Leslie D. Hale

RLJ Lodging Trust

Leslie Hale is President and CEO of RLJ Lodging Trust, a leading hotel real estate investment trust. Since joining RLJ in 2005, she has played a pivotal role in setting and executing the strategic vision at RLJ. holding progressively senior roles. She was appointed CFO in 2007, COO in 2016 and CEO in 2018. Leslie helped successfully lead the execution of the initial public offering (IPO) of RLJ in 2011 and is on RLJ’s Board of Directors. She serves on Macy’s, Inc.’s Board of Directors, is a Howard University Trustee and is a Board member of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch. Additionally, Leslie is a member of the MINA Advisory Board, NAREIT Advisory Board of Governors, AHLA Executive Board and IREFAC and the Young Presidents Association. She holds a BBA in Finance from Howard University and an MBA from Harvard School of Business.

Year appointed: 2018