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Executive Biographies


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Wayne B. Goldberg
President and Chief Executive Officer

Wayne Goldberg is a member of La Quinta's Board of Directors and has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2006. Mr. Goldberg joined La Quinta in 2000 as Group Vice President of Operations and held the positions of Senior Vice President of Operations and Executive Vice President of Operations. Prior to joining La Quinta, he was Chief Operating Officer for BridgeStreet Accommodations, a worldwide corporate housing provider, from January 2000 to June 2000. From 1979 to 1999, he served in various roles at Red Roof Inns, Inc. including Group Vice President, District Vice President, Regional Manager, Area Manager and General Manager. He currently serves as a Director for the Texas (FFA) Future Farmers of America Foundation. Mr. Goldberg graduated from the University of Louisville with a bachelor of arts.





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Keith A. Cline
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Keith Cline has served as La Quinta's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since January 2013. From 2011 to 2013, prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Cline was Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer at Charming Charlie, Inc. He was Senior Vice President of Finance at Express, Inc. from 2006 to 2011. He began his career at Arthur Andersen & Company and held financial leadership roles at The J.M. Smucker Company, FedEx Custom Critical and Limited Brands. Mr. Cline is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Akron with a bachelor of science in Accounting and a master of business administration in Finance.





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Angelo J. Lombardi
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Angelo Lombardi joined La Quinta in 2001 as Vice President Revenue Management and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2006. Prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Lombardi held several positions at Red Roof Inns, Inc. from 1989 to 2000 including General Manager, Director of Revenue Management and Vice President Operations.





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Rajiv K. Trivedi
Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer

Rajiv Trivedi joined La Quinta in 2000 and has served as Executive Vice President since 2006 and as Chief Development Officer since 2009. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Trivedi served as Vice President of Franchise Operations at Cendant Corporation and in a variety of key management roles in the hotel industry. He is active in numerous civic and industry organizations including the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA). Mr. Trivedi graduated from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with a master of science in Math and Business.





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Mark M. Chloupek
Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Mark Chloupek joined La Quinta as Executive Vice President and General Counsel in 2006. Prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Chloupek served as Vice President and Senior Vice President and Chief Counsel of Operations for Wyndham International, Inc. from 1999 through 2006. Prior to joining Wyndham, from 1996 to 1999, he worked for Locke Lord LLP (formerly Locke Purnell Rain Harrell - a professional corporation) a Dallas-based law firm. Additionally, he served on the Boards of Directors for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and The Texas General Counsel Forum. Mr. Chloupek received a bachelor of arts in Economics from the College of William and Mary where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and summa cum laude and received a juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.





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Julie M. Cary
Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Julie Cary joined La Quinta in 2006 as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. Prior to joining La Quinta, from 2004 to 2006, Ms. Cary served as Vice President at Brinker International, as Vice President of Marketing at Dean Foods from 2003 to 2004, as Senior Manager of Marketing until promoted to Vice President of Marketing at Gerber Products Company from 1998 to 2003 and as Assistant Brand Manager until promoted to Brand Manager at Ralston Purina from 1991 to 1997. Ms. Cary holds a master of business administration degree from Washington University and a bachelor of science in Business Administration from the University of Illinois.





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Vivek Shaiva
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Vivek Shaiva joined La Quinta in 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer. Prior to joining La Quinta, Mr. Shaiva served as Senior Vice President of Enterprise Architecture for WHM LLC from 2005 to 2007. He also served as the Director of Enterprise Software Architecture at NBC Universal-GE, New York from 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, he led several IT consulting assignments in leadership roles at NDS Inc. including assignments as lead architect at Sotheby's, New York. Prior to that, he worked in various software engineering and IT leadership roles in the telecom, finance and transportation industries from 1989 to 2000. Mr. Shaiva graduated from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow with a master of business administration degree and specialization in Information Systems.





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Susan B. Salazar
Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer

Susan Salazar joined La Quinta in 2012 as Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer. Previously, Ms. Salazar led the People Solutions Group LLC as Managing Partner from 2004 to 2011. In this capacity, she consulted to firms such as LXR Resorts & Hotels, Morgan's Hotel Group, ImageSpan Inc. and GalleryPlayer. Prior to managing People Solutions Group, she served as Chief Human Resources Officer at Westin Hotels and Resorts and Nextlink Communications. Ms. Salazar holds a bachelor of arts in Spanish with concentrations in French and Psychology from the University of Houston.





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Donna R. Cooper
Executive Vice President of Sales

Donna Cooper has served as La Quinta's Executive Vice President of Sales since 2012. Prior to that role, Ms. Cooper was Senior Vice President of Sales from 2005 to 2012 and Vice President of Field Sales from 2002, when she joined La Quinta, to 2005. From 2001 to 2002, she was the Vice President of Sales at Interstate Hotels & Resorts and from 2000 to 2001 was the Corporate Director of Sales at Bradford Home Suites. From 1984 to 2000, Ms. Cooper served in various roles at Bristol Hotels & Resorts including Director of Sales & Marketing, Regional Sales Director and Corporate Director of Revenue Management.





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Murry J. Cathlina
Executive Vice President of Design & Construction

Murry Cathlina has served as La Quinta's Executive Vice President of Design & Construction since 2006. Mr. Cathlina joined La Quinta in 1992 and served in various positions, including Director of Construction Services, Vice President of Construction Services and Vice President of Design & Construction Services.





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James H. Forson
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

James Forson has served as La Quinta's Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer since 2012. Prior to that role, Mr. Forson was Vice President and Controller from 2010, when he joined La Quinta, to 2012 and also served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from 2012 to 2013. Prior to joining La Quinta, he was Audit Senior Manager with Grant Thornton LLP from 2006 through 2010. Mr. Forson graduated from the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce with a bachelor of science in Commerce with distinction and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas.