Dave Johnson joins Ashford Trust board

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Ashford Hospitality Trust Inc. has revealed that hotel industry veteran Dave Johnson has joined the board of directors as a new independent director. He was also appointed to serve on the board’s Audit Committee, as well as the Compensation Committee.

“We are extremely pleased to welcome Dave to our board of directors,” said Monty J. Bennett, Ashford Trust’s chairman. “He brings a wealth of experience in the hotel industry, as well as a valuable perspective as both a CEO and director of large, publicly traded companies. We look forward to leveraging his broad experience as we continue to focus on executing our strategy and delivering value for our shareholders.”

Johnson is the cofounder/managing director at Horizon Capital Partners LLC, a commercial, residential and mixed-use land acquisition and development company located in McKinney, TX. Prior to Horizon Capital, he founded Aimbridge Hospitality and served as its CEO from 2003 to 2021. Earlier, he spent 17 years at Wyndham International as the president of Wyndham Hotels, among other senior-level operations, sales and marketing positions.

Johnson currently serves on the U.S. Travel Association board as a member of the Chairman’s Circle and as a member of the association’s CEO Roundtable. He has served as a director of Hilton Grand Vacations Inc. since 2017 and currently serves as the chairman of the board of Sonida Senior Living.

by Adam Perkowsky