Apr 10, 2018
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RLH Corporation Appoints Kristin Thielking to Lead Human Resources

Hospitality industry veteran to oversee talent acquisition and leadership development

DENVER, April 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- RLH Corporation (NYSE:RLH) announced today the addition of Kristin Thielking as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. Thielking brings over 25 years of experience with an extensive focus in the tourism and hospitality industry. She will oversee all areas of Human Resources with a focus on culture, engagement, talent acquisition and leadership development. Thielking is based in the company’s headquarters in Denver.

Thielking joins RLH Corporation from SquareTwo Financial, where she was Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Organizational Development and Administration for the past seven years. There, she acted as a trusted advisor to the CEO in strategic planning; and defined the company’s organizational mission, vision, values, objectives, strategies, policies/procedures, and associated initiatives to create an award-winning company culture.

Prior to SquareTwo Financial, Thielking was Senior Director, Human Resources for eight years at Orbitz Worldwide. She led the human resources function for the Americas across a globally dispersed organization with more than 2,000 employees in 22 countries. Thielking spent 11 years prior to Orbitz in various Human Resources roles at former iterations of the online travel agency, including Trip.com, CheapTicket.com, Travelport and Galileo.

“RLH Corporation is committed to building a culture of excellence. Kristin brings a wealth of knowledge from her time in the hotel and travel industry and understands our business and our vision for the future. She is an expert in constructing best-in-class organizational cultures and leadership and executive development programs. With Kristin on board, we are primed to continue making RLH Corporation the most innovative company in the industry,” said RLH Corporation President & CEO Greg Mount.

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About RLH Corporation
Red Lion Hotels Corporation is an innovative hotel company doing business as RLH Corporation and focuses on the franchising, management and ownership of upscale, midscale and economy hotels. The company focuses on maximizing return on invested capital for hotel owners across North America through relevant brands, industry-leading technology and forward-thinking services. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.rlhco.com.

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