Committee Composition

Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.
Chairperson Chairperson Committee Member Member Financial Expert Financial Expert
 Audit CommitteeCompensation CommitteeNominating Corporate Governance CommitteeReal Estate Committee
James  R.  Abrahamson 
James  R.  Abrahamson
Director


Mr. Abrahamson has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since November 2015. Mr. Abrahamson is currently the Chairman of Interstate Hotels & Resorts and previously also served as Interstate’s Chief Executive Officer until March 22, 2017. Prior to joining Interstate in 2011, Mr. Abrahamson held senior leadership positions with InterContinental Hotels Group (“IHG”), Hyatt Corporation, Marcus Corporation and Hilton Worldwide. At IHG, where he served from 2009 to 2011, he was President of t... 

   Committee Member  
Glenn  Alba 
Glenn  Alba
Director


Mr. Alba has served on the boards of directors of certain of our predecessor entities since 2006 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since 2013. Mr. Alba is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 1997, Mr. Alba has been involved in the asset management of a broad range of Blackstone’s real estate investments in the US and Europe including office, hotel, multi-family and industrial assets. While based in the London office ... 

   Chairperson  
Scott  O. Bergren 
Scott  O. Bergren
Director


Mr. Bergren has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since June 2015. Mr. Bergren served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of both Pizza Hut (Global) and Yum! Innovation until his retirement in December 2014. Prior to becoming CEO at Pizza Hut (Global) at the end of 2013, Mr. Bergren served as CEO of Pizza Hut (U.S.) beginning in 2011. He also had served as CEO of Yum! Innovation since 2011. Mr. Bergren has held many roles across Yum! Brands, Inc. since 2002, including President and Chie... 

   Committee Member Committee Member
Alan  J.  Bowers 
Alan  J.  Bowers
Director


Alan J. Bowers has served on the boards of directors of certain of our predecessor entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Mr. Bowers most recently served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of Cape Success, LLC from 2001 to 2004 and of Marketsource Corporation from 2000 to 2001. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Bowers served as President, Chief Executive Officer and a board member of MBL Life Assurance Corporation. Mr. Bowers held various p... 

Chairperson   Committee Member Committee Member
Henry  G.  Cisneros 
Henry  G.  Cisneros
Director


Mr. Cisneros has served on the boards of directors of certain of our predecessor entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Mr. Cisneros currently serves as Chairman of the CityView companies, which he joined in 2003. Mr. Cisneros served as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development from 1992 to 1997 and, prior to that, Mr. Cisneros served four terms as Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. Mr. Cisneros has served as President of the Nat... 

Committee Member    
Keith  A.  Cline 
Keith  A.  Cline
Director


Mr. Cline has served as the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer since February 18, 2016, after serving as the Company’s Interim President and Chief Executive Officer since September 15, 2015. Mr. Cline has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since September 2015. From January 2013 until November 2015, Mr. Cline was the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. From 2011 to 2013, prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cline was Chief Administrative Officer ... 

    Committee Member
Giovanni  Cutaia 
Giovanni  Cutaia
Director


Mr. Cutaia has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Cutaia is a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Global Asset Management in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Cutaia was at Lone Star Funds where he was a Senior Managing Director and Co-Head of Commercial Real Estate Investments Americas from 2009 to 2014. Prior to Lone Star, Mr. Cutaia spent over 12 years at Goldman Sachs in its Real Estate Principal Investments... 

  Committee Member   Chairperson
Mitesh  B. Shah 
Mitesh  B. Shah
Chairman of the Board of Directors


Mr. Shah has served on the boards of directors of certain of our predecessor entities since 2013 and on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. He has served as Chairperson of the Company’s Board of Directors since November 2014. Mr. Shah currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Principal of Noble Investment Group, which he founded in 1993 and which specializes in making opportunistic investments in the lodging and hospitality real estate sector. Mr. Shah ... 

Committee Member Committee Member   Committee Member
Gary  M.  Sumers 
Gary  M.  Sumers
Director


Mr. Sumers has served on the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2014. Mr. Sumers was most recently a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer in the Real Estate Group of Blackstone. From joining Blackstone in 1995 until his retirement at the end of 2013, Mr. Sumers’ activities included heading Blackstone Real Estate Advisors’ (BREA) Strategic Asset Management Group, oversight of all financial reporting activities and responsibility for the property disposition activities... 

  Chairperson