Drop a ✊🏾 for this Queen 📝 @blackmillionaires _ • Lesli Hale earned a finance degree from Howard University in 1994, and a business degree from Harvard Business School in 2001. She also serves as a trustee of Howard University and lives with her family in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
Prior to her tenure at RLJ, Hale held several roles within General Electric Capital Corp. (GE), including a vice president role in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group of GE’s Commercial Finance and associate director in the Strategic Capital Group of GE Real Estate. Before that, she was an investment banker at Goldman, Sachs & Co. She has served as a member of the board of directors of Macy’s Inc. since January 2015.
Hale joined the firm’s predecessor, RLJ Development L.L.C. in 2005 as the director of Real Estate and Finance. She was promoted to vice president in 2006. A year later, she was promoted again—this time, to the role of chief financial officer and senior vice president and in 2013, was made an executive vice president. In 2016, she became RLJ Lodging Trust’s COO, with the added responsibility for management of the company’s operating platform in addition to overseeing all financial matters.
Source: via @blackenterprise