Executive Team

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 Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

Kenneth G. Fuller has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Company since April 2016. From 2000 until 2015, Mr. Fuller served in various positions for the Company, including most recently as Treasurer from 2011 to 2015, Vice President of Finance from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President of Asset Management from 2007 to 2009. Since leaving the Company in 2015 and until his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Fuller served as the Founder, Owner, and Principal of Vine Investment Partners, a real estate company focused on acquiring and developing multi-family residential properties and hotels. 

Mr. Fuller holds a B.S. in Hotel Administration from Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration.

Alfred L. Young has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company since November 3, 2009. From 2000 until mid-2007, Mr. Young worked for the Company initially as an Asset Manager and later as Vice President of Acquisitions. Since leaving the Company in 2007 and until his appointment as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Young was Managing Director – Hospitality for Caribbean Property Group, or CPG.

CPG is a diversified real estate company with a focus on investing in hotels, commercial office, and retail properties throughout Central America and the Caribbean. CPG and Goldman Sachs’ Whitehall Street Real Estate Fund run the Caribbean Real Estate Opportunity Fund that was formed to invest in the greater Caribbean region and Central America. Mr. Young received an MBA from George Mason University and a B.S. from Shepherd University.





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