Michael Murphy has joined Choice Hotels International Inc. as senior vice president of global sales, with responsibility for the company’s worldwide sales and intermediary marketing efforts. Murphy has marked 25 years in hotel sales and marketing, most recently as senior vice president of sales for Marriott International Inc. At Marriott, Murphy was responsible for the company's association, government, affinity, and small business customer segments. “Given his deep experience and strong industry relationships,” said a Choice Hotels press release, “Murphy will serve as Choice's primary liaison with key industry associations, including the National Business Travel Association and Meeting Professionals International.” He is also a member of the education foundation development committee of the Professional Convention Management Association.