Hanover, MD (August 16, 2018) — Major, Lindsey & Africa (MLA), the world’s leading legal search firm, today announced the placement of Ama Romaine as General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at G6 Hospitality LLC, the parent company of Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the U.S. and Canada. Romaine will also serve on the G6 Hospitality Executive Committee. The search was led by Deborah Ben-Canaan, partner in Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group in Washington, D.C.
Most recently, Romaine served as General Counsel for the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, where she was responsible for the Lab’s Risk Management, Compliance, Ethics and Equal Employment offices. Previously Romaine spent a decade in the hospitality industry and served as the Vice President and Senior Counsel for Brands at Hilton Worldwide. As a member of several leadership teams at Hilton, she played a pivotal role in many of Hilton’s most important strategic initiatives. Prior to Hilton, Romaine was responsible for all commercial contracting at Choice Hotels and ensuring compliance with brand standards and lender negotiations. Earlier in her career, Romaine practiced law at top-ranked law firms in the United States and Trinidad, including White & Case and M. Hamel Smith & Company. She is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, and York University in Toronto, Ontario.
"This was a national search for G6 Hospitality, which wanted a general counsel with a proven understanding of hotel operations and HR support, franchise and development, crisis management, and the gravitas to manage an internal legal team as well as outside legal counsel,” said Deborah Ben-Canaan. “Ama brings a wealth of relevant experience to the GC role and will make significant contributions to the growth and expansion of the G6 Hospitality’s brands. “
G6 Hospitality LLC owns, operates, and franchises over 1,400 economy lodging locations under the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands in the U.S and Canada, and Hotel 6 and Estudio 6 brands in Latin America. Headquartered in Dallas (Carrollton), Texas, G6 Hospitality was rated one of the top ten hospitality companies according to the Hotel Management 2015 Top Hotel Companies rankings list, which evaluated over 260 hotel companies.
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