Xenia Hotels & Resorts Appoints Arlene Isaacs-Lowe to its Board Of Directors

Xenia Hotels & Resorts, Inc. has announced the appointment of Ms. Arlene Isaacs-Lowe to its Board of Directors, effective March 14, 2022. Ms. Isaacs-Lowe was also appointed as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective March 14, 2022. With the appointment, the Company’s Board of Directors increased to ten members, nine of whom are independent, including Ms. Isaacs-Lowe. Ms. Isaacs-Lowe will stand for election as a Board-recommended nominee at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

“On behalf of Xenia’s Board of Directors and management team, I am pleased to welcome Arlene to our Board,” commented Marcel Verbaas, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xenia. “Arlene brings a wealth of relevant experience to the Board, and we look forward to her insights that we expect to contribute greatly to the continued success of the Company. Her expertise in ESG initiatives, risk management, credit markets and commercial real estate, coupled with her financial acumen and executive leadership experience, will be of significant value to the Board as it sets and directs the Company’s strategy in the years ahead.”

Ms. Isaacs-Lowe currently serves as Special Advisor to the executive leadership team of Moody’s Corporation, an American business and financial services company and provider of financial analysis software and services. She expects to continue in this role until her planned retirement from Moody’s in June 2022. Prior to her role as Special Advisor, from April 2017 to June 2021, Ms. Isaacs-Lowe served as the Global Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for Moody’s and President of Moody’s Foundation. In that role, she championed the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) considerations across Moody’s to align with stakeholder capitalism and as drivers of long-term value. During her tenure with Moody’s, Ms. Isaacs-Lowe also served as the leader of Moody’s Investor Service Commercial Group’s relationship management team responsible for business development and account management efforts in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Prior to joining the Commercial Group in 2010, Ms. Isaacs-Lowe was a lead credit analyst in Moody’s Financial Institutions Group for 12 years. Prior to joining Moody’s, Ms. Isaacs-Lowe held positions with Equinox Realty Advisors, LLC, MetLife, and West World Holding, Inc.

Ms. Isaacs-Lowe currently serves as a non-executive director on the board of Compass PLC, a FTSE100 company and a leading provider of food and support services globally. Ms. Isaacs-Lowe received a degree in accounting from Howard University and holds an MBA, summa cum laude, from Fordham University. She is a member of the New York State Society of CPAs, the New York State Society of Security Analysts, and the CFA Institute.

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