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Mr. W. Edward Walter, also known as Ed, served as Chief Executive Officer and President of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. from October 2007 to December 31, 2016. Mr. Walter served as the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Potomac Hotel Limited Partnership. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Host Marriott LP. Mr. Walter served as the Chief Financial Officer of Host Marriott Corp. since 2003, Chief Operating Officer since 2001, Executive Vice President since 2000 and Treasurer since 1998. He joined Host Marriott Corp. in 1996 as Senior Vice President for Acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Walter was a Partner with Trammell Crow Residential Company and served as President of Bailey Capital Corporation. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. since 2001, Chief Financial Officer since 2003 and Executive Vice President since 2000. Mr. Walter served as Chairman of The National Kidney Foundation. He has been an Independent Director of Avalonbay Communities Inc. since September 2008. He serves as a Director of Host Marriott and The National Kidney Foundation. He served as a Director of Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. from October 2007 to December 31, 2016. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors of National Kidney Foundation since July 2003. He serves on the Board of Directors of Friendship Public Charter School.