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Member Name
H. Eric Bolton Jr.
Committee Name
Real Estate Investment Committee
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Mr. Bolton was named Chairman of MAA on October 1, 2002, having assumed the duties of Chief Executive Officer one year earlier. Mr. Bolton has been a member of MAA’s management team since April of 1994. Prior to joining MAA, he spent seven years with the Trammell Crow Company in Dallas, serving most recently as Executive Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Trammell Crow Asset Management. He worked in the commercial banking industry for seven years previously.

Mr. Bolton holds an undergraduate degree in Accounting and an MBA with a concentration in Finance and Real Estate. He also holds professional designations as a Certified Public Accountant (inactive status) and an Associate of Risk Management.

Mr. Bolton serves as a Director for EastGroup Properties (NYSE: EGP) which is a self-administered equity real estate investment trust focused on the development, acquisition and ownership of industrial properties in major Sunbelt markets in the US. He also serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the National Multifamily Housing Council and the Board of Governors of the National Association of REITs.

Alan B. Graf Jr.
Committee Name
Audit Committee
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Mr. Graf has served as a director since June 2002. Mr. Graf is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of FedEx Corporation, a position he has held since 1998 and is a member of FedEx Corporation’s Executive Committee. Prior to that time, Mr. Graf was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for FedEx Express, FedEx’s predecessor, from 1991 to 1998. Mr. Graf joined FedEx in 1980. Mr. Graf also serves on the Board of Directors of NIKE, Inc., Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare and the Indiana University Foundation.
James K. Lowder
Committee Name
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
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Mr. Lowder was appointed to the Board of Directors pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement between us and Colonial Properties Trust and has served as a director since October 2013. Mr. Lowder served as a trustee for Colonial Properties Trust from 1993 to 2013. Mr. Lowder has served as chairman of the board of The Colonial Company and its subsidiaries since 1995. Mr. Lowder is a member of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Greater Montgomery Home Builders Association, and serves on the board of directors of Alabama Power Company.

Thomas H. Lowder
Committee Name
Real Estate Investment Committee
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Mr. Lowder was appointed to the Board of Directors pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement between us and Colonial Properties Trust and has served as a director since October 2013. Mr. Lowder served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees for Colonial Properties Trust from 1993 to October 2013 and as the Chief Executive Officer from 1993 to 2006 and again from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Lowder became President and Chief Executive Officer of Colonial Properties, Inc., Colonial Property Trust’s predecessor, in 1976. Mr. Lowder also serves on the boards of The Colonial Company, Children's Hospital of Alabama, and Crippled Children's Foundation. Mr. Lowder is a past board member of Greater Birmingham Community Foundation, United Way of Central Alabama, the University of Alabama Health System Board and the University of Alabama Health Services Foundation.

Monica McGurk
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
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Ms. McGurk has served as a director since March 2016. Ms. McGurk is currently the Executive Vice President of Strategy and New Ventures & President of Foodservice for Tyson Foods, Inc. Previous to joining Tyson Foods, Inc. in 2016, Ms. McGurk served as Senior Vice President, Strategy, Decision Support and eCommerce, North America Group for The Coca-Cola Company, a position she held since 2014, when she was promoted from her prior role as Vice President, Strategy & eCommerce, a position she held since 2012. Prior to her employment with The Coca-Cola Company, Ms. McGurk served for eight months as the Chief Executive Officer of The Alumni Factor, a digital media and information services start up. From 1992 to 2012, Ms. McGurk served in a variety of roles, including eight years as a partner, at McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
Claude B. Nielsen
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
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Mr. Nielsen was appointed to the Board Of Directors pursuant to the terms of the merger agreement between us and Colonial Properties Trust and has served as a director since October 2013. Mr. Nielsen served as a trustee for Colonial Properties Trust from 1993 to 2013. Mr. Nielsen has served as chief executive officer of Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, Inc. since 1991, following his appointment as president in 1990, and was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2003. Prior to 1990, Mr. Nielsen served as president of Birmingham Coca-Cola Bottling Company. Mr. Nielsen currently serves as Chairman for both The Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and The American Beverage Association, and is a board member of the Birmingham Business Alliance.

Philip W. Norwood
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Real Estate Investment Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
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Mr. Norwood has served as a director since August 2007. Mr. Norwood is a Principal of Haviland Capital, LLC, an investment company. Mr. Norwood served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Faison Enterprises, Inc., a real estate development and investment company, from 1994 until his retirement in March 2013. Prior to joining Faison Enterprises, Inc., Mr. Norwood held several positions for Trammell Crow Company. Mr. Norwood is a member of several real estate associations and serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors for Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, Inc.

W. Reid Sanders
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Real Estate Investment Committee
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Mr. Sanders has served as a director since March 2010. Mr. Sanders serves as the President of Sanders Properties, LLC and Sanders Investments, LLC. Mr. Sanders is the Co-Founder and former Executive Vice President of Southeastern Asset Management, and the former President of Longleaf Partners Funds. Prior to co-founding Southeastern Asset Management in 1975, Mr. Sanders served as an investment officer and worked in credit analysis and commercial lending in the banking industry from 1971 to 1975. Mr. Sanders currently serves on the Board of Directors of Two Harbors Investment Corp. Mr. Sanders also serves on the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee for Independent Bank, serves on the Investment Committee at Cypress Realty, a limited partnership involved in commercial real estate, and is on the Advisory Board of SSM Venture Partners.

William B. Sansom
Committee Name
Compensation Committee
Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
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Mr. Sansom has served as a director since November 2006. Mr. Sansom is the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of the H.T. Hackney Co. From 1979 to 1981, Mr. Sansom served as the Tennessee Commissioner of Transportation, and from 1981 to 1983 as the Tennessee Commissioner of Finance and Administration. Mr. Sansom served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Valley Authority from 2006 to 2014. Mr. Sansom currently serves on the Board of Directors of Astec Industries

Gary Shorb
Committee Name
Audit Committee
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Mr. Shorb has served as a director since May 2012. Mr. Shorb is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, an integrated healthcare system that comprises a seven-hospital operation centered in the Mid-South with over 11,000 employees. Mr. Shorb joined Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare in 1990 as Executive Vice President. Before joining Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare, Mr. Shorb served as President of the Regional Medical Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Prior to his work in the healthcare industry, Mr. Shorb worked as a project engineer with Exxon and served as a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy. Mr. Shorb serves on a number of civil and not-for-profit boards.


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