Senior Vice President and General Counsel
As Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Fred McKalip is responsible for managing the Company’s legal function and providing day-to-day legal support for the Company’s operations. Prior to joining RLJ in 2005, Mr. McKalip was a senior attorney with Arent Fox, PLLC, where he specialized in real estate and general corporate transactions. While at Arent Fox, he served as outside counsel to the Company from 2002 until joining the Company and, in this capacity, represented the Company in numerous hotel acquisitions and financing transactions. Before attending law school, Mr. McKalip worked as an urban planner for several public and private sector organizations. Mr. McKalip holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia, a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a law degree from the University of Virginia. From 1988 to 1990, Mr. McKalip was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Rural Primary School Construction Program in Gabon.