Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> December 3, 2002

Randy Churchey – Rfs Hotel Investors Inc (rfs)

Churchey, Randy L.
Randy Churchey took the helm of Education Realty Trust, Inc., as President and Chief Executive Officer in January 2010, and advanced to Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board in January 2015. He is the Founder and Co-Chairman of the board of MCR Development, LLC, a private hotel construction, ownership and management company, and is a member of the board of trustees of MedEquities Realty Trust, a public health care real estate company. In 2008, Mr. Churchey was Interim Chief Executive Officer of Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., and was a member of its board from 2005 until its sale in 2012. He was President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the board of directors of Golden Horizons from 2006 to 2007. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Churchey was a member of EdR’s board of directors. Previously, from 2004 until its sale in 2008, he served on the board of trustees of Innkeepers USA Trust. He also served as President, Chief Operating Officer and Director of RFS Hotel Investors, Inc., from 1999 until its sale in 2003. From 1997 to 1999, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FelCor Lodging Trust, Inc. Mr. Churchey is a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trust’s board of governors, and the Policy Advisory Board of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California — Berkeley. Profile
KEVIN M. LUEBBERS joined RFS Hotel Investors, Inc., in July 2000 as the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining RFS, he worked for Hilton Hotels Corporation, serving most recently as Senior Vice President - Planning and Investment Analysis. Prior to Hilton, Mr. Luebbers held various positions with the Prudential Realty Group, a division of the Prudential Insurance Company of America, where he specialized in hotel asset management. Mr. Luebbers holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a quick overview of RFS Hotels?

Mr. Churchey: RFS was the first public hotel real estate

investment trust, one of what I guess we'd call the 'new

generation' that