Stephen P. Joyce

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Steve Joyce was appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in September, 2017.

A member of the Board of Directors of DineEquity since February 2012, Mr. Joyce is an accomplished and award-winning leader in the hospitality industry with almost four decades of multi-brand and franchisee experience.

Mr. Joyce joins DineEquity from Choice Hotels International, which he joined in 2008, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership, the company revitalized and reinvigorated its hotel brands and drove significant growth in a challenging market place, ultimately franchising over 6,700 hotels in more than 45 countries and territories.

Prior to joining Choice, Mr. Joyce spent over 25 years with Marriott International, Inc., the world’s largest hotel company in several positions including Executive Vice President of Global Development, Owner and Franchise Services.

An active member of the hospitality industry and business community, Mr. Joyce serves on a variety of boards and community organizations. A long-standing member of the International Franchise Association, Mr. Joyce has held many leadership roles there, including chairman. He is also the former chairman of the U.S. Travel Association and is currently the vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of the ServiceSource Foundation. In addition, he has served as a member of the Board of Directors for Hospitality Investors Trust, Inc., the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts; the Autism Learning Center; and The Real Estate Roundtable.

Mr. Joyce holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia and has completed graduate work at Cornell University, the Wharton School of Business and the Aspen Institute.

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