Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> December 24, 2001

Thomas Corcoran Jr. – Felcor Lodging Trust Inc (fch)

THOMAS CORCORAN, JR., President and CEO of FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated, co-founded the company in 1991 with Hervey Feldman. In 1994, they took the company public with six hotels and a market capitalization of approximately $120 million as a real estate investment trust (REIT) on the Nasdaq national market under the name FelCor Suite Hotels, Inc. (FelCor) and in 1996 listed on the New York Stock Exchange as FCH. Mr. Corcoran has served since its formation as President and Chief Executive Officer. In July 1998, the company changed its name to FelCor Lodging Trust Incorporated. Mr. Corcoran's long history of management in the lodging and foodservice industry began with Brock Hotel Corporation in Topeka, Kansas. During his 11 years with Brock, Mr. Corcoran held positions in mergers and acquisitions, financial planning and project development and franchise sales for Chuck E. Cheese Entertainment, Inc. (formerly ShowBiz Pizza Time, Inc.). His roles with the company included President and Chief Executive Officer and member of the board of directors. Mr. Corcoran's board appointments include the University of North Texas' Board of Governors School of Merchandising and Hospitality Management; Board of Trustees for the American Hotel Foundation, the American Hotel & Lodging Association's Industry Real Estate Financing Advisory Council and Vice Chair of the Political Action Committee; Chairman of Embassy Suites' Advisory Council to Hilton Hotels; and the Real Estate Council of Dallas. Profile
TWST: Would you to begin with a brief historical sketch and an overview

of FelCor Lodging Trust?

Mr. Corcoran: FelCor was founded in 1991 when my partner, Hervey

Feldman, and I bought a