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 2014, and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception. Mr. Knight was also the founder of each of the former Apple REIT Companies and served as their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from inception until the companies were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. In addition, Mr. Knight served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT, from 1993 until it merged with Colonial Properties Trust, a REIT, 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 Chief Executive Officer since May 2014. Mr. Knight served as President of each of the former Apple REIT Companies, except Apple Suites, until they were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. Mr. Knight joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2000 and held various senior management positions prior to his appointment as President. Mr. Knight serves on the Marriott Owners Advisory Council, on the Residence Inn Association Board, and as Secretary, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Mr. Knight also serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University, the Board of Trustees for The Valentine Museum, and the Board of Directors for 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 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 Kristian “Krissy” Gathright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Company since its inception. Mrs. Gathright held various senior management positions with each of the former Apple REIT Companies from inception until they were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. Prior to her service with the Apple REIT Companies, Mrs. Gathright served as Assistant Vice President and Investor Relations Manager for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT that owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. She also worked as an Asset Manager and Regional Controller of the Northern Region Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a REIT, and began her career with Ernst & Young LLP. Mrs. Gathright serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as President of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council, and on the distribution advisory councils for Marriott and Hilton. She serves on the Executive Committee for the boards of both the YMCA of Greater Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Community Foundation Board of Directors, St. Christopher’s School Board of Governors, the Maymont Foundation Board of Directors, the Richmond BB&T Advisory Board and the NextUp Board of Managers. Mrs. Gathright holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Graduate with Distinction, in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gathright has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 2019.
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.
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 boards of directors of LKQ Corporation, Sonoco Products Company and Wawa, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of Accenture plc, Viacom Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Lafarge North America. She serves as chair of the LKQ Audit Committee and a member of its Governance/Nominating Committee and on the Audit and Financial Policy Committees for Sonoco. Ms. McGarvie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University 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 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 2014, and previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception. Mr. Knight was also the founder of each of the former Apple REIT Companies and served as their Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from inception until the companies were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. In addition, Mr. Knight served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT, from 1993 until it merged with Colonial Properties Trust, a REIT, 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 and Chief Executive Officer of American KB Properties, Inc., which developed and managed shopping centers. Mr. Bunting was a director of Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., 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 of America until 2016 when it merged with and 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 of Business Administration degree from Campbell University. Mr. Bunting 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 2014, and a member of the Company’s Audit Committee since January 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 retirement 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. Mr. Fosheim currently serves on the Board of Directors of Colony Capital, Inc. and serves on the Audit Committee and is the chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of such board. Mr. Fosheim attended the University of South Dakota, earning Bachelor of Arts, Master of Business Administration, and Juris Doctor degrees. Mr. Fosheim currently serves as Lead Independent Director. Mr. Fosheim has been a member of the Board of Directors since January 2015, and he is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
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 Chief Executive Officer since May 2014. Mr. Knight served as President of each of the former Apple REIT Companies, except Apple Suites, until they were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. Mr. Knight joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2000 and held various senior management positions prior to his appointment as President. Mr. Knight serves on the Marriott Owners Advisory Council, on the Residence Inn Association Board, and as Secretary, Treasurer and member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Mr. Knight also serves as a member of the National Advisory Council of the Marriott School at Brigham Young University, the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University, the Board of Trustees for The Valentine Museum, and the Board of Directors for 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 2015. Mr. Knight currently serves on the Company’s Executive Committee.
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 boards of directors of LKQ Corporation, Sonoco Products Company and Wawa, Inc., and previously served on the boards of directors of Accenture plc, Viacom Inc., Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., The Travelers Companies, Inc. and Lafarge North America. She serves as chair of the LKQ Audit Committee and a member of its Governance/Nominating Committee and on the Audit and Financial Policy Committees for Sonoco. Ms. McGarvie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Northwestern University 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 2018.
Bruce H. Matson
Bruce H. Matson
Bruce H. Matson Mr. Matson serves as Director, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Randolph Square IP, LLC and its affiliate RSIP Management, LLC, businesses focused on the use of proprietary analytics to help organizations understand and leverage the value of their intellectual property, including the use of patent litigation finance. Mr. Matson is also 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. Mr. Matson was a member of the Company's Audit and Compensation Committees until March 1, 2014 and served as the Chair of the Company's Compensation Committee during this period. He previously served as 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. 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 A. Nickel
Daryl A. Nickel
Daryl A. 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 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 of Arts 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 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 of Science degree in Accounting from Brigham Young University and a Master in Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Redd currently serves on the Board of Trustees for Southern Virginia University. Mr. Redd has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since January 2015. Mr. Redd currently serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and as the Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee.
Kristian M. Gathright
Kristian “Krissy” Gathright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Company since its inception. Mrs. Gathright held various senior management positions with each of the former Apple REIT Companies from inception until they were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. Prior to her service with the Apple REIT Companies, Mrs. Gathright served as Assistant Vice President and Investor Relations Manager for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT that owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. She also worked as an Asset Manager and Regional Controller of the Northern Region Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a REIT, and began her career with Ernst & Young LLP. Mrs. Gathright serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as President of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council, and on the distribution advisory councils for Marriott and Hilton. She serves on the Executive Committee for the boards of both the YMCA of Greater Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Community Foundation Board of Directors, St. Christopher’s School Board of Governors, the Maymont Foundation Board of Directors, the Richmond BB&T Advisory Board and the NextUp Board of Managers. Mrs. Gathright holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Graduate with Distinction, in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gathright has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 2019.
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