President, Chief Executive Officer & Director
Hana Khouri has served as Drive Shack Inc.’s Chief Executive Officer since November 2019 and President since August 2019. She has been a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since June 2021.
Prior to joining Drive Shack Inc., Ms. Khouri served as Chief of Staff to the Chief Executive Officer of New Fortress Energy from July 2018 through August 2019. From July 2013 through July 2018, Ms. Khouri held various positions at Topgolf, a golf themed entertainment company, including International Director of Operations, National Director of Operations, National Director of Site Openings and Director of Operations. During her tenure at Topgolf, Ms. Khouri opened over 20 venues globally, including the company's flagship venue in Las Vegas and its first international location in Australia. Ms. Khouri has extensive experience in the entertainment industry having also worked at House of Blues, a national chain of live music and entertainment venues and a division of Live Nation Entertainment, where she led efforts for city wide concerts and events and developed strategic partnerships for the brand.
Chief Financial Officer
Michael Nichols has been our Chief Financial Officer since September 2020. Previously, Mr. Nichols served as Chief Financial Officer for Wilks Brothers, a diversified investor in energy, transportation, natural resources and financial services businesses. Michael Nichols has extensive diversified global leadership experience in accounting, financial reporting and treasury spanning several industries, having also served in senior-level finance and accounting roles with both Fischer & Company, a national commercial real estate and real estate technology firm specializing in tenant representation and GameStop Corp.
Lawrence A. Goodfield Jr.
Chief Accounting Officer
Mr. Lawrence A. Goodfield, Jr. has been our Chief Accounting Officer since September 2016. Previously, Mr. Goodfield was a Managing Director in the Private Equity group of Fortress Investment Group. Prior to joining Fortress, Mr. Goodfield served as Senior Vice President and Controller at W.P. Carey, a leading global net-lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions to companies worldwide, where he was responsible for directing accounting, financial reporting, and internal controls. Mr. Goodfield also formerly served in the audit and advisory practices, with a specialization in real estate, at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Goodfield received a B.S. in Accounting from Pennsylvania State University and is a Certified Public Accountant.