Officers & Directors

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HOMEWOOD SUITES, SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Officers & Directors

Executive Team

Glade M. Knight
Glade M. Knight
Executive Chairman
Glade M. Knight Mr. Knight is the founder and has served as Executive Chairman of the Company since May 15, 2014, and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception. Mr. Knight was also the founder of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. Mr. Knight was also the founder of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of those companies from their inception until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. In addition, Mr. Knight was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apple REIT Six, Inc., from 2004 until the company merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Mr. Knight served in the same capacity for Apple Hospitality Five, Inc., from 2002 until the company was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007, and Apple Hospitality Two, Inc., from 2001 until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007. In addition, Mr. Knight served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. from 1993 until it merged with a subsidiary of Colonial Properties Trust in 2005. Following the merger in 2005 until April 2011, Mr. Knight served as a trustee of Colonial Properties Trust. Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Mr. Knight is a partner and Chief Executive Officer of Energy 11 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy 11, L.P., and Energy Resources 12 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy Resources 12, L.P., partnerships focused on investments in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Knight is the founding Chairman of Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. He also is a member of the Advisory Board to the Graduate School of Real Estate and Urban Land Development at Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, he serves on the National Advisory Council for Brigham Young University and is a founding member of the University’s Entrepreneurial Department of the Graduate School of Business Management. Mr. Knight has been a member of the Company’s Board and has served as the Chair of the Company’s Executive Committee since 2007.
Justin G. Knight
Justin G. Knight
President and Chief Executive Officer
Justin G. Knight Mr. Knight has served as President of the Company since its inception and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in May 2014. Mr. Knight also served as President of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. In addition, Mr. Knight served as President of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. Mr. Knight also served as President of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007, as President of Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007, and as President of Apple REIT Six, Inc. until it merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Mr. Knight joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2000. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. Mr. Knight serves on the Marriott Owners Advisory Council, the Residence Inn Association Board, the American Hotel and Lodging Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee of such board and is the Co-chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Owners Council. Mr. Knight is also a member of the National Advisory Council for the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is a board member for the Valentine Museum and Venture Richmond. Mr. Knight holds a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Political Science from Brigham Young University. Mr. Knight has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 1, 2015. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Company’s Executive Committee.
Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian M. Gathright
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Kristian M. Gathright Mrs. Gathright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Company since its inception. In addition, Mrs. Gathright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Apple Ten since its inception. She also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Apple Seven and Apple Eight from their inception until the mergers were completed in March 2014. Mrs. Gathright served as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations for Apple Two from its inception until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007. Mrs. Gathright also served as Senior Vice President of Operations for Apple Five from its inception until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007. She served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Apple Six from its inception until it merged into an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Prior to managing these companies, Mrs. Gathright served as Assistant Vice President and Investor Relations Manager for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, a REIT that owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. From 1996 to 1998, she was an Asset Manager and Regional Controller of the Northern Region Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a real estate investment trust. From 1994 to 1996, she served as a Senior Staff Accountant at Ernst & Young LLP. Mrs. Gathright serves as President of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council and is a member of the Consumer Innovation Forum, an AHLA committee. Mrs. Gathright holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Graduate with Distinction, in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia. Mrs. Gathright passed the Virginia CPA Exam in 1994.
David S. McKenney
David S. McKenney
Senior Advisor
David S. McKenney Mr. McKenney serves as Senior Advisor for the Company. He served as President of Capital Markets for the company from its inception until June 2014. He also has served as President of Capital Markets for Apple REIT Ten since its inception. He also serves as Director and Chief Financial Officer for Energy 11 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy 11, L.P., which is focused on investments in the oil and gas industry. In addition, Mr. McKenney served as President of Capital Markets for Apple REIT Seven and Apple REIT Eight from their inception until the mergers were completed in March 2014. Mr. McKenney served in the same capacity for Apple Hospitality Two until its sale to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007, for Apple Hospitality Five until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007, and for Apple REIT Six until it merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. McKenney served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT that owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. From 1992 to 1994, Mr. McKenney served as Chief Financial Officer for The Henry A. Long Company, a regional development firm located in Washington, D.C. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. McKenney served as a Controller at Bozzuto & Associates, a regional developer of apartments and condominiums in the Washington, D.C. area. Mr. McKenney also has five years of experience with Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. McKenney holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Accounting and Management Information Systems from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia.
Bryan F. Peery
Bryan F. Peery
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Bryan F. Peery Mr. Peery has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Company since its inception. He also serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Apple Ten. In addition, Mr. Peery served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Apple Seven and Apple Eight from their inception until the mergers were completed in March 2014. Mr. Peery also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for Apple Two and Apple Five until Apple Two was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007 and Apple Five was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Apple Six until it merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Prior to his service with these companies, Mr. Peery served as President (2000-2003), Vice President-Finance (1998- 2000) and Controller (1997-1998) of This End Up Furniture Company. Mr. Peery was with Owens & Minor, Inc., a medical and surgical supplies distributor, from 1991 until 1997, where he last served as Director and Assistant Controller-Financial Reporting. Mr. Peery’s experience also includes five years of service with KPMG LLP. Mr. Peery holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia. Mr. Peery is a Certified Public Accountant.
David P. Buckley
David P. Buckley
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel
David P. Buckley Mr. Buckley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for the Company since its inception. In addition, Mr. Buckley has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for Apple Ten since its inception, and also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Counsel for Apple Seven and Apple Eight from their inception until the mergers were completed in March 2014. Mr. Buckley served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Apple Two and Apple Five until Apple Two was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007 and Apple Five was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007. Mr. Buckley also served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Apple Six from 2005 until Apple Six merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Prior to his service with these companies, from 1999 to 2005, Mr. Buckley served as an Associate, specializing in commercial real estate, with McGuireWoods, a full-service law firm headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Buckley holds a Juris Doctor degree Cum Laude from the University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell, Lowell, Massachusetts. Mr. Buckley is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Richmond Bar Association.
Nelson G. Knight
Nelson G. Knight
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Nelson G. Knight Mr. Knight, prior to becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer in May 2014, served as the Senior Vice President of Development for the Company since 2009. He has served in the same capacity for Apple Ten since its inception. He also served in the same capacity for Apple Six (until its sale in 2013), and Apple Seven and Apple Eight (until the mergers). From 2005 to 2009, he served as Vice President of Acquisitions and Capital Markets for the Company and Apple Two (until its sale in 2007), Apple Five (until its sale in 2007), Apple Six, Apple Seven and Apple Eight. Mr. Knight serves on the Home2 Suites Owner Advisory Committee, the TownePlace Suites Franchise Advisory Council, as an advisory member of the Hunter Hotels Investment Conference and co-leads the TownePlace Suites Design and Construction Committee. Mr. Knight also currently serves on the National Advisory Council for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia and the Alumni Executive Board for the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University. Mr. Knight holds a Master of Business Administration from Texas Christian University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Cum Laude, in History with a minor in Business from Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia.
Blythe J. McGarvie
Ms. McGarvie was a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School, teaching in the accounting and management department from July 2012 to June 2014. Ms. McGarvie served as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, an advisory firm offering consulting services and providing leadership seminars, from 2003 to 2012, where she offered strategic reviews and leadership seminars for improved decision-making for corporate and academic groups. From 1999 to 2002, Ms. McGarvie was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BIC Group, a publicly traded consumer goods company with operations in 36 countries. Prior to that, Ms. McGarvie served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hannaford Bros. Co., a Fortune 500 retailer. Ms. McGarvie currently serves on the board of directors of LKQ Corporation, Sonoco Products Company and Wawa, Inc., and previously served on the board of directors of Accenture plc, Viacom Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Lafarge North America. Ms. McGarvie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Ms. McGarvie also holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors. She is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and has been a member of the Company's Board since February 21, 2018.

Board of Directors

Glade M. Knight
Glade M. Knight
Executive Chairman
Glade M. Knight Mr. Knight is the founder and has served as Executive Chairman of the Company since May 15, 2014, and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception. Mr. Knight was also the founder of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. and served as its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. Mr. Knight was also the founder of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of those companies from their inception until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. In addition, Mr. Knight was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Apple REIT Six, Inc., from 2004 until the company merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Mr. Knight served in the same capacity for Apple Hospitality Five, Inc., from 2002 until the company was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007, and Apple Hospitality Two, Inc., from 2001 until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007. In addition, Mr. Knight served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. from 1993 until it merged with a subsidiary of Colonial Properties Trust in 2005. Following the merger in 2005 until April 2011, Mr. Knight served as a trustee of Colonial Properties Trust. Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc. owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. Mr. Knight is a partner and Chief Executive Officer of Energy 11 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy 11, L.P., and Energy Resources 12 GP, LLC, the general partner of Energy Resources 12, L.P., partnerships focused on investments in the oil and gas industry. Mr. Knight is the founding Chairman of Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. He also is a member of the Advisory Board to the Graduate School of Real Estate and Urban Land Development at Virginia Commonwealth University. Additionally, he serves on the National Advisory Council for Brigham Young University and is a founding member of the University’s Entrepreneurial Department of the Graduate School of Business Management. Mr. Knight has been a member of the Company’s Board and has served as the Chair of the Company’s Executive Committee since 2007.
Glenn W. Bunting
Glenn W. Bunting
Glenn W. Bunting Mr. Bunting has served as President of GB Corporation since January 2011. From 1985 until 2010, Mr. Bunting served as President of American KB Properties, Inc., which developed and managed shopping centers. Mr. Bunting was a director of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, of which Glade M. Knight was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, from 1993 until its merger with Colonial Properties Trust in 2005. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Landmark Apartment Trust, Inc. until 2016 when it merged into an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group. Mr. Bunting served as a director of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. and Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. until the companies were sold in May 2007 and October 2007, respectively. Mr. Bunting also served as a director of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. from 2006 and 2007, respectively, until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. Mr. Bunting received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Campbell University. He has been a member of the Company’s Board and the Company’s Executive Committee and has served as the Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee since March 1, 2014 and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee since January 1, 2015.
Jon A. Fosheim
Jon A. Fosheim
Lead Independent Director
Jon A. Fosheim Mr. Fosheim was the Chief Executive Officer of Oak Hill REIT Management, LLC from 2005 until he retired in 2011. Oak Hill REIT Management, LLC is a hedge fund specializing in REIT investments. From 1985 until 2005, Mr. Fosheim was a Principal and Co-founder of Green Street Advisors, a REIT advisory and consulting firm. Prior to that, Mr. Fosheim worked in institutional sales at Bear Stearns & Co., a global investment bank, and worked in the tax department at Touche Ross and Co. (now Deloitte LLP), an international accounting firm. He currently serves as Lead Independent Director and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2015. Mr. Fosheim attended the University of South Dakota, earning BA, MBA, and JD degrees. Mr. Fosheim currently serves on the board of directors for Colony Northstar, Inc. and serves on the audit committee and is the chair of the governance and nominating committee of such board.
Blythe J. McGarvie
Blythe J. McGarvie
Blythe J. McGarvie Ms. McGarvie was a member of the faculty of Harvard Business School, teaching in the accounting and management department from July 2012 to June 2014. Ms. McGarvie served as Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Leadership for International Finance, LLC, an advisory firm offering consulting services and providing leadership seminars, from 2003 to 2012, where she offered strategic reviews and leadership seminars for improved decision-making for corporate and academic groups. From 1999 to 2002, Ms. McGarvie was the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BIC Group, a publicly traded consumer goods company with operations in 36 countries. Prior to that, Ms. McGarvie served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hannaford Bros. Co., a Fortune 500 retailer. Ms. McGarvie currently serves on the board of directors of LKQ Corporation, Sonoco Products Company and Wawa, Inc., and previously served on the board of directors of Accenture plc, Viacom Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Lafarge North America. Ms. McGarvie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Ms. McGarvie also holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors. She is currently a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors and has been a member of the Company's Board since February 21, 2018.
Justin G. Knight
Justin G. Knight
Justin G. Knight Mr. Knight has served as President of the Company since its inception and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Company in May 2014. Mr. Knight also served as President of Apple REIT Ten, Inc. from its inception until its merger with the Company in September 2016. In addition, Mr. Knight served as President of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. and Apple REIT Eight, Inc. until their mergers with the Company were completed in March 2014. Mr. Knight also served as President of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc. until it was sold to an affiliate of ING Clarion in May 2007, as President of Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. until it was sold to Inland American Real Estate Trust, Inc. in October 2007, and as President of Apple REIT Six, Inc. until it merged with an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII in May 2013. Mr. Knight joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2000. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. Mr. Knight serves on the Marriott Owners Advisory Council, the Residence Inn Association Board, the American Hotel and Lodging Association Board of Directors and Executive Committee of such board and is the Co-chair of the American Hotel and Lodging Association Owners Council. Mr. Knight is also a member of the National Advisory Council for the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. He is a board member for the Valentine Museum and Venture Richmond. Mr. Knight holds a Master of Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Corporate Strategy and Finance from the Marriott School at Brigham Young University. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, Cum Laude, in Political Science from Brigham Young University. Mr. Knight has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 1, 2015. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Company’s Executive Committee.
Bruce H. Matson
Bruce H. Matson
Bruce H. Matson Mr. Matson is a Partner in the law firm of LeClairRyan, a Professional Corporation, in Richmond, Virginia. Mr. Matson joined LeClairRyan in 1994 and has practiced law since 1983. He was a director of Apple REIT Seven, Inc. from 2007 until its merger with the Company was completed in March 2014. In addition, Mr. Matson previously served as a director of Apple Hospitality Two, Inc., Apple Hospitality Five, Inc. and Apple REIT Six, Inc. from the inception of those companies until the companies were sold in May 2007, October 2007 and May 2013, respectively. Mr. Matson graduated from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law and earned his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. Mr. Matson was a member of the Company’s Executive, Audit and Compensation Committees until March 1, 2014 and served as the Chair of the Company’s Compensation Committee from its inception until March 1, 2014. He is currently a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board of Directors. He has been a member of the Board of Directors since 2008.
Daryl Arthur Nickel
Daryl Arthur Nickel
Daryl Arthur Nickel Mr. Nickel completed a 22-year career at Marriott International, Inc., an international hospitality company, in 2009. He served as a corporate officer of Marriott International from 1998 until his retirement and as Executive Vice President, Lodging Development, Select Service and Extended Stay Brands, from 2001. Since 2011, Mr. Nickel also has served as a consultant to White Peterman Properties, Inc., a hotel development company. From 2011 until July 2014, Mr. Nickel served as a consultant to Whiteco Pool Solutions, a saline pool systems company. From 2009 to 2010, Mr. Nickel served as a consultant to Apple Fund Management, Inc., currently a subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Nickel graduated from Georgetown Law School and earned his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University. Between college and law school, Mr. Nickel served in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Nickel has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2015. Mr. Nickel currently serves on the Company’s Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
L. Hugh Redd
L. Hugh Redd
L. Hugh Redd Mr. Redd was the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of General Dynamics Corporation, an aerospace and defense company, until December 31, 2013. He had worked for General Dynamics Corporation since 1986, serving as a Senior Financial Analyst and also as Vice President and Controller of General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, Michigan. He received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in professional accounting from the University of Texas. He also is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Redd currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. Mr. Redd has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 1, 2015. Mr. Redd currently serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and as the Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee.