Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Elizabeth (“Liz”) Perkins joined the Apple REIT Companies in 2006 and has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the Company since April 2020. Ms. Perkins previously served as Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Reporting for the Company since April 2015 and has held various management and senior management positions with the Apple REIT Companies since 2008. Ms. Perkins has been a key part of the leadership team at the Apple REIT Companies, fostering valuable relationships, aiding in strategic investment decisions, directing corporate strategy and reporting initiatives, and overseeing the Company’s investor relations, risk management and internal audit functions. Prior to joining the Apple REIT Companies, from 2004 to 2006, Ms. Perkins served as Assurance Associate with Ernst & Young, LLP, where she specialized in insurance clients and was part of the assurance IPO team for one of those key clients. Within the industry, Ms. Perkins currently serves on the Homewood Suites by Hilton Owners Advisory Council, the Residence Inn by Marriott System Marketing Fund Council and the distribution advisory councils for Marriott and Hilton. She also serves on the American Hotel & Lodging Association Consumer Innovation Forum, Consumer Innovation Forum Steering Committee and Owners Committee. Ms. Perkins holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the J.M. Tull School of Accounting within the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.