The History of Southern Virginia University

Glade Knight

Education Conference · June 07, 2013

Glade Knight


Glade M. Knight is the founder, chairman and CEO of the Apple REIT companies, a group of real estate investment trusts that collectively own 275 Marriott and Hilton brand hotels. He also is chair of the Southern Virginia University board of trustees.

Knight served on the board of trustees of the Council for America's First Freedom for nine years. This nondenominational, nonpolitical, non-profit organization is dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of religious freedom in the United States and internationally. He also is a member of the advisory boards and councils of several universities. He and his wife, Kathleen, have four children and fourteen grandchildren.