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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 current serves as President of the Courtyard Franchise Advisory Council and also sits on the governing board of the AHLA Consumer Innovation Forum. Krissy serves on many community boards as well, with current service including her role as the Chair of Women’s Leadership and Executive Committee member for Chamber RVA 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.