Deep healthcare knowledge
and hands-on management
define MPT leadership.

Building relationships. Building new business. Building on MPT’s reputation as a global leader in healthcare finance.

Led by Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Edward K. Aldag, Jr., the executives of MPT rely on a vast understanding of the healthcare industry and healthcare finance to grow the company and impact the world.


Edward K. Aldag, Jr.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer


Edward K. Aldag, Jr., launched Medical Properties Trust, Inc., (NYSE: MPW) in 2003 as the only healthcare company of its kind. Today, MPT is the world’s preeminent source of capital for hospitals, with a portfolio of almost 400 facilities across the United States, Western Europe and Australia.

Under Aldag’s leadership, MPT’s assets have grown to more than $16.5 billion, and the company now owns more than 41,000 hospital beds. MPT tenants include six of the top 10 for-profit hospital operators in the U.S., as well as the largest hospital operator in the United Kingdom, Germany’s leading rehabilitation hospital operator, Australia’s second-largest private hospital operator and leading hospital operators in Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

Aldag serves on the board of directors for 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 as a board member of Mitchell’s Place, the Birmingham Education Foundation and the American Sports Medicine Institute, and as an executive committee member of the Birmingham Business Alliance. He also is a guest lecturer at the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

A member of the World Presidents Organization, Aldag was named CEO of the Year among mid-sized companies by the Birmingham Business Journal (BBJ) and received the Groundbreakers Award from Birmingham Magazine in 2013. For the past four years, the BBJ has cited him as one of “Birmingham’s Most Influential Executives.”

A native of Eufaula, Alabama, Aldag graduated from the University of Alabama, where he majored in finance and met Melinda, his wife of almost 35 years. They have three grown children and two granddaughters.


Edward K. Aldag, Jr.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer



R. Steven Hamner

Executive Vice President &
Chief Financial Officer


As a co-founder of MPT, R. Steven Hamner has helped the company become the leading source of real estate capital for hospitals. Assets now exceed $16.5 billion in value, including almost 400 hospital properties across the U.S., Western Europe and Australia.

Hamner has served as executive vice president and chief financial officer since September 2003, and he was elected director shortly before the company’s 2005 IPO (NYSE: MPW).

From October 2001 through March 2004, Hamner was the managing director of Transaction Analysis LLC, a company that provided interim and project-oriented accounting and consulting services to commercial real estate owners and their advisors. From June 1998 to September 2001, he was vice president and chief financial officer of United Investors Realty Trust, a publicly traded REIT. For the 10 years prior to becoming an officer of United Investors Realty Trust, he was employed by predecessors to the global accounting and consulting firm known today as EY, where he was a certified public accountant.

Hamner and his wife, Glenda, have three grown children.

Emmett E. McLean

Executive Vice President, Chief
Operating Officer & Secretary


Emmett E. McLean serves as executive vice president, chief operating officer and secretary at MPT, a company he also co-founded in 2003. Prior to joining MPT, McLean worked in the healthcare services industry, serving in senior financial positions.

Before his corporate career, McLean worked in investment banking and corporate finance with Dean Witter Reynolds (now Morgan Stanley) and Smith Barney (now Citigroup), handling corporate financings, public offerings, and mergers and acquisitions. He began his career in the commercial banking industry with Trust Company Bank (now Truist Bank). McLean earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and an MBA from the University of Virginia.

McLean is a member of the board of directors of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Alabama, Smile-A-Mile, Greater Alabama Council – Boy Scouts of America, UAB Athletics Foundation, United Way of Central Alabama, Mike Slive Foundation and The World Games 2022. He also serves on the board of directors of the Rotary Club of Birmingham Foundation. McLean has chaired numerous charitable fundraising events in the greater Birmingham metro area.

McLean and his wife, Catherine, have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Executive Leadership

J. Kevin Hanna

Vice President, Controller & Chief Accounting Officer


Before joining MPT in 2008, J. Kevin Hanna worked as controller of Fruit of the Loom, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary, and Russell Corp., a global consumer products company. He started his career in the Birmingham, Alabama, office of Ernst & Young LLP in 1995, where he spent eight years auditing public and private companies, primarily in the retail, distribution and consumer products industries. Hanna received a B.S. in accounting from the University of Alabama and is a certified public accountant.

Hanna serves on the board of the American Cancer Society and is on the Executive Leadership Team of the American Heart Association Heart Walk.

He and his wife, Julianne, have two daughters.

Rosa H. Hooper

Vice President, Managing Director of Asset Management & Underwriting


Rosa H. Hooper oversees Asset Management and Underwriting at MPT. Prior to joining the company, she served as the chief financial officer of a Birmingham hospital that was a joint venture partnership among 52 physicians. For 15 years, Hooper worked at Encompass Health (formerly HealthSouth Corp.), where she served in various operational roles in the ambulatory divisions, including surgery, diagnostic imaging and physical therapy. Additionally, she served seven years in the finance department at another Birmingham hospital. She began her career at Arthur Andersen & Co.

Hooper received her B.S. in accounting from the University of Alabama and is a certified public accountant. She serves on the board of directors of Jones Valley Teaching Farm.

Hooper has three children and six grandchildren.

Charles R. Lambert

Vice President, Treasurer & Managing Director of Capital Markets


Charles R. Lambert joined MPT in 2006 as director of finance before advancing to his current role. Prior to that, Lambert was a vice president and assistant treasurer at a publicly traded insurance company and also worked in the financial advisory services group at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Lambert earned a B.A. in communications from Wake Forest University and an MBA from The Ohio State University. He is a member of the board of directors of the Alabama Council on Economic Education.

Lambert and his wife, Leigh Anne, have three children.

R. Lucas Savage

Vice President, Head of Global Acquisitions


R. Lucas Savage serves as Vice President – Head of Global Acquisitions and is responsible for MPT’s extensive acquisitions efforts. Based in MPT’s headquarters, Luke oversees the acquisitions teams in our Birmingham, New York, Luxembourg, Sydney and London.

Prior to MPT, Savage was a regional controller for Plano, Texas-based Triad Hospitals and later served as assistant chief financial officer at a Triad/CHS hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. Before joining the healthcare industry from Ernst & Young, he spent more than six years in public accounting in the telecom and e-commerce industries.

Savage is a board member for the Alabama chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and is involved, along with MPT, in supporting the Luxembourg organization Chaîne de l’Espoir, which helps children receive medical care.

Savage holds a B.B.A in accounting from Harding University in Arkansas and is a certified public accountant. He is married to Gina with three children.


Edward K. Aldag, Jr.

Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer

G. Steven Dawson

Private Investor

R. Steven Hamner

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Caterina A. Mozingo, CPA, PFS

Accountant at Aldridge, Borden & Company, PC

Elizabeth N. Pitman, JD, CHPC

Attorney at Waller Lansden Dortch & Davis, LLP

D. Paul Sparks, Jr

Retired Senior Vice President, Energen Corporation

Michael G. Stewart

Private Investor

C. Reynolds Thompson, III

Chairman & Chief Investment Officer of Select Strategies Realty

Emily W. Murphy

Former Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration