Robert J. Laikin serves as our Chairman of the Board. Mr. Laikin became a director and was appointed as our Lead Independent Director on May 27, 2014. Mr. Laikin held the Lead Independent Director role until the position was eliminated by our Board of Directors in June 2016 at which time Mr.
John J. Dillon III became a director on June 20, 2016. Mr. Dillon has been with City Financial Corporation since March 17, 2008. Dillon served as the Executive Vice President of the insurance division and a member of the executive committee of City Financial Corporation until the agency was
J. Taggart Birge became a director on the Washington Prime Group Inc. Board of Directors on May 18, 2017. Mr. Birge has twenty years of healthcare real estate development, leasing and sales experience. Mr. Birge currently serves as President and Principal of Cornerstone Companies, Inc.
Louis G. Conforti became a director of the Company on May 27, 2014 and served as our Interim Chief Executive Officer from June 20, 2016 until October 6, 2016 when he became our Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Conforti served as Principal/Executive Director of Colony Capital, Inc.
John F. Levy became a director on June 20, 2016. Mr. Levy currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer and principal consultant for Board Advisory, a consulting firm established to assist public companies, or companies aspiring to be public with corporate governance, corporate compliance,
Ms. Soffer is a Principal for Turnberry Associates, which she joined in 1989, and where she oversees the company’s retail, hospitality and office divisions including Aventura Mall, a South Florida’ super-regional shopping center and one of the top grossing centers in the United States.
Sheryl G. von Blucher became a director of the Company on August 30, 2016. Ms. von Blucher currently works in private equity portfolio management as a partner and managing director for the JMJS Group, a private equity partnership. Ms. von Blucher previously served as Chief Operations Officer and