Barbara D. Gilmore , , , Independent Trustee

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Ms. Gilmore has been one of our Independent Trustees since our formation. Ms. Gilmore is Chairman of the Board's Compensation Committee. Ms. Gilmore also serves on the Boards of Five Star Quality Care, Inc. and TravelCenters of America LLC. Ms. Gilmore has served as a clerk to Judge Joel B. Rosenthal of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Western Division of the District of Massachusetts, since August 2001. Ms. Gilmore is a registered nurse and practiced and taught nursing for several years before attending law school.

John L. Harrington , , , Independent Trustee

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Mr. Harrington has been one of our Independent Trustees since our formation. Mr. Harrington is Chairman of the Board's Audit Committee. Mr. Harrington also serves on the Boards of Hospitality Properties Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust and the RMR Funds. Mr. Harrington was the CEO of the Boston Red Sox Baseball Club until 2002, and is currently the Executive Director and Chairman of the Yawkey Foundation and a trustee of the JRY Trust. Mr. Harrington is a certified public accountant.

Elena Poptodorova , , , Independent Trustee

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Ms. Poptodorova has been an Independent Trustee since 2017. Until 2016, Ms. Poptodorova held many senior positions at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the Republic of Bulgaria, including serving as the Bulgarian ambassador to the United States from 2010 to 2016 and from 2002 to 2008. In addition to her extensive government service, Ms. Poptodorova is a current board member of the European Institute, the American Foundation for Bulgaria, the Executive Council on Diplomacy, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group, American University in Bulgaria and the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Germany.

Jeffrey P. Somers , , , Independent Trustee

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Mr. Somers has been one of our Independent Trustees since our formation. Mr. Somers is the Chairman of the Nominating and Governance Committees of our Board of Trustees. Mr. Somers also serves on the Boards of Senior Housing Properties Trust, Select Income REIT and the RMR Funds. Mr. Somers is a partner of the law firm of Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton, PC of Waltham, MA.

Adam D. Portnoy , , , Managing Trustee

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Mr. Portnoy has been one of our Managing Trustees since our formation. Mr. Portnoy also serves on the Boards of The RMR Group, Hospitality Properties Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Select Income REIT and the RMR Funds. Prior to joining The RMR Group 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 Banking Partners, as well as serving as Chief Executive Officer of a telecommunications company. Mr. Portnoy currently serves 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. Mr. Portnoy is the son of Barry Portnoy.

Barry M. Portnoy , , , Managing Trustee

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Mr. Portnoy has been one of our Managing Trustees since our formation. Mr. Portnoy also serves on the Boards of The RMR Group, Hospitality Properties Trust, Senior Housing Properties Trust, Select Income REIT, the RMR Funds, Five Star Quality Care, Inc. and TravelCenters of America LLC. Prior to devoting his full time to RMR and its affiliated companies in 1997, Mr. Portnoy was a Partner and served as Chairman of the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP. As a lawyer and businessman, Mr. Portnoy has structured, negotiated and documented over $20 billion of real estate transactions over a 30 year period.

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