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Leadership Team & Trustees

Leadership Team

Brian L. Harper
Brian L. Harper
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee
Brian L. Harper Mr. Harper joined RPT Realty in June 2018 and currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee. Prior to joining RPT, he was Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties, a retail real estate company. Mr. Harper was one of the original members of Rouse's executive team, first serving as Executive Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions and then as Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO in 2016. Prior to Rouse, he held senior positions at GGP and RED Development. Mr. Harper sits on the national Board of Directors for Autism Speaks and GiveClear Foundation, and is an active member of ICSC, Nareit and YPO. He received a B.A. from the University of Kansas.
Michael P. Fitzmaurice
Michael P. Fitzmaurice
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael P. Fitzmaurice Mr. Fitzmaurice has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of RPT Realty since June 2018. In his position, he is responsible for the development and execution of the company's strategic plan and oversees all financial functions, including capital markets, financial planning and analysis, accounting, tax, internal audit, information technology and treasury. Prior to joining RPT, Mr. Fitzmaurice spent more than five years serving as Senior Vice President of Finance for Retail Properties of America, Inc., where he oversaw capital markets, investor relations and treasury. Prior to this, he spent more than 13 years with GGP and also spent time with Equity Office Properties. Mr. Fitzmaurice, who holds a B.S. from the University of Illinois, Chicago, is a member of Nareit and ICSC.
Timothy Collier
Timothy Collier
Executive Vice President Leasing
Timothy Collier Mr. Collier joined RPT Realty in August 2018 as Executive Vice President of Leasing. In this position, he is responsible for implementing and overseeing the company's leasing and merchandising strategies. Mr. Collier joined RPT from Acadia Realty Trust, where he was Head of Leasing and responsible for the retention and growth of existing tenants in the portfolio's legacy properties, fund assets and development projects. Prior to this, he held various leasing positions with Kimco Realty Corporation, Pyramid Management Group and Eklecco, LLC. Mr. Collier, who is a Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a member of ICSC, received his B.A. from the State University of New York at Oswego.
Raymond Merk
Raymond Merk
Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer
Raymond Merk Mr. Merk has served as Chief Accounting Officer at RPT Realty since 2017. He is responsible for leading and managing all SEC reporting requirements for the company and overseeing general ledger accounting, treasury, and lease administration teams. Throughout his over 30-year career, he has led and coordinated a variety of public company accounting functions, including SEC reporting, IPO oversight, public debt offerings and board/management reporting. Mr. Merk, who is a Certified Public Accountant, holds a B.S. from Ohio Northern University and an M.B.A. from Cleveland State University.
Jonathan Krausche
Jonathan Krausche
Senior Vice President Development
Jonathan Krausche Mr. Krausche came to RPT Realty in September 2018 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Development, where he is tasked with overseeing the company's development, design and construction strategies. Prior to joining RPT, he worked at Westfield for more than 15 years in various capacities including in development, design, construction, long-term asset planning, leadership, sustainability, contract and budget management and project execution. Mr. Krausche received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida Institute of Technology.
Michael McBride
Michael McBride
Senior Vice President of Asset Management
Michael McBride Mr. McBride first joined RPT Realty in 2007 and currently serves as Senior Vice President of Asset Management. He is responsible for leading the asset and property management teams with the goal of generating operating efficiencies and containing costs. Prior to joining the company, he was Vice President of Real Estate and General Counsel for Franks' Nursery & Crafts, Inc. Mr. McBride received a B.A. in Economics and Management from Albion College and a graduate degree from the University of Detroit School of Law. His professional affiliations include ICSC and the State Bar of Michigan.
Heather Ohlberg
Heather Ohlberg
Senior Vice President Legal Counsel and Secretary
Heather Ohlberg Ms. Ohlberg is Senior Vice President Legal Counsel and Secretary for RPT Realty, a position she has held since February 2019. She is responsible for handling all of the company's legal needs at both the corporate and property levels. Prior to joining RPT, Ms. Ohlberg served as Senior Vice President, Legal Leasing & Real Estate for Brookfield Properties' retail division, and before that, was Counsel at Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP. She also spent time working as an associate at Stempel Bennett Claman & Hochberg, P.C. Ms. Ohlberg is a graduate of the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and received her undergraduate degree from the University at Albany.
Courtney A. Smith
Courtney A. Smith
Senior Vice President Investments
Courtney A. Smith Mr. Smith joined RPT Realty in July 2019 as Senior Vice President of Investments. He is responsible for the evaluation and execution of all acquisitions and dispositions. Mr. Smith has 13 years of experience in the real estate industry, and most recently served as Vice President of Investments for Retail Properties of America where he executed approximately $2.3 billion of acquisitions and dispositions. Prior to joining RPAI, Mr. Smith held various investment positions with General Growth Properties, Jones Lang LaSalle, and JP Morgan Chase Bank. Mr. Smith holds a B.A in Finance and an M.B.A. with a Finance Concentration, both from Florida A&M University.
Deanna Cain
Deanna Cain
Head of Human Resources
Deanna Cain Ms. Cain joined RPT Realty in 2009 and currently serves as Head of Human Resources. In this position, she oversees all HR and Office Services responsibilities with a particular focus on identifying, attracting and retaining high end talent, advancing core business principles and objectives, enhancing workplace engagement and collaboration. Ms. Cain received an M.A. from Wayne State University and a B.A. from Michigan State University.

Trustees

Richard L. Federico
Richard L. Federico
Trustee
Richard L. Federico Mr. Federico currently serves as Non-Executive Chairman of P.F. Chang’s China Bistro Inc., a position he has held since February 2016. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer or Co-Chief Executive Officer of P.F. Chang’s from September 1997 to March 2015 and as Executive Chairman from March 2015 to February 2016. Mr. Federico joined P.F. Chang’s as President in 1996, when he also began his service on its Board of Directors. Prior to joining P.F. Chang’s, Mr. Federico held a number of leadership positions in the restaurant industry including roles at Steak & Ale, Orville Beans and Bennigan’s restaurants, Grady’s Goodtimes, and Brinker International. Mr. Federico has served on the Domino’s Pizza, Inc. Board of Directors since February 2011 and is a member of its Audit and Compensation Committees. He also sits on the boards of several private companies in the food industry and was previously the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jamba, Inc. Mr. Federico is a Founding Director of Chances for Children.
Arthur H. Goldberg
Arthur H. Goldberg
Compensation Committee Chair
Arthur H. Goldberg Mr. Goldberg is a Managing Director of Corporate Solutions Group, LLC, an investment banking and advisory firm since January 2002. Served as President of Manhattan Associates, LLC, a merchant and investment banking firm, from 1994 to 2002. Mr. Goldberg served as Chairman of Reich & Company, Inc. (formerly Vantage Securities, Inc.), a securities and investment brokerage firm, from 1990 to 1993. Mr. Goldberg also serves on the Board of Directors of Ardent Acquisition Corp.
Brian L. Harper
Brian L. Harper
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Trustee
Brian L. Harper Mr. Harper joined RPT Realty in June 2018 and currently serves as President, Chief Executive Officer and Trustee. Prior to joining RPT, he was Chief Executive Officer of Rouse Properties, a retail real estate company. Mr. Harper was one of the original members of Rouse's executive team, first serving as Executive Vice President of Leasing and Acquisitions and then as Chief Operating Officer before assuming the role of CEO in 2016. Prior to Rouse, he held senior positions at GGP and RED Development. Mr. Harper sits on the national Board of Directors for Autism Speaks and GiveClear Foundation, and is an active member of ICSC, Nareit and YPO. He received a B.A. from the University of Kansas.
Joanna T. Lau
Joanna T. Lau
Audit Committee Chair
Joanna T. Lau Ms. Lau serves as Chief Executive Officer of Lau Technologies, an executive consulting and investment company founded she founded in 1990. Prior to this, she held leadership positions with Digital Equipment Corporation and General Electric. Ms. Lau serves on the Board of Directors for DSW, a leading multi-channel retailer of branded footwear and accessories, where she chairs its technology committee and is a member of its audit committee. Her previous public board experiences include ESI, InfoSoft, FSI International, Boston Federal Bank and TD Bank. Ms Lau is on the Executive Board of the National Defense Industrial Association and a member of the Board of the Nellie Mae Education Foundation.
David J. Nettina
David J. Nettina
Chairman of the Board, Executive Committee Chair and Trustee
David J. Nettina Mr. Nettina has been the Managing Director of MRC Capital Group, a middle market private equity investment firm with an investment focus on micro-cap companies and real estate, since 2010. Mr. Nettina has also served as the Managing Principal of Briarwood Capital Group, an affiliate of MRC Capital, since 2001 and as the Co-Chief Executive Officer of Career Management, LLC, since 2009.

Mr. Nettina served as a senior executive with American Financial Realty Trust, a publicly traded real estate investment trust, from March 2005 to April 2008, most recently as its President and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Nettina also served as an executive officer of SL Green Realty Corp., a publicly traded real estate investment trust from 1997 to 2001, including as its President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Prior to his service at SL Green Realty Corp., Mr. Nettina held various executive management positions for more than 10 years with The Pyramid Companies, a developer, owner and operator of 20 regional malls in the Northeast, including as the Chief Financial Officer and a development partner. Prior to his service at the Pyramid Companies he was the President of a community bank subsidiary of Citibank and served on active duty as an officer in the Army's101st Airborne Division. From September 2002 to January 2005, he served as an adjunct professor of finance at Siena College. Mr. Nettina earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Canisius College along with a Certificate in Management Accounting. Mr. Nettina serves as the Albany, New York Chair for Vistage International, a CEO organization with over 15,000 members worldwide. In addition, Mr. Nettina is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors
Laurie M. Shahon
Laurie M. Shahon
Nominating and Governance Committee Chair
Laurie M. Shahon Ms. Shahon is the President of Wilton Capital Group, a private direct investment firm she founded in 1994 that makes principal investments in later-stage ventures and medium-sized buyouts. She previously held investment banking positions with Morgan Stanley and Salomon Brothers. Ms. Shahon has served on numerous public and private company boards during the past 30 years, including KCG, The Bombay Company, Eddie Bauer, and Boston Mutual Life. Ms. Shahon holds an A.B. in English and Political Science from Wellesley College and an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business from Columbia Business School, where she has been an adjunct professor.
Andrea M. Weiss
Andrea M. Weiss
Trustee
Andrea M. Weiss Ms. Weiss has extensive specialty retail experience having served in several senior executive positions with dELIA*s Inc., The Limited, Inc., Intimate Brands, Inc., Guess, Inc. and Ann Taylor Stores, Inc. She is the Founder and current President and Chief Executive Officer of Retail Consulting, Inc. and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since its formation in October 2002. Ms. Weiss is also the co-Founder and current Managing Member of The O Alliance LLC, a new branch of Retail Consulting, Inc. Ms. Weiss has served as director at NutriSystem Inc. since March 2013 and has also served on the Boards of Directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (since 2003) and has been a Director of Chico's FAS, Inc. (since 2009). Ms. Weiss also serves on several private advisory boards.