As Senior Director of Research & Development, Patrick Mayock is tasked with exploring new opportunities, methodologies and solutions to ensure the continued success of STR long into the future. Additionally, he helps lead the company’s thought leadership platform to advance the perception of STR within the hotel industry and beyond. Prior to joining the R&D team in January 2016, Patrick was instrumental in building STR’s award-winning media arm, Hotel News Now, serving most recently as it’s Editor-in-Chief. Patrick earned his bachelor’s degree from the E.W. Scripps of Journalism at Ohio University and his master’s degree from Kent State University. He is pursuing an MBA from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.