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
Vice President, Membership & Meetings

Kimberly Brewer
Operations Coordinator

Pamela Coleman
Senior Vice President, Meetings

Roberto Diaz
Senior Vice President, Finance & Fiscal Management

Victor Dristas
Senior Vice President, Operations
Jose Fajardo
Accounts Payable Clerk/Accounting Coordinator

Chris Flood
Senior Vice President, Business Development

Bonnie Gottlieb
Senior Vice President, Industry Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

Fulya Kocak
Vice President, ESG Issues

Patti McGraw
Senior Director, Database & Operations

Katelyn Rowland
Vice President, Membership & Meetings

Allison Shaw
Manager, Operations

Tioni Simmons
Director, Human Resources

Margaret Solaqua
Director, Office Support

Research & Investor Outreach

John Worth
Executive Vice President, Research & Investor Outreach

John Barwick
Vice President, Index Management & Industry Information

Meredith Despins
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education

Nicole Funari
Vice President, Research

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

Calvin Schnure
Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis

Alexandra Thompson
Senior Manager, Research & Industry Information

Kurt Walten
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education


Policy & Politics

Tony M. Edwards
Senior Executive Vice President

Cathy Barré
Executive Vice President & General Counsel

Dara Bernstein
Senior Vice President & Tax Counsel

Robert Dibblee
Senior Vice President, Goverment Relations

Christopher T. Drula
Senior Vice President, Financial Standards

John Jones
Vice President, Government Relations

Steven Lowery
Director, REITPAC & Political Outreach

Victoria Rostow
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Deputy General Counsel

George Yungmann

Senior Vice President, Financial Standards


Matthew Bechard
Senior Vice President, Communications

Sarah Borchersen-Keto
Editorial Director

Jane Dollinger
Senior Director, Media Relations & Executive Communications

Kyle Gustafson
Vice President, Content Strategy & Management

Wesley Kirk
Vice President & Creative Director

Ron Kuykendall
Vice President, Media & Public Relations

Lizzy Lees
Director, Digital Media and Marketing

Diane Rusignola
Senior Director, Editorial Content