ADVISORY BOARD

JIM FITZGIBBON

Mr. FitzGibbon joined the Columbia Hospitality Advisory Board in 2013. Mr. FitzGibbon worked for Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts for 35 years, with a career that spanned over 10 posts in countries all around the world. He led highly diverse and innovative teams, helping progress the brand's legendary culture of service excellence. At the time of his retirement in 2011, he held the position of president of worldwide hotel operations reporting directly to the CEO. He was responsible for overseeing the luxury brand's 85 hotels in 35 countries, as well as corporate marketing and sales worldwide. Mr. FitzGibbon also serves on the board for Benchmark Senior Living.

DHIREN FONSECA

Mr. Fonseca joined the Columbia Hospitality Advisory Board in 2013. Mr. Fonseca is currently a partner at Certares LP. Previously, Mr. Fonseca was chief commercial officer at Expedia, Inc., where he served for more than 18 years. He contributed greatly to the online travel company's growth and success, serving in a host of key roles including co-president of its global partner services group and senior vice president of corporate development, among others. Mr. Fonseca helped found Expedia.com as part of the management team at Microsoft Corporation that brought the online travel company to life in 1995 and subsequently took it public in 1999. Mr. Fonseca also serves on the boards of Alaska Air Group, Caesars Acquisition Corporation, and RentPath, Inc.

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