DALLAS // PRNewswire // -- La Quinta Inns & Suites' Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Temple Weiss was named CFO of the Year by the Dallas Business Journal. Selected by a panel of independent judges, Mr. Weiss received the award in the Large Private Company category during the publication's annual CFO of the Year Awards program on October 14. Weiss was nominated for the award based on his professional achievements at La Quinta and community involvement.
"Temple's strategic leadership, financial expertise, uncompromising business ethics and active involvement in the community are key strengths that make him deserving of this honor," said Wayne Goldberg, La Quinta's President and CEO. "On behalf of the entire Executive team and everyone at La Quinta, we congratulate Temple on this well-deserved recognition and for always going above and beyond expectations and for truly living our company values."
Weiss joined La Quinta in 2000 and holds a Master of Hospitality Management degree from the University of Houston and a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Baylor University. He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and American Financial Professionals. He currently serves as President-elect of the Dallas-based non-profit agency LaunchAbility, is a strong supporter of United Way of Metropolitan Dallas as a member of the Young Leaders Society and serves as a Deacon at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano.
LQ Management L.L.C. is one of the largest operators of select service hotels in the United States. Based in Dallas, Texas, the Company operates and provides franchise services to close to 800 hotels in 46 states, Canada and Mexico under the La Quinta Inn® and La Quinta Inn & Suites® brands. For reservations or more information about La Quinta, please visit www.LQ.com or call 1-800-SLEEPLQ.
SOURCE LQ Management L.L.C.