John L. Harrington
Lead Independent Trustee
Mr. Harrington has been our Lead Independent Trustee since 2015 and one of our trustees since 1995. Mr. Harrington is chair of the Board's Compensation Committee. Mr. Harrington is a certified public accountant and the Executive Director and Chairman of the Yawkey Foundations, one of the largest charitable organizations in New England. Mr. Harrington is the former CEO of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club and a former director of Fleet Bank, NA.
Donna D. Fraiche
Ms. Fraiche has been one of our trustees since 2015. Ms. Fraiche is chair of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee. Ms. Fraiche is a shareholder of the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC. Among numerous other business and civil leadership positions, she is a past member of the Louisiana Recovery Authority created after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, a past chair of the Board of Trustees of Loyola University and she currently serves as the Honorary Consul General of Japan for New Orleans.
William A. Lamkin
Mr. Lamkin has been one of our trustees since 2007. Mr. Lamkin is chair of the Board's Nominating and Governance Committee, as well as a member of the Board's Audit Committee and Compensation Committee. Mr. Lamkin is currently a partner in Ackrell Capital LLC, an investment bank, and Ackrell & Company, an investment advisory firm. Mr. Lamkin has experience as a financial consultant and previously held positions as a banker with large investment banks.
Adam D. Portnoy
Mr. Portnoy has served as one of our Managing Trustees since 2007. Mr. Portnoy formerly served on the Board of Governors for the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He is formerly a member of the Board of Trustees at Occidental College. Mr. Portnoy has held positions as a banker and venture capitalist with the International Finance Corp., a member of the World Bank Group, ABN AMRO and Donaldson Lufkin and Jenrette.
Barry M. Portnoy
Mr. Portnoy is a founder of HPT and has served as one of our Managing Trustees since 1995. Prior to devoting his full time to The RMR Group and its affiliated companies in 1997, Mr. Portnoy was a Partner and served as Chairman of the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. As a lawyer and businessman, Mr. Portnoy has structured, negotiated and documented over $20 billion of real estate transactions over a 30 year period.