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RLJ Lodging Trust (RLJ.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Johnson

70 2011 Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees

Leslie Hale

45 2018 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director, IR Contact Officer

Sean Mahoney

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Ryan Meliker

2018 Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations

Arthur Collins

58 2017 Independent Trustee

Evan Bayh

62 2011 Independent Trustee

Nathaniel Davis

64 2011 Independent Trustee

Patricia Gibson

55 2017 Independent Trustees

Robert La Forgia

59 2011 Independent Trustee

Robert McCarthy

64 2018 Independent Trustee

Glenda McNeal

57 2011 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Johnson

Mr. Robert L. Johnson is the Executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees of RLJ Lodging Trust. Prior to the formation of the Company, Mr. Johnson co-founded and served as the chairman of RLJ Development, LLC ("RLJ Development") and founded and currently serves as the chairman of The RLJ Companies, LLC ("RLJ Companies"), which owns or holds interests in a diverse portfolio of companies in the banking, private equity, real estate, film production, gaming and automobile dealership industries. Prior to co-founding RLJ Development in 2000, he was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television, or BET. Mr. Johnson continued to serve as chief executive officer of BET until 2006 after its 2001 acquisition by Viacom Inc. He currently serves as the executive chairperson of RLJ Entertainment Inc. (NASDAQ: RLJE) and also serves on the boards of directors of KB Home (NYSE: KBH), Lowe's Companies, Inc. (NYSE: LOW) and Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA). Mr. Johnson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois and his Master of Public Administration degree from Princeton University.

Leslie Hale

Ms. Leslie D. Hale has been appointed President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of RLJ Lodging Trust., effective August 22, 2018. She served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of RLJ Lodging Trust. Prior to this, Ms. Hale has served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since February 2013. Prior to this, Ms. Hale served as chief financial officer and senior vice president of real estate and finance of RLJ Development from 2007 until the formation of the Company, when she became the Company's chief financial officer, treasurer and senior vice president. She previously was the vice president of real estate and finance for RLJ Development from 2006 to September 2007 and director of real estate and finance from 2005 until her 2006 promotion. In these positions, Ms. Hale was responsible for the finance, tax, treasury and portfolio management functions as well as executing all real estate transactions. From 2002 to 2005, she held several positions within the global financial services division of General Electric Corp., including as a vice president in the business development group of GE Commercial Finance, and as an associate director in the GE Real Estate strategic capital group. Prior to that, she was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. Ms. Hale received her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Howard University and her Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School. On January 12, 2015, Ms. Hale was elected to the board of directors of Macy's Inc. (NYSE: M). She also is a member of the Howard University Board of Trustees.

Sean Mahoney

Mr. Sean M. Mahoney is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Mahoney previously worked for another publicly traded lodging real estate investment trust, where he served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer from September 2008 to March 2018, and as senior vice president, chief accounting officer and corporate controller from August 2004 until September 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Mahoney served as a senior manager with Ernst & Young LLP in McLean, Virginia. During 2002 and 2003, Mr. Mahoney served as a Director in the Dublin, Ireland audit practice of KPMG, LLP. From 1993 to 2001, Mr. Mahoney worked in the audit practice of Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Mahoney received a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University in 1993.

Ryan Meliker

Mr. Ryan Meliker is the Senior Vice President - Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations of RLJ Lodging Trust, effective January 17, 2018. Most recently, Mr. Meliker was Managing Director at Canaccord Genuity where he was the senior lodging and REIT analyst. Prior to that, he was Managing Director at MLV & Company and was also the lead lodging REIT analyst at Morgan Stanley Equity Research.

Arthur Collins

Mr. Arthur R. Collins is an Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust. Mr. Collins is the Director of the Company. Mr. Collins was elected by the Board of Trustees upon the recommendation of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Since 1989, Mr. Collins has served as Managing Partner of theGROUP, a government relations and public affairs consulting firm that Mr. Collins founded. Mr. Collins currently serves as chairman of the board of trustees of Morehouse School of Medicine and as a member of the boards of trustees of The Brookings Institution and Meridian International Center. He has previously served as chairman of the board of trustees of Florida A&M University. Mr. Collins received a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Florida A&M University and a doctor of humane letters from Florida A&M University.

Evan Bayh

Sen. Evan Bayh is an Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust. Sen. Bayh has served as one of our trustees and as chairman of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee since our initial public offering in May 2011. Since 2011, Senator Bayh has been a partner at McGuireWoods LLC, a global diversified law firm, and a senior advisor at Apollo Global Management, a leading global alternative asset management firm. From 1999 through 2010, Senator Bayh was a member of the United States Senate, representing the state of Indiana. He served on six Committees—Banking; Housing and Urban Affairs; Armed Services; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select Committee on Intelligence; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Special Committee on Aging. He also chaired two subcommittees. From 1989 until 1997, Senator Bayh served as the Governor of Indiana. Senator Bayh currently serves on the boards of directors of Berry Plastics (NYSE: BERY), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC) and Fifth Third Bank (NASDAQ:FITB). Senator Bayh received a Bachelor's degree in Business Economics with honors from Indiana University and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia. Our Board of Trustees determined that Senator Bayh's experience as a former United States Senator and former Governor of Indiana, in addition to his breadth of management experience, adds valuable expertise to our Board of Trustees, especially with respect to regulatory and governance issues.

Nathaniel Davis

Mr. Nathaniel A. Davis is an Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. Mr. Davis has served as one of our trustees and as chairman of our Compensation Committee since our initial public offering in May 2011. Mr. Davis has served as the executive chairman of the board of directors of K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN) since January 2013 and, from January 2014 to February 2016, he served as the chief executive officer of K12 Inc. Mr. Davis has served as managing director of RANDD Advisory Group, a business consulting group that advises venture capital, media, and technology firms and provides due diligence, business process improvement, sales process improvement, management development and business plan development services, since 2003. From 2006 through 2008, Mr. Davis was the chief executive officer and president of XM Satellite Radio, a leading broadcaster of satellite radio. He also was a member of the XM Satellite Radio board of directors from 1999 until 2008. Mr. Davis served as executive-in-residence of Columbia Capital, a venture capital firm, from 2003 until 2006. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Davis was president, chief operating officer and a member of the board of directors of XO Communications, a telecommunications service provider. Prior to this, Mr. Davis served as executive vice president, network and technical service of Nextel Communications; as chief financial officer of MCI Telecommunications U.S.; and as president and chief operating officer of MCI Metro. Mr. Davis is a member of the board of directors of UNISYS (NYSE: UIS), a systems integration company and previously was a board member of Charter Communications, a cable television operator. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Patricia Gibson

Ms. Patricia L. Gibson is an Independent Trustees of RLJ Lodging Trust. Ms. Gibson has served as one of our trustees since August 2017. Ms. Gibson currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Banner Oak Capital Partners, LP ("Banner Oak"), which she co-founded in October 2016. Banner Oak is an independent investment management platform with a unique focus on active management of real estate operating platforms and assets. Banner Oak oversees investments totaling over $2.5 billion in gross asset value. Prior to this, Ms. Gibson was president of Hunt Realty Investments, Inc., or Hunt, the centralized real estate investment management company for the Hunt family and related entities. She joined Hunt as senior vice president in 1997. Prior to joining Hunt in 1997, Ms. Gibson held senior financial positions with Archon Group, a subsidiary of Goldman Sachs & Co., and The Travelers Realty Investment Company. Ms. Gibson is a member of the board of directors of Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc., a private investment company focused on energy and real estate investments, and is the vice-chair of the Industrial and Office Parks council of the Urban Land Institute. From 2014-2016, she served as the chair of the National Association of Real Estate Managers. Ms. Gibson previously served as a director of FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated ("FelCor") from March 2016 until FelCor's merger with a subsidiary of the Company. She received a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fairfield University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Connecticut. She is certified as a Chartered Financial Analyst

Robert La Forgia

Mr. Robert M. La Forgia is an Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust since May 2011. La Forgia has served as one of our trustees and as the chairman of our Audit Committee since our initial public offering in May 2011. Currently, Mr. La Forgia is principal of Apertor Hospitality, LLC, a national advisory and asset management services firm specializing in the hospitality and gaming industries, which he founded in August 2009. In March 2008, Mr. La Forgia joined The Atalon Group, a boutique turnaround management and advisory firm specializing in troubled real estate situations and served as executive vice president—finance of certain Atalon Group subsidiaries until July 2010. Prior to this, Mr. La Forgia held a number of leadership positions during his 26-year tenure at Hilton Hotels Corporation (currently Hilton Worldwide), a global hospitality firm. Mr. La Forgia served as the chief financial officer (and chief accounting officer) of Hilton Hotels Corporation from 2004 through 2008, first as a senior vice president and subsequently as executive vice president. From 1996 through 2004, he was senior vice president and controller of Hilton, and prior to this, he held a number of management positions within Hilton's corporate finance function. Mr. La Forgia received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Providence College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Robert McCarthy

Mr. Robert J. McCarthy is an Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. McCarthy has served as the Chairman of HDP since March of 2014. From 1975 until his retirement in 2014, Mr. McCarthy worked for Marriott International, where he served in a variety of leadership positions, including Senior Vice President, Northeast Region from 1995 to 2000; Executive Vice President, Operations from 2000 to 2002; President, North America from 2003 to 2009; Group President from 2009 to 2011, and Chief Operations Officer from March 2012 until February 2014. Mr. McCarthy is a director of Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc., where he serves on the audit and compensation committees, and leads the regulatory and compliance oversight committee. Mr. McCarthy holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Villanova University, where he is also a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. McCarthy is also a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously, Mr. McCarthy served as a member of the Dean's Advisory Board at Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, the Dean's Advisory Board at Villanova University School of Business and as a founding board member, as well as Chairman, of Avendra, LLC, the procurement company serving the hospitality industry. Mr. McCarthy received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Villanova University, where he is a member of the Board of Trustees.

Glenda McNeal

Ms. Glenda G. McNeal is an Independent Trustee of RLJ Lodging Trust. Ms. McNeal has served as one of our trustees since our initial public offering in May 2011. Since 1989, Ms. McNeal has worked for the American Express Company (NYSE: AXP), a global payments, network, credit card and travel services company, where she serves as executive vice president and general manager of the Global Client Group in Global Merchant Services and head of the Strategic Partnerships Group. In these roles, she is responsible for managing the largest global relationships and negotiating strategic partnerships for the American Express Company. Ms. McNeal was employed by Salomon Brothers, Inc. from 1987 until 1989 and began her career with Arthur Andersen, LLP in 1982. She serves on the boards of directors of United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X), an integrated steel producer with major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe, and the American Hotel and Lodging Association. Ms. McNeal received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting from Dillard University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Johnson

2,490,510

Leslie Hale

3,347,200

Sean Mahoney

--

Ryan Meliker

--

Arthur Collins

218,977

Evan Bayh

188,939

Nathaniel Davis

215,583

Patricia Gibson

28,193

Robert La Forgia

190,455

Robert McCarthy

--

Glenda McNeal

180,807
As Of  31 Dec 2017