62nd Chairman and Vice Chairman Appointed at ICSC-Here, We Go. 2021 In Las Vegas
NEW YORK, December 07, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ICSC announced today at ICSC-Here, We Go. 2021, that ICSC’s Board of Trustees elected Glenn Rufrano, former CEO, VEREIT, to serve as the organization’s Chairman and Pat Donahue as Vice Chairman for the 2022 term. Glenn Rufrano succeeds John R. Morrison, CRX, CDP, as ICSC’s 62nd Chairman.
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Glenn Rufrano - ICSC Chairman for 2022 (Photo: Business Wire)
Rufrano was most recently Chief Executive Officer of VEREIT, prior to its merger with Realty Income in November 2021. While at VEREIT, he reconstituted the Board of Directors, formalized the VEREIT management team and introduced a business plan to guide the Company’s strategy.
"Glenn’s deep and extensive experience in commercial real estate, coupled with his success in leadership roles, will prove valuable to ICSC’s continued growth and success," said Tom McGee, ICSC President & CEO. "In addition to the knowledge and expertise he has acquired throughout his career, Glenn’s background and foresight will prove effective in helping ICSC continue to serve our members in an ever-evolving Marketplaces Industry."
Prior to VEREIT, Rufrano served as the Chairman and CEO of O’Connor Capital Partners and was among the founders of O’Connor in 1983. He also served as President and CEO of Cushman & Wakefield, Inc., CEO of Centro Properties Group, an Australian public LPT and as CEO of Centro Properties Group U.S.
"My journey and involvement with ICSC as a Trustee and as Vice Chairman, has been invaluable to my career in this industry," stated Rufrano. "My role as Chairman is to continue the strategic path established by ICSC management and to work with all member groups to execute ICSC’s strategic plan within this organization and in the Marketplaces Industry. I’m honored to serve my fellow members as ICSC’s next Chairman."
Vice Chairman Patrick S. Donahue currently serves as the Co-Founder of Donahue Casey Realty Advisors, established in 2021. Donahue is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Donahue Schriber Realty Group. He joined DSRG in 1979 and worked in every aspect of the business, including leasing, asset management, development and corporate strategy. Donahue was instrumental in fostering key relationships and opportunities, which helped the company become a recognized leader in the operation and development of neighborhood, community and power shopping centers.
The member organization for industry advancement, ICSC promotes and elevates the marketplaces and spaces where people shop, dine, work, play and gather as foundational and vital ingredients of communities and economies. ICSC produces experiences that create connections and catalyze deals; aggressively advocates to shape public policy; develops high-impact marketing and public relations that influence opinion; provides an enduring platform for professional success; and creates forward-thinking content with actionable insights – all of which drive industry innovation and growth. For more information, please visit www.ICSC.com.
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