Mr. Vernon was appointed a director in December 2012. He brings more than 25 years of domestic and international experience in corporate finance, M&A, investor communications, and strategic development to the Red Lion Hotels Board. Most recently, Vernon was the Chief Financial Officer for Zulily, Inc. Before Zulily, Vernon held the Chief Financial Officer role at three public and private companies: Big Fish Games, Inc, Zumobi, Inc, and aQuantive, Inc. Prior to these roles Vernon was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Park Plaza International, where he helped the company transform from a franchisor into a manager of high-end hotels, and from 1995 to 1997 Vernon was the Chief Financial Officer of Red Lion Hotels, Inc. Prior to this, he held the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Port of Sacramento. Vernon's first role in executive management was as the Chief Financial Officer for Cal Gas Corporation.