Jay H. Shah has been Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Trustees of Hersha Hospitality Trust since 2006. Prior thereto, he had served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Jay Shah was a principal in the law firm of Shah & Byler, LLP, which he founded in 1997. Previously he was a consultant with Coopers & Lybrand LLP, served the late Senator John Heinz on Capitol Hill, and was employed by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office and two Philadelphia based law firms.
Mr. Jay Shah received a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, a master’s degree from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management, and a law degree from Temple University School of Law. Mr. Jay Shah serves on the Board of Temple University and on the Urban Land Institute’s Hospitality Development Council.