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With over 150-years of collective hotel experience, the Hersha team is made up of a diverse group of hotel, real estate and finance leaders who embody the company beliefs. We strive to make a positive and lasting impact on our hotels, our communities and the hotel industry.    

Caro Clifford

Sustainability Manager

Caro joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in December 2021. At Hersha, Caro leads EarthView®, Hersha’s industry-leading ESG program, which takes a data-driven collaborative approach to decarbonization, resource efficiency, responsible sourcing,...

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Christopher Doyle

Senior Vice President, Asset Management

Chris Doyle joined Hersha in 2013 in the Asset Management function.  As Senior Vice President of Asset Management, Chris is responsible for the oversight of the Asset Management and Financial...

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Benjamin Frey

Vice President, Finance

Ben joined Hersha in 2013 after completing his B.A. in Accounting from Elizabethtown College.  Over his 11-years, Ben held various roles across the organization and was promoted to his current...

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Stephanie Galli

Senior Vice President & General Counsel

Stephanie joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 2013. As Senior Vice President & General Counsel, she is responsible for overseeing the legal and administrative functions of the company.  During her...

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Michael Gillespie

Chief Accounting Officer

Mike Gillespie joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 2005 as Chief Accounting Officer, responsible for the accounting, financial reporting, risk management, and audit functions for the company.   Prior to joining...

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Rhonda Hall

Senior Accounts Payable Specialist

Rhonda joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in April 2008 in the Accounting department as an Accounts Payable Specialist. Over the years, Rhonda has proven to be a dependable and motivated...

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Chas Hyatt

Senior Vice President, Investments

Chas joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 2015 and currently serves as the Senior Vice President of Investments with responsibility for managing the Company’s investment strategy – sourcing to execution...

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Nicholas Lakas

Interim Chief Integration Officer

Nicholas joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in January 2024 as the Interim Chief Integration Officer. Prior to Hersha, Nicholas has spent over 20-year in the hospitality industry holding progressive executive...

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Jeremy Lincoln

Staff Accountant

Jeremy joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in January of 2023 as a Staff Accountant. He is responsible for posting a wide variety of journal entries & assists in property tax...

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Andrew Mangan

Senior Associate, Asset Management

Andrew joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in February 2022 and currently serves as Senior Associate, Asset Management overseeing the NYC portfolio. Before joining Hersha, Andrew worked at CHMWarnick, a leading...

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Emily Mannix

Paralegal

Emily joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in November 2021 as a Paralegal supporting the General Counsel. Her area of expertise is corporate organizations and liquor licensing. Prior to joining Hersha,...

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Pedro Mora

Director of Accounting

Pedro joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in February 2011 as a Staff Accountant. During his 13-plus year career with Hersha, Pedro has played an integral role in financial reporting, while...

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Niurka Olazabal

Executive Administrative Assistant

Niurka Olazabal joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in November 2022, as an Executive Administrative Assistant. Prior to joining Hersha, Niurka spent her professional career in the hospitality industry and accounting...

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Ashish Parikh

Chief Financial Officer

Ashish joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 1999 and currently serves as Chief Financial Officer. Over his 25-years with Hersha, Ashish provided financial and strategic oversight that was instrumental in...

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Logan Richwine

Staff Accountant

Logan joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in June of 2022 as a Staff Accountant. Prior to Hersha, Logan was with KBD Partners in a similar role.   Logan has a Bachelor’s...

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Brett Shade

Vice President, Tax

Brett joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in June 2013 as the Vice President of Tax where he leads the company’s tax compliance and reporting.   Prior to joining Hersha, Brett spent...

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Jay H. Shah

Senior Advisor

Jay joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 1996 and currently serves as Senior Advisor where he is involved in all areas of the business with a particular emphasis on strategic...

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Neil H. Shah

President & Chief Executive Officer

Neil joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 2000 and currently serves as President and Chief Executive Officer.  For the last 20 years, Neil has held key strategic roles including Director...

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Erica Slaw

Vice President, Design & Construction

Since joining Hersha Hotels and Resorts in 2017, Erica has had multiple roles & responsibilities in our project management team and currently serves as our VP of Design & Construction. ...

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Aaron Suknaic

Accounting Manager

Aaron joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in January 2017 after graduating from Penn State – Harrisburg branch campus, with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. Aaron started as a Staff...

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Brian Vazifdar

Director, Investments

Brian joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in July 2019 as an Asset Management Associate. Since joining the team, Brian has transitioned to his current role as Director of Investments. Prior...

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Arlene Webb

Vice President, Controller

Arlene joined Hersha Hotels and Resorts in March 2021. Arlene started her career at KPMG, LLP in the audit practice, and worked at Select Medical Corporation in the corporate accounting...

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