Bruce M. Gans, M.D., Lead Independent Trustee

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Bruce M. Gans, M.D. has been one of our Independent Trustees since January 2018. He is the Board’s Lead Independent Trustee and is Chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee. Dr. Gans has been executive vice president and chief medical officer at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation since 2001 and national medical director for Rehabilitation Select Medical, the parent company of the Kessler Institute, since 2003. He is also a professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Rutgers University—New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Gans also serves as an independent director of Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE) and previously served as an independent trustee of Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC).

Lisa Harris Jones, Independent Trustee

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Lisa Harris Jones has been one of our Trustees since January 2018. She is Chair of the Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee. In 2000, Ms. Harris Jones founded Harris Jones & Malone, LLC and today remains the first and only African-American female in the State of Maryland to own and manage a law practice that focuses on lobbying, government relations, and procurement law matters at both the state and local levels. Ms. Harris Jones has represented municipalities and related quasi-public agencies; non-profits; and small and large business enterprises, both publicly and privately held. Ms. Harris Jones has dedicated a great deal of her time and resources to matters of public interest. She has worked in a pro bono capacity for dyslexia education, community development in Baltimore City’s most challenging areas, and the advancement of Minority Business Enterprises. Ms. Harris Jones serves as the Lead Independent Trustee of Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH) and as an Independent Director of TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA).

Joseph L. Morea, Independent Trustee

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Joseph L. Morea has been one of our Independent Trustees since January 2018. He is Chair of the Board’s Audit Committee. Mr. Morea was a vice chairman and managing director, serving as head of U.S. Equity Capital Markets, at RBC Capital Markets, from 2003 until 2012. From 2008 to 2009 Mr. Morea also served as the head of U.S. Investment Banking for RBC Capital Markets. Mr. Morea serves as an independent director of TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), an independent trustee of RMR Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE American: RIF), and Tremont Mortgage Trust (Nasdaq: TRMT), a director of Garrison Capital Inc. and a trustee of THL Credit Senior Loan Fund and Eagle Growth & Income Opportunities Fund.

John Murray, Managing Trustee

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Mr. Murray has been our Managing Trustee, President and Chief Executive Officer since 2018. He is also Executive Vice President of our manager, The RMR Group LLC (RMR), President and Chief Executive Officer of Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC), and a member of the RMR Executive Operating Committee. Prior to joining RMR in 1993, Mr. Murray worked at Fidelity Investments and Ernst & Young LLP. He is a member of Marriott International's Owner Advisory Council and the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Hotel Development Council. Mr. Murray earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Syracuse University.

Adam D. Portnoy, Managing Trustee

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Mr. Portnoy has been our Managing Trustee since 2018 and has served as Chair of the Board since 2019. Mr. Portnoy is President and Chief Executive Officer of The RMR Group Inc. (Nasdaq: RMR) and The RMR Group LLC. He is the Chair of the RMR Executive Operating Committee. Mr. Portnoy also serves on the Board of RMR and the Boards of several companies managed by RMR, including: Service Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SVC), Senior Housing Properties Trust (Nasdaq: SNH), Office Properties Income Trust (Nasdaq: OPI), Industrial Logistics Properties Trust (Nasdaq: ILPT), Tremont Mortgage Trust (Nasdaq: TRMT), Five Star Senior Living Inc. (Nasdaq: FVE), TravelCenters of America Inc. (Nasdaq: TA), RMR Real Estate Income Fund (NYSE American: RIF), Sonesta International Hotels Corporation (Private) and RMR Advisors LLC as well as Tremont Realty Advisors, both SEC registered investment advisors. Prior to joining RMR in 2003, Mr. Portnoy held various positions in the finance industry and public sector, including working as a banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and ABN AMRO, working in private equity at the International Finance Corporation (a member of The World Bank Group) and DLJ Merchant Banking Partners, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer of a telecommunications company. Mr. Portnoy currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Pioneer Institute, and as the Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Bulgaria to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and he is formerly a member of the Board of Trustees of Occidental College and the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). Mr. Portnoy graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy from Occidental College in 1993.