Oei joins Lodgian board

Lodgian has announced that Mark S. Oei has been elected to it’s board of directors.Concurrently, the company announced that
Kevin C. McTavish, a director since 2002, had resigned from the board,
effective upon Mr. Oei’s appointment.
  Mr. Oei is a managing director of Oaktree Capital Management, a Los
Angeles-based investment company. Prior to joining Oaktree in 2003, he was
a Vice President in the Real Estate Private Equity Fund and the Mergers and
Acquisitions Department at Morgan Stanley, and before that, a Senior
Consultant in the Real Estate Consulting Group at KPMG Consulting.
  “Mark’s experience with a top-tier investment manager, in real estate
and mergers and acquisitions, and with KPMG, an international financial
services firm, adds significant depth to our board,” said Ed Rohling, chief
executive officer of Lodgian. “He will fill the vacancy created by Kevin
McTavish, who has resigned from the board. Kevin made significant
contributions to the company, and we appreciate his astute counsel and
support during his tenure on our board.”
  Oei received a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the
University of California, Berkeley. He earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in
Finance and Management and Strategy from the Kellogg School of Management
at Northwestern University. Oei is a licensed real estate broker in the
State of California.