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Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Jordan L. Kaplan
President & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kaplan has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of our Board since our inception. Mr. Kaplan joined our predecessor operating companies in 1986, co-founded our immediate predecessor in 1991 and served as the Chief Financial Officer for our predecessor operating companies from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Kaplan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1983 and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986.
Kenneth M. Panzer
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Panzer has served as our Chief Operating Officer and a member of our Board since 2006. Mr. Panzer joined our predecessor operating companies in 1984, co-founded our immediate predecessor in 1991 and served as the Chief Operating Officer of our predecessor operating companies from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Panzer received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1982.
Kevin A. Crummy
Chief Investment Officer
Kevin A. Crummy is our Chief Investment Officer. Prior to joining us in 2014, Mr. Crummy spent 20 years at Eastdil Secured, a real estate investment banking company, where he was a Managing Director responsible for sales and recapitalizations in Los Angeles, Hawaii and other major West Coast markets. Mr. Crummy also led the Eastdil Secured team that sourced Asian based capital for real estate transactions in the United States and Europe. Mr. Crummy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the University of Wisconsin School of Business.
Mona M. Gisler
Chief Financial Officer
Mona M. Gisler is our Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Douglas Emmett in 2014, Ms. Gisler spent 19 years at Deloitte & Touche LLP, where she was a partner in the real estate practice.  Ms. Gisler, a Certified Public Accountant, holds a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration- Accountancy from California State University, Long Beach.

Board of Directors

Dan A. Emmett
Chairman
Mr. Emmett has served as the Chairman of our Board since our inception. In 1971, Mr. Emmett co-founded our original predecessor and our immediate predecessor in 1991. Mr. Emmett received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1961 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1964.
Christopher H. Anderson
Director
Mr. Anderson was first elected as a member of our Board in 2011. He joined one of our predecessors in 1972, co-founded our predecessor in 1991, where he served in a number of senior positions, including Executive Vice President, until his retirement in 2006. Mr. Anderson also worked in the financial industry at White Weld &Co. and Bank of America and was an officer in the United States Army. Mr. Anderson received his bachelor’s degree from Stanford University in 1964.
Leslie E. Bider
Director
Mr. Bider has served as a member of our Board since 2006. Mr. Bider is Vice Chairman of PinnacleCare, a Private Health Advisory firm, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2008 to 2017. From 2007 to 2008, he was the Chief Strategist at ITU Ventures, a Los Angeles based Venture Capital firm. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Bider served as an executive in residence at Elevation Partners. Mr. Bider was the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Warner Chappell Music, Inc., one of the world’s largest music publishing companies, from 1987 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Bider served as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Warner Bros. Music, and was a principal in an accounting firm specializing in the entertainment industry. Mr. Bider holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from University of Southern California and an M.S. from the Wharton School. Mr. Bider was a member of the board of directors of OSI Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: “OSIS”) from 2006 to 2010 and of California Pizza Kitchen (NASDAQ: “CPKI”) from 2008 to 2011.
Dr. David T. Feinberg
Director
Dr. Feinberg is president and chief executive officer of Geisinger Health System, a physician-led health system and leader in the development of innovative care models. Dr. Feinberg previously served as CEO of UCLA’s hospitals and associate vice chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences, as well as president of the UCLA Health System. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California at Berkeley, an M.D. from the University of Health Sciences/The Chicago Medical School and a Masters of Business Administration from Pepperdine University.
Jordan L. Kaplan
President & CEO / Director
Mr. Kaplan has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President and a member of our Board since our inception. Mr. Kaplan joined our predecessor operating companies in 1986, co-founded our immediate predecessor in 1991 and served as the Chief Financial Officer for our predecessor operating companies from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Kaplan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1983 and his M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986.
Thomas E. O'Hern
Director
Mr. O’Hern has served as a member of our Board since 2006. Mr. O’Hern is Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Macerich Company, a REIT specializing in retail real estate. Prior to joining Macerich in 1993, Mr. O’Hern served as Chief Financial Officer of several commercial real estate companies. Mr. O’Hern worked as a Certified Public Accountant for Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1978 through 1984. Mr. O’Hern is a board member of several educational and philanthropic organizations. Mr. O’Hern holds a bachelor’s degree from California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo.
Kenneth M. Panzer
COO / Director
Mr. Panzer has served as our Chief Operating Officer and a member of our Board since 2006. Mr. Panzer joined our predecessor operating companies in 1984, co-founded our immediate predecessor in 1991 and served as the Chief Operating Officer of our predecessor operating companies from 1991 to 2006. Mr. Panzer received his bachelor’s degree from Penn State University in 1982.
William E. Simon Jr.
Director
Mr. Simon is a Partner of Massey Quick Simon & Co., LLC, a firm that provides wealth management, investment consulting, and family office services to its clients. Prior to becoming a partner at Massey Quick Simon, he was Co-Chairman of William E. Simon & Sons, L.L.C. an investment firm that he co-founded in 1988 with his brother, Peter, and their father, William E. Simon, Sr., former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. At William E. Simon & Sons, L.L.C. he managed a diverse investment portfolio with holdings in real estate, private equity and fixed-income securities. From 1990 to 2005, Mr. Simon was co-founder and Advisory Director of William E. Simon & Sons Municipal Securities, Inc., and from 1973 to 1979, he held senior positions on the municipal securities and foreign exchange desks at Morgan Guaranty Trust Company. He was an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of New York from 1985 to 1988. Mr. Simon is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the UCLA College of Letters and Sciences Undergraduate Department of Economics. In 2014, Columbia University Graduate School of Business, in conjunction with the Gabelli Funds, named Mr. Simon as the co-recipient of its Graham & Dodd, Murray, Greenwald Prize for Value Investing. Mr. Simon holds a Bachelor's degree in history from Williams College where he is a Lifetime Emeritus Trustee and a J.D. from Boston College Law School.
Virginia A. McFerran
Director
Ms. McFerran is President and Chief Executive Officer of Optum Analytics, an information and technology-enabled health services business. Prior to joining Optum, Ms. McFerran served as founder and owner of M Consulting, which specialized in assisting health technology companies with strategic issues. From 2009 to 2014, Ms. McFerran served as Chief Information Officer of the UCLA Health system. Prior to joining UCLA, Ms. McFerran had been the Chief Information Officer of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and the Chief Information Officer of The Salk Institute, after having held technical leadership positions at The University of Washington and Microsoft Corporation. Ms. McFerran holds a bachelor's degree from University of Georgia and an M.S. from Seattle University.