David Evans - Legal Counsel
Mr. Evans brings extensive experience in hospitality law and regulation and has served in leadership capacities in government, branded hospitality, and leisure real estate. He has developed a successful track record in legal and government affairs having developed initiatives, and worked directly with business partners, entrepreneurs, policy makers and regulators in the European Union, Singapore, the People’s Republic of China, and the United Arab Emirates, among others.
Mr. Evans’ legal career spans both public service and private practice. Prior to joining Parkway Hospitality Management, he was Group Vice President, President Legal – Asia Pacific, for Wyndham Exchange and Rental, the worldwide leader in vacation property exchange and hospitality occupancy and revenue solutions.
Prior to his work with Wyndham, Mr. Evans served as Senior Legislative and Corporate Counsel for the American Resort Development Association (ARDA), the trade association representing resort developers and managers worldwide and as Associate General Counsel for Sunterra (now Diamond) Resorts, supervising acquisition, resort registration and regulatory matters. He began his career as Senior Attorney to the Florida Division of Land Sales, Condominiums, and Mobile Homes, and served as Assistant General Counsel to the Florida House of Representatives and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.
Mr. Evans and his family live in Silver Spring, Maryland He is an honors graduate of the University of Tennessee, and holds a JD from Stetson University College of Law in St. Petersburg, Florida. Mr. Evans is a member of the Florida and District of Columbia Bar Associations and holds a Practicing Certificate from the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority of England and Wales. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Evans served with distinction as an officer in the United States Air Force.