Retail Value Inc. is externally managed by affiliates of SITE Centers Corp. (“SITE Centers”) and does not independently employ any personnel. Pursuant to the Company’s management agreements with SITE Centers, SITE Centers has provided the Company with the following officers:
David R. Lukes has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since February 2018, as Director of the Company since April 2018, and as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of SITE Centers Corp. since March 2017. Prior to joining SITE Centers, Mr. Lukes served as Chief Executive Officer of Equity One, Inc., an owner, developer and operator of shopping centers, as well as a member of Equity One’s Board of Directors from June 2014 until March 2017. Mr. Lukes also served as Equity One’s Executive Vice President from May 2014 to June 2014. Prior to joining Equity One, Mr. Lukes also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sears Holding Corporation affiliate Seritage Realty Trust, a real estate company, from 2012 through April 2014. In addition, Mr. Lukes served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Olshan Properties, a privately owned real estate firm that specializes in the development, acquisition and management of commercial real estate, from 2010 through 2012. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Lukes served in various senior management positions at Kimco Realty Corporation, including serving as its Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Lukes also serves as an Independant Director of Citycon Oyj, an owner and operator of shopping centers located in the Nordic region the shares of which are traded on the Helsinki Stock Exchange. Mr. Lukes holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Miami University, a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Science in real estate development from Columbia University.
Christa A. Vesy has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of the Company since November 2019, as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of the Company since February 2018 and as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of SITE Centers since March 2012. In these roles, Ms. Vesy oversees the property and corporate accounting, tax and financial reporting functions for SITE Centers. Previously Ms. Vesy served as Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer of SITE Centers since November 2006. Prior to joining SITE Centers, Ms. Vesy worked for The Lubrizol Corporation, where she served as manager of external financial reporting and then as controller for the lubricant additives business segment. Prior to joining Lubrizol, from 1993 to September 2004, Ms. Vesy held various positions with the Assurance and Business Advisory Services group of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a registered public accounting firm, including Senior Manager from 1999 to September 2004. Ms. Vesy graduated with a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Miami University. Ms. Vesy is a certified public accountant (CPA) and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Mr. Fennerty has served as Executive Vice President of the Company since November 2020 and as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of SITE Centers since November 2019. Previously, Mr. Fennerty served as Senior Vice President of Capital Markets of SITE Centers from April 2017 to November 2019. Prior to joining SITE Centers, Mr. Fennerty was a Vice President, Senior Analyst at BlackRock, Inc., a global funds manager, from July 2014 until April 2017. He was also an Analyst at Cohen & Steers Capital Management, a specialist asset manager focused on real assets, from May 2012 until July 2014, and prior to that, was a member of the global investment research division of Goldman Sachs from May 2010 until May 2012. He earned a B.S.B.A. with a major in finance from Georgetown University.
Aaron M. Kitlowski has served as Executive Vice President and Corporate Secretary since February 2018 and Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of SITE Centers since November 2017. Prior to joining SITE Centers, he served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Equity One for six years. Before Equity One, Mr. Kitlowski served as Chief Counsel of CIT Group Inc. for six years and as an Associate at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for seven years. Mr. Kitlowski earned a Juris Doctorate from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University.
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Senior Vice President of Capital Markets
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