Board of Trustees and Committee Composition

Board of Trustees

Tamara H. Gustavson, Chairman

Ms. Gustavson has served as our Chairman since May 2019 and as a member of the Board since August 2016. She is also a real estate investor and philanthropist and has been a member of the Public Storage Board since November 2008. She was previously employed by Public Storage from 1983 to 2003, serving most recently as Senior Vice President – Administration. During the past five years, Ms. Gustavson has been supervising her personal business investments and engaged in charitable activities. Ms. Gustavson also serves on the Board of Trustees of the William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation and the Board of Trustees of the University of Southern California. Ms. Gustavson is our largest individual shareholder and a member of the family of B. Wayne Hughes (the Hughes Family) that collectively owns approximately 25% of the Company’s outstanding common shares and units of its operating partnership. She is the daughter of our retired Chairman, B. Wayne Hughes.

Matthew J. Hart, Trustee and Lead Independent Trustee

Mr. Hart has served as a trustee of the company since November 2012 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. Hart served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Hilton Hotels Corporation, or Hilton, a global hospitality company, from May 2004 until the buyout of Hilton by a private equity firm in October 2007. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hilton from 1996 to 2004. Prior to joining Hilton, Mr. Hart served as the Senior Vice President and Treasurer of the Walt Disney Company, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Host Marriott Corp., Senior Vice President and Treasurer for Marriott Corporation and Vice President, Corporate Lending, for Bankers Trust Company. Mr. Hart currently serves on the board of directors of American Airlines Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAL) and Air Lease Corporation (NYSE:AL). Mr. Hart was also a director of US Airways Group, Inc. until it merged with American Airlines, Inc. in December 2013 and was a director of B. Riley Financial, Inc. until November 2015. Mr. Hart received a B.A. in Economics and Sociology from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. in Finance and Marketing from Columbia University.

Douglas N. Benham, Trustee

Mr. Benham has served as a trustee of the company since March 2016 when he was appointed to the Board in connection with the company’s merger with American Residential Properties, Inc. He is Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Benham is the President and Chief Executive Officer of DNB Advisors, LLC, a restaurant industry consulting firm, and served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Arby's Restaurant Group, Inc. from 2004 to 2006. From 1989 until 2003, he was Chief Financial Officer and, from 1997 until 2003, served on the Board of Directors, of RTM Restaurant Group, Inc., an Arby's franchisee. Currently, Mr. Benham also serves as a director of CNL Healthcare Properties II, Inc., a non-traded public real estate investment trust. He formerly served as a director of American Residential Properties, Inc. until its acquisition in 2016, as Chairman of the Board and Executive Chair of Bob Evans Farms, Inc. until its acquisition in 2018, as a director of the Global Income Trust, a non-traded public real estate investment trust, until its acquisition in 2015, a director of Sonic Corp. (NASDAQ: SONC) until 2014, and a director of O’Charley’s Inc. until its acquisition in 2012. Mr. Benham is also a member of the Board of Advisors/Managers of Quiznos, Border Partners and United Pacific Oil, which are privately held companies. He received a B.A. in Accounting from the University of West Florida.

John "Jack" Corrigan, Trustee and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Corrigan has served as a trustee of the company and our Chief Investment Officer since October 2012. Previously, he served as our Chief Operating Officer from 2012 to 2019 and Chief Operating Officer of American Homes 4 Rent Advisor, LLC, our former manager, from 2011 to 2013.  From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Corrigan was the Chief Executive Officer of A & H Property and Investments, a full-service leasing and property management company in Los Angeles County with a portfolio of residential, retail, industrial and office properties, where he was responsible for acquisitions, dispositions, development, financing and management operations.  From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Corrigan served as Chief Financial Officer of PS Business Parks Inc. (NYSE: PSB), a publicly-traded REIT specializing in office and industrial properties throughout the United States. 

Prior to his tenure at PS Business Parks, Mr. Corrigan was a partner in the accounting firm of LaRue, Corrigan & McCormick, where he was responsible for the audit and consulting practice of that firm. 

Mr. Corrigan began his career at Arthur Young and Company (now a part of Ernst & Young LLP) and served as Vice President and Controller of Storage Equities, Inc. (a predecessor entity to Public Storage).  Mr. Corrigan earned a B.S. in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University.

David Goldberg, Trustee

Mr. Goldberg has served as a trustee of the company since May 2019. Mr. Goldberg served as the company’s Executive Vice President from October 2012 until May 2019. Mr. Goldberg held the same position with our former manager from 2011 until the Management Internalization. Since 2006, Mr. Goldberg has been a co-manager of ACE, and since 2006 he has served as a legal consultant and senior counsel for Public Storage. From 1991 until 2005, Mr. Goldberg held various legal positions with Public Storage, including Senior Vice President and General Counsel. In such capacity, Mr. Goldberg was responsible for all Public Storage securities, real estate and property management activities and was involved in capital raising, real estate acquisition, corporate reorganization and property management transactions. From 1974 until 1991, Mr. Goldberg was an associate and a partner in the law firm of Agnew, Miller & Carlson and a partner with the law firm of Sachs & Phelps and with the law firm of Hufstedler, Miller, Carlson & Beardsley. Mr. Goldberg earned an A.B. in History and Social Studies from Boston University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley (Boalt School of Law) and is a member of the California State Bar.

James H. Kropp, Trustee

Mr. Kropp has served as a trustee of the company since November 2012 and is Chairman of the Audit Committee. Since 2009, Mr. Kropp has been the Chief Investment Officer of SLKW Investments LLC, a family investment office and the successor to i3 Funds LLC. Since 2011, he has been Chief Financial Officer of Microproperties LLC, an investor and asset manager of net leased restaurant properties. From 2009 until its sale in February 2012, he served as Interim CFO of TaxEase LLC, a tax lien finance company. Since 1998, Mr. Kropp has served as a director of PS Business Parks Inc. and is the Chair of its Compensation Committee and a member of its Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, positions he has also held at Affiliate Corporate Capital Trust II since its founding in 2016. Since its founding in 2011, he has been a director of Corporate Capital Trust, a registered investment company, and Chair of its Audit Committee and a member of its Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Kropp earned a B.B.A. in Finance from St. Francis College. He was licensed as a CPA while at Arthur Young and Company (now a part of Ernst & Young LLP).

David P. Singelyn, Trustee and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Singelyn has served as a trustee of the company and our Chief Executive Officer since October 2012. Mr. Singelyn co-founded AH LLC with Mr. Hughes in June 2011 and served as the Chief Executive Officer of American Homes 4 Rent Advisor, LLC, our former manager, until the company internalized its senior management on June 10, 2013. From 2003 through April 2013, Mr. Singelyn was Chairman and President of Public Storage Canada, a real estate company previously listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange, where he built a management team that restructured the operations of Public Storage Canada, including building an operations team and installing accounting and operating computer systems. In 2010, Mr. Singelyn facilitated the restructuring of the ownership entity that was traded on the Toronto stock exchange resulting in Public Storage Canada “going private.” In 2005, Mr. Singelyn, along with Mr. Hughes, founded ACE, and he now serves as a co-manager of ACE. Mr. Singelyn is also a director of the William Lawrence and Blanche Hughes Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to research of pediatric cancer. Mr. Singelyn served as the Treasurer for Public Storage, from 1989 through 2003, where he was responsible for equity capital raising, debt issuances, corporate cash management and financial management for Public Storage and its subsidiary operations. During his tenure, and with his involvement, Public Storage raised funds through the public and institutional marketplaces, including from a number of state pensions. Mr. Singelyn started his career at Arthur Young and Company (now a part of Ernst & Young LLP) and also served as Controller of Winchell’s Donut Houses where he was responsible for all accounting functions. Mr. Singelyn earned a B.S. in Accounting and a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from California Polytechnic University—Pomona.

Winifred “Wendy” Webb, Trustee

Ms. Webb has served as a trustee of the company since January 2019 and is a member of the Audit Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Ms. Webb is Chief Executive Officer of Kestrel Corporate Advisors, which advises corporations on growth initiatives, governance, investor relations and strategic issues. Previously she was Managing Director at Tennenbaum Capital and Chief Communications and Investor Relations Officer at Ticketmaster. Her background includes 20 years as an executive at The Walt Disney Company, including as Senior Vice President of Investor Relations and Shareholder Services, responsible for the company’s strategic and financial communications worldwide, and as Executive Director of The Walt Disney Company Foundation. She is currently a member of the board of directors of Wynn Resorts and of ABM Industries. She also serves as Co-Chair of non-profit Women Corporate Directors (WCD), Los Angeles/Orange County Chapter. Ms. Webb received a B.A. from Smith College and an M.B.A. from Harvard University.

Jay Willoughby, Trustee

Mr. Willoughby has served as a trustee of the company since January 2019 and is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Willoughby is the Chief Investment Officer of TIFF Investment Management where he is responsible for allocating capital on behalf of over 600 non-profit institutions for whom TIFF manages capital. Before joining TIFF in 2015, Mr. Willoughby spent four years as the Chief Investment Officer of The Alaska Permanent Fund. Previously, he was co-managing partner at Ironbound Capital Management and spent nine years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers, LP as CIO Private Investors Group, head of research for Equity Funds and as Senior Portfolio Manager for the Merrill Lynch Real Estate Fund. He is a CFA charterholder and serves on the board of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Foundation, which supports the development of accounting standards that help investors understand which sustainability factors can have a material impact on the future financial performance of individual public companies. Mr. Willoughby received a B.A. from Pomona College and an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University.

Kenneth M. Woolley, Trustee

Mr. Woolley has served as a trustee of the company since November 2012 and is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. He is the founder of Extra Space Storage, Inc. (NYSE: EXR), or Extra Space, a self-storage real estate investment trust, and he currently serves as its Executive Chairman. He served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space from its inception in 2004 through March 2009 and was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Extra Space’s predecessor. From 1994 to 2002, he was an active participant on Storage USA’s Advisory Board. From 1983 to 1989, he acted as a preferred developer for Public Storage, Inc. Mr. Woolley has also developed over 13,000 apartment units in 40 projects and acquired over 15,000 apartment units in the past 25 years and is the founder of several companies in the retail, electronics, food manufacturing, airline and natural resources industries. Mr. Woolley received a B.A. in Physics from Brigham Young University and an M.B.A. and Ph.D. in Business Administration from Stanford University, Graduate School of Business.

B. Wayne Hughes, Retired Chairman

Mr. Hughes served as our Non-Executive Chairman from October 2012 until his retirement in May 2019. In June 2011, Mr. Hughes co-founded AH LLC, a private company formed to capitalize on the dislocation in the single-family home market and an affiliate of the company. In 1972, Mr. Hughes founded Public Storage (NYSE: PSA), one of the nation’s largest real estate investment trusts, where he served as a trustee from 1980 to 2012 and retired as Chief Executive Officer in November 2002. In 2006, Mr. Hughes founded ACE, a real estate management company with 62 retail and office properties across California and Hawaii. Mr. Hughes earned a B.A. in Business from the University of Southern California.

Committee Composition