Ashford Hospitality Trust

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Ashford Hospitality Trust is a real estate investment trust that went public in 2003. [1]According to its website, the trust "focused on investing in the hospitality industry across all segments and at all levels of the capital structure."[2]

In 2011, Ashford Hospitality Trust reported $889,797 in total revenue.[3]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

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Officers and Directors

Senior Management

As of January 2013[4]

  • Monty J. Bennett: Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer
  • Douglas A. Kessler: President
  • Mark L. Nunneley: Chief Accounting Officer
  • David A. Brooks: Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel and Secretary
  • David J. Kimichik: Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
  • Mark L. Nunneley: Chief Accounting Officer
  • Jeremy Welter: Executive Vice President of Asset Management

Board of Directors

As of January 2013[4]

  • W. Michael Muphy: Lead DIrector
  • Monty J. Bennett
  • Martin L. Edelman
  • Douglas A. Kessler
  • Alan L. Tallis
  • Benjamin J. Ansell
  • Thomas E. Callahan
  • Kamal Jafarnia
  • Philip S. Payne

Contact Information

14185 Dallas Parkway
Suite 1100
Dallas, TX 75254-1319

phone: (972) 778-9487
website: http://www.ahtreit.com

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt


References

  1. "FAQ", Ashford Hospitality Trust", Accessed January 31, 2013.
  2. "Corporate Profile", Ashford Hospitality Trust, Accessed January 31, 2013.
  3. "Ashford Hospitality Trust: 2011 Annual Report", Annual Reports, Accessed February 1, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Officers and Directors", Ashford Hospitality Trust, Accessed January 31, 2013.