Staff Directory

Nareit is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. Meet the individuals who work on the industry’s behalf.

Nareit Staff

President & Chief Executive Officer

Steven A. Wechsler

Finance & Operations

Sheldon M. Groner
Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations

Frederick Biney

Tracie Betts
Manager, Operations

Afia Nyarko Boone

Senior Director, Membership & Meetings

Pamela Coleman
Senior Vice President, Meetings

Melissa Crowshaw

Vice President, Human Resources

Roberto Diaz
Senior Vice President, Finance

Victor Dristas
Senior Vice President, Operations

Jose Fajardo
Accounts Payable Clerk/Accounting Coordinator

Chris Flood
Vice President, Business Development

Bonnie Gottlieb
Senior Vice President, Industry & Member Affairs

Fulya Kocak
Vice President, ESG Issues

Patti McGraw
Senior Director, Database & Operations

Katelyn Rowland 
Senior Director, Membership & Meetings

Allison Shaw
Manager, Operations
Margaret Solaqua
Director, Office Support

Research & Investor Outreach

John Worth
Executive Vice President, Research & Investor Outreach


John Barwick
Senior Director, Industry Information & Statistics

Brad Case
Senior Vice President, Research & Industry Information

Meredith Despins
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education

Abigail F. McCarthy
Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education

Calvin Schnure
Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis

Alexandra Thompson
Manager, Research & Industry Information

Kurt Walten
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education


Policy & Politics

Tony M. Edwards
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Cathy Barré
Senior Vice President, Policy & Politics

Dara Bernstein
Senior Vice President & Tax Counsel

Robert Dibblee
Senior Vice President, Goverment Relations

Christopher T. Drula
 Vice President, Financial Standards

Steven Lowery
Director, REITPAC & Political Outreach

Victoria Rostow
Senior Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs

George Yungmann

Senior Vice President, Financial Standards


Robert M. Pflieger
Executive Vice President, Communications

Matthew Bechard
Senior Vice President, Communications

Sarah Borchersen-Keto
Editorial Director

Kyle Gustafson
Senior Director, Content Strategy and Management

Wesley Kirk
Senior Creative Director


Rachel Kerestes
Vice President, Marketing Communications

Ron Kuykendall
Vice President, Media & Public Relations

Lizzy Lees
Manager, Digital Media and Marketing


Diane Rusignola
Senior Director, Editorial Content