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CBL & Associates Properties Inc (CBL.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Charles Lebovitz

82 2010 Chairman of the Board

Michael Lebovitz

55 2018 President

Stephen Lebovitz

58 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Farzana Mitchell

67 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Kathryn Reinsmidt

40 2017 Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, IR Contact Officer

Michael Harrison

50 2017 Executive Vice President - Operations

Ben Landress

91 1997 Executive Vice President - Management

Alan Lebovitz

51 2017 Executive Vice President - Management

Jeffery Curry

58 2012 Chief Legal Officer, Secretary

A. Larry Chapman

72 2013 Independent Director

Matthew Dominski

64 2005 Independent Director

John Griffith

57 2015 Independent Director

Richard Lieb

59 2016 Independent Director

Kathleen Nelson

73 2009 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Charles Lebovitz

Mr. Charles B. Lebovitz is a Chairman of the Board of the Company. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Company and as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. He previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993 until 2010, and also served as President of the Company until February 1999. Prior to the Company’s formation, he served in a similar capacity with CBL’s Predecessor. Mr. Lebovitz has been involved in shopping center development since 1961 when he joined his family’s development business. In 1970, he became affiliated with Arlen Realty & Development Corp. (“Arlen”) where he served as President of Arlen’s shopping center division, and, in 1978, he founded CBL’s Predecessor together with his associates. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., Chattanooga, Tennessee and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is a past president of the B’nai Zion Congregation in Chattanooga, a member of the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games), and a National Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. He was the Campaign Chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga in 1989 and served as President in 1990-91. Mr. Lebovitz also has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. (“ICSC”) and as a Trustee and Vice President (Southern Division) of the ICSC and is a former member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). He is a former member of the Chancellor’s Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, a Past President of the Alumni Council for The McCallie School, Chattanooga, and a past member of The McCallie School Board of Trustees, where he was named the recipient of the 1995 Distinguished Alumnus Award. He also is a past member of the Board of Trustees for Girls’ Preparatory School in Chattanooga.

Michael Lebovitz

Mr. Michael I. Lebovitz is President of the Company. He served as Executive Vice President – Development and Administration of the Company from January 2010 through June 2018, when he was promoted to his current position. Mr. Lebovitz also served as Senior Vice President – Chief Development Officer of the Company from June 2006 through January 1, 2010. Previously, he served the Company as Senior Vice President – Mall Projects, having held that position since January 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Lebovitz served as Vice President - Development and as a project manager for the Company. Mr. Lebovitz joined CBL’s Predecessor in 1988 as a project manager overseeing the development of CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tennessee, and was promoted to Vice President in 1993. Prior to joining CBL’s Predecessor, he was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1988. He is past president of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga and a past member of the national board of Hillel. Mr. Lebovitz currently serves on the national boards of Jewish Federations of North America and the United Israel Appeal. He formerly served on the board of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council and was National Campaign Chair for the Jewish Federations of North America from 2010 – 2011. He is also a member of the board of the United Way of Greater Chattanooga and formerly served on the board of The McCallie School in Chattanooga. Michael I. Lebovitz is a son of Charles B. Lebovitz and a brother of Stephen D. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz.

Stephen Lebovitz

Mr. Stephen D. Lebovitz is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and also served as President of the Company prior to Michael I. Lebovitz being promoted to serve as President in June 2018. He previously served as President and Secretary of the Company from February 1999 to January 1, 2010, when he became President and Chief Executive Officer, and has served as a director of the Company since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. He also serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Since joining CBL’s Predecessor in 1988, Mr. Lebovitz has also served as Executive Vice President – Development/Acquisitions, Executive Vice President – Development, Senior Vice President – New England Office, and as Senior Vice President – Community Center Development and Treasurer of the Company. Before joining CBL’s Predecessor, Mr. Lebovitz was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1986. Mr. Lebovitz served as Chairman of the ICSC from May 2015 through May 2016. He is a past Trustee and Divisional Vice President of the ICSC (2002-08), and is a former member of the Advisory Board of Governors of NAREIT. Mr. Lebovitz is a Trustee of Milton Academy, Milton, Massachusetts, a former member of the Board of Trust of Children’s Hospital, Boston, and a past president of the Boston Jewish Family & Children’s Service. He received the 2014 Edwin N. Sidman Leadership Award for his philanthropic contributions to Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies, including his service as a former Board member and annual campaign chair. Mr. Lebovitz holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Stanford University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard University. Stephen D. Lebovitz is a son of Charles B. Lebovitz and a brother of Michael I. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz.

Farzana Mitchell

Ms. Farzana K. Mitchell is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. She serves as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company. Ms. Khaleel served as Executive Vice President – Finance of the Company from January 2010 through September 10, 2012, when she was promoted to her current positions. Previously, Ms. Khaleel served as Senior Vice President – Finance of the Company from September 2000 through January 1, 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Khaleel was Vice President of Equitable Real Estate (successor to Lend Lease Real Estate Investments prior to its acquisition by Morgan Stanley). Ms. Khaleel served the Equitable and Lend Lease companies for 18 years in various senior financial positions and as Deputy Portfolio Manager for Equitable/AXA Financial’s mortgage portfolio. From 1976 to 1982, she served as Assistant Treasurer of IRT Property Company, a former REIT. Ms. Khaleel has served since October 2010 on the Board of Commissioners of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMA) and also is a member of the Finance Committee of the CMA. Ms. Khaleel received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Economics, a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and a Master of Science degree in Real Estate and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Georgia.

Kathryn Reinsmidt

Ms. Kathryn A. Reinsmidt is Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of the Company. Ms. Reinsmidt served as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations/Corporate Investments of the Company from September 2012 through February 2017, when she was promoted to her current position. She joined the Company as Director of Investor Relations in 2004 and previously was promoted to Director – Corporate Communications and Investor Relations in 2008 and to Vice President – Corporate Communications and Investor Relations of the Company in 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Reinsmidt served as an Associate Analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons in St. Louis, Missouri, where she provided research coverage for retail, healthcare and lodging REITs. Ms. Reinsmidt received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis. She also serves as a Trustee and Secretary of the City of Chattanooga General Pension Board, and served as its Vice Chairman from March 2011 through February 2017.

Michael Harrison

Mr. Michael C. Harrison Jr. is Executive Vice President - Operations of the Company. Mr. Harrison joined the Company as Senior Vice President - Strategic and Technology Initiatives in October 2013, to provide leadership and oversight of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions, and served in that position through February 2018, when he was promoted to his current position. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Harrison served for two years as Senior Vice President Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. Mr. Harrison’s prior experience also includes 18 years of senior level consulting practice focused on strategic management in the real estate industry at RealFoundations, Inc. as well as serving as a former principal and managing director at KPMG LLP. Mr. Harrison has served as a consultant for numerous public and private real estate companies evaluating and overseeing the execution of strategic operating and financial plans. He also served for five years as a controller for a publishing and distribution company. Mr. Harrison received his Accounting degree from Dallas Baptist University.

Ben Landress

Mr. Ben S. Landress is a Executive Vice President - Management of the Company. He has held that position since January 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Landress served as Senior Vice President – Management and prior thereto, he served in a similar capacity with CBL’s Predecessor. He also serves as the Company’s Compliance Officer. Mr. Landress has been involved in the shopping center business since 1961 when he joined the Lebovitz family’s development business. In 1970, he became affiliated with Arlen’s shopping center division, and, in 1978, joined Charles B. Lebovitz as an Associate in establishing CBL’s Predecessor.

Alan Lebovitz

Mr. Alan L. Lebovitz is Executive Vice President - Management of the Company. Mr. Lebovitz served as Senior Vice President - Asset Management of the Company from February 2009 to February 2018, when he was promoted to his current position. He previously served as Vice President - Asset Management having held that position from 2002 through February 2009, and had served in various positions in management, leasing and development since joining the Company in 1995. Prior to joining CBL in 1995, Mr. Lebovitz received his B.A. from Northwestern University in 1990, was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1990 to 1992 and obtained an M.B.A. from Vanderbilt University. He has been an active community volunteer for organizations that include: Alzheimer Association’s Mid-South Chapter, B’nai Zion Synagogue, Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce - Leadership Chattanooga and Workforce Development Task Force, Chattanooga Public Education Foundation, Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga, The McCallie School, Normal Park Museum Magnet School, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga. Alan L. Lebovitz is a son of Charles B. Lebovitz and a brother of Stephen D. Lebovitz and Michael I. Lebovitz.

Jeffery Curry

Mr. Jeffery V. Curry is Chief Legal Officer, Secretary of the Company. He initially was appointed to serve as Interim Chief Legal Officer of the Company simultaneously with the creation of the Chief Legal Officer position by the Board in February 2012, which appointment was made permanent effective April 3, 2012. He was appointed Secretary of the Company effective September 10, 2012. Mr. Curry previously had served since 1986 as a legal advisor to the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Curry was a partner in the national law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP, counsel to the Company, a position he held since 2006 when he joined the local office of that firm along with a group of lawyers relocating from a firm that formerly provided legal services to the Company. Mr. Curry received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree in 1985 from the University of Memphis Law School, where he was on the Editorial Board of the University of Memphis Law Review, and received a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University School of Law in 1986. Mr. Curry is a member of NAREIT. He also serves as a vice president and a member of the board of directors for Chattanooga Inner City Outreach, Inc., a local non-profit organization, and he is a member of the Chattanooga Bar Association and the Tennessee Bar Association.

A. Larry Chapman

Mr. A. Larry Chapman is Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Company as a director on August 16, 2013. Mr. Chapman is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Chapman is a retired 37-year veteran of Wells Fargo & Co., serving as an executive officer of the company from 1987 to 2011. He most recently served as Executive Vice President and the Head of Commercial Real Estate, and as a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee, from 2006 until his retirement in June 2011. Mr. Chapman joined Wells Fargo in 1974 in its Houston Real Estate office. In 1987, he was promoted to President of Wells Fargo Realty Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Wells Fargo & Co. As the Group Head of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Lending business, Mr. Chapman was responsible for the group’s 75 nationally located real estate loan production offices and 1,500 full time employees. At his retirement in 2011, Mr. Chapman managed the largest bank real estate lending portfolio in the United States, which totaled approximately $60 billion. Mr. Chapman is a member of the Board of Directors of Realty Income Corporation, a triple net lease REIT, and also serves on its Audit and Technology Risk committees. He is a former board member of the Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics at the University of California, Berkeley; past governor, council member, and trustee of the Urban Land Institute; a past member of NAREIT; and a member and past trustee of the ICSC. Mr. Chapman previously was appointed by the Governor of California to serve on the board of the California Science Center Museum. He also spent six years on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, serving as President in 2002. Mr. Chapman received his Bachelor of Business degree in finance and banking from Texas Tech University.

Matthew Dominski

Mr. Matthew S. Dominski is Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Company as a director on February 2, 2005. Mr. Dominski serves as Lead Independent Director and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. From 1993 through 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Shopping Centers (“Urban”), formerly one of the largest regional mall property companies in the United States and a publicly traded REIT listed on the NYSE and the Chicago Exchange. Previously, he also served in various management positions at JMB Realty Corporation. Following the purchase of Urban by Rodamco North America in 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Urban’s President until 2002. Mr. Dominski operated, as a joint owner, Polaris Capital, LLC, a Chicago, Illinois based real estate investment firm, from 2003 through 2013. Mr. Dominski currently serves as a director of First Industrial Realty Trust, a NYSE-listed REIT which buys, sells, leases, develops and manages industrial real estate, and also serves on its Investment and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. From 1998 until 2004, Mr. Dominski served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ICSC. Mr. Dominski received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Trinity College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago.

John Griffith

Mr. John David Griffith is Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Company as a director on January 7, 2015. Mr. Griffith is a member of the Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees of the Company’s Board of Directors. In February 2019, Mr. Griffith was appointed as Senior Vice President of Real Estate and Development for Life Time, Inc., which operates a chain of health clubs in the United States and Canada. Mr. Griffith currently serves as Managing Partner of Griffith Real Estate LLC, a commercial real estate development firm. He also served as Head of Global Operations for the American Refugee Committee, an international organization dedicated to serving refugees in fragile states, from July 2016 through July 2018. Mr. Griffith retired from Target Corporation (“Target”) in May 2014, having served most recently as Executive Vice President of Property Development from 2005 until his retirement, and as a member of Target’s Executive Committee. He started with Target in 1999 as the Vice President of Construction. As the Executive Vice President of Property Development at Target, Mr. Griffith was responsible for the management of Target’s real estate, consisting of over 300 million square feet valued at $30 billion, and had responsibility for 3,500 full time employees. During his time at Target, he doubled the retail footprint from approximately 900 locations to more than 1,900. Mr. Griffith served as the Governor’s appointed Commissioner on the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority to build a new NFL stadium for the Minnesota Vikings. He is a past trustee of the ICSC, having served on the Executive Committee, and also is a past trustee of Bethel University. Mr. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Economics from Bethel College and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management.

Richard Lieb

Mr. Richard J. Lieb is Independent Director of the Company. He joined the Company as a director on February 10, 2016. Mr. Lieb is a member of the Audit and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees of the Company’s Board of Directors. As of January 1, 2019, Mr. Lieb currently serves as Senior Advisor at Greenhill & Co., LLC, a publicly traded independent investment banking firm he joined in 2005. From 2005 through 2018, Mr. Lieb was a Managing Director and also served as Chairman of Real Estate of Greenhill. He served as Greenhill’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012 and also served as a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2008 to 2015. Mr. Lieb has also served at various times during his tenure at Greenhill as head of the firm’s Restructuring business and as head of North American Corporate Advisory services. Prior to joining Greenhill, Mr. Lieb spent more than 20 years with Goldman Sachs, where he headed that firm’s Real Estate Investment Banking Department from 2000 to 2005. Overall, Mr. Lieb has more than 30 years of experience as a strategic advisor to participants in the real estate industry, spanning nearly all property sectors. Mr. Lieb is licensed with FINRA and holds Series 7/General Securities, Series 63 and Series 24 licenses. Mr. Lieb serves as a director, and as Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee, of VEREIT, Inc., a REIT with a diversified portfolio of retail, restaurant, office and industrial real estate assets. Mr. Lieb also serves as a director and a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an apartment REIT. Mr. Lieb is an active member of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and has served as a member of Wesleyan University’s Career Advisory Counsel. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.

Kathleen Nelson

Ms. Kathleen M. Nelson is Independent Director of the Company. She joined the Company as a director on May 5, 2009. Ms. Nelson is Chairman of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors. She has an extensive background in commercial real estate and financial services with over 40 years of experience, including 36 years at TIAA-CREF. Ms. Nelson held the position of Managing Director/Group Leader and Chief Administrative Officer for TIAA-CREF’s Mortgage and Real Estate Division. TIAA-CREF’s mortgage and real estate portfolio totaled over $53.0 billion and was invested in all sectors of real estate, of which approximately 25% wasinvested in retail. Ms. Nelson developed and staffed TIAA-CREF’s Real Estate Research Department and created the pre-eminent commercial mortgage loan sales model for TIAA-CREF, generating over $10.0 billion in mortgage sales. She retired from this position in 2004 and currently serves as President and Founder of KMN Associates LLC (KMN), a commercial real estate investment advisory and consulting firm which advises clients in a variety of commercial real estate transactions including portfolio strategy and capital sourcing. In 2009, Ms. Nelson co-founded and currently serves as Managing Principal of Bay Hollow Associates, LLC, a commercial real estate consulting firm, which provides counsel to institutional investors. Ms. Nelson has previously served as Chairman of the ICSC, has been an ICSC Trustee since 1991, and served as the Treasurer and Chairman for the 1996 ICSC Annual Convention. She is the Chairman of the ICSC Audit Committee and is a member of various other ICSC committees. Ms. Nelson is a director, Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit, Compensation and Human Resources, and Redevelopment and Construction Committees, of Apartment Investment and Management Company (AIMCO), a publicly held REIT that owns and manages multi-family residential properties.

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