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Leadership

Management Team

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Marriott is the chairman of the board. In addition, he is chairman of the board of First Media Corporation, chairman and a director of the J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, a director of the Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, and president and a trustee of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Mr. Marriott also serves on the Federal City Council and the National Advisory Council of Brigham Young University. Previous positions include serving on the board of Marriott International, Inc, as former director and chair of the Polynesian Cultural Center, and as past president of the National Restaurant Association.

JAMES F. RISOLEO

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Risoleo joined our company in 1996 and has served as our president and chief executive officer since January 2017. Previously, he was executive vice president and managing director of European business activities, and in 2015, assumed leadership for all west coast investment activities in addition to Europe. He has also served as executive vice president and chief investment officer and as senior vice president for acquisitions. Prior to joining Host, Mr. Risoleo was vice president, development at Interstate Hotels Corporation and a senior vice president, commercial real estate at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In addition, Mr. Risoleo serves as a director of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, a public non-listed REIT. He is chairman and an executive board member of Nareit, an executive committee member of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), a member of the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable and a member of the Real Estate Roundtable.

Julie P. Aslaksen

Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Ms. Aslaksen has served as executive vice president, general counsel and secretary since joining our company in 2019. Previous positions include vice president and general counsel at General Dynamics Information Technology; and staff vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary at General Dynamics Corporation.

Sourav Ghosh

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer

Mr. Ghosh joined our company in 2009 and has served as chief financial officer since 2020. Previously, he served as executive vice president, strategy & analytics and as vice president, global business intelligence & portfolio strategy. Prior to joining Host, Mr. Ghosh held several positions at Starwood Hotels & Resorts, including senior director of real estate investments and director of acquisitions & development. He currently serves on the board of directors of the U.S. Travel Association as well as Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.

Joanne G. Hamilton

Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Responsibility

Ms. Hamilton serves as executive vice president, human resources and corporate responsibility and has been with our company since 2010. Previous positions include chief human resource officer at Beers + Cutler, an accounting and consulting firm; senior vice president of human resources for Spirent PLC, a global telecommunications company; and senior vice president at Visual Networks; and vice president of human resources at Telecommunications Techniques Corporation.

MICHAEL E. LENTZ

Executive Vice President, Development, Design & Construction

Mr. Lentz joined our company in 2016 and has served as executive vice president, development, design & construction since 2019 and, previously, as managing director of global development, design & construction. Prior to joining Host, Mr. Lentz was senior vice president and head of global development for Las Vegas Sands Corp., a global gaming company; and vice president of project development at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he oversaw the development, design and construction of theme parks, timeshare and resort hotels.

JOSEPH C. OTTINGER

Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller

Mr. Ottinger joined our company in 1999 and has served as senior vice president and corporate controller since January 2021. Previously, he served as vice president, assistant controller and has held a series of positions with increasing financial reporting responsibilities within Host’s finance organization. Prior to joining Host, he worked as an auditor with Arthur Andersen, LLP.

NATHAN S. TYRRELL

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer

Nathan S. Tyrrell joined our company in 2005 and has served as executive vice president and chief investment officer since 2017. Previously, he worked in our finance department before holding several leadership positions including executive vice president, investments; managing director, investments; and senior vice president, treasurer. Prior to joining Host Mr. Tyrrell worked in finance and development at the Rouse Company, a publicly traded REIT; and investment banking for Alex. Brown Realty, Inc. in Baltimore and London, focusing on real estate and mergers and acquisitions. He currently serves on the board of directors of the AHLA and is a member of AHLA’s Investment Roundtable.

Board of Directors

RICHARD E. MARRIOTT

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Marriott is the chairman of the board. In addition, he is chairman of the board of First Media Corporation, chairman and a director of the J. Willard Marriott and Alice S. Marriott Foundation, a director of the Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, and president and a trustee of the Marriott Foundation for People with Disabilities. Mr. Marriott also serves on the Federal City Council and the National Advisory Council of Brigham Young University. Previous positions include serving on the board of Marriott International, Inc, as former director and chair of the Polynesian Cultural Center, and as past president of the National Restaurant Association.

JAMES F. RISOLEO

President, Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Risoleo is president and chief executive officer. Previously, he was executive vice president and managing director of European business activities, and in 2015, assumed leadership for all west coast investment activities in addition to Europe. He has also served as executive vice president and chief investment officer and as senior vice president for acquisitions. Prior to joining Host, Mr. Risoleo was vice president, development at Interstate Hotels Corporation and a senior vice president, commercial real estate at Westinghouse Electric Corporation. In addition, Mr. Risoleo serves as a director of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT, a public non-listed REIT. He is chairman and an executive board member of Nareit, an executive committee member of American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA), a member of the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable and a member of the Real Estate Roundtable.

MARY L. BAGLIVO

Compensation Policy Committee Chair | Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Member 

Ms. Baglivo is the chief executive officer of the Baglivo Group, a strategy consulting company. Previous positions include vice chancellor of marketing and communications at Rutgers University; vice president for global marketing and chief marketing officer at Northwestern University; partner with Brand Value Advisors, a strategic brand and digital marketing advisory firm; chair and chief executive officer of the Americas for Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide; chief executive officer of New York for Saatchi & Saatchi; president of Arnold Worldwide and chief executive officer of Panoramic Communications. She also currently serves on the board of Ruth's Hospitality Group and Verve Wireless, Inc., a private company.

HERMAN E. BULLS

Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Member 

Mr. Bulls is vice chairman, Americas, and an international director at Jones Lang LaSalle. Previous positions include roles in the areas of development, investment management, asset management, facilities operations, marketing and business development at Jones Lang LaSalle. He was co-founder, president and chief executive officer of Bulls Capital Partners, a Fannie Mae multi-family financing company; and founder of Bulls Advisory Group, LLC, a management and real estate advisory firm. Mr. Bulls is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Leadership Washington, the Real Estate Executive Council and the Real Estate Advisory Committee for New York State Teachers’ Retirement System. He is a founding member and served as the inaugural president of the African American Real Estate Professionals of Washington, D.C. and serves as vice chairman of the University Development and Innovation Council of the Urban Land Institute. He currently serves as a member of the board of directors at American Campus Communities, Collegis Education, Comfort Systems USA, and USAA, a private company. Mr. Bulls is also a member of the Board of Governors of American Red Cross.

JOHN B. MORSE, JR.

Financial Expert | Audit Committee Member

Mr. Morse is the former senior vice president, finance and chief financial officer of The Washington Post Company (now Graham Holdings Company). Previous positions also include president of Washington Post Telecommunications, Inc. and Washington Post Productions Inc., both subsidiaries of The Washington Post Company; and partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers. He currently serves as chairman and lead independent director of AES Corporation. Mr. Morse is a former director of HSN, Inc.; a former trustee and president emeritus of the College Foundation of the University of Virginia; and a former director and treasurer of Greater Naples Leadership.

Mary Hogan Preusse

Financial Expert | Audit Committee Member | Compensation Policy Committee Member

Ms. Hogan Preusse is the founder and principal of Sturgis Partners, an advisory firm. Previous positions include managing director and co-head of Americas Real Estate at APG Asset Management U.S., the New York subsidiary of the Netherlands-based firm, where she also served on the executive board; a sell side analyst covering the REIT sector; and an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch. She currently serves on the board of directors of Digital Realty Trust; Kimco Realty, where she is lead independent director; and VEREIT. Ms. Hogan Preusse is also a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers; Nareit’s Advisory Board of Governors, where she is also co-chair of the Dividends Through Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Steering Committee; and the Real Estate and Infrastructure Advisory Board of the Carey Business School at Johns Hopkins University.

Walter Rakowich

Financial Expert | Audit Committee Chair | Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Member

Mr. Rakowich is the former chief executive officer of Prologis. Previous positions also include president and chief operating officer of Prologis; managing director and chief financial officer of Prologis; partner with real estate provider Trammell Crow Company; and senior audit and tax consultant for Pricewaterhouse. He currently serves on the board of directors of Iron Mountain Incorporated and Ventas, Inc.. Mr. Rakowich is also on the board of trustees of The Pennsylvania State University and chair of the board of directors of Colorado UpLift.

GORDON H. SMITH

Lead Director | Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Chair | Compensation Policy Committee Member

Mr. Smith is president and chief executive officer of the National Association of Broadcasters. Mr. Smith also served for two terms as a United States senator from the state of Oregon, where he served on the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee; the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; the Finance Committee; the Indian Affairs Committee; ranking member of the Senate Finance Subcommittee on International Trade and Global Competitiveness; and chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on European Affairs. Previous positions also include senior advisor and resident at Covington & Burling LLP as a member of the government affairs and international trade practice groups; senator and president of the Oregon State Senate. He also previously directed the operations of Smith Frozen Foods and currently serves as its chairman of the board.

A. William Stein

Financial Expert | Audit Committee Member | Compensation Policy Committee Member

Mr. Stein is the chief executive officer and a director of Digital Realty Trust. Prior to being named chief executive officer in 2014 he served as chief financial officer and chief investment officer. Before joining Digital Realty Trust in 2014, Mr. Stein was with GI Partners, Digital Realty’s predecessor private equity fund. Previous positions also include co-head of VentureBank@PNC and Media and Communications Finance at The PNC Financial Services Group; president and chief operating officer of TriNet Corporate Realty Trust (acquired by iStar Financial); and a variety of senior investment and financial management positions with Westinghouse Electric, Westinghouse Financial Services and Duquesne Light Company. He currently serves as a member of Nareit’s executive board and was a past chair. He also serves as a member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics Policy Advisory Board; University of Pittsburgh Chancellor’s Global Advisory Council; and the advisory board of AllofUs, a private company.