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John P. Fowler, Director Emeritus
John P. Fowler, Director Emeritus

Mr. Fowler became a director of HFF, Inc. in November 2006. In addition, he has been an executive managing director of HFF LP since 2003. Mr. Fowler served as a member of either HFF LP's executive and/or operating committee, when each was the governing committee, from 2003 to 2010 and has served as a member of HFF LP's executive committee since 2010. Mr. Fowler has been a member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings since 2003. Mr. Fowler began his career in the real estate finance business... 
Mark D. Gibson
Mark D. Gibson

Mr. Gibson became a director and Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he became the Chief Executive Officer of HFF, Inc. Mr. Gibson is one of our founding partners having joined our predecessor firm, Holliday Fenoglio & Company, in 1984. Since 2003, Mr. Gibson has held the positions of executive managing director of HFF LP and member of the operating committee of HFF Holdings. Additionally, Mr. Gibson has served as a member of the HFF LP executive committee si... 
Deborah H. McAneny
Deborah H. McAneny

Ms. McAneny became a director of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. She previously served as the chief operating officer of Benchmark Assisted Living, LLC from 2007 to 2009. Prior to this, Ms. McAneny was employed at John Hancock Financial Services for 20 years, including as executive vice president for Structured and Alternative Investments and a member of its policy committee from 2002 to 2004, as senior vice president for John Hancock’s Real Estate Investment Group from 2000 to 2002 and as a vice pre... 
Susan P. McGalla
Susan P. McGalla

Ms. McGalla became a director of HFF, Inc. in October 2009. Ms. McGalla was most recently the Vice President of Business Strategy and Creative Development for the Pittsburgh Steelers Football Club. Prior to assuming that role, she founded P3 Executive Consulting, LLC. P3 offered comprehensive consulting services to clients within and outside of the specialty retail industry. Services included branding, marketing, product merchandising and omni-channel execution to strategy, talent management and... 
George L. Miles, Jr.
George L. Miles, Jr.

Mr. Miles became a director of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. Mr. Miles is the former Chairman Emeritus of the Chester Group, a leading water/waste water, facility design build, scientific research and management company. Mr. Miles served as president and chief executive officer of WQED Multimedia, the public broadcaster in southwestern Pennsylvania, until his retirement in 2010. He joined WQED in 1994 after serving ten years as executive vice president and chief operating officer of WNET/Thirteen i... 
Morgan K. O’Brien
Morgan K. O’Brien

Mr. O’Brien became a director of HFF, Inc. in October 2012. Mr. O’Brien has been the president and chief executive officer of Peoples Natural Gas, Inc., a natural gas company, since 2010. He is also currently a director of Matthews International Corporation, a publicly-held designer, manufacturer and marketer of memorialization products and brand solutions, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Boy Scouts of Greater Pittsburgh, Allegheny Conference on Community Development, United Way of Allegheny Co... 
Lenore M. Sullivan
Lenore M. Sullivan

Ms. Sullivan became a director on the Board of Directors of HFF, Inc. in January 2007. Ms. Sullivan currently serves as a director of Deltic Timber Corporation and of RREEF America REIT II. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Sullivan was a partner with Perella Weinberg Partners, serving as portfolio manager for the firm’s Agility Real Return Assets Fund. Ms. Sullivan served as the associate director for the Real Estate and Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas at Austin from 2002 through ... 
Joe B. Thornton, Jr.
Joe B. Thornton, Jr.

Mr. Thornton became a director and a Vice Chairman of HFF, Inc. in November 2006 and effective April 1, 2014, he assumed the role of President of HFF, Inc. and Managing Member of HFF LP and HFF Securities, the Operating Partnerships. He is also currently an executive managing director of HFF LP. Mr. Thornton has served as a member of either HFF LP’s executive and/or operating committee, when each was the governing committee, from 2003 to the present. Mr. Thornton also served as co-head of the Co... 
Steven E. Wheeler
Steven E. Wheeler

Mr. Wheeler became a director of HFF, Inc. in March 2010. He has been the president of Wheeler & Co., LLC, a private investment firm, since 1997. He is currently a director of Anika Therapeutics, Inc., a publicly held medical device company. During the past five years, Mr. Wheeler also served as a director of Bariston Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm and PingTone Communications, Inc., a privately held VOIP telephone services provider. Between 1997 and 2011, he was a principal of H... 
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