks. Brett graduated from the Marriott School of Management at BYU in 2004 with a BS in Management/Finance.

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