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Mark E. Zalatoris President and Chief Executive Officer
Mark E. Zalatoris has served as our president and chief executive officer since April 2008, having previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer from 2004 to 2008, and as chief financial officer and executive vice president from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Zalatoris also served on the board of directors from October 2013 until the end of March 2016, when the Company was acquired by funds managed by DRA Advisors, LLC. Prior to his responsibilities at the Company, Mr. Zalatoris was an executive at Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation from 1985 to 2000 with primary responsibility for asset management and due diligence functions. Mr. Zalatoris has previously practiced as a certified public accountant, previously served on the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) from 2008 to 2013, currently holds a general securities license, and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. Zalatoris received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and a Masters of Accounting Science from the University of Illinois at Champaign.
Brett A. Brown Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Brett A. Brown has served as executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer since 2008, and previously served as vice president and chief financial officer from 2004 to 2008. From 2000 to April 2004, Mr. Brown was the senior vice president of financial reporting for Great Lakes REIT, an Oak Brook, Illinois-based real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and held various other executive positions in finance and accounting at Great Lakes and its predecessor from 1988 to 2000. Mr. Brown is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois Certified Public Accountants Society, as well as the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Mr. Brown graduated from Northern Illinois University in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Scott Carr Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Scott Carr has served as executive vice president and chief investment officer since 2011, having previously served as senior vice president from 2008 to 2011. In addition to his duties as CIO, Mr. Carr has lead the Company’s property management function since 1995, overseeing all aspects of property operations and leasing for the Company’s portfolio of open-air shopping centers and single-user retail properties, totaling approximately 15 million square feet of leasable space. Prior to his responsibilities at the Company, Mr. Carr was an executive at The Inland Group from 1987 until 1995, focusing on leasing and property management. Mr. Carr is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and has achieved the professional designations of Certified Retail Property Executive, Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager and Senior Certified Leasing Specialist. Mr. Carr is also a member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and is a licensed real estate broker in Illinois and Minnesota.
Beth Sprecher Brooks Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Beth Sprecher Brooks has served as senior vice president since 2008 and as our general counsel since 2006. Ms. Brooks joined the Company in 2002, became assistant vice president in 2003 and vice president in 2005. Ms. Sprecher Brooks has concentrated her legal practice in the area of real estate since 1979, either as in-house counsel to a corporation or in the real estate department at a law firm. Ms. Sprecher Brooks has vast experience in a broad range of areas in real estate, including acquisitions and sales, zoning work, leasing, and other areas of general corporate law. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsels and International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Ms. Sprecher Brooks received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Studies from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor Degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
William W. Anderson Senior Vice President of Transactions
William W. Anderson has served as senior vice president of transactions since 2012, having previously served as vice president of transactions from 2000 to 2012. Mr. Anderson is responsible for acquisitions and dispositions of real property for the Company. Prior to 2000, Mr. Anderson held positions in sales, brokerage and development with The Inland Group, Inc. Mr. Anderson has experience analyzing and negotiating the acquisition of shopping centers, apartments and net leased commercial properties. Mr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from Northern Illinois University, and is an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the National Association of Realtors.