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Retail Properties of America Inc (RPAI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerald Gorski

74 2010 Independent Chairman of the Board

Shane Garrison

48 2018 President, Chief Operating Officer

Steven Grimes

51 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Julie Swinehart

42 2018 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Bonnie Biumi

56 2016 Independent Director

Frank Catalano

56 2003 Independent Director

Robert Gifford

61 2016 Independent Director

Richard Imperiale

58 2008 Independent Director

Peter Lynch

66 2014 Independent Director

Thomas Sargeant

59 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gerald Gorski

Mr. Gerald M. Gorski is an Independent Chairman of the Board of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Mr. Gorski has been one of our directors since 2003 and Chairman of the Board since 2010. He was a Partner in the law firm of Gorski & Good LLP, Wheaton, Illinois from 1978 through 2016. Mr. Gorski’s practice was focused on governmental law, and he represented numerous units of local government in Illinois. Mr. Gorski has served as a Special Assistant State’s Attorney and Special Assistant Attorney General in Illinois. He received a B.A. from North Central College with majors in Political Science and Economics and a J.D. from DePaul University Law School. Mr. Gorski served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Commissioners for the DuPage Airport Authority. Further, Mr. Gorski has also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the DuPage National Technology Park. He has written numerous articles on various legal issues facing Illinois municipalities and has been a speaker at a number of municipal law conferences. Mr. Gorski was a 2013 National Association of Corporate Directors, or NACD, Board Leadership Fellow.

Shane Garrison

Mr. Shane C. Garrison is President, Chief Operating Officer of Retail Properties of America, Inc. In this role, Mr. Garrison is responsible for several operating functions within the Company, including leasing, property management, asset management, which includes acquisitions and dispositions, joint ventures and construction operations. Mr. Garrison has served as our Chief Operating Officer since 2012, as our Executive Vice President since 2010 and as our Chief Investment Officer since the internalization of our management in 2007. Prior to that time, Mr. Garrison served as Vice President of Asset Management of Inland US Management LLC, which was a property management company affiliated with our former business manager/advisor, since 2004. In this role, Mr. Garrison underwrote over $1.2 billion of assets acquired by the Company, and went on to spearhead our development and joint venture initiatives. Previously, Mr. Garrison had served as head of asset management for ECI Properties, a small boutique owner of industrial and retail properties, and the general manager of the Midwest region for Circuit City, formerly a large electronics retailer. Mr. Garrison received his B.S. in Business Administration from Illinois State University and an MBA in Real Estate Finance from DePaul University.

Steven Grimes

Mr. Steven P. Grimes is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Mr. Grimes has been one of our directors since 2011 and our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2009. Previously, Mr. Grimes served as our Chief Financial Officer since the internalization of our management in November 2007 through December 2011; Chief Operating Officer since our internalization through October 2009 and Treasurer from October 2008 through December 2011. Prior to our internalization, Mr. Grimes served as Principal Financial Officer and Treasurer and the Chief Financial Officer of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Advisory Services, Inc., which was our former business manager/advisor, since February 2004. Prior to joining our former business manager/advisor, Mr. Grimes served as a Director with Cohen Financial, a mortgage brokerage firm, and as a senior manager with Deloitte & Touche LLP in their Chicago-based real estate practice, where he was a national deputy real estate industry leader. Mr. Grimes is also an active member of various real estate trade associations, including NAREIT, ICSC and The Real Estate Roundtable. Mr. Grimes received his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.

Julie Swinehart

Ms. Julie Swinehart is a Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Prior to assuming her current role in July 2015, Ms. Swinehart had served as the Company’s Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller from April 2013 and held various accounting and financial reporting positions since joining the Company in 2008. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Swinehart was a Manager of External Reporting at Equity Office Properties Trust and she spent eight years in public accounting in the audit practices of Arthur Andersen LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP. Ms. Swinehart received her B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Bonnie Biumi

Ms. Bonnie S. Biumi is an Independent Director of the Company, Ms. Biumi has over 30 years of experience in public accounting and as a Chief Financial Officer or other senior level financial position at both public and private companies, including most recently as President and Chief Financial Officer of Kerzner International Resorts, Inc., a developer, owner and operator of destination resorts, casinos and luxury hotels, from 2007 to 2012. Ms. Biumi also previously held senior level financial positions at NCL Corporation, Ltd., which is listed on NASDAQ, Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., which is listed on the NYSE, Neff Corporation, which is listed on the NYSE, Peoples Telephone Company, Inc. and Price Waterhouse. Ms. Biumi serves on the Board of Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company. Previously, from 2012 to 2015, Ms. Biumi served on the Board of Home Properties, Inc., a NYSE-listed company. Ms. Biumi is a certified public accountant and received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Florida.

Frank Catalano

Mr. Frank A. Catalano, Jr., is an Independent Director of Retail Properties of America, Inc. Since 1999, Mr. Catalano has served as President of Catalano & Associates, a real estate company that engages in brokerage and property management services and the rehabilitation and leasing of office buildings. Mr. Catalano’s experience also includes mortgage banking. From February 2008 until 2011, he was Regional Vice President at Gateway Funding Diversified Mortgage Services, L.P., a residential mortgage banking company. From 2002 until August 2007, he was a Vice President of American Home Mortgage Company. He also was Regional Vice President of Flagstar Bank from January 2001 through March 2002 and President and Chief Executive Officer of CCS Mortgage, Inc., which was sold to Flagstar Bank in 2000, from 1995 through 2000. Mr. Catalano is currently a member of the United Cerebral Palsy Seguin Board and formerly served as the chairman of the board of the Elmhurst Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Catalano was a 2013 NACD Board Leadership Fellow. He holds a real estate broker’s license.

Robert Gifford

Mr. Robert G. Gifford is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Gifford was the former President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Global Real Estate from 2009 through 2016 and has broad experience in real estate investments and major development projects across various market sectors. Mr. Gifford joined AIG Global Real Estate as President and Chief Executive Officer one year after the U.S. Government took an equity interest in AIG. In this role, Mr. Gifford executed on both the wind-down of $20 billion of legacy real estate assets under management, including retail and mixed-use development projects, and the subsequent strategic rebuilding of their real estate investment platform, committing over $2.5 billion of equity to $7.5 billion of new real estate projects, with a focus on development and value-add acquisitions. Prior to joining AIG Global Real Estate in 2009, Mr. Gifford was with AEW Capital Management, L.P. (AEW) for 22 years, where he was a Principal and led a team in creating and implementing an opportunistic investment strategy targeting value-add real estate acquisitions and development, including retail and mixed-use properties. Additionally, while at AEW, Mr. Gifford’s capital markets experience included the structuring and marketing of specialized REIT funds and leading a $2 billion recapitalization of a super-regional shopping center portfolio. Currently, Mr. Gifford serves as a Director of Lehman Brothers Holding Inc. and is an active member of the Urban Land Institute where he formerly served as Council Vice-Chair. Mr. Gifford received his Master’s Degree in Public and Private Management from Yale School of Management and his B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Richard Imperiale

Mr. Richard P. Imperiale is an Independent Director of Retail Properties of America, Inc, since January 2008. Mr. Imperiale is President and founder of the Uniplan Companies, a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based investment advisory holding company that, together with its affiliates, manages and advises over $2.5 billion in client accounts. Uniplan, Inc. was founded by Mr. Imperiale in 1984 and specializes in managing equity-income, REIT and micro cap specialty portfolios for clients. Mr. Imperiale started his career as a credit analyst for the First Wisconsin National Bank (now U.S. Bank). In 1983, Mr. Imperiale joined B.C. Ziegler & Company, a Midwest regional brokerage firm where he was instrumental in the development of portfolio strategies for one of the first hedged municipal bond mutual funds in the country. Mr. Imperiale is widely quoted in local and national media on matters pertaining to investments and has authored several books on investing, including Real Estate Investment Trusts: New Strategies For Portfolio Management, published by John Wiley & Sons, 2002. Mr. Imperiale was a 2013 NACD Board Leadership Fellow. Mr. Imperiale attended Marquette University Business School where he received a B.S. in Finance.

Peter Lynch

Mr. Peter L. Lynch is an Independent Director of the Company, since May 2014. He was Chief Executive Officer, from 2004 through 2006, and Chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer, from 2006 through March 2012, of Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., a supermarket chain operating approximately 485 combination food and drug stores throughout the South, which was a NASDAQ-listed company prior to its merger with BI-LO, LLC in December 2011. From 1998 through 2003, he held various positions of increasing responsibility, including President and Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President-Operations, with Albertson’s, Inc., a national retail food and drug chain comprised of 2,500 stores operating under the Albertson’s, Jewel/Osco, ACME, Sav-on and Osco names. While at Albertson’s Inc., Mr. Lynch spearheaded the successful merger of American Stores Company, which operated food and drug stores in the Midwest, into Albertson’s Inc. Mr. Lynch also held executive positions with Jewel/Osco, including President of the ACME division and Senior Vice President of Store Operations. Mr. Lynch began his career with Star Markets Company, a regional retailer, serving as Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Human Resources before being named its President. Mr. Lynch serves on the Board of Directors of Liquor Stores of N.A. Ltd., which is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Mr. Lynch also serves on the Board of Sid Wainer & Son, a privately-held company, located in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Mr. Lynch is a member of the Board of Trustees of Nichols College. Mr. Lynch received a B.S. in Finance in 1974 from Nichols College.

Thomas Sargeant

Mr. Thomas J. Sargeant is an Independent Director of Retail Properties of America, Inc. since June 13, 2013. Mr. Sargeant retired from AvalonBay Communities, Inc., a NYSE-listed multifamily real estate investment trust, on May 31, 2014 where he had been the Chief Financial Officer since 1995. From 1986 through 1995, Mr. Sargeant held various finance positions with AvalonBay Communities, Inc.’s predecessor companies, including Chief Financial Officer, Secretary, Treasurer, Group Financial Officer and Controller. From 1984 until 1986, Mr. Sargeant held a financial position with Ingersoll Rand. From 1980 to 1984, Mr. Sargeant held various roles at Arthur Andersen & Company serving clients primarily related to the construction and real estate industries. Mr. Sargeant is a member of the Board of Morgan Stanley Private Bank, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Sargeant is a certified public accountant and received a B.S. in Business Administration in 1980 from the University of South Carolina.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gerald Gorski

310,010

Shane Garrison

2,703,010

Steven Grimes

4,778,440

Julie Swinehart

788,016

Bonnie Biumi

215,009

Frank Catalano

210,009

Robert Gifford

210,009

Richard Imperiale

210,009

Peter Lynch

215,009

Thomas Sargeant

225,009
As Of  31 Dec 2017