People: Chesapeake Lodging Trust (CHSP.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Thomas Natelli

49 2010 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee

James Francis

52 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Douglas Vicari

55 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Trustee

D. Rick Adams

51 2015 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Graham Wootten

41 2010 Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary

Thomas Eckert

67 2010 Independent Trustee

John Hill

59 2010 Independent Trustee

George McKenzie

59 2010 Independent Trustee

Jeffrey Nuechterlein

57 2010 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Thomas Natelli

Mr. Thomas A. Natelli is Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Since 1987, Mr. Natelli has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Natelli Communities, a privately held real estate investment and development company. Under Mr. Natelli’s leadership, Natelli Communities has earned numerous awards, including the prestigious Urban Land Institute National Award of Excellence for Scale Communities, Washington Metro Area Environmental Developer of the Year and Suburban Maryland Builder of the Year. Mr. Natelli currently serves on the board of the School of Engineering at Duke University and of Strathmore Performing Arts Center. Previously, Mr. Natelli served on the board of directors and was a member of the audit and nominating and corporate governance committees of Highland from its IPO until its sale in July 2007. In 2007, Mr. Natelli formed MargRock Entertainment, a music publishing and artist development and management services company, for which he currently serves as Principal. In 1999, Mr. Natelli co-founded eStara, Inc., a privately held technology company, for which he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from its inception through its sale to Art Technology Group, Inc. in October 2006. From 1993 through 2003, Mr. Natelli served on the board of trustees of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System, after which he served as Chairman of the board of trustees and headed its executive committee until 2006. He also served on the board of directors of FBR National Bank and Trust, a wholly-owned affiliate of Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Group, Inc. Mr. Natelli is a past President of the Board of the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce, and played a central role in creating the Montgomery Housing Partnership in 1989, a non-profit organization created to preserve and expand the supply of affordable housing in Montgomery County, Maryland. Mr. Natelli received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University in 1982.

James Francis

Mr. James L. Francis is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Prior to co-founding the Trust, Mr. Francis served as the President and Chief Executive Officer and a director of Highland Hospitality Corporation (“Highland”), positions that he held from Highland’s IPO in December 2003 to its sale in July 2007. Following the sale of Highland, Mr. Francis served as a consultant to the affiliate of JER Partners that acquired Highland until September 2008. Since September 2008, until the company formation, Mr. Francis was a private investor. From June 2002 until joining Highland in December 2003, Mr. Francis served as the Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Barceló Crestline Corporation, and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Crestline Capital Corporation, prior to its acquisition by Barceló, from December 1998 to June 2002. From June 1997 to December 1998, Mr. Francis held the position of Assistant Treasurer and Vice President Corporate Finance for Host Marriott, where he was responsible for Host Marriott’s corporate finance function, business strategy and investor relations. Over a period of ten years, Mr. Francis served in various capacities with Marriott International’s lodging business, including Vice President of Finance for Marriott Lodging from 1995 to 1997; Brand Executive, Courtyard by Marriott from 1994 to 1995; Controller for Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn from 1993 to 1994; Director of Finance and Strategic Planning for Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn from 1991 to 1993; and Director of Hotel Development Finance from 1987 to 1991. Mr. Francis received his B.A. in Economics and Business from Western Maryland College and earned an M.B.A. in Finance and Accounting from Vanderbilt University.

Douglas Vicari

Mr. Douglas W. Vicari serves as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Trustee prior to which he was the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Prior to co-founding the Trust, Mr. Vicari served as a principal with Paramount Hotel Group, a hotel owner, developer and operator, from January 2009 to June 2009. Previously, Mr. Vicari served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Highland from September 2003 until its sale in July 2007. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Vicari served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Prime Hospitality Corp., a former NYSE-listed company acquired by an affiliate of The Blackstone Group in 2004, from August 1998 to July 2003, and also served on the board of directors of Prime Hospitality Corp. from May 1999 to July 2003. Prior to his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he served as Vice President and Treasurer of Prime Hospitality Corp. from January 1991 to July 1998, and was an instrumental member of the management team that led the company out of bankruptcy in July 1992. From 1986 to 1991, Mr. Vicari was Director of Budgeting and Financial Planning for Prime Hospitality Corp, and was responsible for all budgeting, planning and forecasting. Prior to his tenure at Prime Hospitality Corp., Mr. Vicari held numerous management positions at Combustion Engineering (now ABB Brown Boveri) from 1981 to 1986. Mr. Vicari earned a B.S. in Accounting from the College of New Jersey and received his M.B.A. in Finance from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Vicari also currently serves on the board of directors and as the audit committee chairman for Thunderbird Resorts Inc. (Euronext: TBIRD), a publicly traded gaming and lodging company.

D. Rick Adams

Mr. D. Rick Adams has been promoted as Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. Mr. Adams joined the Trust in 2009 as its Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer and was subsequently promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining the Trust, from 2004 until its sale in 2007, Mr. Adams served as Senior Vice President of Asset Management for Highland Hospitality Corporation (“Highland”). Following the sale of Highland and until 2009, Mr. Adams continued to serve as Senior Vice President and Head of Asset Management for the affiliate of JER Partners that acquired Highland. From 1995 to 2004, Mr. Adams served as Vice President of Regional Operations and Development Officer for B.F. Saul Company. Prior to his tenure at B.F. Saul Company, he held numerous operations and franchise development management positions at Holiday Inns Worldwide, known today as Intercontinental Hotels Group. Mr. Adams received his Bachelor of Science in Management from Indiana University.

Graham Wootten

Mr. Graham J. Wootten, CPA., is Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President, Secretary of Chesapeake Lodging Trust since February 2010. Previously, Mr. Wootten served in several accounting roles, including Vice President and Controller, at Highland from December 2003 until its sale in July 2007 to an affiliate of JER Partners. Following the sale of Highland and until February 2010, Mr. Wootten served in finance and accounting roles for the affiliate of JER Partners that acquired Highland, serving most recently as its Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Highland, Mr. Wootten held various audit positions, including Audit Senior Manager, for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 1995 until 2003. Mr. Wootten holds a BSBA in accounting from John Carroll University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Thomas Eckert

Mr. Thomas D. Eckert is an Independent Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Since 2011, Mr. Eckert has served as Chairman, and previously from 1997 to 2011 had served as President and Chief Executive Officer, of Capital Automotive Real Estate Services, Inc., or Capital Automotive, a privately owned real estate company that owns and manages net-leased real estate for automotive retailers. Mr. Eckert was one of Capital Automotive’s founders and led its IPO in February 1998. Mr. Eckert also served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Capital Automotive from its founding until December 2005, when it was taken private. From 1983 to 1997, Mr. Eckert was employed by Pulte Home Corporation, a U.S. homebuilder, serving most recently as President of Pulte’s Mid-Atlantic Region. Prior to working at Pulte, Mr. Eckert spent over seven years with the public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Eckert is currently Chairman of the Board of The Munder Funds, a $7 billion mutual fund group, chairman of the compensation committee and a member of the audit committee of DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc., a publicly-traded owner, developer and manager of wholesale data centers, and lead director and chairman of the compensation committee of NVR, Inc., a homebuilder. In addition, Mr. Eckert is a former director of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and Fieldstone Investment Corporation. Mr. Eckert received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1970.

John Hill

Mr. John W. Hill is Independent Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust since January 27, 2010, as well as Member of the Audit, Nominating and Governance Committees of the Company and Chairman of the Company’s Compensations Committee. Mr. Hill currently serves as a director and member of the audit committee of CoStar Group, Inc. From August 2004 until August 2012, Mr. Hill served as Chief Executive Officer of The Federal City Council. Previously, Mr. Hill served on the board of directors and was a member of the audit and compensation committees of Highland from January 2006 until Highland’s sale in July 2007. From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Hill served as the Chief Executive Officer of In2Books, Inc. From 1999 until 2002, he was a partner with Andersen, LLP, where he was in charge of state and local consulting for North America. Previously, Mr. Hill also was a director of Marriott Corporation’s Internal Audit Division in charge of all financial and operational audits of the hotel division and has been an audit manager for Coopers & Lybrand and Price Waterhouse. Mr. Hill has served on the board and audit committee of Prestwick Pharmaceuticals Inc., a non-public company. Mr. Hill currently serves on the boards of several not-for-profit organizations, including the DC Public Library Board of Trustees, the DC Shakespeare Theatre Board, and the National Minority Aids Council. He formerly served on the boards of the DC Children and Youth Investment Trust and the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Commission to Revitalize the DC Public Library. Mr. Hill earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the University of Maryland University College in 1976 and passed the Maryland State Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam in 1977.

George McKenzie

Mr. George F. McKenzie is an Independent Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. Mr. McKenzie founded a commercial real estate consulting business in January 2014. From June 2007 until his retirement in October 2013, Mr. McKenzie served as President and Chief Executive Officer and a trustee of Washington Real Estate Investment Trust, or WRIT, a self-administered, self-managed, equity real estate investment trust investing in income-producing properties in the greater Washington, DC metro region. Since joining WRIT in September 1996, Mr. McKenzie also served in other executive roles, including Executive Vice President, Real Estate and Chief Operating Officer. From 1985 to 1996, Mr. McKenzie served with the Prudential Realty Group, a subsidiary of Prudential Insurance Company of America, most recently as Vice President, Investment & Sales. From 1977 to 1985, Mr. McKenzie served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. He received a B.S. in Operations Analysis from the United States Naval Academy and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Rhode Island. Mr. McKenzie is a member of the Economic Club of Washington, Urban Land Institute (“ULI”). We believe Mr. McKenzie should serve on our board due to his extensive experience in the real estate industry, including as a chief executive officer of a publicly traded REIT.

Jeffrey Nuechterlein

Mr. Jeffrey D. Nuechterlein is an Independent Trustee of Chesapeake Lodging Trust. In 2000, Mr. Nuechterlein founded Isis Capital LLC, a venture capital and hedge fund based in Alexandria, Virginia, where he has served as Managing Partner since its formation. From 1997 until 2000, Mr. Nuechterlein served as Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer for pension fund investments at National Gypsum Company. From 1995 until 1996, Mr. Nuechterlein was Senior Counsel to the U.S. Trade Representative, and prior to that he served as outside legal counsel to several U.S. semiconductor and steel companies from 1992 until 1995. Mr. Nuechterlein also served as Special Assistant for Policy to the Governor of Virginia from 1990 until 1991, and was Counsel to the U.S. Senate’s Judiciary Subcommittee on Technology from 1989 until 1990. Mr. Nuechterlein is a director and member of the audit committee of The Jones Group, Inc., a designer, marketer and wholesaler of over 35 brands of apparel, footwear and accessories. He also is a director of Cartica Capital, a privately-held, long-only equity manager focused on investments in public companies in emerging markets. Among his non-profit activities, Mr. Nuechterlein is a Past President and a Trustee of The College Foundation at the University of Virginia, a Trustee of The Potomac School, a board member of Americans for Oxford, a Trustee of the Classical American Homes Preservation Trust in New York and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Nuechterlein received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia in 1979 and 1986, respectively, and his master’s and D. Phil. degrees from Oxford University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Thomas Natelli

--

James Francis

6,050,370

Douglas Vicari

2,693,460

D. Rick Adams

2,492,990

Graham Wootten

1,075,620

Thomas Eckert

--

John Hill

--

George McKenzie

--

Jeffrey Nuechterlein

--
As Of  30 Dec 2013
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