First Hospitality Group names new president

Rosemont, Illinois-based First Hospitality Group, Inc. has hired David Duncan as president.

Duncan joins First Hospitality Group, Inc. with more than 25 years of global operating experience managing high-performing teams as a president, chief financial officer and managing director in both public and private organizations across the globe.

Previously, Duncan served as chief financail officer of coastal resort and golf properties in southern California at JC Resorts in La Jolla, California. Prior to that he was president of Denihan Hospitality Group, a private real estate owner and hotel operator, which he expanded from six hotels in New York City into a nationally recognized hotel operator with 14 hotels operating throughout the United States.

Duncan has managed teams from three to more than 3,000 people nationwide and has been involved in more than $10 billion of real estate and capital market transactions.