Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Director, Co-Chair of the Board
Mr. Ades has served as a member of our board of directors since 2003. Mr. Ades is a Co-founder and Principal Owner of A & E Stores, Inc., and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1966. Mr. Ades founded Rugby Realty Co., Inc. in 1980 and has served as its Principal since
Director, President and Chief Executive Officer
Gary S. Gillheeney, Sr. has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since 2014. Previously, he served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer from 2003 to 2014 and as our Chief Financial Officer from 2002 to 2003.
Director
Mr. Leibowitz is a clinical professor at the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business at Adelphi University, where he teaches courses in accounting and auditing to both graduate and undergraduate students. Mr. Leibowitz began as an adjunct professor at Adelphi University in 2008, became a full-time
Director
Mr. Mackie served as a member of the board of directors, the nominating and corporate governance committee and as chairman of the audit committee of Exa Corporation from 2008 until November 2017. Until July 2015, Mr. Mackie served as the Vice President of CRA International, Inc., a publicly traded
Director
Mr. Tamaroff joined Avista in 2009 and serves as a Principal. Prior to joining Avista, Mr. Tamaroff worked as an Analyst in the leveraged finance group at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Mr. Tamaroff currently serves as a director of OptiNose, Inc.
Director
Mr. Ades is a Principal and Managing Partner of Rugby Realty. Mr. Ades has over fifteen years of experience in commercial real estate. He is directly responsible for the purchase and management of over five million square feet of commercial properties. Mr.
Director, Co-Chair of the Board
Mr. Erani has served as a member of our board of directors since 2003. Mr. Erani founded A & E Stores, Inc. and has served as its Vice President, Principal and Secretary since 1971. Mr. Erani is Principal of Rugby Realty Co., Inc., an entity that owns real estate partnerships. We believe Mr.
Director
Mr. Nussdorf has served as a member of our board of directors since 2003. Mr. Nussdorf has served as Chief Executive Officer of Quality King Distributors, Inc., a distributor of health and beauty care products and prescription drugs, and its subsidiary QK Healthcare, Inc., since 1999.


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