Possessing nearly two decades’ of hospitality experience, Brent most recently was vice president of franchise development for Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide. He guided a team of senior development directors in the launch of the lifestyle-branded Aloft and Element brands. He also was instrumental in the growth of the Westin, Sheraton, Luxury Collection, Le Meridien and Four Points brands along the West Coast. Prior to that, he was vice president of franchise development for La Quinta Companies where he helped establish a record-setting franchise program for the West Coast and launch the Baymont Inn & Suites franchise program.
Brent holds a business degree from Southeastern Louisiana University.