LaSalle Hotel Properties today announced the appointment of Kenneth G. Fuller as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, and Treasurer, effective April 25, 2016. Mr. Fuller succeeds Bruce A. Riggins, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr. Riggins will continue to serve as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer for the transitional period.
Michael D. Barnello, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, “We are excited about Ken’s return to LaSalle as CFO. He brings demonstrated competence to the CFO role and a long history with LaSalle. Ken was an instrumental member of the LaSalle finance, asset management, and acquisitions/dispositions teams for fifteen years, and we are delighted to have him back. On behalf of the Board and management team, I want to thank Bruce for his contributions to LaSalle during his tenure. We wish him continued success in his future endeavors.”
Mr. Fuller has served as the Founder, Owner and Principal of Vine Investment Partners, a real estate company focused on acquiring and developing multi-family residential properties and hotels, since 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Fuller served in various positions for the Company from 2000 to 2015, including most recently as Treasurer from 2011 to 2015, Vice President of Finance from 2009 to 2011, and Vice President of Asset Management from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Fuller received his Bachelor of Science degree from the School of Hotel Administration at Cornell University.