Board of Trustees

In September 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 2009. In May 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.

Stuart L. Scott has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees since September 2009 and as a Trustee of the Company since 1998.

Mr. Scott is Chairman of the Company’s Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Scott served in a number of capacities for Jones Lang LaSalle and its predecessor entities, including as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, until December 2004 when he retired from that firm.

Mr. Scott holds a B.A. from Hamilton College and a J.D. from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Denise Coll has served as a trustee of the Company since 2013.

Ms. Coll is a member of the Company's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. She served as President, North America Division, of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., 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 has served on the Board of Directors of Enlivant since April 2014. Ms. Coll serves on the Board of Directors of the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the Board of Trustees of the Simmons College School of Management, the Board of Directors of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, and the  Board of Advisors of the University of Massachusetts School of Hotel & Travel Management. Ms. Coll holds a B.S. in hotel and travel management from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A from Simmons College.

Jeffrey T. Foland has served as trustee of the company since 2012.

Mr. Foland is the Chairman of the Company’s Compensation Committee and is a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Foland is the Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer at Hertz Global Holdings, Inc., with oversight of global car rental marketing, sales, pricing, and revenue functions.

Before joining Hertz in January 2015, Mr. Foland served as Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at United Airlines, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Foland held other senior executive level positions at United, with various executive responsibilities including marketing, sales, corporate strategy, technology, e-commerce, loyalty programs, business development, contact centers and customer relations from January 2005 through December 2012.

Mr. Foland joined United from ZS Associates, where he served as a Principal at the global sales and marketing consulting firm and was responsible for consulting in more than a dozen industries and led large-scale sales and marketing transformation initiatives.  Prior to ZS, he held positions at Detroit Diesel Corporation and General Motors, Allison Gas Turbine Division. 

Mr. Foland holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Darryl Hartley-Leonard has served as a trustee of the Company since 1998.

Mr. Hartley-Leonard is the Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee and is a member of the Company's Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Hartley-Leonard was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PGI (an event production agency) from 1998 until 2005 and is a retired Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive/Chief Operating Officer of Hyatt Hotels Corporation. From 1997 to 2013, Mr. Hartley-Leonard served as 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.

Jeff Martin has served as a trustee of the Company since 2016.

Mr. Martin is a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Martin is JetBlue's Executive Vice President Operations, responsible for Flight Operations, Technical Operations, System Operations, Safety, Security, Emergency Response, NextGen initiatives, and JetBlue University and lodge, the airline's award-winning training division and 196-room internal hotel residence. Mr. Martin has full operational control and fiscal accountability to the Board of Directors and Shareholders of JetBlue, for the safety, efficiency, and operation of the airline. JetBlue serves over 96 destinations across 22 countries, with over 35 million customers served on an annual basis, and it has received 12 consecutive JD Powers Awards for Customer Service.

Mr. Martin joined JetBlue in March 2012. Prior to JetBlue, he had a 22-year career with Southwest Airlines, most recently as Vice President - Operations Coordination. 

Mr. Martin graduated with a B.S. in Marketing from Pittsburgh State University.

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, Compensation Committee and Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Washburn is a retired Executive Vice President of Northwest Airlines, Inc. 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 Real Estate Acquisitions and Development for Marriott Corporation and most recently Executive Vice President and general manager of its Courtyard Hotel division. Mr. Washburn is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Amedisys, Inc. In addition, Mr. Washburn serves as a member of the Board of Directors of The Greenbrier Companies, Inc. and Key Technology, Inc.

Mr. Washburn serves as a private equity fund advisory board member of Spell Capital Fund II and IV. Mr. Washburn graduated from Loyola University of Chicago, Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and the Northwestern University School of Law.





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