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
swechsler@nareit.com

Finance & Operations

Sheldon M. Groner
Executive Vice President, Finance & Operations
sgroner@nareit.com


Frederick Biney
Controller
fbiney@nareit.com

Tracie Betts
Manager, Operations
tbetts@nareit.com

Afia Nyarko Boone

Senior Director, Membership & Meetings
aboone@nareit.com

Pamela Coleman
Senior Vice President, Meetings
pcoleman@nareit.com

Melissa Crowshaw

Vice President, Human Resources
mcrowshaw@nareit.com

Roberto Diaz
Senior Vice President, Finance
rdiaz@nareit.com

Victor Dristas
Senior Vice President, Operations
vdristas@nareit.com


Jose Fajardo
Accounts Payable Clerk/Accounting Coordinator
jfajardo@nareit.com


Chris Flood
Vice President, Business Development
cflood@nareit.com

Bonnie Gottlieb
Senior Vice President, Industry & Member Affairs
bgottlieb@nareit.com

Fulya Kocak
Vice President, ESG Issues
fkocak@nareit.com



Patti McGraw
Senior Director, Database & Operations
pmcgraw@nareit.com

Katelyn Rowland 
Senior Director, Membership & Meetings
krowland@nareit.com

Allison Shaw
Manager, Operations
ashaw@nareit.com
Margaret Solaqua
Director, Office Support
msolaqua@nareit.com

Research & Investor Outreach

John Worth
Executive Vice President, Research & Investor Outreach
jworth@nareit.com


 

John Barwick
Senior Director, Industry Information & Statistics
jbarwick@nareit.com


Brad Case
Senior Vice President, Research & Industry Information
bcase@nareit.com

Meredith Despins
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education
mdespins@nareit.com

Abigail F. McCarthy
Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education
amccarthy@nareit.com


Calvin Schnure
Senior Vice President, Research & Economic Analysis
cschnure@nareit.com


Alexandra Thompson
Manager, Research & Industry Information
athompson@nareit.com


Kurt Walten
Senior Vice President, Investment Affairs & Investor Education
kwalten@nareit.com
 


 

Policy & Politics

Tony M. Edwards
Executive Vice President & General Counsel
tedwards@nareit.com


Cathy Barré
Senior Vice President, Policy & Politics
cbarre@nareit.com


Dara Bernstein
Senior Vice President & Tax Counsel
dbernstein@nareit.com


Robert Dibblee
Senior Vice President, Goverment Relations
rdibblee@nareit.com

Christopher T. Drula
 Vice President, Financial Standards
cdrula@nareit.com

Steven Lowery
Director, REITPAC & Political Outreach
slowery@nareit.com

Victoria Rostow
Senior Vice President, Policy & Regulatory Affairs
vrostow@nareit.com

George Yungmann

Senior Vice President, Financial Standards
gyungmann@nareit.com
 

Communications

Robert M. Pflieger
Executive Vice President, Communications
rpflieger@nareit.com


Matthew Bechard
Senior Vice President, Communications
mbechard@nareit.com

Sarah Borchersen-Keto
Editorial Director
sborchersen-keto@nareit.com

Kyle Gustafson
Senior Director, Content Strategy and Management 
kgustafson@nareit.com

Wesley Kirk
Senior Creative Director
wkirk@nareit.com


 

Rachel Kerestes
Vice President, Marketing Communications
rkerestes@nareit.com


Ron Kuykendall
Vice President, Media & Public Relations
rkuykendall@nareit.com

Lizzy Lees
Manager, Digital Media and Marketing 
llees@nareit.com


 

Diane Rusignola
Senior Director, Editorial Content
drusignola@nareit.com