Cosgrove represents Best Western hotel owners in the northeastern United States and eastern Canada, from Newfoundland and Labrador south to Virginia.

“Jim and his family have been affiliated with Best Western for many years. We are excited to welcome him to his new role, and look forward to his thoughtful leadership,” said David Kong, Best Western International president and CEO.

Before being elected to the Board, Cosgrove held a number of leadership positions with the brand. He served as a brand governor for southeastern Pennsylvania and as a member of the brand’s marketing advisory and reservation and technology committees. He also served as chair of Best Western’s New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania marketing co-op and sat on the board of the brand’s Global Marketing Group. For the past decade, Cosgrove has represented his hotel and the brand at travel trade shows around the globe.

Cosgrove and his family own and operate the award-winning BEST WESTERN PLUS Revere Inn & Suites in Paradise, Pa., The historic, full-service hotel in Pennsylvania’s Amish country has been in the family for more than 40 years. The Cosgroves also own and operate the adjacent Revere Tavern. Built in the 1700’s, the former stagecoach stop was previously owned by President Buchanan.