People: Weingarten Realty Investors (WRD.N)
9 Dec 2013
Mr. Robert J. Cruikshank is an Independent Trust Manager of Weingarten Realty Investors since 1997. Mr. Cruikshank is on the Board of MAXXAM, Inc. (Audit, Conflicts, Compliance and Compensation Committee member) and has served on this Board since 1993. Mr. Cruikshank retired as Senior Partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP in 1993. He also served on the Boards of Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Audit Committee member and Compensation Committee member) from 1997 to 2007 and Encysive Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Audit Committee Chairman) from 1993 to 2008. Mr. Cruikshank worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP, a internationally recognized audit firm, primarily in the audit function for 37 years. Additionally, Mr. Cruikshank served as visiting lecturer at Rice University where he taught auditing to fifth year students from 1989 to 1993. Mr. Cruikshank is a certified public accountant ("CPA"). Mr. Cruikshank’s training as a CPA emphasized statistical sampling methods, risk management assessment and technical auditing and GAAP applications. This knowledge and experience enables him to understand, as well as question, both internal and external auditors. His prior Audit Committee experience, primarily while on the board of a trading business, required risk management knowledge and the establishment of acceptable risk tolerance ranges for monetary investments.
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