CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- (Business Wire)
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) today announced the
promotions of Gary Roddy to Vice President – Collections, Tricia Tweedie
to Vice President – Billings and Jim Ward to Vice President - Branding.
Commenting on the promotions, CBL’s President, Stephen Lebovitz said,
“These individuals have established themselves as leaders within CBL in
their respective fields and the shopping center industry. We are pleased
to recognize their accomplishments and significant contributions to the
Company with these promotions.”
Lebovitz added, “Gary has shown tremendous initiative with his approach
to collections, ensuring the Company is always minimizing the
receivables balance. His oversight has been critical to the program.
Tricia continually demonstrates her amazing work ethic and dedication to
CBL. Her leadership and direction help to ensure the accuracy and
promptness of billings. Jim’s strong entrepreneurial spirit sets a great
example for his team. He is continually focused on finding new
opportunities to push the CBL branding program to even greater heights.
Each of these individuals deserves to be recognized for their
achievements and to be congratulated on their individual excellence.”
Gary Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985. He was
promoted to Director of Collections in May 1999 and to Senior Director –
Collections in January 2002. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and
overseeing the Company’s collections efforts. During his more than 25
years with CBL, Roddy has effectively minimized the Company’s year-end
net receivables balance and has helped to develop new tools to enhance
the effectiveness of home office and property collections coordination.
Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a
Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.
Tricia Tweedie joined CBL as a maintenance coordinator in January 1988,
moving to the billings department in 1990. She coordinated the billings
of the mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers.
Tricia was promoted to Director of Billings Department in May 1999. In
January 2002, Tricia was promoted to Senior Director of Billings. Under
Tweedie’s direction, the billings department bills over 14,500 tenants
annually in an accurate and timely manner. Tweedie graduated from
Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music
Jim Ward originally joined CBL in September 1998 as an assistant manager
at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville, Tennessee. In July 1999, he left
CBL to attend the University of Cincinnati Law School. After graduating
and passing his Tennessee Bar Exam, he joined the law firm of Husch
Blackwell. In October 2003, he rejoined CBL as manager of Georgia Square
in Athens, Georgia. In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek
Mall in Fayetteville, North Carolina. In February 2006, he was promoted
to Director of Sponsorship & Branding. Ward graduated from University of
Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in
Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his Juris Doctor from
University of Cincinnati Law School.
CBL is one of the largest and most active owners and developers of malls
and shopping centers in the United States. CBL owns, holds interest in
or manages 163 properties, including 94 regional malls/open-air centers.
The properties are located in 27 states and total 91.7 million square
feet including 9.4 million square feet of non-owned shopping centers
managed for third parties. Headquartered in Chattanooga, TN, CBL has
regional offices in Boston (Waltham), MA, Dallas (Irving), TX, and St.
Louis, MO. Additional information can be found at cblproperties.com.
Information included herein contains "forward-looking statements"
within the meaning of the federal securities laws.Such
statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of
which cannot be predicted with accuracy and some of which might not even
be anticipated.Future events and actual events, financial and
otherwise, may differ materially from the events and results discussed
in the forward-looking statements.The reader is directed to the
Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission,
including without limitation the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K
and the "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and
Results of Operations" incorporated by reference therein, for a
discussion of such risks and uncertainties.
CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
Katie Reinsmidt, 423-490-8301
Vice President - Investor Relations and Corporate Investments
Source: CBL & Associates Properties, Inc.
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