The candidate served until October, 2015, as Managing Director, Real Estate and Alternative Investments, for General Motors Investment Management Corporation, or GMIMCO, a role she held since October 2005. Since October 2004, she has been an Independent Director and Nominating and Corporate Governance Chair of Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO). She also serves on the Board of Directors of Shurgard Self Storage SA (FRA: STB). In addition she served as an Independent Director of Gramercy Property Trust (NYSE: GPT) and Forest City Realty Trust Inc. (NYSE: FCE). From 1986 through October 2005, the candidate was a Portfolio Manager with GMIMCO. Until September of 2013, she served as a member of the Board of Directors of Desarrolladora Homex, S.A. de C.V. The candidate also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of the Pension Real Estate Association and as a Member of NAREIT’s Real Estate Investment Advisory Council, and serves on the Advisory Boards of several domestic and international private real estate investment entities. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from the Columbia University Graduate School of Business and is a CFA charter holder.
Sunstone Hotel Investors, Inc. (NYSE: SHO) invests in, develops, and renovates mostly upscale and upper-upscale hotels in major markets around the US. The company owns more than 30 high-end hotels with some 14,000 rooms in more than a dozen states and Washington DC. Most of Sunstone Hotel Investors’ properties are located in Southern California and operate under such hotel brands as Hilton Worldwide, Hyatt, Marriott, Fairmont, and Sheraton. Sunstone’s hotels are managed by third parties; a division of Interstate Hotels & Resorts operates about half of the properties. Market Cap: $3.7 billion.