People: Sun Communities Inc (SUI)

SUI on New York Consolidated

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3 Jun 2015
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Shiffman

60 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John McLaren

44 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Karen Dearing

50 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Jonathan Colman

59 2003 Executive Vice President

Clunet Lewis

68 Lead Independent Director

James Goldman

55 2015 Director

Brian Hermelin

49 2014 Director

Ronald Klein

57 2015 Director

Randall Rowe

58 2015 Director

Arthur Weiss

66 1996 Director

Stephanie Bergeron

61 2007 Independent Director

Paul Lapides

60 1993 Independent Director

Ronald Piasecki

76 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Shiffman

Mr. Gary A. Shiffman is our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has been an executive officer since our inception. He is a member of the Executive Committee of our Board of Directors. He has been actively involved in the management, acquisition, construction and development of MH communities and has developed an extensive network of industry relationships over the past thirty years. He has overseen the acquisition, rezoning, development and marketing of numerous manufactured home expansion projects, as well as other types of income producing real estate. Additionally, Mr. Shiffman has significant direct holdings in various real estate asset classes, which include office, multi-family, industrial, residential and retail. Mr. Shiffman is an executive officer and a director of SHS and all of our other corporate subsidiaries. He is also a director of Origen.

John McLaren

Mr. John Bandini McLaren is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. From February 2008 to February 2014, he served as an Executive Vice President of the Company. From August 2005 to February 2008, he was Senior Vice President of SHS with overall responsibility for home sales and leasing. Prior to that, Mr. McLaren was a Regional Vice President for Apartment Investment & Management Company (“AIMCO”), a Real Estate Investment Trust engaged in leasing apartments. Prior to AIMCO, Mr. McLaren spent approximately three years as Vice President of Leasing & Service for SHS with responsibility for developing and leading our Rental Program.

Karen Dearing

Ms. Karen J. Dearing is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary of Sun Communities, Inc. She joined the Company in October 1998 as the Director of Finance where she worked extensively with accounting and finance matters related to our ground up developments and expansions. Ms. Dearing became our Corporate Controller in 2002, a Senior Vice President in 2006, and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2008. She is responsible for the overall management of our information technology, accounting and finance departments, and all internal and external financial reporting. Prior to working for us, Ms. Dearing had eight years of experience as the Financial Controller of a privately-owned automotive supplier and five years’ experience as a certified public accountant with Deloitte.

Jonathan Colman

Mr. Jonathan M. Colman is Executive Vice President of the Company. He joined us in 1994 as Vice President-Acquisitions and became a Senior Vice President in 1995 . A certified public accountant, Mr. Colman has over thirty years of experience in the manufactured housing community industry. He has been involved in the acquisition, financing and management of over 75 manufactured housing communities for two of the 10 largest manufactured housing community owners, including Uniprop, Inc. during its syndication of over $90.0 million in public limited partnerships in the late 1980s. Mr. Colman is also a Vice President of all of our corporate subsidiaries.

Clunet Lewis

Mr. Clunet R. Lewis is Lead Independent Director of Sun Communities, Inc. Mr. Lewis has also chaired Special Committees of the Independent Directors formed to review and evaluate strategic alternatives. Mr. Lewis is a retired commercial lawyer. While in private practice, Mr. Lewis specialized in mergers and acquisitions, debt financings, issuances of equity and debt securities, and corporate governance and control issues. Mr. Lewis has also served as Board Member, General Counsel, Chief Financial Officer, President, and Managing Director of other public and private companies.

James Goldman

Mr. James R. Goldman is Director of the Company. Mr. Goldman served as a director of American Land Lease, Inc. from 2009 until January 6, 2015. Since 2003, he has been the Chief Investment Officer of GCP, a Managing Director of GCP from 2003 through 2009 and Vice Chairman of GCP since 2009. From January 2002 through June 2003, Mr. Goldman was a Managing Director with J.R. Goldman & Co., a real estate consulting and advisory company. From 1993 to 2002, Mr. Goldman worked as an investment banker with Alex. Brown & Sons, PaineWebber and Mercury Partners. In his investment banking career, Mr. Goldman participated in numerous transactions for public and private REITs, including offerings of common stock, perpetual and convertible preferred stock, and unsecured debt. In addition, Mr. Goldman has served as the principal advisor on a variety of REIT mergers and acquisitions and other advisory assignments. Prior to commencing his career as an investment banker in 1993, Mr. Goldman had worked as a corporate and securities/business tax attorney with DLA Piper and as an accountant with Ernst & Young LLP. Mr. Goldman holds a B.S.B.A. from Old Dominion University and a J.D. from the College of William & Mary.

Brian Hermelin

Mr. Brian M. Hermelin is Director of the Company. Mr. Hermelin is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner since 2007 of Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC, a private equity investment firm focusing on companies in the business services, financial services, sports, media and entertainment, and consumer direct marketing industries. He is also a co-founder and General Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, LLC, a venture capital firm based in Detroit, Michigan. From December 2000 to May 2011, Mr. Hermelin served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Active Aero Group/USA Jet Airlines Inc., an air charter and logistics firm that also operates an air charter service for freight and passenger air transport. In addition, Mr. Hermelin has served as the chair of the Audit Committee of Rock Ohio Caesars LLC.

Ronald Klein

Mr. Ronald A. Klein is Director of the Company. He has served as a director and Chief Executive Officer of Origen Financial, Inc. ("Origen"), a mortgage REIT specializing in manufactured housing loans, and its predecessor since February 1999. Since April 2010, he has been a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. (Nasdaq: TLMR) and Talmer Bank. Mr. Klein is also actively involved with several closely-held companies in the real estate industry and the technology industry. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.

Randall Rowe

Mr. Randall K. Rowe is Director of the Company. Mr. Rowe served as Chairman of the board of directors of American Land Lease, Inc. from 2009 until January 6, 2015. Since 2002, he has been the Chairman of Green Courte Partners, LLC (“GCP”), a private equity firm focusing on the ownership and operation of manufactured housing communities, retail and mixed-use properties, and parking assets. Mr. Rowe was a Co-Founder and Chairman of Transwestern Investment Company, LLC from 1996 to 2002. From 1997 to 2002, Mr. Rowe was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hometown America, LLC, a large owner of manufactured housing communities that owned 14,000 home sites. Mr. Rowe holds a B.A. from Denison University, an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a J.D. from the University of Michigan

Arthur Weiss

Mr. Arthur A. Weiss is Director of Sun Communities Inc. Since 1976, Mr. Weiss has practiced law with the law firm of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, Professional Corporation, which represents in matters. Mr. Weiss is currently Chairman of the firm and a shareholder of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss, Professional Corporation. Mr. Weiss practices law in the area of business planning, taxation, estate planning and real estate law. He is a director of several closely-held companies in the real estate industry, steel industry and technology industry and currently serves as a director of Talmer Bancorp, Inc. and Talmer Bank. Mr. Weiss is also a director and officer of a number of closely held public and private nonprofit corporations, which include the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he is on the executive committee, and serves as a treasurer and board member. Mr. Weiss received a MBA in finance and a post graduate LLM degree from New York University in taxation. In addition to being an author and frequent lecturer in the Detroit area, Mr. Weiss previously was an Adjunct Professor of Law at Wayne State University. Mr. Weiss was recognized in 2008 as one of the nation’s Top 100 Attorneys by Worth magazine and has been chosen over the last 10 years as one of the Super Lawyers.

Stephanie Bergeron

Ms. Stephanie W. Bergeron is an Independent Director of Sun Communities, Inc. Ms. Bergeron, a registered certified public accountant, also serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Walsh College. Additionally, Ms. Bergeron serves as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bluepoint Partners, LLC, a firm providing financial consulting services. From December 1998 to December 2003, Ms. Bergeron served as Vice President and Treasurer and then Senior Vice President-Corporate Financial Operations of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (“Goodyear”). Prior to joining Goodyear, Ms. Bergeron was a Vice President and Assistant Treasurer of DaimlerChrysler Corporation. She has also served on Audit Committees of several publicly traded companies (including as chairman) and a number of not for profit organizations. During her business career, Ms. Bergeron directed staff responsible for accounting, treasury, investor relations and tax matters. Crain’s Detroit Business named Bergeron one of its “Most Influential Women” in 1997 and in 2007.

Paul Lapides

Mr. Paul D. Lapides is an Independent Director of Sun Communities, Inc. Mr. Lapides is Director of the Corporate Governance Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, where he is a professor of management and entrepreneurship. Mr. Lapides is a director of OnBoard, Inc., and a member of the advisory boards of the Newman Real Estate Institute at Baruch College and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Mr. Lapides has knowledge and experience in the areas of real estate and corporate governance. Mr. Lapides, a certified public accountant, has been involved in real-estate related activities including the management of a $3.0 billion national portfolio of income-producing real estate.

Ronald Piasecki

Mr. Ronald L. Piasecki is an Independent Director of Sun Communities, Inc. Mr. Piasecki was a director of Aspen Properties, which he co-founded in 1974. From 1974 until its sale to the in 1996, Mr. Piasecki was the managing partner in charge of property financing, legal and accounting relationships, resident relations, lobbying and syndication and sale of registered private equity limited partnership and participating mortgage interests. Prior to the acquisition, Aspen was one of the privately-held developers and owners of manufactured housing communities in the U.S. Mr. Piasecki has been involved in real estate development and management since 1968 when he began working in the tax department of the then accounting firm of Lybrand, Ross Brothers and Montgomery in Detroit. Mr. Piasecki then practiced law, specializing in real estate development, syndication and management, until 1980 when he became a full time partner in Aspen. Mr. Piasecki is currently engaged in the financing, development and management of real estate properties.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Gary Shiffman

1,657,940

John McLaren

1,754,410

Karen Dearing

1,994,120

Jonathan Colman

1,594,910

Clunet Lewis

--

James Goldman

--

Brian Hermelin

--

Ronald Klein

--

Randall Rowe

--

Arthur Weiss

--

Stephanie Bergeron

--

Paul Lapides

--

Ronald Piasecki

--
As Of  30 Dec 2014
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