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Bruce Kinseth
Vice President - Treasurer & Executive Vice President Kinseth Hospitality

Bruce Kinseth
Kinseth Hotel Corporation
Executive Vice President

2 Quail Creek Circle North Liberty, IA 52317

As Executive Vice President of the Kinseth Hospitality Companies (KHC), Bruce Kinseth and the rest of the Kinseth team have seen it grow from a portfolio of three hotels, with $5,000,000 in revenue and 150 employees, to that of a fully integrated hospitality company, with the operation of 75 hotels, 13 branded restaurants under a multitude of franchise flags, and the employment of more than 3,000 employees. Mr. Kinseth has overseen the development of each functional department within Kinseth Hospitality. He has been actively involved in all facets of operations, including finance and accounting, sales and marketing, human resources, operations, asset management, franchise communications, franchise relations, construction, renovation, and development. From sales and marketing to the negotiation and implementation of labor contracts with the unionized hotels, Mr. Kinseth is involved with every facet of operations on a daily front. He is instrumental in maintaining strategic, operational plans for KHC. 

Mr. Kinseth has experience with virtually all sizes and types of operations, from small limited service hotels, to large, full service hotels featuring banquet and convention services, and high volume, nationally branded restaurants. He has participated in the acquisition of many hotels for the Kinseth portfolio, including those from direct acquisitions to management contracts. Mr. Kinseth has been a receiver for various banks and institutions throughout the years, administering private equity investments to more than 100 different investors. He also manages relationships with owners, operators, hotel owners and private developers. 

Mr. Kinseth grew up within the hospitality industry, gaining knowledge and experience while working for his father, Ken Kinseth, who owned and operated the Cliff House in Decorah, Iowa. His education from the University of Iowa culminated when he graduated with a BBS in Business in 1981. Upon completion of his degree, Mr. Kinseth immediately started working in the hospitality industry, operating in all functional areas of hotel management.

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