People: Sun Communities Inc (SUI)

SUI on New York Consolidated

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30 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gary Shiffman

60 2014 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

John McLaren

43 2014 President, Chief Operating Officer

Karen Dearing

49 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary

Jonathan Colman

58 2003 Executive Vice President

Clunet Lewis

67 Lead Independent Director

Brian Hermelin

49 2014 Director

Arthur Weiss

65 1996 Director

Stephanie Bergeron

60 2007 Independent Director

Paul Lapides

59 1993 Independent Director

Ronald Piasecki

75 1996 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Gary Shiffman

Mr. Gary A. Shiffman is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Sun Communities Inc. He has been actively involved in the management, acquisition, construction and development of manufactured housing communities and has developed network of industry relationships over the past twenty 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 direct holdings in various real estate asset classes, which include office, industrial, residential and retail. Mr. Shiffman is an executive officer and a director of Sun Home Services ("SHS") and all of the other corporate subsidiaries. Mr. Shiffman is also a director of Origen Financial, Inc. ("Origen", OTCBB: ORGN.BB).

John McLaren

Mr. John Bandini McLaren is President, Chief Operating Officer of Sun Communities Inc. He has been in the manufactured housing industry since 1995. He has served as our President since February 2014 and as our Chief Operating Officer since February 2008. 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 homes 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 Sun Communities Inc. He joined in 1994 as Vice President-Acquisitions and became a Senior Vice President in 1995 and an Executive Vice President in March 2003. A certified public accountant, Mr. Colman has twenty years of experience in the manufactured housing community industry. He has been in the acquisition, financing and management of 75 manufactured housing communities for two of the 10 manufactured housing community owners, including Uniprop, Inc. during its syndication of $90.0 million in public limited partnerships in the late 1980s. Mr. Colman is also a Vice President of all of 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.

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. Mr. Hermelin 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.

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. Mr. Weiss 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 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 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 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

14,773,500

John McLaren

1,289,040

Karen Dearing

1,218,570

Jonathan Colman

479,829

Clunet Lewis

--

Brian Hermelin

--

Arthur Weiss

--

Stephanie Bergeron

--

Paul Lapides

--

Ronald Piasecki

--
As Of 30 Dec 2013

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