Independent Director

James H. Forson


Mr. Forson has served as one of our independent directors since January 2019. Mr. Forson currently serves as Senior Vice President, Finance for 7-Eleven, Inc. Prior to joining 7-Eleven, Inc. in 2019, Mr. Forson served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of La Quinta Holdings Inc., a publicly-traded owner, operator, and franchisor of midscale select-service hotels, from 2016 to 2018. Prior to that role, Mr. Forson served La Quinta Holdings Inc. as Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from 2013 to 2016, and Vice President and Controller from 2010 to 2012.

Prior to joining La Quinta in 2010, Mr. Forson held various client-serving audit and internal finance and operations roles with global accounting and consulting firms Arthur Andersen LLP, Ernst & Young LLP, and Grant Thornton LLP. 117 Mr. Forson has served as an independent director for the American Council on Exercise since January 2019. Mr. Forson earned a B.S. in Commerce from the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce and is a Certified Public Accountant in Texas. Mr. Forson is a valuable member of our board of directors because of his senior executive experience and extensive experience with accounting and financial reporting matters.