CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER, ASHFORD, INC.
CHIEF INVESTMENT OFFICER, ASHFORD INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT
Mr. Hays is the Chief Strategy Officer of Ashford, Inc. and serves the same role for both Ashford Hospitality Trust and Ashford Hospitality Prime. In this role, he is responsible for the formation and execution of the strategic initiatives of each company. Mr. Hays is also the Chief Investment Officer for Ashford’s securities investment platform, Ashford Investment Management, and has led that platform since its inception in 2011. He earned his A.B. in Politics with a certificate in Political Economy from Princeton University and later studied philosophy at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome, Italy. Mr. Hays is the founder of the Dallas Business Ethics Forum, an organization that meets quarterly to develop business leaders in their ability to make ethical decisions in the workplace through case studies.