Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Director
Kristian “Krissy” Gathright has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Company since its inception. Mrs. Gathright held various senior management positions with each of the former Apple REIT Companies from inception until they were sold to a third party or merged with the Company. Mrs. Gathright joined the Apple REIT Companies in 1999. Prior to her service with the Apple REIT Companies, Mrs. Gathright served as Assistant Vice President and Investor Relations Manager for Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, Inc., a REIT that owned and operated apartment communities in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Texas. She also worked as an Asset Manager and Regional Controller of the Northern Region Operations for United Dominion Realty Trust, Inc., a REIT, and began her career with Ernst & Young LLP. Mrs. Gathright serves on the Board of Directors of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, as President of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council, and on the distribution advisory councils for Marriott and Hilton. She serves on the Executive Committee for the boards of both the YMCA of Greater Richmond and the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce. She also serves on the Virginia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Community Foundation Board of Directors, St. Christopher’s School Board of Governors, the Maymont Foundation Board of Directors, the Richmond BB&T Advisory Board and the NextUp Board of Managers. Mrs. Gathright holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Graduate with Distinction, in Accounting from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. Mrs. Gathright has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since March 2019.