Michael D. Barnello, President and CEO
On September 14, 2009, LaSalle Hotel Properties announced that Michael D. Barnello was named Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Barnello served as Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Acquisitions of the Company from its formation until September 14, 2009. On June 2, 2008 he was named President of LaSalle Hotel Properties and was elected to the Board of Trustees in July 2008.
Mr. Barnello joined Jones Lang LaSalle in April 1995 as a Vice President. Prior to April 1995, Mr. Barnello was a Vice President with Strategic Reality Advisors, formerly known as VMS Realty Partners, where he was responsible for hotel asset management since 1990.
Concurrently, Mr. Barnello was a Vice President at Stone-Levy LLC, an affiliate of Strategic Realty Advisers, where he was responsible for hotel acquisitions. Mr. Barnello holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration.
Jeffrey T. Foland
Jeffrey T. Foland has served as trustee of the company since 2012.
Jeffrey (Jeff) Foland leads all Marketing, Loyalty, Technology, Strategy and Customer Experience groups for United. This portfolio includes all of United’s contact centers and Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC, which operates the loyalty program, credit card business, media sales and external partnerships related to the loyalty program currency.
Prior to assuming his current position, Foland was EVP of Strategy, Technology and Business Development for United. He has also held roles as EVP and President of Mileage Plus Holdings, LLC and was the Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing and Sales, where he was responsible for all marketing, sales, contact centers, customer relations, ecommerce and distribution activities worldwide.
Before joining United in 2005, Foland served as a principal at ZS Associates, a global sales and marketing consulting firm. He was responsible for consulting with sales organizations in more than a dozen industries and led large-scale sales and marketing transformation initiatives. Foland has also held positions in the automotive and aerospace industries.
Foland holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.
He serves on the board of trustees for the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum and the Wings Club.
Darryl Hartley-Leonard has served as a trustee of the Company since 1998.
Mr. Hartley-Leonard is a member of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Hartley-Leonard is a private investor. Mr. Hartley-Leonard was Chairman and CEO of PGI (an event production agency) from 1998 until 2005 and a retired Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. Mr. Hartley-Leonard is a director of Jones Lang LaSalle, a global real estate service company.
Mr. Hartley-Leonard holds a B.A. from Blackpool Lancashire College of Lancaster University and an honorary doctorate of business administration from Johnson and Wales University.
William S. McCalmont
William S. McCalmont has served as a trustee of the Company since 2000.
Mr. McCalmont is the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee. From 2007 through 2011, Mr. McCalmont served as the Chief Financial Officer at The St. Joe Company. From 2003 through 2007, Mr. McCalmont served as an Executive Vice President and the Chief Finance Officer of ACE Cash Express, Inc. From January 2002 through 2003, Mr. McCalmont served as a founding member and principal of the Turtle Creek Group.
From 2000 to 2001, Mr. McCalmont was the Chief Financial Officer of HQ Global Workplaces, Inc., which filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in March 2002. Previously, Mr. McCalmont served as the Interim President and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of La Quinta Inns, Inc., the Chief Financial Officer of FelCor Suite Hotels and the Treasurer of Harrah's Entertainment. Mr. McCalmont is a director of Aces Wired Inc. and serves on the company's audit committee. Mr. McCalmont holds a B.A. from Rollins College and a M.S.I.A from Carnegie-Mellon University.
Denise Coll has served as a trustee of the Company since 2013.
Ms. Coll is a member of the Company's Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee. She served as President, North America Division, leading Starwood's largest region with over 500 hotels, from 2007 through 2012. During her tenure, Ms. Coll successfully navigated Starwood's North American hotels through the economic downturn and oversaw substantial growth in Starwood's hotel footprint within North America. She also spearheaded the launch of two new brands, Aloft and Element. Ms. Coll, who joined Starwood in 1976, is respected as one of the industry's most seasoned and successful operators.
Ms. Coll serves on the advisory board of the Boston University School of Hospitality and the advisory boards of University of Massachusetts' HRTA and Eisenberg School of Management. She is a member of the American Hotel & Lodging Association and currently serves as the Chairman of its Diversity Council. Ms. Coll holds a Bachelor of Science in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration from the University of Massachusetts and a Masters of Business Administration from Simmons College.
Stuart L. Scott, Chairman of the Board
Stuart L. Scott has served as a trustee of the Company since 1998.
Mr. Scott is Chairman of the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Scott was the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Jones Lang LaSalle until December 2004 when he retired from that firm.
Mr. Scott also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of LaSalle Partners Incorporated and its predecessor entities from December 1992 through December 2001. Mr. Scott is a director of Hartmarx Corporation (a clothing manufacturing company). Mr. Scott holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.
Donald A. Washburn
Donald A. Washburn has served as a trustee of the Company since 1998.
Mr. Washburn is also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Washburn is a private investor. Mr. Washburn is a retired Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Inc. (“Northwest”) and was the Chairman and President-Northwest Cargo, Inc.
Mr. Washburn joined Northwest in 1990 and served in a number of capacities, including Executive Vice President-Customer Service and Operations. Prior to joining Northwest, Mr. Washburn was a corporate Senior Vice President of Marriott Corporation, most recently Executive Vice President and general manager of its Courtyard Hotel division. Mr. Washburn is a director of Amedisys, Inc., The Greenbrier Companies, Inc., Key Technology, Inc., Princess House, Inc., Victor Plastics, Inc. and Laga Inc.
Mr. Washburn serves as a private equity fund advisory board member of Spell Capital Fund II. Mr. Washburn graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Northwestern University School of Law.