CHARLOTTE, NC—Campus Crest Communities Inc. has announced a succession plan to replace its chief operating officer, Earl C. Howell, who will be retiring at the end of 2013. As of October 20, 2012, Robert Dann, EVP and division president for Campus Crest Real Estate Management and Campus Crest Development, will transition into the COO role. Howell, currently COO and president, will continue to serve as president until January 4, 2013 before moving into a transitional role as director of special projects until his retirement at the end of that year. A 25-year industry veteran experienced in strategic planning, portfolio and asset management and operational execution, Dann joined Campus Crest in April 2011. Prior to that, he was president of CSM Lodging LLC, a Minneapolis-based firm with a portfolio of 38 hotels, for six years. Before that, Dann was vice president of operations for Interstate Hotels & Resorts as well as an executive vice president with Boykin Management in Cleveland.

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