BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--RLJ Lodging Trust (“RLJ” or the “Company”) (NYSE: RLJ) today announced the appointment of Chad D. Perry as Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to his appointment, Mr. Perry served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc. (NYSE: SKT). In his role at RLJ, Mr. Perry will lead the Company’s legal department, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Leslie D. Hale.
“I am thrilled to welcome Chad to RLJ,” said Leslie D. Hale, RLJ’s President and CEO. “Chad has a strong track record of effectively overseeing legal affairs, corporate governance, and risk management, in addition to his extensive background in the REIT industry. Chad’s broad experience with corporate and securities matters as well as real estate and finance transactions, will greatly benefit RLJ. The addition of Chad, along with the recent elevation of Tom Bardenett to Chief Operating Officer, and promotions of Jeff Dauray and Kate Henriksen to Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Investment Officers, rounds out our talented team.”
Prior to his tenure as General Counsel at Tanger, Chad served as Deputy General Counsel at LPL Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LPLA) and was in private practice at the law firm of Ropes & Gray. He is a graduate of Princeton University and Columbia Law School.
RLJ Lodging Trust is a self-advised, publicly traded real estate investment trust that owns primarily premium-branded, high-margin, focused-service and compact full-service hotels. The Company's portfolio currently consists of 96 hotels with approximately 21,200 rooms, located in 23 states and the District of Columbia and an ownership interest in one unconsolidated hotel with 171 rooms.
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