Chief Executive Officer, DiamondRock Hospitality Company – Bethesda, MD

Chief Executive Officer, DiamondRock Hospitality Company – Bethesda, MD

The candidate has served as the Chief Executive Officer of DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE: DRH) since 2008 and is a member of the Board of Directors. Previously, he served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since the company’s formation in 2004 until he was promoted to company’s Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, the candidate served as Vice President of Project Finance for Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) from 2000 to 2004. At Marriott, he also served as the Chief Executive Officer of their synthetic fuels company. From 1997 to 2000, the candidate served as Vice President of Investment Sales of Transwestern Commercial Services, formerly the Carey Winston Company. From 1995 to 1997, he was the Land Development Director for Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc. (formerly Coscan Washington, Inc.). The candidate received a JD, cum laude, from American University Washington College School of Law in 1995 and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992. He served on the Chambers Street Properties Board of Directors from 2013 to 2015 when the company merged with Grammercy Property Trust (NSYE: GPT).

DiamondRock Hospitality Co. (NYSE: DRH) owns (but does not operate) nearly 30 upper-upscale hotels with about 11,000 rooms in the North America and the US Virgin Islands, with an emphasis on major urban markets such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Boston, as well as destination resorts. Its hotels are operated under the banners of Hilton Worldwide, Marriott International, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, and Westin. DiamondRock mostly operates through its taxable REIT subsidiary Bloodstone TRS. Market Cap: $2.2 billion.

Candidate ID: 109479

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