Co-Founder, FelCor, Inc.
Thomas J. Corcoran co-founded FelCor, Inc., a real estate investment trust, with Hervey Feldman in 1991. In 1994 FelCor went public as a hotel REIT. In 1996 FelCor Lodging Trust was listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Corcoran served as President and Chief Executive Officer of FelCor since its formation until his appointment to Chairman of the Board in 2006.
After serving as independent board member since December 2010, Mr. Corcoran was appointed Chairman of the Board of Sammons Enterprises. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, in the United States, with assets approaching $71 billion, Sammons ranks among the largest privately owned companies in the world.
From October 1990 to December 1991, he served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Fiesta Foods, Inc. From 1979 to 1990, Mr. Corcoran held various positions with CEC Entertainment, Inc. and with Integra. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Integra from 1986 to 1990.
Mr. Corcoran’s board appointments include: past Chairman of the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA), and past Chairman of the IHG Owners Association.
Mr. Corcoran is a graduate of Washburn University where he received a Juris Doctorate.