Campus Crest Makes Top Personnel Change

by Katie Sloan

Charlotte, N.C. — Robert Dann moves to COO role as Earl Howell plans retirement next year.

Charlotte, N.C. —  Robert Dann, executive vice president and division president for Campus Crest Real Estate Management and Campus Crest Development, will become the Chief Operating Officer of Campus Crest Communities, effective Oct. 20. Earl C. Howell, the company’s current chief operating officer and president, will continue to serve as president until Jan. 4, 2013, at which point he will move into a transitional role as director of special projects until his retirement at the end of 2013.


“We are confident in our internal succession planning, which entails promoting Rob to the position of Chief Operating Officer,” said Ted W. Rollins, Co-Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer.


“On behalf of the Board and everyone at Campus Crest, I would like to thank Earl for his leadership over the past three years as COO, and for his years of service to the company and its privately-held predecessor. Earl’s dedication and commitment to the organization and its mission of serving students have been invaluable to Campus Crest.”


Dann, 50, joined the company in April 2011 and has more than 25 years of industry experience, including strategic planning, portfolio and asset management and operational execution. From October 2005 until April 2011, he was president of CSM Lodging, LLC in Minneapolis, where he oversaw a portfolio of 38 hotels. He also has more than 15 years of property level hotel experience with such companies as Ian Schrager Hotels, Helmsley Hotels, Westin and InterContinental.


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