People: Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc (AHT.N)
Mr. Douglas A. Kessler is President, Chief Executive Officer of the Ashford Hospitality Trust, Inc.. Mr. Kessler has served as our President since January 2009. He served on our Board from January 2013 until November 2013. Mr. Kessler was also the President and a director of Ashford Prime from April 2013 until April 2017. Mr. Kessler also previously served as the President of Ashford Inc. from November 2014 until March 2018. Mr. Kessler became a Senior Managing Director of Ashford Inc. in March 2018. Prior to being appointed President of our Company, Mr. Kessler served as our Chief Operating Officer and Head of Acquisitions beginning in May 2003. Mr. Kessler has spearheaded numerous key initiatives while at Ashford and has been responsible for several billion dollars of capital transactions along with the growth of the Company's asset base. From July 2002 until August 2003, Mr. Kessler also served as the Managing Director/Chief Investment Officer of Remington Hotel Corporation. Prior to joining Remington Hotel Corporation in 2002, Mr. Kessler was employed by Goldman Sachs' Whitehall Real Estate Funds, from 1993 to 2002, where he assisted in the management of several billion dollars of real estate involving multiple operating partner platforms worldwide. During his time at Whitehall, Mr. Kessler served on the boards or executive committees of several lodging companies, including Westin Hotels and Resorts and Strategic Hotel Capital. Mr. Kessler has been a member of Urban Land Institute's Hotel Council and is a frequent speaker and panelist at lodging industry conferences including Americas Lodging Investment Summit and the NYU Lodging Conference. Mr. Kessler has more than 30 years' experience in real estate transactions, finance, capital markets, and asset-management. Mr. Kessler has a Master's degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Stanford University.
|Total Annual Compensation, USD||--|
|Restricted Stock Award, USD||4,774,100|
|Long-Term Incentive Plans, USD||--|
|All Other, USD||--|
|Fiscal Year Total, USD||4,774,100|