Speaker: Ama Romaine, Executive Vice President & General Counsel – Progress Residential

Ama Romaine is the Executive Vice President & General Counsel of Progress Residential, the single-family rental company owned by private equity firm Pretium Partners.

Before joining Progress, Ms. Romaine served in various positions with increasing responsibility across the Blackstone portfolio, serving first as the General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer at G6 Hospitality, the parent company for the Motel 6 and Studio 6 brands, then as the Global General Counsel of Real Estate Asset Management at Blackstone. Previously, Ms. Romaine was the General Counsel & Head of Risk Management at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and she held a number of positions in the hospitality industry, including as the Vice President & Senior Counsel for Brands at Hilton Worldwide.

Ms. Romaine received a BA (with honors) from York University and a JD, cum laude from Howard University School of Law. Ms. Romaine also serves as the Chair of the Initiative: Advancing the Blue & Black Partnership, a non-profit organization that she co-founded to foster healthy communities for all.