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AvalonBay Communities Inc (AVB)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Timothy Naughton

55 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Kevin O'Shea

50 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Sean Breslin

49 2015 Chief Operating Officer

Leo Horey

53 2012 Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer

Edward Schulman

53 2011 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

William McLaughlin

51 2014 Executive Vice President - Development

Stephen Wilson

59 2014 Executive Vice President - Development

Keri Shea

46 2013 Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Matthew Birenbaum

50 2015 Chief Investment Officer

Michael Feigin

55 2014 Chief Construction Officer

Lance Primis

68 2003 Lead Independent Director

Glyn Aeppel

57 2013 Independent Director

Terry Brown

54 2015 Independent Director

Alan Buckelew

68 2011 Independent Director

Ronald Havner

58 2014 Independent Director

Richard Lieb

56 2017 Independent Director

Peter Rummell

70 2007 Independent Director

H. Jay Sarles

70 2005 Independent Director

Susan Swanezy

2016 Independent Director

W. Edward Walter

60 2008 Independent Director

Jason Reilley

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Timothy Naughton

Mr. Timothy J. Naughton serves as Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., effective May 22, 2013. Mr. Naughton is the Company's Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President and has been a director of the Company since September 2005. He has served as Chairman of the Board since May 2013, as Chief Executive Officer since January 2012, and as President since February 2005. Previously, Mr. Naughton's prior roles included serving as the Company's Chief Operating Officer, Chief Investment Officer, and Regional Vice President—Development and Acquisitions. Mr. Naughton has been with the Company and its predecessors since 1989. Mr. Naughton has served as a director of Welltower Inc., a publicly traded investor in healthcare real estate, since December 2013, serves as an officer (First Vice Chair) of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts ("NAREIT"), is a member of The Real Estate Round Table, is a member and past chairman of the Multifamily Council of the Urban Land Institute ("ULI"), and is a member of the Real Estate Forum. Mr. Naughton received his Masters of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1987 and earned his undergraduate degree in Economics with High Distinction from the University of Virginia, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. The Board has concluded that Mr. Naughton should serve as a director based on his history with and knowledge of the Company, his performance and achievements as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, and his strong background in the real estate business, including years of experience in both property investment and development.

Kevin O'Shea

Mr. Kevin P. O'Shea is Chief Financial Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He has been the Company's Chief Financial Officer since June 2014. Prior to that he was Executive Vice President—Capital Markets, from January 2013 to May 2014 and Senior Vice President—Investment Management after joining the Company in July 2003 until January 2013. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. O'Shea was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank, where his experience included real estate investment banking. Earlier in his career, Mr. O'Shea practiced commercial real estate and banking law as an attorney. Mr. O'Shea received his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, his J.D. from Southern Methodist University and his undergraduate degree from Boston College. Mr. O'Shea serves as a Trustee of Urban Edge Properties, where he serves as the Chair of the Audit Committee.

Sean Breslin

Mr. Sean J. Breslin is Chief Operating Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He is the Company's Chief Operating Officer, a position he has held since January 2015, with responsibility for the Company's operating platform, including Property Operations, Asset Management, Engineering, Redevelopment, and Marketing and Brand Strategy. He was previously the Company's Executive Vice President—Investments and Asset Management since April 2012 with overall responsibility for the Company's investment and operating platforms, including property operations, asset management and redevelopment, and investment activity, including acquisition and dispositions. Mr. Breslin was responsible for the Company's investment and redevelopment platforms during 2010-2011, and was the Senior Vice President—Redevelopment and Asset Management beginning in 2008, and Senior Vice President—Investments from 2006 through 2007. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Mr. Breslin was the Chief Operating Officer of CWS Capital Partners. He received his Bachelors Degree from California State University, Long Beach and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Mr. Breslin is a member of the Executive Committee of NMHC and is past Chair of ULI's Multifamily Council. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Real Estate Finance & Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin.

Leo Horey

Mr. Leo S. Horey serves as an Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He is the Company's Chief Administrative Officer. He has held this title since April 2012 and was Executive Vice President—Property Operations prior to that from January 2004. Mr. Horey joined a predecessor of the Company in 1990. Mr. Horey received his Masters of Business Administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a Richard H. Jenrette Fellow and currently serves on the Board of Visitors and the Advisory Board for the Wood Center for Real Estate Studies. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Economics from Duke University. Mr. Horey is a member of the Executive Committee of NMHC.

Edward Schulman

Mr. Edward M. Schulman is an Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of AvalonBay Communities Inc. Mr. Schulman is the Company's Executive Vice President—General Counsel and Secretary. Mr. Schulman joined the Company in February 1999 and has served as General Counsel since that time. Prior to joining the Company he was a corporate and securities law partner at Goodwin Procter LLP. Mr. Schulman is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and received his undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University, where he graduated with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

William McLaughlin

Mr. William M. McLaughlin serves as an Executive Vice President - Development of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He is the Company's Executive Vice President—Development, with responsibility for all of the Company's development activity in the Northeast, including New England, New York and New Jersey. He was Executive Vice President—Development and Construction from February 2010 until 2014 and prior to that was Senior Vice President—Development & Construction since 2009. He has been with the Company or its predecessors since 1994.

Stephen Wilson

Mr. Stephen W. Wilson is an Executive Vice President - Development of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He is the Company's Executive Vice President—Development, with responsibility for all development activities for the West Coast, including Northern California, Southern California and the Pacific Northwest, as well as the Mid-Atlantic region. He was Executive Vice President—Development and Construction from February 2010 until 2014, and prior to that was Senior Vice President—Development & Construction for the West Coast and Mid-Atlantic. Prior to joining the Company in 1998, Mr. Wilson was a Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for SU Development, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington and Senior Vice President of Continental Pacific, Inc. of Bellevue, Washington.

Keri Shea

Ms. Keri A. Shea serves as Senior Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of Avalonbay Communities Inc. She has been the Company's Senior Vice President—Finance & Treasurer since 2013, and since 2009 has also been designated as the Company's principal accounting officer. Ms. Shea joined the Company in 2002 as Assistant Corporate Controller and was promoted to Corporate Controller in 2005 and Vice President in 2006. Prior to joining the Company, she served as the Corporate Controller for two start-up technology companies in the Washington, D.C. area. Prior to that, Ms. Shea was with Arthur Andersen LLP for eight years. She is a certified public accountant and has a B.B.A. in Accounting from the College of William & Mary.

Matthew Birenbaum

Mr. Matthew H. Birenbaum is Chief Investment Officer of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He became the Company's Chief Investment Officer in January 2015. He is responsible for the Company's investment strategy and oversees the Investments, Design, Sustainability/Corporate Responsibility and Market Research functions. Before assuming his current position, he was the Company's Executive Vice President—Corporate Strategy, a position he held from October 2011 until January 2015. Prior to joining the Company in October 2011, Mr. Birenbaum was the founding principal of Abbey Road Property Group, LLC, a multi-family development and investment firm based in Arlington, Virginia since 2006 and before that a Senior Vice President at EYA (formerly Eakin/Youngentob Associates). Prior to joining EYA in 2003, Mr. Birenbaum was a Regional Vice President of Development with the Company. Mr. Birenbaum received his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, and his Masters Degree from The Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, where he graduated with honors. He is an active member of ULI and is certified LEED-AP, and serves on the Board of the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing (APAH).

Michael Feigin

Mr. Michael M. Feigin is Chief Construction Officer of the Company. Prior to joining the Company in June 2014, He is the Company's Chief Construction Officer. Prior to joining the Company in June 2014, he was Corporate Vice President Global Procurement and Travel for AECOM, an engineering and construction services company, from May 2012 to May 2014. Before that he was SVP Corporate Operations at AECOM from January 2012 to May 2012, SVP General Counsel at Weeks Marine from May to August 2011 and Managing Director for Navigant Consulting from September 2010 to May 2011, working with clients to manage risk in their organizations. Prior to that, from September 2006 to December 2009 he was Global Construction Industry Practice Leader for Marsh, an insurance broker and risk advisor. From October 2005 to September 2006, Mr. Feigin served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administration Officer of Bovis Lend Lease Holdings, Inc. (now Lend Lease Americas) where he was responsible for commercial risk management and deal approval, legal, insurance and bonding, human resources, information technology and corporate affairs. Mr. Feigin earned his BA from Yale University and his JD from Brooklyn Law School.

Lance Primis

Mr. Lance R. Primis is no longer Lead Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc., with effect from May 2017. Since 1997, Mr. Primis has been a director of the Company since June 1998. Since 1997, Mr. Primis has been the managing partner of Lance R. Primis & Partners, LLC, a management consulting firm with clients in the media industry. From 1969 to 1996, Mr. Primis was employed in various positions by The New York Times Company, including the positions of President and Chief Operating Officer, which he held from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Primis was the President and General Manager of The New York Times from 1988 to 1992. The Board has concluded that Mr. Primis should serve as a director based on his experience managing a public company with significant and varied operations and his performance in the role of Lead Independent Director. Mr. Primis served as the Lead Independent Director of the Company from 2003 through May 2015.

Glyn Aeppel

Ms. Glyn F. Aeppel is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. She has been a director of the Company since May 2013, and has more than 30 years of experience in property acquisitions, development and financing. Ms. Aeppel established a hotel investment and advisory company, Glencove Capital, in June 2010 and serves as its President and Chief Executive Officer. From October 2008 to May 2010, Ms. Aeppel served as Chief Investment Officer of Andre Balazs Properties, an owner, developer and operator of luxury hotels. From April 2006 to October 2008, she served as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development for Loews Hotels and as a member of its Executive Committee. From April 2004 to April 2006, she was a principal of Aeppel and Associates, a hospitality advisory development company, during which time she assisted Fairmont Hotels and Resorts in expanding in the United States and Europe. Prior to April 2004, Ms. Aeppel held executive positions with Le Meridien Hotels, Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., FFC Hospitality, LLC, Holiday Inn Worldwide and Marriott Corporation. Ms. Aeppel has been nominated for election to the board of Simon Property Group, Inc., a publicly traded retail real estate company, at its annual meeting of stockholers in May 2016. Ms. Aeppel also serves on the board of Exclusive Resorts, a private luxury resort and vacation rental home company. The Board has concluded that Ms. Aeppel should serve as a director based on her broad background and long experience in property acquisitions, branding, development and financing.

Terry Brown

Mr. Terry S. Brown is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., effective January 1, 2015. He is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Asana Partners, a private real estate investment company, which he helped found in 2015. Prior to that he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EDENS, one of the country's leading private owners, operators and developers of real estate. Mr. Brown joined EDENS as its CEO in 2002. Before joining Edens he was Chief Executive Officer of Andersen Corporate Finance LLC (NASD broker-dealer subsidiary of Arthur Andersen LLP) where he was responsible for strategy and investment banking activities on a global basis across the real estate, manufacturing, technology, services and energy industries. The Board has concluded that Mr. Brown should serve as a director based on his significant experience in a sector of the real estate industry that is complementary to the Company's multifamily platform.

Alan Buckelew

Mr. Alan B. Buckelew is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. He has been a director of the Company since September 2011. He has been the Chief Operations Officer of Carnival Corporation, a publicly traded cruise line holding company, since December 2013. Prior to that he was President of Princess Cruises, Inc. from 2004 to 2013, overseeing the brand and operations of Princess Cruises. Mr. Buckelew also served as Chief Operating Officer for Cunard Line from 2004 to 2007. Prior to these roles, Mr. Buckelew served from 2000 to 2004 as Executive Vice President of Corporate Services for Princess Cruises, with responsibility for the Company's strategic planning, marketing and yield management functions. The Board has concluded that Mr. Buckelew should serve as a director based on his significant experience as an executive in an industry that, like multifamily apartment communities, is capital intensive and consumer-driven.

Ronald Havner

Mr. Ronald L. Havner, Jr., is appointed as an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities, Inc., effective September 16, 2014. Mr. Havner has been a director of the Company since September 2014. Mr. Havner is the Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Public Storage, a publicly traded real estate investment trust that primarily acquires, develops, owns and operates self-storage facilities. He was elected Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Public Storage in 2002 and was elected Chairman of the Board in August 2011. Mr. Havner has been Chairman of the Board of PS Business Parks, Inc., a publicly traded real estate company, since March 1998, and has served as a director of California Resources Corp., a publicly traded oil and natural gas exploration and production company, since 2014. Mr. Havner was the 2014 Chairman of the Board of Governors of NAREIT.

Richard Lieb

Mr. Richard J. Lieb has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company, effective January 1, 2017. He was appointed as Director effective September 13, 2016. Since July 1, 2016, Mr. Lieb has been a Senior Advisor of Greenhill & Co., LLC, a publicly traded investment bank. Mr. Lieb previously served Greenhill in a variety of senior positions, most recently as a Managing Director and head of Greenhill’s Real Estate, Gaming and Lodging Group. Mr. Lieb was also Greenhill’s Chief Financial Officer from 2008 to 2012 and a member of the firm’s Management Committee from 2008 to 2015. Prior to joining Greenhill in 2005, Mr. Lieb spent more than 20 years with Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he headed its Real Estate Investment Banking Department from 2000 to 2005. Since February 2016, Mr. Lieb has also served as a director of CBL & Associates Properties, Inc., a publicly traded REIT focused on retail malls.

Peter Rummell

Mr. Peter S. Rummell is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. Mr. Rummell has been a director of the company since September 2007. He is currently a private investor and most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jack Nicklaus Companies in Palm Beach, Florida, from August 2008 through May 2009. The Jack Nicklaus Companies runs Mr. Nicklaus's worldwide golf course design and related licensing business. Prior to that, from January 1997 until his retirement in July 2008, Mr. Rummell was Chairman and CEO of The St. Joe Company, one of Florida's largest real estate operating companies and the state's largest private landowner. From 1985 until 1996, Mr. Rummell served as President of Disney Development and then as Chairman of Walt Disney Imagineering, the division responsible for Disney's worldwide creative design, real estate, research and development activities. From 1983 until 1985, he was Vice Chairman of the Rockefeller Center Management Corporation in New York City. Mr. Rummell is a past chairman of the ULI. The Board has concluded that Mr. Rummell should serve as a director based on his experience in leadership positions of companies with significant real estate holdings and operations and his broad knowledge of the real estate industry.

H. Jay Sarles

Mr. H. Jay Sarles is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. Mr. Sarles has been a director of the Company since September 2005, and has served as the Lead Independent Director of the Company since May 2015 (see "Board of Directors and its Committees—Leadership Structure and Lead Independent Director"). He retired from full time business leadership positions in 2005, having most recently served as vice chairman of Bank of America Corporation. Prior to that he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer of Fleet Boston Financial ("Fleet") with responsibility for administrative functions, risk management, technology and operations, treasury services, corporate strategy and mergers and acquisitions. During his 37 years at Fleet, Mr. Sarles oversaw virtually all of Fleet's businesses at one time or another, including the company's wholesale banking business from 2001 to 2003. These included commercial finance, real estate finance, capital markets, global services, industry banking, middle market and large corporate lending, small business services and investment banking businesses. Mr. Sarles has served as a director of Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a publicly traded financial planning services company, since September 2005. The Board has concluded that Mr. Sarles should serve as a director based on his extensive experience as an executive officer with a variety of responsibilities at a large financial institution with varied operations.

Susan Swanezy

Ms. Susan Swanezy has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company, with effect from September 13, 2016. Since 2010, Ms. Swanezy has been a Partner at Hodes Weill & Associates LP, a global advisory boutique firm focused on the real estate investment management industry. Previously, Ms. Swanezy served as Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Raising for Real Estate Products at Credit Suisse Group AG, and held a variety of positions at Deutsche Bank AG and its affiliates, including serving as a Partner and Managing Director – Client Relations for RREEF, the real estate investment management business of Deutsche Bank's Asset Management division.

W. Edward Walter

Mr. W. Edward Walter is an Independent Director of AvalonBay Communities Inc. Mr. Walterhas has been a director of the Company since September 2008. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. ("Host"), a publicly traded premier lodging real estate company, since October 2007. From 2003 until October 2007, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Host. From 1996 until 2003, he served in various senior management positions with Host, including Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Walter has been a member of the Board of Directors of Host since October 2007. Mr. Walter is also past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the National Kidney Foundation, a Trustee of Friendship Public Charter Schools, a Director of the Real Estate Round Table, an officer of the Federal City Council, and Chair of the American Hotel & Lodging Association's CEO Advocacy Steering Committee. In addition, he is the Robert and Lauren Steers Chair in Real Estate at the Steers Center for Global Real Estate at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. The Board has concluded that Mr. Walter should serve as a director based on his demonstrated business, financial and organizational experience as both the past chief financial officer and current chief executive officer of a publicly traded corporation with significant real estate investment holdings and operations.

Jason Reilley

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