Amanda W. Hite, STR’s president since 2011, oversees the company’s business activities and overall direction.
Under Hite’s leadership, STR has experienced substantial growth in its global presence, client base, data coverage, and revenue. Her time with the company has also resulted in several significant milestones, including the 2016 unification of STR’s global brands, and the implementation of a number of key industry deliverables. Additionally, Hite led STR through the company’s acquisition by CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP) in late 2019.
Hite is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Hotel & Lodging Association, the U.S. Travel Association, the Executive Council of Women in Lodging, and the Board of Directors of Forward Sumner Economic Partnership. She also serves as a member of the Travel and Tourism Advisory Council for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta and on the Industry Advisory Board of the Hotel and Restaurant Management Program at Auburn University.
Prior to joining STR in 2006, Hite was the Director of Research for the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce.
She is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. She resides in Hendersonville, Tennessee, with her husband and two children.