Chairman of the Board, CEO
Mr. Arthur M. Coppola is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He was our Chief Executive Officer since our formation and was elected Chairman of the Board in September 2008. As Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. A. Coppola is responsible for the strategic direction and overall management of our Company. He served as our President from our formation until his election as Chairman. Mr. A. Coppola is one of our Company founders and has over 40 years of experience in the shopping center industry, all of which was with our Company. From 2005 through 2010, Mr. A. Coppola was a member of the board of governors or the executive committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc., served as the 2007 chair of the board of governors and received the 2009 NAREIT Industry Leadership Award. Mr. A. Coppola is also an attorney and a certified public accountant. As Chairman and CEO, our Board values Mr. A. Coppola strategic direction and vision which has resulted in our Company growing from a privately held real estate company to a dominant national regional mall company that is part of the SP 500, with 51 regional shopping centers consisting of approximately 56 million square feet of gross leasable area. He is not only the leader of our Company but also a recognized leader within the REIT industry.
Age: 64 Chairman Since 2008