Kapila K. Anand
Ms. Anand has served as a director of the Corporation since July 2016 and as a director of ESH REIT since May 2017. Ms. Anand served as an audit partner and later an advisory partner at KPMG LLP from 1989 until her retirement in March 2016. Ms. Anand joined KPMG LLP in 1979 and served in a variety of roles in addition to her role as a partner, including the National Partner-in-Charge, Public Policy Business Initiatives (from 2008 to 2013) and segment leader for the Travel, Leisure, and Hospitality industry and member of the Global Real Estate Steering Committee (each from 2013 to 2016). Ms. Anand serves on the boards of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. and Elanco Animal Health Inc., and is a member of each Audit Committee. Ms. Anand also serves on the board of Rush University Medical Center and is the Chair Emeritus of the Women Corporate Directors Education and Development Foundation, each of which are not-for profit organizations. Ms. Anand previously served on the boards of KPMG LLP— Americas, KPMG LLP—U.S. and Franciscan Ministries. Ms. Anand was also the Chair of the KPMG Foundation and Chicago Network.
Ms. Anand’s extensive experience serving a diverse group of real estate, gaming, private equity and hospitality clients on numerous audit and advisory projects, including strategic planning, construction and development risk assessments, enterprise risk management, internal controls and corporate governance, brings to the Board a significant understanding of the financial, lodging, real estate and corporate governance issues and risks that affect the Corporation and ESH REIT.