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Jeffrey I. Friedman
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Jeffrey Friedman

Jeffrey I. Friedman, Chairman, President and CEO, joined Associated Estates in 1974. Mr. Friedman has served as Chairman and CEO of the company since 1993. He has more than 40 years of real estate experience. He is a graduate of Leadership Cleveland and is active in several professional organizations, which include the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Chief Executives Organization, Urban Land Institute, and the National Multi-Housing Council. He is involved in both national and local civic organizations, including serving as a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission and the Board of Trustees of The Cleveland Clinic. Mr. Friedman was honored by Ernst & Young as an "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2011.


 
Lou Fatica
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
Lou Fatica

Lou Fatica, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, joined Associated Estates in 1999 as Controller and was promoted to Vice President, Controller in 2000. He assumed his current role in 2001. Mr. Fatica is responsible for financial operations including capital markets, reporting, internal audit and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance as well as tax, treasury and finance functions for the company. He has more than 20 years of finance and accounting experience and is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting from Cleveland State University. Mr. Fatica is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Ohio Society of CPAs, and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Hillcrest Family YMCA.


 
Jason A. Friedman
Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development
Jason Friedman

Jason A. Friedman, Senior Vice President, Acquisitions and Development, joined Associated Estates in 2009. Mr. Friedman is responsible for overseeing the company’s acquisition efforts including the purchasing of new assets. Additionally, Mr. Friedman is responsible for all new development and construction activities including the purchasing of new land, design and entitlement. He has more than 16 years of real estate experience, including acquisitions, development, construction and financing. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications and Business from Auburn University. Mr. Friedman is a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Multi Housing Council, National Association of Home Builders, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He also serves as a board member for the American Red Cross and the Domestic Violence and Child Advocacy Center.


 
Scott Irwin
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Scott Irwin

Scott Irwin, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, joined Associated Estates in 2013. Mr. Irwin is responsible for all aspects of the company's legal matters; providing advice and counsel in the negotiation, structuring and implementation of the company's property acquisition, development, disposition, financing and capital markets activities; as well as risk management, corporate governance, public company reporting and litigation. He has more than 20 years of overall experience in law, specializing in finance, corporate governance and compliance, acquisitions and divestitures, labor and employment, and litigation. Mr. Irwin earned his bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, from Kent State University, where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. His Juris Doctorate was awarded, summa cum laude, by The Ohio State University College of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.


 
John T. Shannon
Senior Vice President of Operations
John Shannon

John T. Shannon, Senior Vice President of Operations joined Associated Estates in 2004. Mr. Shannon is responsible for the overall direction and guidance of property operations with the objective of maximizing growth and profitability, while fostering a culture committed to providing excellence in service. He also has oversight responsibilities for acquisitions, dispositions, marketing and ancillary services; and he provides day-to-day support of the company's strategic goals. He has 24 years of property management experience. Mr. Shannon earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in real estate finance and construction management from the University of Denver.


 
Pamela A. Bachelder
Regional Vice President of Operations
Pamela Bachelder

Pamela A. Bachelder, Regional Vice President, joined Associated Estates in 1997 as a Property Manager. In 2006, she was promoted to Regional Manager and was promoted to her current role in 2012. Ms. Bachelder is responsible for overseeing a regional portfolio of properties that includes Georgia, Indiana, and Ohio. She has an extensive property management background with more than 20 years of experience. Ms. Bachelder earned her bachelor's degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.


 
Michelle B. Creger
Vice President, Associate General Counsel
Michelle Creger

Michelle B. Creger, Vice President and Associate General Counsel joined Associated Estates in 2009. Ms. Creger is responsible for providing legal counsel to the operations, construction and corporate functions of the company and supervising litigation. She has more than 30 years of legal experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in Economics from Creighton University in Omaha, NE and her Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law, in Cleveland, OH. Ms. Creger serves as Vice President and member of the Board of Directors for the Cleveland Furniture Bank. She is an active member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel – Northeast Ohio Chapter, and Society for Human Resources Management.


 
Patrick Duffy
Vice President of Strategic Marketing
Patrick Duffy

Patrick J. Duffy, Vice President of Strategic Marketing joined Associated Estates in 2005. Mr. Duffy plays a key role in the company's portfolio diversification by assisting in identifying markets for acquisitions and dispositions, developing property-specific marketing plans and strategies, and assisting with pricing and positioning strategies. He has more than 27 years of real estate and marketing experience. He earned his bachelor's degree from Loyola College in Baltimore, MD and his master's degree in Administrative Services from Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Duffy is a member of the National Multi Housing Council and the National Apartment Association.


 
Tony Duplisse
Vice President of Acquisitions and Development

Tony Duplisse , Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, joined Associated Estates in 2014. Mr. Duplisse will be responsible for sourcing and generating acquisition and development opportunities in the Western region. He will also be the development point person on all projects as they transition to the property management teams. He joins the company with 24 years of property management, acquisitions and development experience. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Wichita State University and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Oklahoma.


 
Daniel E. Gold
Vice President of Human Resources
Daniel Gold

Daniel E. Gold, Vice President of Human Resources joined Associated Estates in 2009. Mr. Gold is responsible for the oversight of all Human Resources functions, including employee development, compensation, benefits, recruiting, and payroll. He has more than 20 years of Human Resources experience. He earned his bachelor's degree in Communications with a minor in Business Administration from Ohio University. Mr. Gold is an active member of the Northeast Ohio Human Resource Planning Society and the Society for Human Resource Management.


 
Jeremy S. Goldberg
Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations
Jeremy Goldberg

Jeremy S. Goldberg, Vice President of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations joined Associated Estates in 2010. Mr. Goldberg is responsible for developing and implementing financial and capital market strategies, assisting in the strategic planning of the company, and managing sell-side analyst and investor relationships. He has 19 years of banking and real estate experience. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. Mr. Goldberg is a member of the National Investor Relations Institute.


 
Kevin M. Hampton
Vice President of Development – West
Kevin Hampton

Kevin M. Hampton, Vice President, Development – West, joined Associated Estates in 2013. Mr. Hampton is responsible for identifying multifamily development opportunities, managing the development process, and providing oversight of construction activities in California. He has more than 26 years of multifamily and construction experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Hampton holds Real Estate Broker and Contractor licenses in California.


 
Cindy Harris
Vice President of Development – Central
Cindy Harris

Cindy Harris, Vice President, Development – Central, joined Associated Estates in 2012. Ms. Harris is responsible for identifying multifamily development opportunities, managing the development process, and providing oversight of constructions activities in Texas. She has nearly 30 years of property management and development experience. She earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from The University of Texas, San Antonio. Ms. Harris is a member of the Urban Land Institute; a Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and a member of Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW).


 
John P. Hinkle
Vice President of Acquisitions
John Hinkle

John P. Hinkle, Vice President of Acquisitions joined Associated Estates in 2010. Mr. Hinkle is responsible for sourcing and generating acquisition opportunities consistent with the company's long-term investment and growth strategy. He has more than 17 years of experience in the acquisition, development, management and valuation of investment properties. He earned his bachelor's degree in Finance from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA. Mr. Hinkle is a member of the Urban Land Institute.


 
Allen Ingram
Chief Technology Officer
Allen Ingram

Allen Ingram, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) joined Associated Estates in 2012. Mr. Ingram is responsible for managing the company's central IT services; including voice and data telecommunications, application development, and technical computing functions. He has 27 years of IT experience. He earned his bachelor's degree from Florida Metropolitan University in Tampa, FL. Mr. Ingram is a member of the Society for Information Management (SIM) and VMware’s Customer Advisory Board.


 
Swarup R. Katuri
Vice President
Swarup Katuri

Swarup R. Katuri rejoined Associated Estates as a vice president in 2012. Mr. Katuri is responsible for assisting with initiatives relating to the company's strategic growth objectives. He has more than 8 years of experience; having initially joined Associated Estates in 2005 as a financial analyst and progressing through a number of roles with increasing responsibility. He most recently served as the Senior Director of Corporate Finance and Investor Relations, before leaving the company in 2010 to pursue his Master of Business Administration (MBA). He earned his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University where he was a Fuqua Scholar, and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honors) and Sociology, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Management, magna cum laude, from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Katuri is a graduate of Cleveland Bridge Builders a civic leadership program, and was recognized in 2007 as one of "Twenty in their 20's" by Crain's Cleveland Business.


 
Bill Laws
Regional Vice President of Operations
Bill Laws

Bill Laws, Regional Vice President joined Associated Estates in 1994 as an Internal Auditor. His career progression at the company includes Budget Analyst, Budget Manager, Portfolio Analyst, Senior Portfolio Manager, and Regional Manager. He was promoted to his current role in 2012. Mr. Laws is responsible for overseeing a regional portfolio of properties that includes Maryland, Metro DC, Virginia, and North Carolina. He has a well-rounded background and 20 years of experience. Mr. Laws earned his bachelor's degree in Accounting and his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Cleveland State University.


 
Frank J. Poli
Vice President of Development – East
Frank Poli

Frank J. Poli, Vice President, Development – East, joined Associated Estates in 2012. Mr. Poli is responsible for identifying multifamily development opportunities, managing the development process, and providing oversight of construction activities on the East Coast and Florida. He has 36 years of residential and commercial project development and management experience. He earned his bachelor's degrees in Fine Arts and Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. Mr. Poli maintains his LEED AP certification; is a member of the Urban Land Institute; serves on the Board of Directors for the Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing; and completed 10 years of service as a member of the Arlington County Economic Development Commission.


 
Miria C. Rabideau
Vice President of Operations
Miria Rabideau

Miria C. Rabideau, Vice President of Operations joined Associated Estates in 1994 as a Property Manager. In 2003, she was promoted to Regional Manager and was promoted to her current role in 2006. Ms. Rabideau is responsible for overseeing a regional portfolio that includes Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee. She has 20 years of asset and property management experience. She earned her bachelor's degree from Michigan State University. Ms. Rabideau is a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM).