This candidate joined Mid-America Apartment Communities (NYSE: MAA) in 1998 and was promoted to Chief Financial Officer at the beginning of 2010. He began his career in public accounting with Arthur Andersen, serving numerous large public corporations. He also served in various finance and accounting roles with Thomas & Betts Corporation (a large public electrical supplies manufacturer) prior to joining Mid-America Apartment Communities. The candidate graduated Magna Cum Laude from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Professional Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the National Multifamily Housing Council serving recently on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee and Investment Committee.
Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc. (NYSE: MAA) is a self-administered, self-managed real estate investment trust that focuses solely on buying multifamily residences. The company owns or has interests in approximately 79,500 apartment units in 15 states, primarily located in the West, Southeast and south-central US. Its largest markets are California, Florida, Tennessee, and Texas. Mid-America Apartment Communities, Inc., which has an average property occupancy rate of 95%, targets large and midsized markets. The company bought rival Colonial Properties in 2013 in an $8.6 billion deal. It is also bought Post Properties in 2016 for $3.9 billion to become the nation’s largest public apartment owner by unit number. Market Cap: $10.8 billion.