Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles Lebovitz has served as Chairman of the Board of CBL since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lebovitz served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until December 2009 and 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. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and as a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors. Mr. Lebovitz is involved in many civic organizations including the Chattanooga Rotary Club, past member of the Board of Trustees at McCallie School, past president of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation, past member of the Board of Trustees at Girls Preparatory School, past officer of the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Jewish Community Center, past president of B'nai Zion Synagogue, past president of the McCallie School Alumni Council and former member of the Chancellor's Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games) and is National Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Lebovitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Vanderbilt University.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen Lebovitz serves as Chief Executive Officer of CBL 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 served as President and Secretary, 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.
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Gary L. Bryenton
Gary L. Bryenton
Senior Partner - Baker & Hostetler L.L.P.
Gary L. Bryenton Gary L. Bryenton joined the Company as a director on January 31, 2001, in accordance with the terms of the Company’s acquisition of a portfolio of properties from Jacobs Realty Investors Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (“JRI”) and certain of its affiliates and partners (collectively referred to herein as the “Jacobs Group” and the acquisition is referred to herein as the “Jacobs Acquisition”). Mr. Bryenton is Chairman of the Company’s Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Bryenton is a Senior Partner of the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP and has formerly served as the firm’s Executive Partner and Chief Operating Officer. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of each of Heidelberg College and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.
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A. Larry Chapman
A. Larry Chapman
Retired Head of Commercial Real Estate – Wells Fargo
A. Larry Chapman A. Larry Chapman joined the Company as a director on August 16, 2013. Chapman is a retired 37-year veteran of Wells Fargo. He was most recently the Head of Commercial Real Estate, and a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee. As the Group Head of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Lending business, 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, Chapman managed the largest bank real estate lending portfolio in the United States, which totaled approximately $60 billion. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Realty Income, a triple net lease REIT, in February 2012, and also serves on their Audit and Compensation 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; member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; and member and past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Chapman previously served on the board of the California Science Center Museum, a position that is appointed by the Governor of California. He also spent six years on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, serving as President in 2002, his last year on the Commission. In 2008, Chapman received the “Spirit of Life” award from the City of Hope which is given annually to an individual in the Greater Los Angeles area for their outstanding leadership and contribution to philanthropy in Southern California. Chapman received his business degree from Texas Tech University.
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Matthew S. Dominski
Matthew S. Dominski
Retired Chief Executive Officer - Urban Shopping Centers, Inc.
Matthew S. Dominski Matthew S. Dominski joined the Company as a director on February 2, 2005, when he was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill the un-expired term of William J. Poorvu, who retired from the Company’s Board in July 2004. Mr. Dominski is a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. From 1993 through 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Shopping Centers (“Urban”). Urban was formerly one of the largest regional mall property companies in the United States and was a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and the Chicago Exchange. Following the purchase of Urban by Rodamco North America in 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Urban’s President until 2002. In 2003, Mr. Dominski formed Polaris Capital, LLC, a Chicago, Illinois based real estate investment firm, which he operated from 2003 through 2013. From 1998 until 2004, Mr. Dominski served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ICSC.

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John D. Griffith
John D. Griffith
Retired executive vice president of property development - Target Corporation
John D. Griffith John D. Griffith joined the Company as director on January 7, 2015. He is Managing Partner of Griffith Real Estate, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm. Previously, Griffith served as executive vice president of property development for Target Corporation until his retirement in May 2014. He joined Target in 1999, and played an instrumental role in its expansion and the development of new store prototypes and formats. From 1996 to 1999, Griffith served as vice president for Ryan Companies US, a commercial real estate firm providing design-build construction, real estate development, and real estate management services. Prior to 1996, he was a director of development for Opus Corporation and a partner in Trammell Crow Company. Griffith previously served on the board of trustees and executive committee for Minneapolis Downtown Council and was a member of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving two terms as a Trustee. Griffith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Economics and Bible from Bethel University, and also previously served on their Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He received a Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership from University of Minnesota.
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Richard J. Lieb
Richard J. Lieb
Head of Greenhill & Co.’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group
Richard J. Lieb Richard J. Lieb joined the Company as a director in February 2016. Mr. Lieb joined Greenhill & Co., LLC, a publicly traded independent investment banking firm, as Managing Director in 2005. Currently, he heads Greenhill’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group. Prior to joining Greenhill, he spent more than 20 years with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he headed its Real Estate Investment Banking Department from 2000-2005. Mr. Lieb has over 30 years of experience in the real estate investment banking industry. In addition to his investment banking experience, Mr. Lieb has also held numerous management roles at Greenhill, including CFO from 2008-2012, where he had significant interaction with the firm’s auditors, equity research analysts and institutional investors. Mr. Lieb was a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2008-2015. He also served at various times as head of the firm’s Restructuring business and as head of North American Corporate Advisory. Mr. Lieb received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985 and his BA from Wesleyan University in 1981.
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Gary J. Nay
Gary J. Nay
Retired Vice President of Real Estate – Macy’s, Inc
Gary J. Nay Gary J. Nay joined the Company as director on May 2, 2011. Nay is the former Vice President of Real Estate of Macy’s, Inc. and its predecessor, Federated Department Stores, from 1988 through his retirement in February 2010. As head of Real Estate at Federated/Macy’s, Nay led the growth of the company’s portfolio from 220 stores to 850 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores across 45 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, generating more than $24 billion in sales. From 1980 to 1988, Nay served as Divisional Vice President of Real Estate for Mervyn’s, then a subsidiary of Dayton Hudson Corporation, during which time he was responsible for Mervyn’s expansion to the East Coast, opening 76 stores from Texas to Florida. Nay has served on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), including positions on the Executive Committee and as former Dean of the School of Retailing for ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers. He also serves as a director of the Dan Beard Council of The Boy Scouts of America and has previously held positions on the Strategic Planning Committee and as past Co-Chairman of the Friends of Scouting campaign. Nay holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Texas.
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Kathleen M. Nelson
Kathleen M. Nelson
President and Founder of KMN Associates LLC
Kathleen M. Nelson Kathleen Nelson joined the Company as a director in May 2009. She has an extensive background in commercial real estate and financial services with over 40 years of experience including 36 years at TIAA-CREF. She is a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Nelson is President and Founder of KMN Associates LLC (“KMN”), a commercial real estate investment advisory and consulting firm. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Rand Institute Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, is a member of the Castagna Realty Company Advisory Board and serves on the Board of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. Ms. Nelson is a member of the Anglo American Real Property Institute, Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Board of New York, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the New York City Investment Fund – Retail Sector Group.
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Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles Lebovitz has served as Chairman of the Board of CBL since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lebovitz served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until December 2009 and 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. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and as a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors. Mr. Lebovitz is involved in many civic organizations including the Chattanooga Rotary Club, past member of the Board of Trustees at McCallie School, past president of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation, past member of the Board of Trustees at Girls Preparatory School, past officer of the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Jewish Community Center, past president of B'nai Zion Synagogue, past president of the McCallie School Alumni Council and former member of the Chancellor's Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games) and is National Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Lebovitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Vanderbilt University.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen Lebovitz serves as Chief Executive Officer of CBL 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 served as President and Secretary, 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.
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Gary L. Bryenton
Gary L. Bryenton
Senior Partner - Baker & Hostetler L.L.P.
Gary L. Bryenton Gary L. Bryenton joined the Company as a director on January 31, 2001, in accordance with the terms of the Company’s acquisition of a portfolio of properties from Jacobs Realty Investors Limited Partnership, a Delaware limited partnership (“JRI”) and certain of its affiliates and partners (collectively referred to herein as the “Jacobs Group” and the acquisition is referred to herein as the “Jacobs Acquisition”). Mr. Bryenton is Chairman of the Company’s Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Bryenton is a Senior Partner of the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP and has formerly served as the firm’s Executive Partner and Chief Operating Officer. He currently is a member of the Board of Trustees of each of Heidelberg College and the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center.
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A. Larry Chapman
A. Larry Chapman
Retired Head of Commercial Real Estate – Wells Fargo
A. Larry Chapman A. Larry Chapman joined the Company as a director on August 16, 2013. Chapman is a retired 37-year veteran of Wells Fargo. He was most recently the Head of Commercial Real Estate, and a member of the Wells Fargo Management Committee. As the Group Head of Wells Fargo’s Commercial Real Estate Lending business, 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, Chapman managed the largest bank real estate lending portfolio in the United States, which totaled approximately $60 billion. He was elected to the Board of Directors of Realty Income, a triple net lease REIT, in February 2012, and also serves on their Audit and Compensation 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; member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts; and member and past trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Chapman previously served on the board of the California Science Center Museum, a position that is appointed by the Governor of California. He also spent six years on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission, serving as President in 2002, his last year on the Commission. In 2008, Chapman received the “Spirit of Life” award from the City of Hope which is given annually to an individual in the Greater Los Angeles area for their outstanding leadership and contribution to philanthropy in Southern California. Chapman received his business degree from Texas Tech University.
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Matthew S. Dominski
Matthew S. Dominski
Retired Chief Executive Officer - Urban Shopping Centers, Inc.
Matthew S. Dominski Matthew S. Dominski joined the Company as a director on February 2, 2005, when he was appointed to the Board of Directors to fill the un-expired term of William J. Poorvu, who retired from the Company’s Board in July 2004. Mr. Dominski is a member of the Company’s Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Corporate Governance Committees. From 1993 through 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Chief Executive Officer of Urban Shopping Centers (“Urban”). Urban was formerly one of the largest regional mall property companies in the United States and was a publicly traded real estate investment trust (“REIT”) listed on the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and the Chicago Exchange. Following the purchase of Urban by Rodamco North America in 2000, Mr. Dominski served as Urban’s President until 2002. In 2003, Mr. Dominski formed Polaris Capital, LLC, a Chicago, Illinois based real estate investment firm, which he operated from 2003 through 2013. From 1998 until 2004, Mr. Dominski served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the ICSC.

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John D. Griffith
John D. Griffith
Retired executive vice president of property development - Target Corporation
John D. Griffith John D. Griffith joined the Company as director on January 7, 2015. He is Managing Partner of Griffith Real Estate, LLC, a real estate development and consulting firm. Previously, Griffith served as executive vice president of property development for Target Corporation until his retirement in May 2014. He joined Target in 1999, and played an instrumental role in its expansion and the development of new store prototypes and formats. From 1996 to 1999, Griffith served as vice president for Ryan Companies US, a commercial real estate firm providing design-build construction, real estate development, and real estate management services. Prior to 1996, he was a director of development for Opus Corporation and a partner in Trammell Crow Company. Griffith previously served on the board of trustees and executive committee for Minneapolis Downtown Council and was a member of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving two terms as a Trustee. Griffith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Economics and Bible from Bethel University, and also previously served on their Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He received a Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership from University of Minnesota.
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Richard J. Lieb
Richard J. Lieb
Head of Greenhill & Co.’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group
Richard J. Lieb Richard J. Lieb joined the Company as a director in February 2016. Mr. Lieb joined Greenhill & Co., LLC, a publicly traded independent investment banking firm, as Managing Director in 2005. Currently, he heads Greenhill’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group. Prior to joining Greenhill, he spent more than 20 years with Goldman Sachs & Co., where he headed its Real Estate Investment Banking Department from 2000-2005. Mr. Lieb has over 30 years of experience in the real estate investment banking industry. In addition to his investment banking experience, Mr. Lieb has also held numerous management roles at Greenhill, including CFO from 2008-2012, where he had significant interaction with the firm’s auditors, equity research analysts and institutional investors. Mr. Lieb was a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2008-2015. He also served at various times as head of the firm’s Restructuring business and as head of North American Corporate Advisory. Mr. Lieb received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985 and his BA from Wesleyan University in 1981.
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Gary J. Nay
Gary J. Nay
Retired Vice President of Real Estate – Macy’s, Inc
Gary J. Nay Gary J. Nay joined the Company as director on May 2, 2011. Nay is the former Vice President of Real Estate of Macy’s, Inc. and its predecessor, Federated Department Stores, from 1988 through his retirement in February 2010. As head of Real Estate at Federated/Macy’s, Nay led the growth of the company’s portfolio from 220 stores to 850 Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s stores across 45 states, Puerto Rico and Guam, generating more than $24 billion in sales. From 1980 to 1988, Nay served as Divisional Vice President of Real Estate for Mervyn’s, then a subsidiary of Dayton Hudson Corporation, during which time he was responsible for Mervyn’s expansion to the East Coast, opening 76 stores from Texas to Florida. Nay has served on the Board of Trustees of the International Council of Shopping Centers (“ICSC”), including positions on the Executive Committee and as former Dean of the School of Retailing for ICSC’s University of Shopping Centers. He also serves as a director of the Dan Beard Council of The Boy Scouts of America and has previously held positions on the Strategic Planning Committee and as past Co-Chairman of the Friends of Scouting campaign. Nay holds a B.A. degree from the University of North Texas.
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Kathleen M. Nelson
Kathleen M. Nelson
President and Founder of KMN Associates LLC
Kathleen M. Nelson Kathleen Nelson joined the Company as a director in May 2009. She has an extensive background in commercial real estate and financial services with over 40 years of experience including 36 years at TIAA-CREF. She is a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Ms. Nelson is President and Founder of KMN Associates LLC (“KMN”), a commercial real estate investment advisory and consulting firm. She currently serves on the Board of Advisors to the Rand Institute Center for Terrorism Risk Management Policy, is a member of the Castagna Realty Company Advisory Board and serves on the Board of the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation. Ms. Nelson is a member of the Anglo American Real Property Institute, Urban Land Institute, Real Estate Board of New York, Mortgage Bankers Association, and the New York City Investment Fund – Retail Sector Group.
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Executive Officers

Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles Lebovitz has served as Chairman of the Board of CBL since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lebovitz served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until December 2009 and 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. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and as a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors. Mr. Lebovitz is involved in many civic organizations including the Chattanooga Rotary Club, past member of the Board of Trustees at McCallie School, past president of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation, past member of the Board of Trustees at Girls Preparatory School, past officer of the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Jewish Community Center, past president of B'nai Zion Synagogue, past president of the McCallie School Alumni Council and former member of the Chancellor's Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games) and is National Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Lebovitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Vanderbilt University.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen Lebovitz serves as Chief Executive Officer of CBL 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 served as President and Secretary, 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.
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Jeffery V. Curry
Jeffery V. Curry
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Jeffery V. Curry Jeff Curry serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary and is responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s legal services, including real estate, corporate, securities and tax. Mr. Curry joined CBL in April 2012 having previously served as an external legal advisor to CBL since 1986. Prior to joining CBL, he was a partner in the national law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP, counsel to the Company, a position he has held since 2006 when he joined the Chattanooga office of that firm along with a group of lawyers relocating from a firm that formerly provided legal services to the Company. He is an active member of the Chattanooga community and serves as Vice President and as a member of the board of directors for Chattanooga Inner City Outreach, Inc. Mr. Curry received his J.D. from Memphis State University, a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University and a B.S. from Freed-Hardeman University.
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Michael C. Harrison Jr.
Michael C. Harrison Jr.
Executive VP – Operations
Michael C. Harrison Jr. Mike Harrison serves as Executive Vice President – Operations, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Harrison joined CBL in October 2013 as Senior Vice President – Strategic and Technology Initiatives overseeing the development and implementation of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions to improve CBL’s operations. Prior to joining CBL, he most recently served as Senior Vice President Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer Family Office for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. Mr. Harrison’s earlier experience includes 12 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. He has served as a consultant for numerous public and private real estate companies evaluating and overseeing the execution of strategic operating and financial plans. Mr. Harrison received his BBA in Accounting from Dallas Baptist University.
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Farzana Khaleel
Farzana Khaleel
Executive VP - Chief Financial Officer
Farzana Khaleel Farzana Khaleel serves as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, a position she has held since September 2012. Ms. Khaleel joined the Company in September 2000 as Senior Vice President – Finance and was promoted to Executive Vice President - Finance in January 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. She 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 her BBA degree in Economics, MBA in Accounting and a MS in Real Estate and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Georgia.
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Ben S. Landress
Ben S. Landress
Executive VP - Management
Ben S. Landress Ben S. Landress serves as Executive Vice President – Management, a position he has held 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. Mr. Landress is responsible for general corporate administration and is 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.
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Alan L. Lebovitz
Alan L. Lebovitz
Executive VP – Management
Alan L. Lebovitz Alan Lebovitz serves as Executive Vice President – Management, a position he has held since February 2018. In this position he is responsible for overseeing the staff and operations for the Company's portfolio as well as the company's third party and asset management services. Lebovitz joined CBL in 1995 as assistant general manager and tenant coordinator at WestGate Mall in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He relocated to CBL's corporate headquarters in Chattanooga in 1997 as a project manager in the development division and worked on both new mall, community center and outparcel development as well as redevelopment projects. After progressing through various positions in development, leasing and management, Mr. Lebovitz was promoted in 2002 to VP - Asset Management, in 2009 was promoted to SVP - Asset Management and in 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President - Management. Prior to joining CBL, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York in real estate asset management and as a retail demographic analyst in Chicago, Illinois. He is 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. Mr. Lebovitz received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his MBA from Vanderbilt's OWEN Graduate School of Management.
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Michael I. Lebovitz
Michael I. Lebovitz
President
Michael I. Lebovitz Michael Lebovitz serves as President of CBL, a position he has held since June 2018 when he was promoted from Executive Vice President – Development and Administration. Prior to that time, Mr. Lebovitz served as Senior Vice President - Chief Development Officer, Senior Vice President – Mall Projects, Vice President - Development and as a project manager for the Company. Mr. Lebovitz joined CBL's predecessor in 1988 as a project manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tennessee, and was promoted to Vice President in 1993. He was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1988. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Lebovitz is also active in a number of community organizations including serving on the national boards of Jewish Federations of North America, United Israel Appeal, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga. He is also past president of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga, a past member of the national board of Hillel, a past board member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, formerly served on the council and executive committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and was National Campaign Chair for the Jewish Federations of North America from 2010 to 2011. He graduated from University of Texas with a BBA.
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Katie A. Reinsmidt
Katie A. Reinsmidt
Executive VP - Chief Investment Officer
Katie A. Reinsmidt Katie Reinsmidt is the Executive Vice President – Chief Investment Officer, a position she has held since February 2017. . In that position she is responsible for formulating and executing the Company’s investment strategy, overseeing capital markets, acquisition and disposition as well as the Company’s investor outreach and corporate communications. Ms. Reinsmidt joined CBL in 2004 as Director – Investor Relations and since that time has advanced through the organization, most recently serving as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations/Corporate Investments. Prior to joining CBL, she served as associate analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons at its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where she provided research coverage for retail, healthcare and lodging REITs. Ms. Reinsmidt serves as Trustee and Secretary of the City of Chattanooga General Pension Board, and served as its Vice Chairman from March 2011 through February 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
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Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles Lebovitz has served as Chairman of the Board of CBL since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. He is also Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors. Mr. Lebovitz served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company until December 2009 and 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. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., and a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and as a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Advisory Board of Governors. Mr. Lebovitz is involved in many civic organizations including the Chattanooga Rotary Club, past member of the Board of Trustees at McCallie School, past president of the Chattanooga Jewish Federation, past member of the Board of Trustees at Girls Preparatory School, past officer of the Board of Directors of the Chattanooga Jewish Community Center, past president of B'nai Zion Synagogue, past president of the McCallie School Alumni Council and former member of the Chancellor's Round Table for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. He currently serves on the National Board of Directors of Maccabiah USA/Sports for Israel (Maccabiah Games) and is National Vice Chairman of the United Jewish Appeal. Mr. Lebovitz received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from Vanderbilt University.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen Lebovitz serves as Chief Executive Officer of CBL 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 served as President and Secretary, 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.
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Jeffery V. Curry
Jeffery V. Curry
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Jeffery V. Curry Jeff Curry serves as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary and is responsible for overseeing all of the Company’s legal services, including real estate, corporate, securities and tax. Mr. Curry joined CBL in April 2012 having previously served as an external legal advisor to CBL since 1986. Prior to joining CBL, he was a partner in the national law firm of Husch Blackwell LLP, counsel to the Company, a position he has held since 2006 when he joined the Chattanooga office of that firm along with a group of lawyers relocating from a firm that formerly provided legal services to the Company. He is an active member of the Chattanooga community and serves as Vice President and as a member of the board of directors for Chattanooga Inner City Outreach, Inc. Mr. Curry received his J.D. from Memphis State University, a LL.M. in Taxation from New York University and a B.S. from Freed-Hardeman University.
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Michael C. Harrison Jr.
Michael C. Harrison Jr.
Executive VP – Operations
Michael C. Harrison Jr. Mike Harrison serves as Executive Vice President – Operations, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Harrison joined CBL in October 2013 as Senior Vice President – Strategic and Technology Initiatives overseeing the development and implementation of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions to improve CBL’s operations. Prior to joining CBL, he most recently served as Senior Vice President Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer Family Office for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. Mr. Harrison’s earlier experience includes 12 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. He has served as a consultant for numerous public and private real estate companies evaluating and overseeing the execution of strategic operating and financial plans. Mr. Harrison received his BBA in Accounting from Dallas Baptist University.
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Farzana Khaleel
Farzana Khaleel
Executive VP - Chief Financial Officer
Farzana Khaleel Farzana Khaleel serves as Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, a position she has held since September 2012. Ms. Khaleel joined the Company in September 2000 as Senior Vice President – Finance and was promoted to Executive Vice President - Finance in January 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. She 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 her BBA degree in Economics, MBA in Accounting and a MS in Real Estate and Urban Affairs from Georgia State University. She is a certified public accountant, licensed in the state of Georgia.
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Ben S. Landress
Ben S. Landress
Executive VP - Management
Ben S. Landress Ben S. Landress serves as Executive Vice President – Management, a position he has held 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. Mr. Landress is responsible for general corporate administration and is 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.
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Alan L. Lebovitz
Alan L. Lebovitz
Executive VP – Management
Alan L. Lebovitz Alan Lebovitz serves as Executive Vice President – Management, a position he has held since February 2018. In this position he is responsible for overseeing the staff and operations for the Company's portfolio as well as the company's third party and asset management services. Lebovitz joined CBL in 1995 as assistant general manager and tenant coordinator at WestGate Mall in Spartanburg, South Carolina. He relocated to CBL's corporate headquarters in Chattanooga in 1997 as a project manager in the development division and worked on both new mall, community center and outparcel development as well as redevelopment projects. After progressing through various positions in development, leasing and management, Mr. Lebovitz was promoted in 2002 to VP - Asset Management, in 2009 was promoted to SVP - Asset Management and in 2017 was promoted to Senior Vice President - Management. Prior to joining CBL, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in New York in real estate asset management and as a retail demographic analyst in Chicago, Illinois. He is 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. Mr. Lebovitz received his B.A. from Northwestern University and his MBA from Vanderbilt's OWEN Graduate School of Management.
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Michael I. Lebovitz
Michael I. Lebovitz
President
Michael I. Lebovitz Michael Lebovitz serves as President of CBL, a position he has held since June 2018 when he was promoted from Executive Vice President – Development and Administration. Prior to that time, Mr. Lebovitz served as Senior Vice President - Chief Development Officer, Senior Vice President – Mall Projects, Vice President - Development and as a project manager for the Company. Mr. Lebovitz joined CBL's predecessor in 1988 as a project manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, Tennessee, and was promoted to Vice President in 1993. He was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1988. He is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers. Lebovitz is also active in a number of community organizations including serving on the national boards of Jewish Federations of North America, United Israel Appeal, and United Way of Greater Chattanooga. He is also past president of the Jewish Community Federation of Greater Chattanooga, a past member of the national board of Hillel, a past board member of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, formerly served on the council and executive committee of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC, and was National Campaign Chair for the Jewish Federations of North America from 2010 to 2011. He graduated from University of Texas with a BBA.
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Katie A. Reinsmidt
Katie A. Reinsmidt
Executive VP - Chief Investment Officer
Katie A. Reinsmidt Katie Reinsmidt is the Executive Vice President – Chief Investment Officer, a position she has held since February 2017. . In that position she is responsible for formulating and executing the Company’s investment strategy, overseeing capital markets, acquisition and disposition as well as the Company’s investor outreach and corporate communications. Ms. Reinsmidt joined CBL in 2004 as Director – Investor Relations and since that time has advanced through the organization, most recently serving as Senior Vice President – Investor Relations/Corporate Investments. Prior to joining CBL, she served as associate analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons at its corporate headquarters in St. Louis, MO, where she provided research coverage for retail, healthcare and lodging REITs. Ms. Reinsmidt serves as Trustee and Secretary of the City of Chattanooga General Pension Board, and served as its Vice Chairman from March 2011 through February 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Missouri – St. Louis.
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Senior Management

Andrew F. Cobb
Andrew F. Cobb
Senior VP - Director of Accounting
Andrew F. Cobb Andy Cobb serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Accounting, a position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL in June 2002, as Vice President – Accounting. In February 2007, he was promoted to Vice President and Director of Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cobb was with Arthur Andersen LLP from 1991 to 2002, most recently serving as an audit manager from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Cobb is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Howard B. Grody
Howard B. Grody
Senior VP - Leasing
Howard B. Grody Howard Grody serves as Senior Vice President - Leasing, a position he has held since 2008. Mr. Grody joined CBL in 1991 as Leasing Manager and was promoted to Vice President – Mall Leasing in 2000. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Grody worked with Sizeler Real Estate Properties from 1986-1991 and R. G. Foster & Associates from 1982-1986. Mr. Grody was awarded the designation of Certified Leasing Specialist as recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers in 1994, the program's inaugural year, and was awarded the designation of Senior Certified Leasing Specialist in 2008. He graduated from Tulane University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Management.
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Don Sewell
Don Sewell
Senior VP – Management
Don Sewell Don Sewell serves as Senior Vice President – Management, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Sewell joined CBL in October 1973 and most recently served as Vice President – Mall Management. In his role, Mr. Sewell oversees the management and operational duties for CBL’s portfolio of enclosed regional malls. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Sewell worked for Arlen Reality. He holds the designation of Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Marketing Director as recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
Senior VP - Redevelopment
Stuart Smith Stu Smith serves as – Senior Vice President – Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2015. Mr. Smith joined CBL as Director of Tenant Coordination in January 2001, and was promoted to Director – Tenant Design and Development in April 2003. In February 2007, he was promoted to Vice President – Planning/Redevelopment. He started his shopping center career as an Owner's Representative with U.S. Lend Lease in 1986 located in Tampa, Florida. He subsequently served 8 years with Dusco Property Management in Lancaster, Pennsylvania overseeing mall renovation projects throughout the country, and then four years with Arbor Property Trust in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Director of Construction.
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Monique Berke
Monique Berke
VP - Business Transformation
Monique Berke Monique Berke serves as Vice President – Business Transformation. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing project teams and implementation of the Company’s business and technology initiatives. Ms. Berke has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, operations and human resources in the financial services industry. Prior to joining CBL, she served in various leadership positions at Unum Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including, most recently, vice president, investment operations for the Investment division. She founded and served as principal of Berke Coaching & Consulting for eight years and served as chief operating officer and vice president for external affairs at The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies. Her community service includes serving on the boards of a number of non-profit and community organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital and SmartBank. Berke holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
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Maggie Carrington
Maggie Carrington
VP - Human Resources
Maggie Carrington Maggie Carrington serves as Vice President – Human Resources. Ms. Carrington joined CBL in 1999 as Director of Human Resources and was promoted to her current position in 2009. She is responsible for managing the Company’s employee programs including development and training, education and other key human resource initiatives for home office and field employees. She specializes in creating progressive and enriching work environments and cultures. Ms. Carrington began her more than twenty year career in human resources in 1986 as a human resources manager for Cerion, Inc. and just prior to joining CBL served as human resources manager with the Chattanooga Group, Inc. Ms. Carrington has achieved Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She actively supports United Way and select Chattanooga non-profits. She earned a B.S. in Organizational Management at Covenant College.
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Rusty Carlton
Rusty Carlton
VP - Portfolio Accounting
Rusty Carlton Rusty Carlton serves as Vice President – Portfolio Accounting, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Carlton joined CBL in 2008 as a property accountant focused on joint venture projects. In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Joint Venture Accounting and in 2015, he assumed the role as head of the Portfolio Accounting Services Group. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Carlton was a senior accountant with Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C., a Chattanooga CPA firm. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
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Jennifer Cope
Jennifer Cope
VP - Shared Services
Jennifer Cope Jennifer Cope serves as Vice President – Shared Services, a position she has held since February 2015. Ms. Cope joined CBL in July 2001 as a Junior Analyst in Financial Services. She has served in various roles supporting CBL’s insurance and risk management programs, technology, joint-venture relations, and loan closings before transitioning into business transformation in March 2014. Ms. Cope is a graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA.
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Tricia Cunningham
Tricia Cunningham
VP - Operation Business Systems
Tricia Cunningham Tricia Cunningham serves as Vice President – Operation Business Services. Ms. Cunningham joined CBL in January 1988 as Maintenance Coordinator, moving to the billings department in 1990, coordinating the billings of mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers. In May 1999 Ms. Cunningham was promoted to Director of Billings Department, then Senior Director in 2002 and Vice President – Billings in 2013 until assuming the role of Vice President – Operation Business Services in 2015. In this role, Ms. Cunningham assists with software design and implementation as well as overseeing third-party property on-boarding. Ms. Cunningham graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.
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Jeffrey L. Gregerson
Jeffrey L. Gregerson
VP - Specialty Retail
Jeffrey L. Gregerson Jeff Gregerson is the Vice President of Specialty Leasing overseeing short-term leasing and business development. His career started in retail in the early 1980's with the CR Anthony's Corporation, followed by Richman Brothers/Anderson Little Company. In 1991, he made the jump to the developer side of the business by joining the Homart Development Company based out of Chicago, Illinois, as a Specialty Leasing Representative and later as Regional Specialty Leasing Manager. Mr. Gregerson joined CBL in 1994 to develop its Specialty Leasing department as Director and was promoted to Vice President in 2002. Mr. Gregerson has served for many years on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Specialty Leasing Conference Committee and has been a speaker at many ICSC functions.
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Eric Griffith
Eric Griffith
VP - Mall Leasing
Eric Griffith Eric Griffith serves as Vice President – Mall Leasing, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Griffith joined CBL in 2004 as a Senior Leasing Manager and was promoted to Regional Leasing Manager in 2007. Prior to joining CBL, he was a senior leasing representative with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and prior to that with Crown America Properties. Mr. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Curt Hammontree
Curt Hammontree
VP - Development
Curt Hammontree Curt Hammontree serves as Vice President – Development, a position he has held since February 2017. Mr. Hammontree joined CBL in January 1999 as Assistant Project Manager in the Development Division and was later promoted to Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. During his career at CBL, he has worked on over 18 successful projects including mall and outlet developments, expansions and renovations. Prior to joining CBL, he worked as a real estate manager for Shaw Industries.
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Michael Herman
Michael Herman
VP - Legal Services
Michael Herman Michael Herman serves as Vice President – Legal Services, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Herman joined CBL in 2000 as a real estate attorney in the Corporate Legal Department overseeing mall shop lease negotiations and documentation. Prior to joining CBL, he served as corporate counsel for Aronov Realty Management, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama and worked in the retail and real estate industries for 12 years before starting his law career. He graduated summa cum laude from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
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Jon Meshel
Jon Meshel
VP - Development/Redevelopment
Jon Meshel Jon Meshel serves as Vice President – Development & Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL as Assistant Project Manager in August 1999, and was promoted to Project Manager in September 2003. In November 2011, Meshel relocated from Boston to Chattanooga as Director – Development & Redevelopment. Mr. Meshel is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
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David T. Neuhoff
David T. Neuhoff
VP - Development
David T. Neuhoff David Neuhoff serves as Vice President – Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2011.. Mr. Neuhoff joined CBL in 1998 as a Leasing Manager in the Denver Regional office. In 2003, he moved to CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga to join the development division working on new developments, redevelopments and development leasing. Prior to joining CBL, Neuhoff worked for over ten years as a real estate sales associate. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
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J. Tyler Overley
J. Tyler Overley
VP - Accounting & Assistant Controller
J. Tyler Overley Tyler Overley serves as Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Controller, a position he has held since 1997. Mr. Overley joined CBL in 1984. He is on the local Board of Directors of Bethany Christian Services, a national adoption and family services agency. Mr. Overley is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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Randy Owens
Randy Owens
VP - Leasing
Randy Owens Randy Owens serves as Vice President – Leasing, a position he has held since February 2017. . Mr. Owens started his career with CBL in 1988 as District Leasing Manager in CBL’s Community Center Leasing Division. In 2002, he was promoted to Senior Leasing Manager and in 2007, to Regional Leasing Director. As Vice President, Mr. Owens oversees the national account and portfolio renewal team and plays a key leadership role in CBL’s overall leasing program.
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Gary Roddy
Gary Roddy
VP - Legal Collections
Gary Roddy Gary Roddy serves as Vice President – Legal Collections. Mr. Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985, he was promoted to Director of Collections in May 1999 and Senior Director in January 2002, a position he held until being promoted to Vice President in 2013. Mr. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Company’s collections efforts. Mr. Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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Robert J. Snetman
Robert J. Snetman
VP - Mixed Use
Robert J. Snetman Robert Snetman serves as Vice President – Mixed Use, a position he has held since 2016, in which he oversees CBL’s mixed-use leasing efforts. Mr. Snetman joined CBL in 1994 as Assistant Manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, TN. In 1995, he moved to the CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga and assumed the role of Senior Leasing Manager. In 2001, Mr. Snetman was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Branding where he developed the foundation for what is now CBL's Business Development division. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Director of Peripheral Property and in 2015 joined CBL’s Asset Management department as Senior Director of Asset Management and Third Party Services before being promoted to Vice President. Mr. Snetman has been an active member if ICSC for many years serving as a speaker and most recently, Ambassador. Mr. Snetman proudly serves as a member of the board of directors at Siskin Children's Institute. He was previously board chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga.
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Justice Wade
Justice Wade
VP - Development Leasing and Peripheral Property
Justice Wade Justice Wade serves as Vice President – Development Leasing and Peripheral Property, overseeing the development leasing, entertainment leasing and peripheral property divisions. Mr. Wade joined CBL in November 2002 as a Senior Leasing Manager, he was promoted to Regional Leasing Director in 2005 and to Senior Director – Development Leasing in June 2006. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Wade served as Vice President, Director of Leasing for Aronov Realty where he was responsible for leasing a regional mall and community center portfolio of more than 14 million square feet. Mr. Wade also spent 11 years as Vice President, Director of Retail for Peppermint Music, a regional chain based in the southeast.
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Jim Ward
Jim Ward
VP – Innovation & New Business Ventures
Jim Ward Jim Ward serves as Vice President – Innovation and New Business Ventures, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Ward joined CBL in September 1998 as an Assistant Manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. In October 2003 he rejoined CBL as General Manager of Georgia Square in Athens, Georgia, after completing his J.D. at the University of Cincinnati Law School and working briefly for Husch Blackwell, LLP. In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in February 2006 he relocated to CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Director – Sponsorship & Branding, and to Vice President – Marketing & Digital Strategies in 2015. Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati Law School.
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John P. Waller
John P. Waller
VP - Leasing
John P. Waller John Waller serves Vice President – Leasing, overseeing leasing activity for CBL’s operating portfolio and is involved with strategic planning, budgeting, merchandising, market selection, deal approval and training. Prior to joining CBL in 1998, Mr. Waller gained experience of the shopping center industry through his employment at Jim Wilson and Associates, Heitman Retail Properties and David Hocker & Associates, Inc.
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Jan Wills
Jan Wills
VP - Management
Jan Wills Jan Wills serves as Vice President – Management. She joined CBL as a Leasing Manager in 1995, was promoted to Regional Leasing Director in 2001, to Vice President - Leasing in 2006 and to Vice President - Management in 2018. Prior to CBL, Ms. Wills spent 10 years with The Rouse Company in Columbia, Maryland, and has been in the shopping center industry for over 30 years.
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Ken Wittler
Ken Wittler
VP - Development
Ken Wittler Ken Wittler serves –as Vice President – Development, a position he has held since February 2015. Mr. Wittler joined CBL as a Project Manager in November 1997 and has overseen the development of more than a dozen malls, expansions and renovations for the Company. Prior to joining CBL, he served six years as project manager for Jim Wilson & Associates and four years as Field Engineer for Tribble & Stephens Construction Company. Mr. Wittler graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe
VP – Management
Dan Wolfe Dan Wolfe serves as Vice President – Management. Mr. Wolfe joined CBL in 1999 as General Manager of Walnut Square Mall in Dalton, Georgia. His 16 years of management experience includes positions at Georgia Square (Athens, Georgia), Cross Creek Mall (Fayetteville, North Carolina) and Hamilton Place (Chattanooga, Tennessee). In July 2016, Mr. Wolfe joined CBL’s Management Division as Director – Management and was promoted to Vice President in February 2018. Prior to joining CBL, he owned and operated a building maintenance and landscaping company. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
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Andrew F. Cobb
Andrew F. Cobb
Senior VP - Director of Accounting
Andrew F. Cobb Andy Cobb serves as Senior Vice President and Director of Accounting, a position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL in June 2002, as Vice President – Accounting. In February 2007, he was promoted to Vice President and Director of Accounting. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Cobb was with Arthur Andersen LLP from 1991 to 2002, most recently serving as an audit manager from 1996 to 2002. Mr. Cobb is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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Howard B. Grody
Howard B. Grody
Senior VP - Leasing
Howard B. Grody Howard Grody serves as Senior Vice President - Leasing, a position he has held since 2008. Mr. Grody joined CBL in 1991 as Leasing Manager and was promoted to Vice President – Mall Leasing in 2000. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Grody worked with Sizeler Real Estate Properties from 1986-1991 and R. G. Foster & Associates from 1982-1986. Mr. Grody was awarded the designation of Certified Leasing Specialist as recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers in 1994, the program's inaugural year, and was awarded the designation of Senior Certified Leasing Specialist in 2008. He graduated from Tulane University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Management.
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Don Sewell
Don Sewell
Senior VP – Management
Don Sewell Don Sewell serves as Senior Vice President – Management, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Sewell joined CBL in October 1973 and most recently served as Vice President – Mall Management. In his role, Mr. Sewell oversees the management and operational duties for CBL’s portfolio of enclosed regional malls. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Sewell worked for Arlen Reality. He holds the designation of Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Marketing Director as recognized by the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
Senior VP - Redevelopment
Stuart Smith Stu Smith serves as – Senior Vice President – Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2015. Mr. Smith joined CBL as Director of Tenant Coordination in January 2001, and was promoted to Director – Tenant Design and Development in April 2003. In February 2007, he was promoted to Vice President – Planning/Redevelopment. He started his shopping center career as an Owner's Representative with U.S. Lend Lease in 1986 located in Tampa, Florida. He subsequently served 8 years with Dusco Property Management in Lancaster, Pennsylvania overseeing mall renovation projects throughout the country, and then four years with Arbor Property Trust in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as Director of Construction.
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Monique Berke
Monique Berke
VP - Business Transformation
Monique Berke Monique Berke serves as Vice President – Business Transformation. In this role, she is responsible for overseeing project teams and implementation of the Company’s business and technology initiatives. Ms. Berke has more than 25 years of experience in consulting, operations and human resources in the financial services industry. Prior to joining CBL, she served in various leadership positions at Unum Group in Chattanooga, Tennessee, including, most recently, vice president, investment operations for the Investment division. She founded and served as principal of Berke Coaching & Consulting for eight years and served as chief operating officer and vice president for external affairs at The Ochs Center for Metropolitan Studies. Her community service includes serving on the boards of a number of non-profit and community organizations. She currently serves on the boards of Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital and SmartBank. Berke holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.B.A. from Stanford University.
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Maggie Carrington
Maggie Carrington
VP - Human Resources
Maggie Carrington Maggie Carrington serves as Vice President – Human Resources. Ms. Carrington joined CBL in 1999 as Director of Human Resources and was promoted to her current position in 2009. She is responsible for managing the Company’s employee programs including development and training, education and other key human resource initiatives for home office and field employees. She specializes in creating progressive and enriching work environments and cultures. Ms. Carrington began her more than twenty year career in human resources in 1986 as a human resources manager for Cerion, Inc. and just prior to joining CBL served as human resources manager with the Chattanooga Group, Inc. Ms. Carrington has achieved Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She actively supports United Way and select Chattanooga non-profits. She earned a B.S. in Organizational Management at Covenant College.
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Rusty Carlton
Rusty Carlton
VP - Portfolio Accounting
Rusty Carlton Rusty Carlton serves as Vice President – Portfolio Accounting, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Carlton joined CBL in 2008 as a property accountant focused on joint venture projects. In 2010 he was promoted to Director of Joint Venture Accounting and in 2015, he assumed the role as head of the Portfolio Accounting Services Group. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Carlton was a senior accountant with Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C., a Chattanooga CPA firm. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Tennessee – Chattanooga.
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Jennifer Cope
Jennifer Cope
VP - Shared Services
Jennifer Cope Jennifer Cope serves as Vice President – Shared Services, a position she has held since February 2015. Ms. Cope joined CBL in July 2001 as a Junior Analyst in Financial Services. She has served in various roles supporting CBL’s insurance and risk management programs, technology, joint-venture relations, and loan closings before transitioning into business transformation in March 2014. Ms. Cope is a graduate of University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science in Finance and an MBA.
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Tricia Cunningham
Tricia Cunningham
VP - Operation Business Systems
Tricia Cunningham Tricia Cunningham serves as Vice President – Operation Business Services. Ms. Cunningham joined CBL in January 1988 as Maintenance Coordinator, moving to the billings department in 1990, coordinating the billings of mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers. In May 1999 Ms. Cunningham was promoted to Director of Billings Department, then Senior Director in 2002 and Vice President – Billings in 2013 until assuming the role of Vice President – Operation Business Services in 2015. In this role, Ms. Cunningham assists with software design and implementation as well as overseeing third-party property on-boarding. Ms. Cunningham graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education.
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Jeffrey L. Gregerson
Jeffrey L. Gregerson
VP - Specialty Retail
Jeffrey L. Gregerson Jeff Gregerson is the Vice President of Specialty Leasing overseeing short-term leasing and business development. His career started in retail in the early 1980's with the CR Anthony's Corporation, followed by Richman Brothers/Anderson Little Company. In 1991, he made the jump to the developer side of the business by joining the Homart Development Company based out of Chicago, Illinois, as a Specialty Leasing Representative and later as Regional Specialty Leasing Manager. Mr. Gregerson joined CBL in 1994 to develop its Specialty Leasing department as Director and was promoted to Vice President in 2002. Mr. Gregerson has served for many years on the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) Specialty Leasing Conference Committee and has been a speaker at many ICSC functions.
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Eric Griffith
Eric Griffith
VP - Mall Leasing
Eric Griffith Eric Griffith serves as Vice President – Mall Leasing, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Griffith joined CBL in 2004 as a Senior Leasing Manager and was promoted to Regional Leasing Manager in 2007. Prior to joining CBL, he was a senior leasing representative with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a Real Estate Investment Trust headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and prior to that with Crown America Properties. Mr. Griffith holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
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Curt Hammontree
Curt Hammontree
VP - Development
Curt Hammontree Curt Hammontree serves as Vice President – Development, a position he has held since February 2017. Mr. Hammontree joined CBL in January 1999 as Assistant Project Manager in the Development Division and was later promoted to Project Manager and Senior Project Manager. During his career at CBL, he has worked on over 18 successful projects including mall and outlet developments, expansions and renovations. Prior to joining CBL, he worked as a real estate manager for Shaw Industries.
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Michael Herman
Michael Herman
VP - Legal Services
Michael Herman Michael Herman serves as Vice President – Legal Services, a position he has held since February 2016. Mr. Herman joined CBL in 2000 as a real estate attorney in the Corporate Legal Department overseeing mall shop lease negotiations and documentation. Prior to joining CBL, he served as corporate counsel for Aronov Realty Management, Inc. He received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama and worked in the retail and real estate industries for 12 years before starting his law career. He graduated summa cum laude from Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.
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Jon Meshel
Jon Meshel
VP - Development/Redevelopment
Jon Meshel Jon Meshel serves as Vice President – Development & Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL as Assistant Project Manager in August 1999, and was promoted to Project Manager in September 2003. In November 2011, Meshel relocated from Boston to Chattanooga as Director – Development & Redevelopment. Mr. Meshel is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
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David T. Neuhoff
David T. Neuhoff
VP - Development
David T. Neuhoff David Neuhoff serves as Vice President – Redevelopment, a position he has held since February 2011.. Mr. Neuhoff joined CBL in 1998 as a Leasing Manager in the Denver Regional office. In 2003, he moved to CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga to join the development division working on new developments, redevelopments and development leasing. Prior to joining CBL, Neuhoff worked for over ten years as a real estate sales associate. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
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J. Tyler Overley
J. Tyler Overley
VP - Accounting & Assistant Controller
J. Tyler Overley Tyler Overley serves as Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Controller, a position he has held since 1997. Mr. Overley joined CBL in 1984. He is on the local Board of Directors of Bethany Christian Services, a national adoption and family services agency. Mr. Overley is a member of the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
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Randy Owens
Randy Owens
VP - Leasing
Randy Owens Randy Owens serves as Vice President – Leasing, a position he has held since February 2017. . Mr. Owens started his career with CBL in 1988 as District Leasing Manager in CBL’s Community Center Leasing Division. In 2002, he was promoted to Senior Leasing Manager and in 2007, to Regional Leasing Director. As Vice President, Mr. Owens oversees the national account and portfolio renewal team and plays a key leadership role in CBL’s overall leasing program.
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Gary Roddy
Gary Roddy
VP - Legal Collections
Gary Roddy Gary Roddy serves as Vice President – Legal Collections. Mr. Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985, he was promoted to Director of Collections in May 1999 and Senior Director in January 2002, a position he held until being promoted to Vice President in 2013. Mr. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Company’s collections efforts. Mr. Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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Robert J. Snetman
Robert J. Snetman
VP - Mixed Use
Robert J. Snetman Robert Snetman serves as Vice President – Mixed Use, a position he has held since 2016, in which he oversees CBL’s mixed-use leasing efforts. Mr. Snetman joined CBL in 1994 as Assistant Manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, TN. In 1995, he moved to the CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga and assumed the role of Senior Leasing Manager. In 2001, Mr. Snetman was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Branding where he developed the foundation for what is now CBL's Business Development division. In 2006, he was promoted to Senior Director of Peripheral Property and in 2015 joined CBL’s Asset Management department as Senior Director of Asset Management and Third Party Services before being promoted to Vice President. Mr. Snetman has been an active member if ICSC for many years serving as a speaker and most recently, Ambassador. Mr. Snetman proudly serves as a member of the board of directors at Siskin Children's Institute. He was previously board chair for the Jewish Federation of Greater Chattanooga.
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Justice Wade
Justice Wade
VP - Development Leasing and Peripheral Property
Justice Wade Justice Wade serves as Vice President – Development Leasing and Peripheral Property, overseeing the development leasing, entertainment leasing and peripheral property divisions. Mr. Wade joined CBL in November 2002 as a Senior Leasing Manager, he was promoted to Regional Leasing Director in 2005 and to Senior Director – Development Leasing in June 2006. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Wade served as Vice President, Director of Leasing for Aronov Realty where he was responsible for leasing a regional mall and community center portfolio of more than 14 million square feet. Mr. Wade also spent 11 years as Vice President, Director of Retail for Peppermint Music, a regional chain based in the southeast.
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Jim Ward
Jim Ward
VP – Innovation & New Business Ventures
Jim Ward Jim Ward serves as Vice President – Innovation and New Business Ventures, a position he has held since February 2018. Mr. Ward joined CBL in September 1998 as an Assistant Manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. In October 2003 he rejoined CBL as General Manager of Georgia Square in Athens, Georgia, after completing his J.D. at the University of Cincinnati Law School and working briefly for Husch Blackwell, LLP. In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina, in February 2006 he relocated to CBL’s headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee as Director – Sponsorship & Branding, and to Vice President – Marketing & Digital Strategies in 2015. Mr. Ward graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his J.D. from the University of Cincinnati Law School.
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John P. Waller
John P. Waller
VP - Leasing
John P. Waller John Waller serves Vice President – Leasing, overseeing leasing activity for CBL’s operating portfolio and is involved with strategic planning, budgeting, merchandising, market selection, deal approval and training. Prior to joining CBL in 1998, Mr. Waller gained experience of the shopping center industry through his employment at Jim Wilson and Associates, Heitman Retail Properties and David Hocker & Associates, Inc.
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Jan Wills
Jan Wills
VP - Management
Jan Wills Jan Wills serves as Vice President – Management. She joined CBL as a Leasing Manager in 1995, was promoted to Regional Leasing Director in 2001, to Vice President - Leasing in 2006 and to Vice President - Management in 2018. Prior to CBL, Ms. Wills spent 10 years with The Rouse Company in Columbia, Maryland, and has been in the shopping center industry for over 30 years.
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Ken Wittler
Ken Wittler
VP - Development
Ken Wittler Ken Wittler serves –as Vice President – Development, a position he has held since February 2015. Mr. Wittler joined CBL as a Project Manager in November 1997 and has overseen the development of more than a dozen malls, expansions and renovations for the Company. Prior to joining CBL, he served six years as project manager for Jim Wilson & Associates and four years as Field Engineer for Tribble & Stephens Construction Company. Mr. Wittler graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Dan Wolfe
Dan Wolfe
VP – Management
Dan Wolfe Dan Wolfe serves as Vice President – Management. Mr. Wolfe joined CBL in 1999 as General Manager of Walnut Square Mall in Dalton, Georgia. His 16 years of management experience includes positions at Georgia Square (Athens, Georgia), Cross Creek Mall (Fayetteville, North Carolina) and Hamilton Place (Chattanooga, Tennessee). In July 2016, Mr. Wolfe joined CBL’s Management Division as Director – Management and was promoted to Vice President in February 2018. Prior to joining CBL, he owned and operated a building maintenance and landscaping company. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University.
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