Senior Management


John G. Murray , , , President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Murray has been our Managing Trustee, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2018. He was President and Chief Operating Officer from 1996 to 2018. Mr. Murray was our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from the time we completed our initial public offering in 1995 until he became President in 1996. Mr. Murray oversees all of SVC's property acquisition and disposition activities. Mr. Murray has held various positions with related entities of SVC since 1993. Mr. Murray is on Marriott International's Owner Advisory Council and is a member of the Urban Land Institute Hotel Development Council.


Brian Donley , , , Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Donley has been our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since January 2019.  Mr. Donley has served in various finance and accounting leadership roles since 1997. He has more than two decades of commercial real estate experience, including expertise in corporate finance and reporting, mergers and acquisitions, capital market transactions and compliance. Mr. Donley is also a certified public accountant.


Ethan S. Bornstein , , , Senior Vice President

Mr. Bornstein has been our Senior Vice President since 2007 and was previously a Vice President of SVC since 1999. Mr. Bornstein oversees all our asset management activities for our hotels. Mr. Bornstein has held various positions with related entities of SVC since 1997. Mr. Bornstein is a member of the Hotel Asset Managers Association and the Urban Land Institute.


Todd Hargreaves , , , Vice President

Mr. Hargreaves has been our Vice President since 2019. Mr. Hargreaves is also Vice President of The RMR Group LLC (Nasdaq: RMR) and oversees all hospitality, net lease, office and industrial acquisitions managed by RMR. Since joining RMR LLC in 2010, Mr. Hargreaves has been involved with over $3.5 billion of acquisitions. Prior to joining RMR LLC, Mr. Hargreaves worked at American International Group (NYSE: AIG) and was responsible for life insurance and CMBS originations. Mr. Hargreaves has over 10 years of experience working in the commercial real estate industry, specializing in acquisitions, dispositions, and loan originations. Mr. Hargreaves graduated from Lehigh University with a Bachelor’s in Finance and earned a Master of Business Administration from Bentley University.


Jennifer B. Clark , , , Secretary

Ms. Clark has been our Secretary since 2008. Ms. Clark supervises legal affairs affecting SVC. Prior to 1999, Ms. Clark was a Partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.


Vern D. Larkin , , , Director of Internal Audit

Mr. Larkin has been our Director of Internal Audit since 2012. Mr. Larkin was employed previously by Five Star Senior Living Inc. as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to that, Mr. Larkin practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP specializing in corporate, securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional matters for more than 12 years.

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