About Us -> Board of Directors

Board of Directors

ICSC Foundation Board Description

Officers


Chairman
NORRIS R. EBER, SCSM, SCLS
President/CIO

Abbell Associates, LLC
Chicago, IL

NORRIS EBER is the President / CIO of Abbell Associates, LLC and oversees all acquisitions and dispositions; asset management; investor relations; and strategic partnerships for Abbell, a seventy-year old Chicago-based investment, development and management company with 3 million square feet of enclosed mall, open air and office properties located in the Midwest.

Norris has over 35 years of combined experience in retailing and shopping center development. He has earned the Senior Certified Shopping Center Manager (SCSM) as well as the Senior Certified Leasing Specialist (SCLS) designations. Currently he serves on the International Council of Shopping Centers’ Open Air Center Committee, ICSC Education Advisory Committee and the ICSC Foundation as Chairman. He is a past ICSC Central Division VP, ICSC Trustee and State Director for Illinois.

Prior to joining Abbell, Norris was EVP of Assets and Acquisitions at Joseph Freed & Associates LLC the largest privately owned shopping center developer in Illinois. During his 15 years with Freed he was involved in over 30 property transactions.

Before joining Freed, Norris served as SVP, Asset Management & Acquisitions for 7 years for Tucker Properties Corporation REIT. Prior to Tucker, he served as Managing Director for Moor + South. Mr. Eber also served as Manager of Leasing for Homart Development Co., a national shopping center developer where he was employed for 15 years with Homart & Sears.

Norris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Market Research from Northern Illinois University and holds a real estate Managing Brokers’ license in Illinois.


Vice-Chairman
ELISE JAFFE
Senior Vice President

The Dress Barn
Suffern, NY

ELISE JAFFE is Senior Vice President of Real Estate at Dress Barn, one of the nation’s leading women’s specialty store chains which offers quality on-trend career and casual fashions at value prices. Elise is involved in all aspects of Dress Barn realty, including site selection and real estate deal negotiation nationwide. She serves as an invited member of the Board of Directors of the Ascena Retail Group, and has been an executive at Dress Barn since 1982.

Dressbarn is one of five sister retail brands operating under the Ascena Retail Group Inc., which is publicly traded on NASDAQ (“ASNA”): Dress Barn caters to women 35-55, Maurices is geared toward women 17-34 with a "20-something attitude", Justice offers trend-right apparel and accessories for tween girls aged 7-14, Lane Bryant carries exclusive women’s plus sizes and Catherines offers women’s extended sizes 0x to 5x. These five independently-operated subsidiaries together total approximately 3,800 stores, projecting over $5 billion in annual sales.

Elise, a past Trustee of the ICSC, is currently vice-chair of the ICSC Foundation. She also serves on the ICSC CRX Committee. Her personal affiliations include serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of Thirteen/WNET, on the Trustee Committee of Architecture & Design at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC, as vice president of the Paul Taylor Dance Foundation, and as a director of the Jaffe Family Foundation.


President
VALERIE J. CAMMISO
Executive Director

ICSC Foundation
New York, NY

VALERIE CAMMISO joined the International Council of Shopping Centers, Inc. (ICSC) as the executive director for its Foundation in October 2007. Ms. Cammiso is responsible for overseeing and directing all aspects of the ICSC Foundation. She is working with ICSC members and staff to create a foundation that has relevance to the retail real estate industry.

Since 1999, Ms. Cammiso served as director of the Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS), a nonprofit association for risk managers with approximately 4,000 corporate and 10,000 individual managers internationally. During her tenure with RIMS, Ms. Cammiso worked closely with the Executive Director to develop programs and services for its members. At RIMS she established new benefits for members, designed benchmarking surveys, established international chapters, managed the volunteer network of over 1,000 people and created new categories of membership.

Prior to her position with RIMS, Ms. Cammiso was with LaSalle Partners, where she was an accounting coordinator, and Kimco Realty Corporation where she worked in the leasing department. Ms. Cammiso is a graduate from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a BA in sociology.


Secretary-Treasurer
DUANE F. BISHOP, Jr., CSM
COO/Executive Vice President

Forest City Commercial Group, Inc.
Cleveland, OH

DUANE F. BISHOP JR. is a Cleveland native, born 1962 and grew up in Lakewood, Ohio, and graduated from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio with a degree in Business/Accounting. He began his career at Forest City in 1985 as a financial analyst and property manager at Tower City Center. He managed South Bay Galleria, a 1.1 million square foot mall in Redondo Beach, California, from 1987 to 1995. After that he relocated back to Cleveland in 1995 and had the position of Executive Vice President and General Manager of Tower City Center until 1998. He then moved into the corporate office in 1998 as the Vice President of Asset Management with the responsibility of the Commercial Group's retail portfolio.

In 2000, he assumed position of Senior Vice President, Asset Management with the responsibility of managing the entire Commercial Group portfolio – Office Buildings, Shopping Centers and Hotels. In 2006, expanded responsibilities to include working with the development, leasing, construction and finance teams on the development of new assets. He was promoted to Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer in April of 2011. In this position, responsibilities include Asset Management, Leasing, Finance and Financial Reporting for the Commercial Group. Duane works closely with James Ratner – Commercial Group CEO – on the overall management of the Commercial Group, including the development program. The development team reports to James Ratner.

He is currently on Board of Trustees for the Providence House and the Western Reserve Fire Museum, both in Cleveland and a member of Leadership Cleveland Class of 2009. He resides in Westlake, Ohio with wife Carla and two sons – John (age 21) and Scott (age 20).


CFO/Assistant Treasurer
GLEN HALE
CFO

ICSC
New York, NY

GLEN HALE is Staff Vice President, Finance and Controller for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He joined ICSC in 1994 and has risen through the ranks of the organization, serving as Accounting Manager, Assistant Controller and Controller. Glen was elected as Staff Vice President in February 2005. He is responsible for the day-to-day financial and member service operations of the association.

Glen earned a BA in Accounting from Queens College in 1993 and he passed the New York State Certified Public Accountant Exam in 1997. He and his wife Anna, live in Milford, Connecticut.


Assistant Secretary
MICHAEL P. KERCHEVAL
President & Chief Executive Officer

ICSC
New York, NY

MICHAEL P. KERCHEVAL is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He joined ICSC in January 2000 and was appointed to the position of President and CEO in May 2001, becoming only the third CEO in the association's fifty year history. In this role he is responsible for the day-to-day management of ICSC's global operations and carrying out the association's strategic objectives. Prior to joining ICSC, Mr. Kercheval worked for 20 years in real estate investment banking, most recently as a senior executive with Lend Lease Real Estate Investments.


Assistant Secretary
MALACHY KAVANAGH
Senior Staff Vice President Communications and External Relations

ICSC
New York, NY

MALACHY KAVANAGH is Staff Vice President, Communications and External Affairs for the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). As Staff Vice President, Mr. Kavanagh is responsible for planning, coordinating and expediting all public relations activities that are designed to raise awareness of the financial strengths and social contributions the shopping center industry makes to the communities they serve. As spokesperson for the association/industry, Mr. Kavanagh responds to media inquires and craft responses that position the shopping center industry in a positive light.

Prior to joining ICSC, Mr. Kavanagh was Manager, Communications and Special Events for Shadow Broadcast Services, a content provider to radio and television stations in nine U.S. cities. After graduating Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, New York with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism and Media, Mr. Kavanagh started his career as a reporter and has worked on numerous publications.

Mr. Kavanagh resides in Cortlandt Manor, NY with his wife, Beth, and their two daughters.


Assistant Secretary
RUDOLPH E. MILIAN, SCMD, SCSM
Senior Staff Vice President, Director, Professional Development Services

ICSC
New York, NY

Rudolph E. Milian is senior staff vice president for professional development services of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). He is responsible for ICSC's programs and services promulgating industry best practices, such as professional education, certification, textbook and periodical publications, including Shopping Centers Today and Value Retail News. Prior to joining the ICSC staff in in the late 1990s, Mr. Milian was an executive with a large shopping center REIT with corporate responsibilities for property and asset management.

Mr. Milian's shopping center career spans more than two decades, having previously held positions in on-site, regional, and corporate shopping center marketing and management as well as director of advertising for a retail chain. Mr. Milian has served on many professional boards including president of the Advertising Federation of Greater Miami/AAF, editorial advisor to the South Florida Business Journal, and the Advisory Board of Youngstown State University College of Business. Volunteering throughout his career for ICSC, he served as Ohio state director, Ohio state operations chairman, North Texas/Oklahoma state operations chairman, MAXI chairman, faculty of the School for Professional Development and University of Shopping Centers, member of the prestigious CSM Committee and speaker at many domestic and international conventions.

Mr. Milian authored the RetailGreen Agenda published by ICSC in 2008 and Green Tactics published in 2010. He is a graduate of Miami-Dade College from which he received a degree in marketing.


Past-Chairman
KIERAN QUINN

Managing Director
Guggenheim Partners
Atlanta, GA

KIERAN QUINN joined Guggenheim Partners and its affiliate, Pillar Multifamily, LLC, in February, 2011. He will be establishing a national platform to originate commercial and multifamily loans.

He was formerly with Walker & Dunlop as Vice Chairman and EVP where he managed the Capital Markets Group. In 2010, the group closed $500 million in loans and generated $4 million in fee income.

From 1993 – 2009, he served as President, Chairman and CEO of Column Financial, Inc. and Column Guaranteed. Column Financial was originally a joint venture between Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) and Equitable Real Estate. Column opened 18 offices in the US and two offices in Canada. Credit Suisse acquired DLJ and Column in 2000. Column closed over $50 billion in loans from 1993 – 2009 with 140 employees.

Column Guaranteed was a Fannie Mae DUS lender that Column acquired in 2003. Column Guaranteed merged with Walker & Dunlop in 2009.

Kieran worked at Equitable Real Estate from 1990 – 1993 where he managed the Equitable Life loan portfolio in Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, and Washington.

Kieran worked as V. P. finance at a private multifamily development company, based in Atlanta, from 1981 – 1990. He started his career at the First National Bank of Chicago from 1973 – 1980.

MBA - University of Chicago
BA – Villanova University

Return to Top

Directors



PATRICIA BLASI, SCSM
President

Borghese Group
Adventure, FL

PATRICIA M. BLASI is the President of Borghese Investments, LLC, a commercial developer and an advisor to commercial real estate owners, developers and investors. Previously, she was a partner of Panattoni Development Company, one of the nation’s largest private commercial development firms, where she developed $100 Million of retail, industrial and land assets.

Formerly, Ms. Blasi was the President of Terranova Corporation, one of Florida’s largest third-party commercial real estate advisory firms where she was responsible for overseeing a $1.5 billion portfolio of retail, office, and industrial properties. Prior to joining Terranova, Blasi was with Coral Gables based Codina Group (now known as Flagler Development) for nearly 10 years serving in various capacities including President of Codina Development and President of Codina Real Estate Management, where she oversaw $500 million in commercial development projects and over a 12 million square foot asset portfolio.

Active in industry associations, she is the Chair of ICSC’s National Economic Committee, a member of its Foundation Board, and runs its Florida Political Action Committee. Blasi has served ICSC as co-chair of its Open Air Centers Committee, Southern Division Government Relations Chair, Florida State Director, its Florida Governmental Affairs Chairman, Chairman of its Florida Conference and National Open Air Summit. She is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves NAIOP on its magazine's Editorial Advisory Board and as a member of the Center for Education’s Faculty. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Miami, where she is a frequent guest lecturer.


EDUARDO BROSS
Owner and Chairman

Planigrupo Latam
Mexico City, Mexico

EDUARDO BROSS is the Chairman of Planigrupo. Planigrupo is the leading developer of supermarket anchored shopping centers in Mexico. Eduardo holds an architectural degree from the University of Guadalajara and a masters in Urban and Regional Planning from The University of Washington. He has served in the board of numerous social, cultural and religious institutions and he was the president of The Mexican Friends of the Jerusalem Museum, Founder and First Chair of the Graduate Studies Program in Urban Planning at the University of Guadalajara and head of Planning, for the city of Guadalajara, Mexico's second largest city. Today Eduardo and his wife Eemilie live in Mexico City and Monterrey City, Mexico. They are the proud parents of two sons, one daughter and seven grand children.


JEFF COHN, SCMD
President and CEO

COHN Group
Denver, CO

An industry trailblazer, an authority in the marketing community, and an all-around good person, Jeff Cohn is COHN's fearless leader. As the founder, CEO and chief brand strategist of COHN, Jeff leads all brand development and branding initiatives, guides marketing and public relations strategies, and oversees client relationships, creative services and agency management. He also leads COHN’s specialized Retail team.

Jeff’s expertise stems from more than 20 years of experience in retail, destination and tourism marketing, including a variety of high-profile projects like his-and-hers gifts campaign for the famous Neiman Marcus Christmas Book, introducing Swatch Watch to the U.S., creating the Riverfront Marketing Association in New Orleans and leading the creation of the first shopping center tourism marketing program in the country.

Since its opening in 2000, Jeff has evolved COHN from a one-man marketing firm into a full-service integrated agency with expertise in brand development, marketing, public relations, creative and digital marketing. He also has expanded the client base internationally and guided the agency to achieve countless prestigious awards.

Jeff has a deep passion for helping clients realize their goals and objectives for their brand. He is continually inspired to lead the COHN team to develop powerful brand strategies. As a business owner and CEO, Jeff is committed to providing an open and creative work environment that encourages his team to reach their goals both professionally and personally.


JOHN CROSSMAN
President

Crossman & Company
Orlando, FL

JOHN M. CROSSMAN is President of Crossman & Company, one of Florida's largest retail leasing and management firms with over 12 million square feet under leasing and/or management. He has been in the real estate business for over 17 years and has been involved with more than $1 billion in transactions. Prior to joining Crossman & Company John was a principal at Trammell Crow Company.

John has been an active member of ICSC for over 17 years. He holds several leadership positions including Co-chair of the South Division of the ICSC Alliance and is an active member of the ICSC Foundation Committee. John is also a Real Estate Executive Advisory Board Member for both Florida State University and the University of Florida and a Retail Executive Board Member for the University of Florida.

As an active speaker and writer on national retail issues, John has been featured in several prestigious publications. In early 2004, John was named Top Central Florida Commercial Real Estate Salesperson by the Orlando Business Journal.

John earned a Bachelor of Science in Real Estate from Florida State University and has been an Orlando resident for the past 19 years. In his spare time, he is involved with numerous charitable activities including the Good News Jail and Prison Ministry and Purpose Orlando. John considers his greatest achievement to be the fact that his wife, Angie, agreed to marry him in 1996. They have two daughters, Claire and Ava - Ask John to show you pictures.


PETER S. EISENBERG, CLS
Principal

Clark Street Development
Chicago, IL

PETER EISENBERG is a Principal of Clark Street Development, LLC. Clark Street acquires, develops, redevelops, leases, and owns commercial real estate in the United States and abroad. The company's primary focus is the development and redevelopment of retail shopping centers and single tenant buildings. Clark Street also has significant experience in mixed-use, industrial, and land development.

In addition to his responsibilities at Clark Street, Mr. Eisenberg is actively involved in the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving on the ICSC Foundation Board of Directors and serving as an Officer on the Illinois State Committee in the capacity of Alliance Private Sector Co-Chair. He is a Co-Founder and Emeritus Member of ICSC's Next Generation National Advisory Group as well. Mr. Eisenberg also passionately supports The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation serving as President and a Founding Board Member. The Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation funds gastrointestinal cancer research at Northwestern University and provides scholarships, mentoring opportunities, and several real estate education related programs to undergraduate and graduate level students throughout the Midwest.

Mr. Eisenberg graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. He also earned a Juris Doctorate degree and an LL.M. in Real Estate Law with honors from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago where he serves on the Advisory Board for the Center of Real Estate Law.


MICHAEL ELLEMAN
President

Retail Portfolio Strategies
Naples, FL

MICHAEL K. ELLEMAN is President of Retail Portfolio Strategies, Inc., providing r/e advisory services to retailers by focusing on strategic development, portfolio optimization and transactional activity. Mike is a shopping center specialist, having spent 28 years in the retail and shopping center industries. He most recently served as SVP-R/E for Chico's FAS, Inc., where he led all real estate activities for Chico's, White House/Black Market and Soma Intimates. Previously, he led the R/E & Construction function at Charlotte Russe/Rampage Stores as SVP, and also held various leadership roles at Limited Brands, Inc.

Before beginning his retail career with Gymboree Corp., he served on the landlord side of the table including 11 years with Corporate Property Investors prior to its acquisition by Simon Property Group.

In 2008, he was honored to be elected to the Board of Trustees of the ICSC. He has served on the ICSC Committee on Open Air Centers, was the 2010 Dean of the School of Retailing at the University of Shopping Centers and is a frequent speaker and panelist at ICSC events.

He received his B.A. in Communications from the University of Missouri, and his M.B.A. from Kennesaw State University.


KEMPER FREEMAN, JR.
President/ Partner

Bellevue Square Managers
Bellevue, WA

KEMPER FREEMAN, JR., is the principal owner and hands-on leader of Kemper Development Company which has developed a total of 4 million square feet of R/E in the Bellevue CBD. This portfolio, called "The Bellevue Collection" is comprised of Bellevue Square, a super-regional shopping center and two mixed-use projects, all connected via sky bridges. In 2008, Bellevue Square underwent a $40 million dollar urban-garden renovation. A third mixed-use project is part of Kemper Development Company's future development plans.

Kemper Freeman is a past Chairman of ICSC as well as the past chairman of the association's Government Relations Committee and has served as a Trustee since 1987. He serves as a Board Member of Overlake Hospital and Tateuchi Center. Mr. Freeman has a long history of involvement in political and civic activities. He is a former Washington State Legislator, and has served on the boards of numerous business and civic organizations.


JOHN M. HART
Chairman

Hart Realty Advisers, Inc.
Simsbury, CT

JOHN HART is founder and Chairman of Hart Realty Advisers, which he formed in 1982. The primary business of this privately held firm is representing the interest of client pension funds, endowments, Taft Hartley's, and foundations in their commercial real estate investments in various major markets throughout the United States. They acquire or joint venture and asset manage, on behalf of these clients, larger Class A shopping centers, office buildings, apartments, and industrial properties.

Prior to forming his own firm, John had a twenty-year career in the Real Estate Department of Connecticut General Life Insurance Company, now CIGNA. He held positions as Vice President of Mortgage Operations with responsibility for producing real estate investments for a variety of CIGNA-managed portfolios, as well as President of CONGEN Realty Advisory Corporation, a subsidiary created to service various investment portfolios.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. He completed two years of graduate work in Political Science and African Studies. He was a four-term Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and a member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and Pension Real Estate Association (PREA), was a past member of Counselors of Real Estate (CRE), American Hotel and Motel Association, Mortgage Bankers Association, and was a frequent panelist and lecturer for all of these organizations.


MICHAEL E. MCCARTY, SCLS
EVP of Development Operations

Simon Property Group
Indianapolis, IN

MICHAEL E. MCCARTY is executive VP of development operations of Simon Property Group, Inc., an S&P 500 company and the largest U.S. publicly traded r/e company. Simon Property Group operates from five retail r/e platforms: regional malls, Premium Outlet Centers®, The Mills®, community/lifestyle centers and international properties. The Company currently owns or has an interest in approximately 390 properties in North America, Europe and Asia.

Michael joined Simon Property Group in 1979, serving in both management and leasing positions within the Company. In January 1995, he was promoted to the position of senior VP of the community/lifestyle center division and became its president in 2000. He was promoted to his new position in 2007.

In his role as executive VP of development operations, Michael is responsible for the successful execution of all development programs within the regional mall platform in which the Company embarks. He also serves as the principal corporate liaison for several national retailers.

Michael is formerly an ICSC Trustee, Executive Committee member and Indiana ICSC State Director. He is a member of the board of directors for the Simon Youth Foundation.


JOHN MORRISON, CDP
President & CEO

Primaris Retail REIT
Toronto, ON, Canada

JOHN MORRISON has over 30 years experience in the commercial real estate industry, primarily in the shopping centre asset class.

Prior to his appointment as CEO of Primaris, Mr. Morrison was President, Real Estate Management at Oxford Properties Group, where he was responsible for the performance of Oxford's $10 billion domestic portfolio of office, industrial, multi-family residential and shopping centre properties.


KRISTIN MUELLER, SCSM
EVP & COO

Jones Lang LaSalle
Atlanta, GA

KRISTEN MUELLER is Director of Business Development for Jones Lang LaSalle's Retail group. She has overall responsibility for business development seeking new clients and property types, new assignments with existing clients and new lines of business. Additionally, she leads the firm's receivership and special servicer initiatives for all property types.

Ms. Mueller has more than 25 years of experience in the retail industry, with particular expertise in managing diverse property types across the U.S. for third-party clients that include lenders, special servicers, developers, institutional investors and private owners of retail and mixed-use properties. In her broad range of management roles, she has been responsible for retail property in the SW, NW, Central, NE and SE Regions of the U.S., including Puerto Rico. Prior to joining Jones Lang LaSalle, Ms. Mueller was associated with Urban Shopping Centers, Inc., where she held a variety of positions including General Manager of shopping centers in Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., South Carolina, Florida and California.

Ms. Mueller is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she earned a bachelor of business administration degree in finance. Ms. Mueller received her SCSM designation from the ICSC and is a former instructor in the organization's Finance for Non-financial Professionals program. She is an International Director for Jones Lang LaSalle and a member of Jones Lang LaSalle's Retail Executive Committee. Additionally, she is a member of the Urban Land Institute's Commercial & Retail Development Council-Silver Flight.


JEFF NEWMAN, ESQ.
Chairman/R.E. Department

Sills Cummis & Gross P.C.
Newark, NJ

JEFFREY HUGH NEWMAN is a senior partner at Sills Cummis & Gross P.C., a member of the Firm's Management and Executive Committees and Chair of the R/E Department. Mr. Newman has been practicing in the area of R/E for over 25 years and has focused on the shopping center industry. His national reputation has been developed through his representation of numerous retailers, developers, landlords and lenders, as well as the result of numerous speaking engagements throughout the country. In addition, he has published numerous articles in both the R/E Review and Commercial Leasing, Laws and Strategy.

Mr. Newman has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2001, the Chambers USA Guide to America's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2005, and New Jersey Super Lawyers and New York Super Lawyers since 2005 and 2006, respectively.


VALERIE RICHARDSON, SCLS
Senior Vice President, Real Estate

The Container Store
Coppell, TX

VALERIE RICHARDSON is the VP of R/E for The Container Store, Inc. She is responsible for site evaluation and lease negotiation, as well as store design coordination and construction for The Container Store's nationwide store expansion program.

Prior to joining The Container Store in the fall of 2000, she was Senior VP – R/E and Development for Ann Taylor, Inc., where she administered the company's store expansion strategy for Ann Taylor and Ann Taylor Loft. Before her years at Ann Taylor, she was VP of R/E and Development for the Superstore Division of Barnes & Noble, Inc. She began her R/E career at Dallas-based developer, Trammell Crow Company.

Ms. Richardson earned an M.B.A. in R/E from the University of North Texas and a B.S. in Education from Southwest Texas State University. In 2004, she became a member of the Board of Trustees of ICSC. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Trustees of Baylor-Plano Medical Center in Plano, Texas.


MARK SCHURGIN
President

The Festival Companies
Los Angeles, CA

MARK A. SCHURGIN is the President and co-founder of The Festival Companies, a Los Angeles based privately owned shopping center development, investment and real estate advisory firm. Under his leadership the firm has developed and acquired over 25,000,000 square feet of retail properties in 23 states. The Festival Companies real estate advisory division provides real estate advisory, management and development services to institutional clients and private investors.

Mark Schurgin has been involved in the shopping center industry for over 25 years. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado. Mark is an active guest speaker for the ICSC, ULI and Community Redevelopment Agency organization. He is an active member of the ICSC and ULI. In 2008 The Schurgin Family Foundation established the Schurgin Family Foundation Undergraduate Scholarship with the ICSC Foundation.


MICHAEL WEAMER
EVP/Senior VP

American Heart Association
New York, NY

MICHAEL L. WEAMER, CAE is Executive Vice President of the American Heart Association/Founders Affiliate. The Founders Affiliate is a $100 million organization dedicated to reducing death and disability from cardiovascular disease and stroke in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.

Prior to joining AHA in 1990, Mr. Weamer was President of the National Society to Prevent Blindness (1986-90) and also served as an affiliate Executive Director of the National Easter Seal Society (1974-1986), administering rehabilitation centers that provided physical, speech and occupational therapy for physically disabled children and adults as well as pre-school education programs in Pennsylvania, Michigan and New York.

Michael has served as chairman of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and was a member of the Board of Directors and chairman of the New York Society of Association Executives and treasurer of the Hudson Guild Settlement House in Chelsea. He also recently completed a term as Chairman of Health Power, a nationally unique non-profit organization committed to minority health improvement and serves as a Board Advisor to the National Marfan Foundation.


HERBERT WEITZMAN, CSM
Chairman/CEO

The Weitzman Group
Dallas, TX

HERBERT D. WEITZMAN is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of The Weitzman Group and Cencor Realty Services. In 1989, after nearly 30 years in the real estate business, Weitzman founded The Weitzman Group, a full-service commercial real estate brokerage firm that now ranks as the largest retail real estate brokerage force in Texas and one of the largest regional commercial real estate firms in the United States. Cencor Realty Services was founded in 1984 and now ranks among the top shopping center management firms in the United States, according to rankings by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Weitzman received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

Return to Top