Passed over for No. 1 job, Hart leaves Host Marriott He's joining Disney as treasurer and senior vice president

September 29, 1995|By Kevin L. McQuaid | Kevin L. McQuaid,SUN STAFF

Host Marriott Corp. announced yesterday that its executive vice president and chief financial officer resigned from the Bethesda-based hotel company, less than two months after being passed over for the top post there.

Matthew J. Hart's departure for a job as senior vice president and treasurer of the Walt Disney Co. follows the same path taken by Stephen F. Bollenbach in April. Mr. Bollenbach, the former nTC chief executive of Host Marriott, left to become Disney's chief financial officer.

In Mr. Hart's place, Host Marriott named Robert E. Parsons Jr. as executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"His extensive real estate and financial experience, along with his fine leadership qualities, make him an excellent choice for his new assignment," Terence C. Golden, who became Host Marriott's president and chief executive earlier this month, said in a prepared statement.

Mr. Parsons, 40, who has been with the company and predecessor Marriott Corp. since 1981, had been Host Marriott's treasurer. In that capacity, he helped direct its acquisitions program, which has added 23 properties at a cost of $700 million to the company's portfolio since 1993.

Additionally, Host Marriott promoted Scott A. LaPorta to senior vice president and treasurer.

Host Marriott controls 86 properties valued in excess of $3.5 billion.

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