Edward K. Aldag

EdwardEdward K. Aldag, Jr. Chairman, President and CEO Medical Properties Trust, Inc. Birmingham, Alabama

Ed Aldag launched Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE: MPW) in 2003 as the nation’s only real estate investment trust (REIT) focusing exclusively on hospitals. Today, Medical Properties Trust is the established leader in the hospital REIT sector, with more than 275 facilities across the United States and Western Europe.

Under Ed’s leadership, MPT’s assets have grown to more than $9 billion and the company has become the second largest U.S.-based owner of hospital beds, with more than 32,000 in its portfolio.

A native of Eufaula, Ala., Ed is a graduate of the University of Alabama, where he majored in finance and made the most important contact of his life – his wife, Melinda, to whom he has been happily married for 30+ years. Their life together is centered around three grown children, and on philanthropic work across the broader community.

Ed serves on the board of Children’s of Alabama, one of the nation’s leading hospitals for children, and as a director and member of the investment committee of the Alabama Children’s Hospital Foundation. He also serves a member of the board of Mitchell’s Place, benefitting children with autism, and as a member of the executive committee of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

He is a guest lecturer at the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and part of the UAB President’s Campaign Leadership Cabinet for a $1 billion campaign.

A member of the Chief Executives Organization and the World Presidents Organization, Ed has been recognized by the Birmingham Business Journal as CEO of the Year among mid-sized companies and as one of “Birmingham’s Most Influential Executives.” In 2016, BHM BIZ magazine cited him as one of “The Birmingham 205 – Influential Execs You Should Know…” The following year, he was named a finalist in Ernest & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in the Southeast.

In November 2017, he was selected as a member of the national advisory board of governors for Nareit (the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts).

(Version 9A – 12/20/17)