People: RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ.N)

RLJ.N on New York Stock Exchange

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26 Nov 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Johnson

68 Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Thomas Baltimore

50 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Leslie Hale

41 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Ross Bierkan

54 2011 Chief Investment Officer, Executive Vice President

Evan Bayh

58 2011 Independent Trustee

Nathaniel Davis

60 2011 Independent Trustee

Robert La Forgia

55 2011 Independent Trustee

Glenda McNeal

53 2011 Independent Trustee

Joseph Ryan

72 2011 Lead Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert L. Johnson serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RLJ Lodging Trust. Prior to the formation of the Company, Mr. Johnson co-founded and served as the chairman of RLJ Development, LLC ("RLJ Development") and founded and currently serves as the chairman of The RLJ Companies, LLC ("RLJ Companies"), which owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the banking, private equity, real estate, film production, gaming and automobile dealership industries. Prior to co-founding RLJ Development in 2000, he was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television ("BET"). Mr. Johnson continued to serve as chief executive officer of BET until 2006 after its 2001 acquisition by Viacom Inc. He is the executive chairperson of RLJ Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) and currently also serves on the boards of directors of KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) and Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA). Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and his Master of Public Administration degree from Princeton University. Our Board of Trustees determined that Mr. Johnson should serve on our Board of Trustees based on his experience as a successful business leader and entrepreneur, as well as his experience in a number of critical areas, including real estate, finance, brand development and multicultural marketing.

Thomas Baltimore

Mr. Thomas J. Baltimore Jr., is President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust. Prior to the formation of the Company, Mr. Baltimore co-founded RLJ Development and served as its president from 2000. During this time period, RLJ Development raised and invested more than $2.2 billion in equity. Previously, Mr. Baltimore served as vice president of gaming acquisitions of Hilton Hotels Corporation from 1997 to 1998 and later as vice president of development and finance from 1999 to 2000. He also served in various management positions with Marriott Corporation and Host Marriott Services Corporation, including vice president of business development from 1994 to 1996. Mr. Baltimore currently serves on the boards of directors of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) and Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE: DRE), and served on the board of directors of Integra Life Sciences Company (NASDAQ: IART) until August 2012. Mr. Baltimore received his Bachelor of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Colgate Darden School of Business, University of Virginia. Our Board of Trustees determined that Mr. Baltimore should serve on our Board of Trustees based on his extensive knowledge of the Company and his experience and relationships in the lodging industry.

Leslie Hale

Ms. Leslie D. Hale is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust. Ms. Hale served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of real estate and finance of RLJ Development from 2007 until the formation of the Company, when she became the Company's chief financial officer, treasurer and senior vice president. She previously was the vice president of real estate and finance for RLJ Development from 2006 to September 2007 and director of real estate and finance from 2005 until her 2006 promotion. In these positions, Ms. Hale was responsible for the finance, tax, treasury and portfolio management functions as well as executing all real estate transactions. From 2002 to 2005, she held several positions within the global financial services division of General Electric Corp., including as a vice president in the business development group of GE Commercial Finance, and as an associate director in the GE Real Estate strategic capital group. Prior to that, she was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Hale received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. She is a member of the Howard University Board of Trustees.

Ross Bierkan

Mr. Ross H. Bierkan serves as the Chief Investment Officer and Executive Vice President of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. Mr. Bierkan served as a principal and executive vice president of RLJ Development from 2000 until the formation of the Company. In this capacity he was responsible for overseeing approximately $4.0 billion of real estate acquisitions. Previously, Mr. Bierkan was an original principal of The Plasencia Group, a hospitality transaction and consulting group, and from 1993 to 2000 served as its vice president, with responsibility for providing market studies, property analyses and investment sales for institutional hotel owners. Before The Plasencia Group, Mr. Bierkan worked with Grubb and Ellis Real Estate, a commercial real estate brokerage firm. From 1982 to 1988, he held various operational and sales management positions for Guest Quarters Hotels (now the Doubletree Guest Suites). Mr. Bierkan also serves on the advisory boards for Springhill Suites by Marriott and Hyatt Summerfield Suites. Mr. Bierkan received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University.

Evan Bayh

Mr. Evan Bayh serves as Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. He serves as chairman of the company's Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since the company's initial public offering. Since 2011, Senator Bayh has been a partner at McGuireWoods LLC, a global diversified law firm, and a senior advisor at Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset management firm. From 1999 through 2010, Senator Bayh was a member of the United States Senate, representing the state of Indiana. He served on six Committees—Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; Armed Services; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select Committee on Intelligence; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Special Committee on Aging. He also chaired two subcommittees. From 1989 until 1997, Senator Bayh served as the Governor of Indiana. Senator Bayh currently serves on the boards of directors of Berry Plastics (NYSE: BERY), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) and Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ:FITB). Senator Bayh received a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics with honors from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia.

Nathaniel Davis

Mr. Nathaniel A. Davis serves as Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. Mr. Davis currently serves as executive chairman and chief executive officer of K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN). Mr. Davis has served as managing director of RANDD Advisory Group, a business consulting group that advises venture capital, media, and technology firms and provides due diligence, business process improvement, sales process improvement, management development and business plan development services, since 2003. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Davis served as chief executive officer and president of XM Satellite Radio, a leading broadcaster of satellite radio. He also was a member of the XM Satellite Radio board of directors from 1999 until 2008. Mr. Davis served as executive-in-residence of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, from 2003 until 2006. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Davis was president, chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of XO Communications, a telecommunications service provider. Prior to this, Mr. Davis served as executive vice president, network and technical service of Nextel Communications; as chief financial officer of MCI Telecommunications U.S.; and as president and chief operating officer of MCI Metro. Mr. Davis currently serves on the board of directors of Unisys (NYSE: UIS). He previously was a board member of Charter Communications, a cable television operator. Mr. Davis received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Our Board of Trustees determined that Mr. Davis should serve on our Board of Trustees based on his extensive financial, operational and entrepreneurial experience. Our Board of Trustees also determined that Mr. Davis qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert."

Robert La Forgia

Mr. Robert M. La Forgia serves as Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. He serves as as the chairman of the company's Audit Committee since the company's initial public offering. Currently, Mr. La Forgia is principal of Apertor Hospitality, LLC, a national advisory and asset management services firm specializing in the hospitality and gaming industries, which he founded in August 2009. In March 2008, Mr. La Forgia joined The Atalon Group, a boutique turnaround management and advisory firm specializing in troubled real estate situations and served as executive vice president—finance of certain Atalon Group subsidiaries until July 2010. Prior to this, Mr. La Forgia held a number of leadership positions during his 26-year tenure at Hilton Hotels Corporation (currently Hilton Worldwide), a global hospitality firm. Mr. La Forgia served as the chief financial officer (and chief accounting officer) of Hilton Hotels Corporation from 2004 through 2008, first as a senior vice president and subsequently as executive vice president. From 1996 through 2004, he was senior vice president and controller of Hilton, and prior to this, he held a number of management positions within Hilton's corporate finance function. Mr. La Forgia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Providence College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles. Our Board of Trustees determined that Mr. La Forgia should serve on our Board of Trustees based on his significant experience in the critical areas of accounting, finance, real estate, capital markets and hospitality, primarily at a publicly-held company. Our Board of Trustees also determined that Mr. La Forgia qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert."

Glenda McNeal

Ms. Glenda G. McNeal serves as Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. Since 1989, Ms. McNeal has worked for the American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), a global payments, network, credit card and travel services company, where she has served since 2010 as executive vice president and general manager of the Global Client Group in Global Merchant Services. In this role, she is responsible for managing the largest global relationships for the American Express Company. Ms. McNeal was employed by Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1987 until 1989 and began her career with Arthur Andersen, LLP in 1982. She serves on the board of directors of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe. She also is a member of the Board of Directors of Vente Privée USA, a joint venture between American Express and VentePrivée.com, and the United Negro College Fund. Ms. McNeal received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Dillard University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. Our Board of Trustees determined that Ms. McNeal should serve on our Board of Trustees based on her background in financial management, finance, accounting, credit card services and travel-related businesses.

Joseph Ryan

Mr. Joseph Ryan serves as Lead Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. Since 2007, Mr. Ryan has served as served as chairman and chief executive officer of Ryan Investments, LLC, a private firm with investments in hospitality, private banking, and technology start-ups, and Joseph Ryan & Associates, a company offering mediation, arbitration and consulting services for companies and professional services organizations. Prior to this, he was a partner in the business transactions group at Venable, LLP, a law firm based in Washington, DC. From 1994 through 2006, Mr. Ryan served as executive vice president and general counsel for Marriott International, Inc., a hotel management and hospitality firm. Before joining Marriott International, Mr. Ryan practiced law for 27 years with the Los Angeles-based law firm of O'Melveny & Myers, where he also served as managing partner. Mr. Ryan received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Washington and his Juris Doctor degree from the Columbia School of Law. Our Board of Trustees determined that Mr. Ryan should serve on our Board of Trustees due to his knowledge of and experience in the hospitality industry, expertise in corporate governance and risk assessment and oversight, legal background and general business knowledge.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Johnson

1,588,680

Thomas Baltimore

4,744,900

Leslie Hale

1,807,140

Ross Bierkan

1,909,440

Evan Bayh

--

Nathaniel Davis

--

Robert La Forgia

--

Glenda McNeal

--

Joseph Ryan

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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