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Kristian M. Gathright

Joined the board in: 2019

Professional title: Chief Operating Officer, Apple Hospitality REIT

Kristian (Krissy) has been a key part of the Apple REIT Companies leadership team since its inception in 1999. Prior to joining Apple, Krissy served in investor relations, asset management, accounting and audit roles with Cornerstone Realty Income Trust, United Dominion Realty Trust and Ernst & Young LLP.

She serves on the governing board of the AHLA Consumer Innovation Forum, as well as the board of American Hotel and Lodging Association. Krissy serves on many community boards as well, including Maymont, StartUp Virginia and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Her leadership roles include Governance Committee Chair for the Board of Governors at St. Christopher’s and the Treasurer of the Greater Richmond YMCA Association Board.

Krissy earned a B.S. with distinction from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia. She passed the CPA exam in 1994. She resides in Richmond with her husband and three boys.