John G. Murray
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Murray has been our President and Chief Operating Officer since 1996. Mr. Murray was our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from the time we completed our initial public offering in 1995 until he became our President in 1996. Mr. Murray oversees all of HPT's property acquisition and disposition activities. Mr. Murray has held various positions with affiliates of HPT since 1993. Mr. Murray is on Marriott International's Owner Advisory Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute Hotel Development Council.
Mark L. Kleifges
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kleifges has been our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since 2002. Mr. Kleifges oversees all of HPT's accounting and financial reporting activities. Mr. Kleifges is a certified public accountant and prior to 2002 was a partner in the Real Estate and Hospitality Services Group of Arthur Andersen LLP.
Ethan S. Bornstein
Senior Vice President
Mr. Bornstein has been our Senior Vice President since 2007 and was previously a Vice President of HPT since 1999. Mr. Bornstein oversees all our asset management activities for our hotels. Mr. Bornstein has held various positions with affiliates of HPT since 1997. Mr. Bornstein is a member of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and the Urban Land Institute.
Vern D. Larkin
Director of Internal Audit
Larkin has been our director of internal audit since 2012. Mr. Larkin
was employed previously by Five Star Quality Care, Inc. as Vice
President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to that, Mr. Larkin
practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
specializing in corporate securities, merger and acquisitions, corporate
governance and other transactional matters for more than 12 years.
Jennifer B. Clark
Ms. Clark has been our Secretary since 2008. Ms. Clark supervises legal affairs affecting HPT. Prior to 1999, Ms. Clark was a Partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.