Senior Management


John G. Murray , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Murray has been our Managing Trustee, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2018. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2018. Mr. Murray was our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from the time we completed our initial public offering in 1995 until he became President in 1996. Mr. Murray oversees all of HPT's property acquisition and disposition activities. Mr. Murray has held various positions with related entities 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 related entities of HPT since 1997. Mr. Bornstein is a member of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and the Urban Land Institute.


Jennifer B. Clark , , , Secretary

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.


Vern D. Larkin , , , Director of Internal Audit

Mr. Larkin has been our Director of Internal Audit since 2012. Mr. Larkin was employed previously by Five Star Senior Living 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, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional matters for more than 12 years.

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