First Hospitality has appointed David Duncan as president and chief executive officer. Duncan, a real estate and hospitality industry veteran, has served as First Hospitality’s president since joining the company in June 2018 and assumes day-to-day leadership of the company as ceo. First Hospitality Founder, Stephen Schwartz, continues to have an active role steering the Board of Advisors as executive chairman.
Duncan grew up as the son of two entrepreneurs in a small Midwestern town before beginning his career with Ernst Young, LLC in Los Angeles and Boston and then joining GE Capital in Stamford, Connecticut and New York. He also spent time in senior leadership positions at Guggenheim Partners, LLC, Denihan Hospitality Group in New York, and JC Resorts in La Jolla, California.
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