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EPR Properties (EPR.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Druten

72 2003 Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee

Gregory Silvers

56 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee

Mark Peterson

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer

Gregory Zimmerman

58 2019 Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Craig Evans

59 2020 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Michael Hirons

49 2019 Senior Vice President - Asset Management

Tonya Mater

42 2015 Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Thomas Bloch

66 2013 Independent Trustee

Barrett Brady

74 2004 Independent Trustee

Peter Brown

61 2010 Independent Trustee

James Connor

61 2019 Independent Trustee

Jack Newman

72 2009 Independent Trustee

Virginia Shanks

58 2019 Independent Trustee

Robin Sterneck

62 2013 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Druten

Mr. Robert J. Druten serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of Trustee of the Company. Mr. Druten is Chairman of our Board of Trustees. In August 2006, Mr. Druten retired as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and a Corporate Officer of Hallmark Cards Incorporated. Mr. Druten serves as the chairman of the board of directors and chairman of the executive committee of Kansas City Southern, a NYSE-listed transportation company. Mr. Druten also serves on the compensation and nominating and governance committees of Kansas City Southern. Mr. Druten serves on the board of directors of Alliance GP, LLC, the managing general partner of Alliance Holdings GP, L.P., a Nasdaq-listed company indirectly engaged in the production and marketing of coal to utilities and industrial users. Mr. Druten also serves on the audit and conflicts committees of Alliance GP, LLC. Mr. Druten previously served on the board of directors of American Italian Pasta Company, from 2007 until it was acquired by Ralcorp Holdings, Inc. in July 2010, where he was the chairman of the audit committee and also served on the compensation committee. Mr. Druten received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kansas and an M.B.A. from Rockhurst University.

Gregory Silvers

Mr. Gregory K. Silvers serves as President, Chief Executive Officer, Trustee of the Company. Mr. Silvers was appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President in February 2015. Prior to being appointed as our Chief Executive Officer and President, Mr. Silvers served as our Executive Vice President since February 2012 and as our Chief Operating Officer since 2006 and Chief Development Officer since 2001. Mr. Silvers previously served as our Vice President from 1998 until February 2012 and as our Secretary and General Counsel from 1998 until October 2012. From 1994 to 1998, he practiced with the law firm of Stinson Leonard Street LLP specializing in real estate law. Mr. Silvers received his J.D. in 1994 from the University of Kansas.

Mark Peterson

Mr. Mark Alan Peterson serves as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Peterson was appointed an Executive Vice President in May 2015. He previously served as a Senior Vice President from February 2012 until this appointment, and he served as a Vice President from 2004 until February 2012. Mr. Peterson has also served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2006. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Peterson was with American Italian Pasta Company, a publicly traded manufacturing company, most recently serving as Vice President-Accounting and Finance. Mr. Peterson was Chief Financial Officer of J.C. Nichols Company, a real estate company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1995 until its acquisition by Highwoods Properties, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Peterson is a C.P.A. and received a B.S. in Accounting, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois.

Gregory Zimmerman

Mr. Gregory E. Zimmerman serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of the Company. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Development of Washington Prime Group Inc., an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust that invests in shopping centers, from July 2015 until March 2019. Previously, Mr. Zimmerman served as Senior Vice President, Big Box, Theatre & Peripheral Development with Simon Property Group, Inc., an NYSE-listed real estate investment trust that invests in commercial property, from 2008 to 2015. He is a member of the National Eagle Scout Association and has served on numerous boards of directors through Boy Scouts of America and Dickinson College. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cardinal Properties for the Ball State University Foundation and the Advisory Board for the real estate development program for the University of Indianapolis. Mr. Zimmerman holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Dickinson College.

Craig Evans

Mr. Craig L. Evans serves as Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. From April 2015 until his appointment, Mr. Evans was Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. From 2006 until his appointment, and from 1995 to 2002, Mr. Evans was a partner in the law firm Stinson Leonard Street LLP. Mr. Evans was a partner in the law firm Shook Hardy & Bacon L.L.P. from 2002 to 2006. He practiced in the areas of corporate and securities law for over 30 years. Mr. Evans received a J.D. from the University of Kansas School of Law and a B.A. in Business Administration from William Jewell College.

Michael Hirons

Mr. Michael L. Hirons serves as Senior Vice President - Asset Management of the Company. From February 2016 until his appointment, he served as our Vice President- Strategy and Asset Management. From February 2012 until his appointment, he served as our Vice President - Strategic Planning. From 2006 to 2012, he served as our Vice President-Finance. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Hirons was a co-founder and principal with Preferred Finance Partners, Inc., a firm that provided corporate financial consulting services. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Hirons was with American Italian Pasta Company, a publicly traded manufacturing company, most recently serving as Director of Strategic Business Unit Finance. Mr. Hirons is a C.P.A. and received two bachelor’s degrees, with highest distinction, from the University of Kansas.

Tonya Mater

Ms. Tonya L. Mater serves as Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. From 2012 until this appointment, she served as a Vice President and our Controller and from 2006 to 2012, she served as our Controller. From 2002 to 2006, she served in other capacities within our Accounting Department. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, Ms. Mater worked as an auditor with KPMG and Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C. from 2000 to 2002. Ms. Mater is a C.P.A and received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Kansas.

Thomas Bloch

Mr. Thomas M. Bloch serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Bloch retired as President and Chief Executive Officer of H&R Block, Inc. in 1995, after a nineteen-year career with the company. He began teaching math in Kansas City’s urban core at St. Francis Xavier School in 1995 and then in 2000 co-founded University Academy, an urban college preparatory public charter school. Until 2013, Mr. Bloch served in numerous positions at the nationally recognized charter school, including as President of the Board for its first ten years and as a teacher. A past Chairman of the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) Trustees, he currently serves as Chairman of the UMKC Foundation, the Marion and Henry Bloch Family Foundation, and the H&R Block Foundation. He is the author of two books, Stand for the Best and Many Happy Returns. Mr. Bloch graduated cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California in 1976.

Barrett Brady

Mr. Barrett Brady serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Brady retired December 31, 2008 from his position as Senior Vice President of Highwoods Properties, Inc., a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust. Mr. Brady served as President and Chief Executive Officer of J.C. Nichols Company, a real estate company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, until its acquisition in 1998 by Highwoods Properties, Inc. Before joining J.C. Nichols Company in 1995, Mr. Brady was President and Chief Executive Officer of Dunn Industries, Inc., a major construction contractor. Mr. Brady serves on the board of directors, the audit and executive committees, and is chairman of the ESOP of J.E. Dunn Construction Group, Inc. He also serves on the board of directors, the compensation and nominating committees and is chairman of the audit committee of NASB Financial, Inc., a thrift holding company of North American Savings Bank, F.S.B., and he serves on the board of directors and is chairman of the audit committee of North American Savings Bank, F.S.B. He also serves on the board of directors as lead independent director and as a member of the audit, corporate governance and investment committees of CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc., a NYSE-listed owner of U.S. infrastructure assets. Mr. Brady received a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the University of Missouri.

Peter Brown

Mr. Peter C. Brown serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Brown is Chairman of Grassmere Partners, LLC, a private investment firm. Prior to founding Grassmere Partners, Mr. Brown served as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of AMC Entertainment Inc., one of the world’s leading theatrical exhibition and entertainment companies, from July 1999 until his retirement in February 2009. He joined AMC in 1990 and served as AMC’s President from January 1997 to July 1999, and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1991 to 1997. Mr. Brown served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Company from 1997 to 2003. Mr. Brown currently serves on the board of directors and audit and finance committees of CenturyLink, Inc., a NYSE-listed global communications provider, and he serves on the board of directors and audit, compensation and nominating committees of Cinedigm Corp., a Nasdaq-listed leader in digital entertainment content distribution. Past additional public company boards on which Mr. Brown served include: National CineMedia, Inc., Midway Games, Inc., LabOne, Inc., and Protection One, Inc. Mr. Brown is a graduate of the University of Kansas.

James Connor

Mr. James B. Connor serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Connor has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, a NYSE-listed real estate investment trust, since April 2017, and as a member of the board of directors of Duke Realty Corporation since 2015. Prior to being named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Connor held various senior management positions with Duke Realty Corporation, including President and Chief Executive Officer from January 1, 2016 through April 25, 2017, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from 2013 to 2015, Senior Regional Executive Vice President from 2011 to 2013, and Executive Vice President Midwest region from 2003 to 2010. Prior to join Duke Realty Corporation in 1998, Mr. Connor held numerous executive and brokerage positions with Cushman & Wakefield, most recently serving as Senior Managing Director for the Midwest area. Mr. Connor serves on the Advisory Board of the Marshall Bennett Institute of Real Estate at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Mr. Connor is also a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and the Real Estate Round Table and serves as a director of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. Mr. Connor has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Real Estate Finance from Western Illinois University.

Jack Newman

Mr. Jack A. Newman Jr. serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Mr. Newman currently runs his own company, Jack Newman Advisory Services, through which he offers strategy and general business consulting services. Prior to establishing this entity in 2008, Mr. Newman served for over 12 years as Executive Vice President for Cerner Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed information systems and knowledge services company. Prior to joining Cerner Corporation, Mr. Newman spent 22 years with KPMG LLP, including 14 years as a partner, the last four of which he served as National Partner-in-Charge of an industry strategy practice of KPMG LLP. He serves on four other boards, one of which is the legal board of Enterprise Bank and Trust, the banking subsidiary of Enterprise Financial Services Corp., a Nasdaq-listed financial holding company. Mr. Newman formerly served on the board of directors of Ferrellgas Partners, L.P., a NYSE-listed distributor of propane and related equipment and supplies. Mr. Newman is a C.P.A., has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Benedictine College and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

Virginia Shanks

Ms. Virginia E. Shanks serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Shanks served as a Strategic Advisor for Penn National Gaming, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed casino entertainment company (“Penn National”), from October 2018 until January 2020. She previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of Pinnacle Entertainment, Inc. (“Pinnacle”), a casino entertainment company, from July 2013 until October 15, 2018 when Pinnacle merged with Penn National. From October 2010 to June 2013, Ms. Shanks served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer of Pinnacle. Prior to joining Pinnacle, she was Chief Marketing Officer for Multimedia Games Inc. from 2008 to 2010. Prior to 2008, Ms. Shanks held senior executive positions for more than 25 years at the property, division and corporate levels of Caesars Entertainment Corp., including Senior Vice President of Brand Management. Ms. Shanks serves on the board of directors and the audit, compensation and innovation committees of Altria Group, Inc., an NYSE-listed producer and marketer of tobacco, cigarettes and related products. She received a B.S. from the University of Nevada.

Robin Sterneck

Ms. Robin P. Sterneck serves as Independent Trustee of the Company. Ms. Sterneck is President of Highland Birch Group, a private business consulting firm, and dedicates a portion of her time to Sterneck Capital Management, LLC. Prior to founding Highland Birch Group, Ms. Sterneck served in various capacities at Swiss Reinsurance (“Swiss Re”), a leading wholesale provider of reinsurance, insurance and other insurance-based forms of risk transfer, including serving as Managing Director, Head of Global Talent from January 2009 until her retirement in September 2009, and as Managing Director, Head of Commercial Insurance from 2006 until 2009. Ms. Sterneck joined Swiss Re upon its acquisition of GE Insurance Solutions in 2006. Prior to the acquisition, Ms. Sterneck served in a number of positions at GE Insurance Solutions beginning in 1999, including Head of the Commercial Insurance Division, a member of the Executive Leadership Team and a Global Marketing Leader. She also served as Senior Vice President of GE Capital from 1996 until 2006, and she previously held a number of positions with various subsidiaries of General Electric Co. (“GE”). Prior to joining GE in 1996, Ms. Sterneck spent 15 years in investment banking and public finance, including serving as Managing Director of Public Finance for Clayton Brown & Associates and as Senior Vice President for Shearson Lehman Brothers. Ms. Sterneck currently serves and has served on numerous non-profit and private company boards. She is a National Association of Corporate Directors (“NACD”) Board Leadership Fellow. NACD Fellowship is a comprehensive and continuous program of study that empowers directors with the latest insights, intelligence and leading boardroom practices. She received a B.S. in Science from Trinity College of Vermont and an M.B.A. from Tulane University.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Robert Druten

360,127

Gregory Silvers

4,159,760

Mark Peterson

2,004,000

Gregory Zimmerman

1,689,310

Craig Evans

1,285,220

Michael Hirons

1,223,940

Tonya Mater

952,835

Thomas Bloch

322,830

Barrett Brady

320,193

Peter Brown

308,089

James Connor

279,533

Jack Newman

322,830

Virginia Shanks

252,533

Robin Sterneck

322,830
As Of  31 Dec 2019