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Officers & Trustees

Officers & Trustees

Senior Management

John A. Kite
Chairman and CEO
Mr. Kite has served as Chairman of the Board since December 2008 and as a trustee since our formation in March 2004 and as our Chief Executive Officer since our initial public offering in August 2004. He also served as our President from our initial public offering until December 2008. Prior to our initial public offering, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor companies and other affiliated companies, (the “Kite Companies”) since 1997. Mr. Kite is responsible for the Company’s strategic planning, operations, acquisitions and capital markets activities. Mr. Kite began his career in 1987 at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago and he holds a B.A. degree in Economics from DePauw University. Mr. Kite’s long tenure as a leader of our company and the Kite Companies provides us with stability and continuity. In particular, Mr. Kite has in-depth, longstanding knowledge of our assets, operations, markets and employees. Mr. Kite continues to provide our board of trustees and management team with invaluable experience in managing and operating our real estate company.
Thomas K. McGowan
President and COO
Thomas K. McGowan is President and Chief Operating Officer of Kite Realty Group. He is primarily responsible for new project development, land acquisition, leasing, real estate property management, and general operational and organizational functions of the development and construction departments. Before joining Kite Companies, Mr. McGowan worked eight years for real estate developer Mansur Development Corporation. During his 21 year career in real estate investment, Mr. McGowan has coordinated the development of shopping centers, Class A office buildings, medical facilities, industrial buildings, planned unit developments, and full service hotels. Mr. McGowan graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in political science.
Daniel R. Sink
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
Daniel R. Sink is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and has been Chief Financial Officer of Kite Companies since 1999. His responsibilities include oversight of the real estate finance area, corporate accounting, corporate tax planning, financial budgeting and administration. From 1989 through 1999, Mr. Sink was a senior manager of Olive, LLP (a predecessor of BKD LLP), acting as a tax specialist in charge of the tax consulting for the central Indiana real estate/construction group. Mr. Sink is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his B.S. in Accounting from Indiana University.
Scott E. Murray
Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Corporate Secretary
Scott E. Murray is executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary. Mr. Murray is responsible for managing the company's legal affairs, which includes advising the company with respect to legal issues, managing the company's legal department, and engaging and directing outside counsel. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Murray practiced law as a commercial litigator at McDermott, Will & Emery, LLP and Barnes & Thornburg, LLP. Mr. Murray earned his law degree from Harvard Law School, where he graduated cum laude.

Trustees

John A. Kite
Chairman
Mr. Kite has served as Chairman of the Board since December 2008 and as a trustee since our formation in March 2004 and as our Chief Executive Officer since our initial public offering in August 2004. He also served as our President from our initial public offering until December 2008. Prior to our initial public offering, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of our predecessor companies and other affiliated companies, (the “Kite Companies”) since 1997. Mr. Kite is responsible for the Company’s strategic planning, operations, acquisitions and capital markets activities. Mr. Kite began his career in 1987 at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in Chicago and he holds a B.A. degree in Economics from DePauw University. Mr. Kite’s long tenure as a leader of our company and the Kite Companies provides us with stability and continuity. In particular, Mr. Kite has in-depth, longstanding knowledge of our assets, operations, markets and employees. Mr. Kite continues to provide our board of trustees and management team with invaluable experience in managing and operating our real estate company.
Victor J. Coleman
Mr. Coleman has served as a trustee since November 2012. He is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles-based Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE symbol: HPP), a New York Stock Exchange real estate investment trust. Hudson Pacific’s current real estate portfolio consisted as of December 31, 2013 of 26 properties with approximately 6.2 million square feet of leasable space and $2.1 billion in total assets located in San Francisco, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego. HPP also owns two valuable media and entertainment properties – Sunset Gower Studios and Sunset Bronson Studios – totaling approximately 900,000 square feet and located in the heart of Hollywood, California. Prior to the formation of HPP, Mr. Coleman co-founded and led Arden Realty, Inc., as its President and Chief Operating Officer and also as Board Director, leading a public offering of its shares on the NYSE in 1996 and eventually selling Arden to GE Capital in 2006. From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Coleman served on the board of Douglas Emmett, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange real estate investment trust (NYSE symbol: DEI). Mr. Coleman is an active community leader serving on the boards of The Los Angeles Coalition for the Economy & Jobs, Fisher Center for Real Estate and Urban Economics, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission, Westmark School and the Los Angeles Chapter of WPO. Mr. Coleman is also a member on the President’s Council of The Real Estate Roundtable, the Leadership Council of International Medical Corps and on the Founding Board of Directors for the Ziman Center for Real Estate at the UCLA’s Anderson School of Management. Mr. Coleman holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Golden Gate University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Coleman’s significant real estate experience is an invaluable asset to our company and our board of trustees. Mr. Coleman brings critical real estate investment industry expertise to our company. He also has keen insight into the investment community as the chairman and chief executive officer of a publicly listed real estate investment trust. Mr. Coleman serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee.
Christie B. Kelly
Ms. Kelly has served as a trustee since May 2013. She is the global chief financial officer of Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (NYSE symbol: JLL), a publicly traded financial and professional services firm specializing in real estate. She joined Jones Lang LaSalle in July 2013, bringing with her 25 years of experience in financial management, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and investment banking. From 2009 to June 2013, she was the executive vice president and chief financial officer of Duke Realty Corporation (NYSE symbol: DRE), a publicly traded real estate investment trust. Prior to that, she was a Senior Vice President, Global Real Estate, with Lehman Brothers, where she led real estate equity syndication in the United States and Canada. She spent most of her career at General Electric, holding a variety of domestic and global leadership roles for GE Real Estate, GE Capital, GE Corporate Audit, and GE Medical Systems. During her career at GE, she led deal teams analyzing more than $10 billion of real estate-related transactions in the mergers and acquisitions group, was a Six Sigma leader at GE Capital, achieved more than $100 million in global sourcing savings at GE Capital IT Solutions, and held financial leadership positions in Europe, Asia, and globally. Ms. Kelly holds a B.A. degree in economics from Bucknell University. Ms. Kelly’s significant real estate and financial experience provides our board of trustees with a strong level of knowledge and expertise regarding real estate companies. Her career as a real estate investment executive enriches our corporate diversity and industry expertise. In particular, Ms. Kelly has first-hand and extensive experience in the development and operation of real estate assets through her roles with General Electric, Lehman Brothers, and Duke Realty. Additionally, Ms. Kelly’s service as a chief financial officer of another publicly traded company provides a unique operational and financial accounting perspective to our board. Ms. Kelly serves on the Audit Committee.
William E. Bindley
Mr. Bindley has served as our lead independent trustee since our initial public offering in August 2004. He has been Chairman of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, since 2001. From 1992 to October 2005, he was Chairman and the founder of Priority Healthcare Corporation, a NASDAQ-listed national provider of bio-pharmaceuticals and complex therapies for chronic disease states headquartered in Lake Mary, Florida. Mr. Bindley also served as Chief Executive Officer of Priority Healthcare from July 1994 to May 1997 and President from May 1996 to July 1996. Mr. Bindley was the Chairman, President, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Bindley Western Industries, Inc., a national pharmaceutical distributor and nuclear pharmacy operator that was a New York Stock Exchange Fortune 200 company at the time of its merger into Cardinal Health, Inc. in February 2001. He previously served on the boards of Cardinal Health, Inc., Key Bank, NA (Cleveland, Ohio), Bindley Western Industries, Priority Healthcare Corporation, and Shoe Carnival, Inc. He received both a B.S. degree in Industrial Economics and a Doctor of Management (H.C.) degree from Purdue University. He also completed the Wholesale Management Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He is the past Vice Chairman of the United States Ski and Snowboard Association and serves on the President’s Advisory Council at Purdue University. Mr. Bindley, through his extensive experience in leading health-care focused companies, brings our board valuable insight into the operations of businesses outside of the real estate sector. Further, Mr. Bindley brings to our board extensive public company leadership experience and, therefore, he is particularly well equipped to address matters such as public company governance and compensation matters. In addition, his leadership of Bindley Capital Partners, LLC provides our board insight into the investment community and experience with financial matters. Mr. Bindley serves as chairman of the Compensation Committee and as a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
David R. O’Reilly
Mr. O’Reilly has served as a member of our board of trustees since August 2013. He has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer of Parkway Properties, Inc., an Orlando Florida-based New York Stock Exchange-traded real estate investment trust (NYSE symbol: PKY) since November 2011 and Chief Financial Officer since August 2012. He served as the Company’s Interim Chief Financial Officer from May 2012 through August 2012. He served as Executive Vice President of Banyan Street Capital, a real estate investment firm, from August 2011 through October 2011 and as director of Capital Markets for Eola Capital LLC from August 2009 through May 2011. Mr. O’Reilly served in the investment banking industry as Senior Vice President of Barclays Capital Inc. from September 2008 through June 2009 and in a similar capacity for Lehman Brothers from August 2001 through September 2008. During his career, Mr. O’Reilly has been involved in a broad range of financial advisory and merger and acquisition activities, including leveraged buyouts, initial public offerings and single asset and pooled CMBS transactions. Mr. O’Reilly received a B.S. degree from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. Mr. O’Reilly’s significant experience in commercial real estate investment and finance, as well as his experience as a Chief Investment Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded company, allows him to make valuable contributions to the Company and the Board of Trustees in these areas. Mr. O’Reilly serves on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee.
Barton R. Peterson
Mr. Peterson has served as a member of our board of trustees since November 2013. He currently serves as senior vice president of corporate affairs and communications and is a member of the executive committee at Eli Lilly and Company. Prior to joining Eli Lilly, Mr. Peterson was Managing Director at Strategic Capital Partners, LLC from June 2008 to June 2009. During spring 2008, Mr. Peterson was a fellow with the Institute of Politics of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. During the 2008-2009 academic year, Mr. Peterson was a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Public Policy at Ball State University. He continues as a fellow with the University’s Bowen Center for Public Affairs. From 2000 to 2007, Mr. Peterson served two terms as Mayor of Indianapolis, Indiana. He also served as President of the National League of Cities in 2007. Mr. Peterson received a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1980 and earned his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1983. Mr. Peterson’s experience in corporate affairs and communications at a major publicly-held company and his significant background and stature as a business and civic leader will strengthen our Board of Trustees and contribute unique experience in public outreach and governance that will be invaluable to our expanding company. Mr. Peterson serves on the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee.
Lee A. Daniels
Lee A. Daniels has been an independent trustee since July 2014. Mr. Daniels is a member of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Daniels brings to the board a depth of knowledge and experience regarding government and community relations, based on his more than forty five years of legal practice and government experience. Mr. Daniels founded Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm for government and community relations, in February 2007. From 2007 to 2012 Mr. Daniels was a principal in a commercial real estate firm. From 1992 to 2006, Mr. Daniels was an equity partner at the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd, and previously had been an equity partner at Katten Muchin & Zavis from 1982 to 1991 and Daniels & Faris from 1967 to 1982. From 1971 to 1974, Mr. Daniels served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois. Mr. Daniels served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, and was Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997 and the Republican Leader from 1983 to 2003.

Mr. Daniels served as an independent director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. from September 2008 until June 2014. Mr. Daniels served as a director of Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. since February 2012. Mr. Daniels currently serves on the Board of Governors and Healthcare Board of Trustees for Elmhurst Memorial Hospital (since 1981) and Haymarket Center in Chicago (since June 2010). Mr. Daniels previously served on boards of directors of Suburban Bank of Elmhurst and Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association. Mr. Daniels received his bachelor degree from University of Iowa in Iowa City and received his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois. Mr. Daniels serves as a Distinguished Fellow in the Political Science Department and Special Assistant to the President for Government and Community Relations at Elmhurst College.
Gerald W. Grupe
Gerald W. Grupe has been an independent trustee since July 2014. Mr. Grupe is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Grupe was an independent director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc from October 2019 until June 2014. Mr. Grupe founded Ideal Insurance Agency, Inc., serving as president and chief executive officer from June 1980 to June 2009. Ideal provides insurance program administration, claims administration and related services to public and quasi-public entities in Illinois, including representing the Volunteer Firemen’s Insurance Services, for which Mr. Grupe served as regional director from June 1974 to June 2009. Mr. Grupe retired from Ideal in June 2009. In addition, Mr. Grupe served as the chairman of the board of the Illinois Public Risk Fund from 1984 to June 2006 and served as its treasurer from June 2006 to June 2009.
Charles Henry Wurtzebach
Charles H. Wurtzebach, Ph.D., has been an independent trustee since July 2014. Mr. Wutzebach serves as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Wurtzebach is currently the George L. Ruff Visiting Professor in Real Estate Studies in the Department of Real Estate at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, lecturing at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, participating in joint research projects with other faculty, and providing support to the DePaul Real Estate Center. Mr. Wurtzebach joined the faculty at DePaul University in January 2009. From 1999 to November 2008, Mr. Wurtzebach served as managing director and property chief investment officer of Henderson Global Investors (North America) Inc., where he was responsible for the strategic portfolio planning and the overall management of Henderson’s North American business. This included responsibility for Henderson’s overall product offerings including institutional equity, property, and retail equity and fixed interest. As property chief investment officer, Mr. Wurtzebach worked directly with Henderson’s property portfolio managers developing client investment strategies. He also chaired Henderson’s North American Property Investment and Management Committees. He was also a member of Henderson’s Global Senior Management Team. Mr. Wurtzebach was president and chief executive officer of Heitman Capital Management from June 1994 to May 1998 and president of JMB Institutional Realty from June 1991 to June 1994. In these positions with Heitman and JMB, Mr. Wurtzebach actively supervised the financial risk exposure, financial reporting and internal control procedures of each company. In addition, Mr. Wurtzebach was the Director of the Real Estate and Urban Land Economics program within the Graduate School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin from 1974 to 1986.

Mr. Wurtzebach served as an independent director of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. from May 2009 until June 2014 and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He currently serves as an independent director of the Board of Directors of RREEF Property Trust, Inc where he also serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Mr. Wurtzebach has co-authored or acted as co-editor of several books including Modern Real Estate, co-authored with Mike Miles, and Managing Real Estate Portfolios, co-edited with Susan Hudson-Wilson. Additional publication experience includes authoring numerous academic and professional articles. A frequent featured speaker at professional and academic gatherings, Mr. Wurtzebach was the 1994 recipient of the prestigious Graaskamp Award for Research Excellence presented by the Pension Real Estate Association and is a member of the American Real Estate Society and a past president and director of the Real Estate Research Institute. Mr. Wurtzebach obtained his bachelor degree from DePaul University, a master’s degree in business administration from Northern Illinois University and a Ph.D in finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana.
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