Mr. Rogers joined the Board in March 2016 and is Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee, as well as a member of our Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Rogers is the managing member of Rogers & Associates, LLC, a firm he founded in 2011, which focuses on providing specialized solutions and board level advisory work for principals and institutional owners in the real estate industry. He currently serves as chairman of the board of RREEF America REIT III, independent director of RREEF America REIT II, chairman of the board of Net Lease Alliance, a founding director of First Commercial Bank and executive-in- residence for Millsaps College Else School of Management. Prior to founding Rogers & Associates, LLC, Mr. Rogers led Parkway Properties, Inc., a NYSE- listed REIT, for 25 years, most recently as its president and chief executive officer, and served on its board of directors. Mr. Rogers also served on the board of governors of NAREIT for six years, including two terms as audit chair. He graduated from the University of Mississippi magna cum laude, served in the U.S. Army as an infantry officer ultimately earning the rank of captain, and completed his MBA from Harvard Business School.