Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board of Directors

Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles B. 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 together with his associates (the “Associates”), including John N. Foy and Ben S. Landress. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC") and a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Board of Directors. 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 has three sons, Stephen D. Lebovitz, Michael I. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz, all executive officers of the Company, and a daughter, Beth Backer, who lives in Boston. He and his wife, Betty Lebovitz, reside in Chattanooga, TN.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen D. Lebovitz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBL. Since joining CBL's Predecessor in 1988 and founding the regional office in Boston, Mr. Lebovitz has served as Executive Vice President – Development/Acquisitions, Executive Vice President – Development, Senior Vice President – New England Office, Senior Vice President – Community Center Development and Treasurer of the Company, and as President and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lebovitz has also served as a Director of the Company since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. Before joining CBL's Predecessor, Mr. Lebovitz was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1986. He holds a MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He is a past Trustee, State Director, State Operations Director and Divisional Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is currently serving as the association's Chairman for 2015-2016. Mr. Lebovitz is also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute.
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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 B. 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 together with his associates (the “Associates”), including John N. Foy and Ben S. Landress. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC") and a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Board of Directors. 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 has three sons, Stephen D. Lebovitz, Michael I. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz, all executive officers of the Company, and a daughter, Beth Backer, who lives in Boston. He and his wife, Betty Lebovitz, reside in Chattanooga, TN.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen D. Lebovitz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBL. Since joining CBL's Predecessor in 1988 and founding the regional office in Boston, Mr. Lebovitz has served as Executive Vice President – Development/Acquisitions, Executive Vice President – Development, Senior Vice President – New England Office, Senior Vice President – Community Center Development and Treasurer of the Company, and as President and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lebovitz has also served as a Director of the Company since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. Before joining CBL's Predecessor, Mr. Lebovitz was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1986. He holds a MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He is a past Trustee, State Director, State Operations Director and Divisional Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is currently serving as the association's Chairman for 2015-2016. Mr. Lebovitz is also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute.
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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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Senior Management

Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles B. 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 together with his associates (the “Associates”), including John N. Foy and Ben S. Landress. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC") and a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Board of Directors. 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 has three sons, Stephen D. Lebovitz, Michael I. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz, all executive officers of the Company, and a daughter, Beth Backer, who lives in Boston. He and his wife, Betty Lebovitz, reside in Chattanooga, TN.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen D. Lebovitz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBL. Since joining CBL's Predecessor in 1988 and founding the regional office in Boston, Mr. Lebovitz has served as Executive Vice President – Development/Acquisitions, Executive Vice President – Development, Senior Vice President – New England Office, Senior Vice President – Community Center Development and Treasurer of the Company, and as President and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lebovitz has also served as a Director of the Company since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. Before joining CBL's Predecessor, Mr. Lebovitz was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1986. He holds a MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He is a past Trustee, State Director, State Operations Director and Divisional Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is currently serving as the association's Chairman for 2015-2016. Mr. Lebovitz is also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute.
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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. He joined CBL in April 2012 and has served as an external legal advisor to CBL since 1986. Prior to joining CBL, Curry 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 local office of that firm along with a group of lawyers relocating from a firm that formerly provided legal services to the Company.
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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 of the Company. He has held that position since January 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Landress served as Senior Vice President - Management and prior thereto, he served in a similar capacity with CBL’s Predecessor. 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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Michael I. Lebovitz
Michael I. Lebovitz
Executive VP - Development and Administration
Michael I. Lebovitz Michael I. Lebovitz serves as Executive Vice President – Development and Administration of the Company. Previously, 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 graduated from University of Texas in 1986 with a BBA and was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Lebovitz is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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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 for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. 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 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 also serves as vice-chairman of the City of Chattanooga General Pension Plan.
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Augustus N. Stephas
Augustus N. Stephas
Executive VP - Chief Operating Officer
Augustus N. Stephas Augustus N. Stephas serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Stephas served as Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Controller. Mr. Stephas joined CBL's Predecessor in July 1978 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President in 1984. From 1970 to 1978, Mr. Stephas was affiliated with the shopping center division of Arlen, first as accountant and later as assistant controller.
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Andrew F. Cobb
Andrew F. Cobb
Senior VP - Director of Accounting
Andrew F. Cobb Andrew F. 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. Previous 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 for CBL. Mr. Grody joined the Company in 1991 as Leasing Manager and was promoted to Vice President – Mall Leasing in 2000 and to his current position in 2008. Mr. Grody provides strategic direction and oversight to the leasing for CBL’s portfolio of existing properties as well as CBL's active development pipeline. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Grody worked with Sizeler Real Estate Properties from 1986-1991 and R. G. Foster & Associates from 1982-1986. He graduated from Tulane University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Mr. Grody was awarded the designation of Certified Leasing Specialist as recognized by ICSC in 1994, the program's inaugural year, and was awarded the designation of Senior Certified Leasing Specialist in 2008.
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Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison
Senior VP - Strategic and Technology Initiatives
Mike Harrison Mike Harrison serves as Senior Vice President – Strategic and Technology Initiatives and joined CBL in October 2013. In this newly created position, Harrison will provide leadership and oversight of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions with the goal of improving CBL’s operations. Prior to joining CBL, Harrison most recently served as Senior Vice President Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer Family Office for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. 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. Harrison has served as a consultant for numerous public and private real estate companies evaluating and overseeing the execution of strategic operating and financial plans.
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Alan L. Lebovitz
Alan L. Lebovitz
Senior VP - Management
Alan L. Lebovitz Alan Lebovitz has served as senior vice president - management since July 1, 2017. In that 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, Lebovitz was promoted in 2002 to VP - Asset Management and in 2009 was promoted to SVP - Asset Management and focused on strategic planning and growth initiatives. Prior to joining CBL, Lebovitz worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York in real estate asset management and as a retail demographic analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Lebovitz received his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from Vanderbilt's OWEN Graduate School of Management.
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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
Senior VP - Redevelopment
Stuart Smith Stuart Smith serves as senior vice president - redevelopment. A position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL as director of tenant coordination in January 2001, and then became director – tenant design and development in April 2003. He was promoted to vice president – planning/redevelopment in February 2007.Mr Smith is responsible for identifying opportunities, and the initial planning for redevelopments at all mall properties within the CBL portfolio. He joined CBL in January of 2001, and most recently served as Director of Redevelopment. Mr. Smith started his shopping center career as an Owner's Representative with U.S. Lend Lease in 1986 located in Tampa, Fl. He subsequently served 8 years with Dusco Property Management in Lancaster, PA overseeing mall renovation projects throughout the country, and then 4 years with Arbor Property Trust in Philadelphia, PA as Director of Construction.
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Monique Berke
Monique Berke
VP - Business Transformation
Monique Berke Monique Berke is the Vice President – Business Transformation for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing project teams and implementation of the Company’s business and technology initiatives. She 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, TN, 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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Chris Bursch
Chris Bursch
VP - Information Technology
Chris Bursch Chris Bursch serves as Vice President – Information Technology. He is responsible for all areas of Information Technology at CBL. Mr. Bursch has more than 30 years of experience in IT Leadership within the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining CBL, he owned an IT management consulting business and held various leadership positions within Information Technology in the Chattanooga area, including, most recently, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture.
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Maggie Carrington
Maggie Carrington
VP - Human Resources
Maggie Carrington Maggie Carrington serves as Vice President – Human Resources. She joined CBL in February 1999 as Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for managing the Company’s employee programs including development and training, education and other key human resource initiatives for home office, regional offices and field employees. She specializes in creating progressive, good 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. Maggie has achieved Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She serves on the Board of WTCI, is a past chair of the Tennessee Safety & Health Council and has served in various capacities in community organizations throughout her career. 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. Rusty joined CBL in 2008 as a property accountant focused on joint venture projects. He was promoted in 2010 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, Rusty was a senior accountant with Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C., a local CPA firm. Rusty 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. She joined CBL in July 2001, as a junior analyst in Financial Services. In July 2003, Cope was promoted to financial analyst and then to senior financial analyst in July 2006. Her responsibilities included the management of CBL’s insurance and risk management programs, technology for lease reporting needs, joint venture partner relations, and loan closings and assumptions. In June 2011, Cope was promoted to director – financial services & risk management and then to director – business transformation in March 2014. 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 joined CBL as a maintenance coordinator in January 1988, moving to the billings department in 1990. She coordinated the billings of the mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers. Tricia was promoted to Director of Billings Department in May 1999, Senior Director of Billings in 2002 and Vice President – Billings in 2013. In 2015, Tricia assumed the role of Vice President – Operation Business Systems assisting with software design and implementation as well as overseeing third-party property on-boarding. Tricia 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 Retail overseeing specialty leasing for CBL. His career started on the retailer’s side of the business 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's 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. Under his leadership, revenues have grown fifty-fold since the program began. Mr. Gregerson has served for many years on the 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. Eric joined CBL in 2004 as a senior leasing manager. He was promoted to Regional Leasing Manager in 2007. Prior to joining CBL, Eric was a senior leasing representative with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and prior to that with Crown America Properties. Eric 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. He has held that position since February 2017. 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, Hammontree 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. Michael 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. Michael received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama. He worked in the retail and real estate industries for 12 years before starting his law career. Michael 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 and is responsible for adding larger store formats to CBL’s malls. Meshel is a graduate from 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 for CBL. Neuhoff joined the Company in 1998 as a Leasing Manager in the Denver Regional office. In 2003, he moved to the Company’s headquarters in Chattanooga to join the development division working on new developments, redevelopments and development leasing. He was promoted to his current position in February 2011. 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 J. Tyler Overley serves as Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Controller. He has worked in that capacity with CBL since 1997 and joined the Company in 1984. Mr. Overley 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.
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Gary Roddy
Gary Roddy
VP - Collections
Gary Roddy Gary Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985. He was promoted to Director of Collections in May 1999 and to Senior Director – Collections in January 2002. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Company’s collections efforts. During his more than 25 years with CBL, Roddy has effectively minimized the Company’s year-end net receivables balance and has helped to develop new tools to enhance the effectiveness of home office and property collections coordination. Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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Don Sewell
Don Sewell
VP - Mall Management
Don Sewell Don Sewell, Vice President – Mall Management, joined CBL in October 1973. He currently oversees the management and operational duties for CBL’s portfolio of enclosed regional malls. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sewell worked for Arlen Reality. He holds the designation of Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Marketing Director as recognized by the ICSC.
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Robert J. Snetman
Robert J. Snetman
VP - Asset Management and Third Party Services
Robert J. Snetman Robert Snetman serves as Vice President – Asset Management and Third Party Services. Mr. Snetman joined CBL in 1994 as the Assistant Manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, TN. In 1995, he moved to the home office as a senior leasing manager and in 2001 was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Branding. 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.
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Justice Wade
Justice Wade
VP - Development Leasing and Peripheral Property
Justice Wade Justice Wade is Vice President – Development Leasing and Peripheral Propery, overseeing the development 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 late 2005 and Senior Director – Development Leasing in June 2006. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Wade served as Vice President, Director of Leasing for Aronov Realty. There 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 - Marketing & Digital Strategies
Jim Ward Jim Ward originally joined CBL in September 1998 as an assistant manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. In July 1999, he left CBL to attend the University of Cincinnati Law School. After graduating and passing his Tennessee Bar Exam, he joined the law firm of Husch Blackwell. In October 2003, he rejoined CBL as manager of Georgia Square in Athens, Georgia. In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In February 2006, he was promoted to Director of Sponsorship & Branding and was later promoted to Vice President - Marketing & Digital Strategies. Ward graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his Juris Doctor from University of Cincinnati Law School.
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John P. Waller
John P. Waller
VP - Leasing
John P. Waller John Waller is Vice President – Leasing. He oversees leasing activity for the Company’s operating portfolio and is involved with strategic planning, budgeting, merchandising, market selection, deal approval and training leasing managers. 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 - Leasing
Jan Wills Jan Wills serves as Vice President-Leasing. Ms. Wills currently oversees the merchandising, deal economics, lease negotiations, re-development leasing, deal approval, and budgeting for CBL's operating portfolio. She maintains strong retailer relationships with key tenants for the Company and provides mentoring and coaching to over thirty Leasing Managers. She joined CBL as a Leasing Manager in 1995. With responsibilities focused on CBL's new development pipeline, she successfully led the leasing efforts for several ground-up projects in the Southeast. She became one of the original five Regional Leasing Directors for CBL in 2001, and in 2006 was promoted to Vice President-Leasing. Ms. Wills came to CBL after 10 years with The Rouse Company (Columbia, MD), and has been in the shopping center industry for 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. He joined CBL as a project manager in November 1997. Since then, Wittler has overseen the development of more than a dozen malls, additions and renovations for the Company. Prior to joining CBL, Wittler served six years as project manager for Jim Wilson & Associates and four years as Field Engineer for Tribble & Stephens Construction Company. Wittler is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio.
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Charles B. Lebovitz
Charles B. Lebovitz
Chairman of the Board
Charles B. Lebovitz Charles B. 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 together with his associates (the “Associates”), including John N. Foy and Ben S. Landress. Mr. Lebovitz is an Advisory Director of First Tennessee Bank, N.A., a member of the Urban Land Institute. He has previously served as Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers ("ICSC") and a Trustee, Vice President (Southern Division) and was a member of the 2006-2008 National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) Board of Directors. 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 has three sons, Stephen D. Lebovitz, Michael I. Lebovitz and Alan L. Lebovitz, all executive officers of the Company, and a daughter, Beth Backer, who lives in Boston. He and his wife, Betty Lebovitz, reside in Chattanooga, TN.
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Stephen D. Lebovitz
Stephen D. Lebovitz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen D. Lebovitz Stephen D. Lebovitz serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of CBL. Since joining CBL's Predecessor in 1988 and founding the regional office in Boston, Mr. Lebovitz has served as Executive Vice President – Development/Acquisitions, Executive Vice President – Development, Senior Vice President – New England Office, Senior Vice President – Community Center Development and Treasurer of the Company, and as President and Secretary of the Company. Mr. Lebovitz has also served as a Director of the Company since the completion of its initial public offering in November 1993. Before joining CBL's Predecessor, Mr. Lebovitz was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1984 to 1986. He holds a MBA from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from Stanford University. He is a past Trustee, State Director, State Operations Director and Divisional Vice President of the International Council of Shopping Centers. He is currently serving as the association's Chairman for 2015-2016. Mr. Lebovitz is also an active member of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Urban Land Institute.
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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. He joined CBL in April 2012 and has served as an external legal advisor to CBL since 1986. Prior to joining CBL, Curry 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 local office of that firm along with a group of lawyers relocating from a firm that formerly provided legal services to the Company.
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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 of the Company. He has held that position since January 1997. Prior to that time, Mr. Landress served as Senior Vice President - Management and prior thereto, he served in a similar capacity with CBL’s Predecessor. 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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Michael I. Lebovitz
Michael I. Lebovitz
Executive VP - Development and Administration
Michael I. Lebovitz Michael I. Lebovitz serves as Executive Vice President – Development and Administration of the Company. Previously, 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 graduated from University of Texas in 1986 with a BBA and was affiliated with Goldman, Sachs & Co. from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Lebovitz is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers.
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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 for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. 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 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 also serves as vice-chairman of the City of Chattanooga General Pension Plan.
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Augustus N. Stephas
Augustus N. Stephas
Executive VP - Chief Operating Officer
Augustus N. Stephas Augustus N. Stephas serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. Previously, Mr. Stephas served as Senior Vice President – Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President – Accounting and Controller. Mr. Stephas joined CBL's Predecessor in July 1978 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President in 1984. From 1970 to 1978, Mr. Stephas was affiliated with the shopping center division of Arlen, first as accountant and later as assistant controller.
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Andrew F. Cobb
Andrew F. Cobb
Senior VP - Director of Accounting
Andrew F. Cobb Andrew F. 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. Previous 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 for CBL. Mr. Grody joined the Company in 1991 as Leasing Manager and was promoted to Vice President – Mall Leasing in 2000 and to his current position in 2008. Mr. Grody provides strategic direction and oversight to the leasing for CBL’s portfolio of existing properties as well as CBL's active development pipeline. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Grody worked with Sizeler Real Estate Properties from 1986-1991 and R. G. Foster & Associates from 1982-1986. He graduated from Tulane University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science in Management. Mr. Grody was awarded the designation of Certified Leasing Specialist as recognized by ICSC in 1994, the program's inaugural year, and was awarded the designation of Senior Certified Leasing Specialist in 2008.
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Mike Harrison
Mike Harrison
Senior VP - Strategic and Technology Initiatives
Mike Harrison Mike Harrison serves as Senior Vice President – Strategic and Technology Initiatives and joined CBL in October 2013. In this newly created position, Harrison will provide leadership and oversight of new strategic initiatives and technology solutions with the goal of improving CBL’s operations. Prior to joining CBL, Harrison most recently served as Senior Vice President Real Estate and Chief Financial Officer Family Office for a private real estate developer, owner and operator. 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. Harrison has served as a consultant for numerous public and private real estate companies evaluating and overseeing the execution of strategic operating and financial plans.
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Alan L. Lebovitz
Alan L. Lebovitz
Senior VP - Management
Alan L. Lebovitz Alan Lebovitz has served as senior vice president - management since July 1, 2017. In that 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, Lebovitz was promoted in 2002 to VP - Asset Management and in 2009 was promoted to SVP - Asset Management and focused on strategic planning and growth initiatives. Prior to joining CBL, Lebovitz worked with Goldman, Sachs & Co in New York in real estate asset management and as a retail demographic analyst in Chicago, Illinois. Lebovitz received his BA from Northwestern University and his MBA from Vanderbilt's OWEN Graduate School of Management.
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Stuart Smith
Stuart Smith
Senior VP - Redevelopment
Stuart Smith Stuart Smith serves as senior vice president - redevelopment. A position he has held since February 2015. He joined CBL as director of tenant coordination in January 2001, and then became director – tenant design and development in April 2003. He was promoted to vice president – planning/redevelopment in February 2007.Mr Smith is responsible for identifying opportunities, and the initial planning for redevelopments at all mall properties within the CBL portfolio. He joined CBL in January of 2001, and most recently served as Director of Redevelopment. Mr. Smith started his shopping center career as an Owner's Representative with U.S. Lend Lease in 1986 located in Tampa, Fl. He subsequently served 8 years with Dusco Property Management in Lancaster, PA overseeing mall renovation projects throughout the country, and then 4 years with Arbor Property Trust in Philadelphia, PA as Director of Construction.
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Monique Berke
Monique Berke
VP - Business Transformation
Monique Berke Monique Berke is the Vice President – Business Transformation for CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. She is responsible for overseeing project teams and implementation of the Company’s business and technology initiatives. She 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, TN, 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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Chris Bursch
Chris Bursch
VP - Information Technology
Chris Bursch Chris Bursch serves as Vice President – Information Technology. He is responsible for all areas of Information Technology at CBL. Mr. Bursch has more than 30 years of experience in IT Leadership within the financial services and pharmaceutical industries. Prior to joining CBL, he owned an IT management consulting business and held various leadership positions within Information Technology in the Chattanooga area, including, most recently, Vice President, Enterprise Architecture.
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Maggie Carrington
Maggie Carrington
VP - Human Resources
Maggie Carrington Maggie Carrington serves as Vice President – Human Resources. She joined CBL in February 1999 as Director of Human Resources. She is responsible for managing the Company’s employee programs including development and training, education and other key human resource initiatives for home office, regional offices and field employees. She specializes in creating progressive, good 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. Maggie has achieved Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification. She serves on the Board of WTCI, is a past chair of the Tennessee Safety & Health Council and has served in various capacities in community organizations throughout her career. 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. Rusty joined CBL in 2008 as a property accountant focused on joint venture projects. He was promoted in 2010 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, Rusty was a senior accountant with Neal, Scouten & McConnell, P.C., a local CPA firm. Rusty 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. She joined CBL in July 2001, as a junior analyst in Financial Services. In July 2003, Cope was promoted to financial analyst and then to senior financial analyst in July 2006. Her responsibilities included the management of CBL’s insurance and risk management programs, technology for lease reporting needs, joint venture partner relations, and loan closings and assumptions. In June 2011, Cope was promoted to director – financial services & risk management and then to director – business transformation in March 2014. 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 joined CBL as a maintenance coordinator in January 1988, moving to the billings department in 1990. She coordinated the billings of the mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers. Tricia was promoted to Director of Billings Department in May 1999, Senior Director of Billings in 2002 and Vice President – Billings in 2013. In 2015, Tricia assumed the role of Vice President – Operation Business Systems assisting with software design and implementation as well as overseeing third-party property on-boarding. Tricia 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 Retail overseeing specialty leasing for CBL. His career started on the retailer’s side of the business 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's 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. Under his leadership, revenues have grown fifty-fold since the program began. Mr. Gregerson has served for many years on the 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. Eric joined CBL in 2004 as a senior leasing manager. He was promoted to Regional Leasing Manager in 2007. Prior to joining CBL, Eric was a senior leasing representative with Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust and prior to that with Crown America Properties. Eric 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. He has held that position since February 2017. 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, Hammontree 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. Michael 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. Michael received his undergraduate degree from The University of Alabama. He worked in the retail and real estate industries for 12 years before starting his law career. Michael 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 and is responsible for adding larger store formats to CBL’s malls. Meshel is a graduate from 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 for CBL. Neuhoff joined the Company in 1998 as a Leasing Manager in the Denver Regional office. In 2003, he moved to the Company’s headquarters in Chattanooga to join the development division working on new developments, redevelopments and development leasing. He was promoted to his current position in February 2011. 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 J. Tyler Overley serves as Vice President of Accounting and Assistant Controller. He has worked in that capacity with CBL since 1997 and joined the Company in 1984. Mr. Overley 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.
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Gary Roddy
Gary Roddy
VP - Collections
Gary Roddy Gary Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985. He was promoted to Director of Collections in May 1999 and to Senior Director – Collections in January 2002. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the Company’s collections efforts. During his more than 25 years with CBL, Roddy has effectively minimized the Company’s year-end net receivables balance and has helped to develop new tools to enhance the effectiveness of home office and property collections coordination. Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
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Don Sewell
Don Sewell
VP - Mall Management
Don Sewell Don Sewell, Vice President – Mall Management, joined CBL in October 1973. He currently oversees the management and operational duties for CBL’s portfolio of enclosed regional malls. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sewell worked for Arlen Reality. He holds the designation of Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Marketing Director as recognized by the ICSC.
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Robert J. Snetman
Robert J. Snetman
VP - Asset Management and Third Party Services
Robert J. Snetman Robert Snetman serves as Vice President – Asset Management and Third Party Services. Mr. Snetman joined CBL in 1994 as the Assistant Manager for CoolSprings Galleria in Nashville, TN. In 1995, he moved to the home office as a senior leasing manager and in 2001 was promoted to Senior Director of Corporate Sponsorship and Branding. 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.
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Justice Wade
Justice Wade
VP - Development Leasing and Peripheral Property
Justice Wade Justice Wade is Vice President – Development Leasing and Peripheral Propery, overseeing the development 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 late 2005 and Senior Director – Development Leasing in June 2006. Prior to joining CBL, Mr. Wade served as Vice President, Director of Leasing for Aronov Realty. There 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 - Marketing & Digital Strategies
Jim Ward Jim Ward originally joined CBL in September 1998 as an assistant manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. In July 1999, he left CBL to attend the University of Cincinnati Law School. After graduating and passing his Tennessee Bar Exam, he joined the law firm of Husch Blackwell. In October 2003, he rejoined CBL as manager of Georgia Square in Athens, Georgia. In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In February 2006, he was promoted to Director of Sponsorship & Branding and was later promoted to Vice President - Marketing & Digital Strategies. Ward graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his Juris Doctor from University of Cincinnati Law School.
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John P. Waller
John P. Waller
VP - Leasing
John P. Waller John Waller is Vice President – Leasing. He oversees leasing activity for the Company’s operating portfolio and is involved with strategic planning, budgeting, merchandising, market selection, deal approval and training leasing managers. 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 - Leasing
Jan Wills Jan Wills serves as Vice President-Leasing. Ms. Wills currently oversees the merchandising, deal economics, lease negotiations, re-development leasing, deal approval, and budgeting for CBL's operating portfolio. She maintains strong retailer relationships with key tenants for the Company and provides mentoring and coaching to over thirty Leasing Managers. She joined CBL as a Leasing Manager in 1995. With responsibilities focused on CBL's new development pipeline, she successfully led the leasing efforts for several ground-up projects in the Southeast. She became one of the original five Regional Leasing Directors for CBL in 2001, and in 2006 was promoted to Vice President-Leasing. Ms. Wills came to CBL after 10 years with The Rouse Company (Columbia, MD), and has been in the shopping center industry for 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. He joined CBL as a project manager in November 1997. Since then, Wittler has overseen the development of more than a dozen malls, additions and renovations for the Company. Prior to joining CBL, Wittler served six years as project manager for Jim Wilson & Associates and four years as Field Engineer for Tribble & Stephens Construction Company. Wittler is a graduate of University of Texas at San Antonio.
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