David L. Desfor serves as Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Hersha Hospitality Trust(NYSE: HT) and has been a principal partner of the Hersha Group since 1991. The Hersha Group is comprised of affiliated businesses surrounding the construction, ownership, and management of hotel properties.
Mr. Desfor is comptroller of the Hersha Group of Companies. In this role, he is responsible for managing the corporate treasury and overseeing financial reporting for the company. He has been involved in the hospitality industry since 1982. Prior to joining Hersha, Mr. Desfor co-founded and served as President of a management company whose concentration was focused on conference centers and full-service hotels. Mr. Desfor has served, and continues to serve, as a board member for various community service organizations. These affiliations include The Whitaker Center, Channels Food Rescue, and Harrisburg Academy. Along with his business Partners at Hersha Group, philanthropy is one of his passions. David earned his undergraduate degree from East Stroudsburg University in Hotel Administration.