James Connor Photo
James B. Connor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Nick Anthony photo
Nick Anthony
Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
Denise K. Dank
Chief Human Resources Officer
Ann Colussi Dee
Executive Vice President and General Counsel
Mark A. Denien
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pete Harrington
Pete Harrington
Executive Vice President, Construction
Keith Konkoli
Executive Vice President, Healthcare
Samuel O'Briant
Executive Vice President, East Region
Paul R. Quinn
Chief Information Officer and Strategic Execution Officer
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Steven W. Schnur
Executive Vice President, Central Region
Jeff Turner photo
Jeffrey D. Turner
Executive Vice President, West Region
James Connor Photo
James B. Connor
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dennis D. Oklak
Executive Chairman, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Realty
Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr.
Former President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust
William Cavanaugh III
Lead Director, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Progress Energy, Inc.
Alan H. Cohen
Retired Co-Founder and Chairman, The Finish Line
Ngaire E. Cuneo
Partner, Red Associates, LLC
Charles R. Eitel
Chief Executive Officer, WS Packaging Group, Inc., and Former Chairmain and Chief Executive Officer, Simmons Bedding Company
Melanie R. Sabelhaus
Vice Chair, Board of Governors, American Red Cross
Peter M. Scott, III
Retired Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Progress Energy, Inc.
Jack R. Shaw
President, Regenstrief Foundation and Retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, Indiana
Michael E. Szymanczyk
Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Altria Group
Lynn C. Thurber
Chairman (Non-Executive), LaSalle Investment Management

James B. Connor

President and Chief Executive Officer

James Connor Photo

James B. (Jim) Connor is President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty Corporation. Duke Realty is one of the largest owners and developers of commercial property in the United States and a NYSE-listed company with more than $7 billion in assets. Mr. Connor serves as head of the company’s Executive Committee, overseeing the strategic direction of the company and its Investment Committee, with responsibility for approving major capital transactions.

Jim is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Marshall Bennett Institute Advisory Board at Roosevelt University.

Nick Anthony

Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer

Nick Anthony photo

As Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, Nick is responsible for executing on Duke Realty’s property acquisition and disposition strategies and overseeing its joint ventures. Nick also works closely with the company’s senior managers on all transactions in their areas, as well as with the Financial Analysis group.

Nick joined Duke Realty in 1989 in its Cincinnati office and over the years has served as lead of the Financial Analysis group, Regional Controller for Ohio and Vice President of Portfolio Management. In his most recent role as Senior Vice President of Capital Transactions and Joint Ventures, he was involved in many transformative transactions including billion dollar dispositions of flex and office properties; the acquisition of the Mark Winkler Company in Washington, D.C.; the formation of our joint venture with Chambers Street Properties; and the acquisition of the Premier Realty portfolio in South Florida.

Denise K. Dank

Chief Human Resources Officer

As Chief Human Resources Officer, Denise is responsible for developing, communicating and implementing a strategic human resources plan that aligns to Duke Realty’s long-term business strategy. This includes attracting and retaining the highest qualified candidates for open positions, structuring and administering competitive benefit packages and compensation systems, developing and administering a performance management system, providing training and development, managing employee relations and overseeing succession management.

Denise is the Chairperson of Duke Realty’s Benefits Committee and is a member of the company’s Executive Committee, Risk Management Committee and Overhead Committee. She oversees Duke Realty’s Wellness Council and Diversity Council, and is a charter member of the Diversity Roundtable of Central Indiana.

Ann Colussi Dee

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

As Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Ann oversees Duke Realty’s Legal Department.

Ann joined Duke Realty in January 1996 as a Corporate Attorney. In the ensuing years, she was promoted to Senior Attorney and Assistant Vice President, Vice President, Legal and Deputy General Counsel and Senior Vice President. During her time with Duke Realty, she has played a leadership role in many transactions, including billion dollar industrial and office portfolio dispositions. She also has spearheaded the development of standard operating procedures for handling the legal aspects of Duke Realty’s various real estate transactions. She is a member of the company’s Executive Committee.

Mark A. Denien

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

As Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty, Mark oversees all financial functions for the company including treasury, capital markets, accounting, taxation, investor relations and internal audit.

Prior to being named Chief Financial Officer in 2013, Mark was Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. He joined the company in 2005. Prior to joining Duke Realty, he was with KMPG, LLP for 16 years and left the firm as a partner.

Pete Harrington

Executive Vice President, Construction

Pete Harrington

As Executive Vice President of Construction for Duke Realty, Pete is responsible for all of the company’s construction operations including the development of buildings for its own portfolio, facilities for third-party owners and interior finish work primarily on industrial and medical office properties. Pete also serves on the company’s Executive, Operating and Investment committees.

Keith Konkoli

Executive Vice President, Healthcare

As Executive Vice President of Duke Realty’s Healthcare Operations, Keith Konkoli is responsible for overseeing a team of professionals who work closely with clients on their healthcare facilities, lending assistance in planning, development, ownership and management. With properties across the United States, Duke Realty’s medical portfolio totals more than 6.0 million square feet and represents 15 percent of the company’s investment.

Keith serves on the Board of Overseers for Indiana University Kelly School of Business’ Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence and is a member of the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA), Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), and Indiana Medical Group Management Association (IMGMA).

Samuel O'Briant

Executive Vice President, East Region

As Executive Vice President for Duke Realty, Sam has overall responsibility for the company’s new investment activities and portfolio operations in its East region, which includes Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Washington, D.C. Duke Realty’s East Region portfolio totals more than 49 million square feet of office and industrial space and more than 1,200 acres of land for future development. In addition, he is a member of the company’s Executive, Investment and Operating Committees.

Sam is a member of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP), the Supply Chain Leadership Council of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and the Board of Trustees for the Kennesaw State University Foundation.

Paul R. Quinn

Chief Information Officer and Strategic Execution Officer

As Chief Information and Strategic Execution Officer for Duke Realty, Paul is responsible for all information technology and serves as the Executive Committee owner of strategic, cross-department
initiatives.

Before he joined Duke Realty in 2001, Paul served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Spieker Properties for three years; President and Vice Chairman of Fields Technologies for eight years; and Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Mrs. Fields Cookies for six years. He was named one of the top 100 CIOs byCIO Magazine two consecutive years (1989 and 1990) for creativity and innovative solutions supporting business processes at Mrs. Fields Cookies.

Steven W. Schnur

Executive Vice President, Central Region

Steve Schnur photo

As Executive Vice President for Duke Realty, Steve has responsibility for the company’s Central Region, including overseeing all development, leasing, asset management, and real estate operations. Duke Realty’s Midwest Region includes the cities of Chicago, Cincinnati, Columbus, Indianapolis, Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Louis, and is comprised of more than 66 million square feet of industrial and office space and approximately 1,800 acres of land for future development.

Steve is a member of the Board of Directors and Past President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors and the Association of Industrial Real Estate.

Jeffrey D. Turner

Executive Vice President, West Region

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As Executive Vice President for Duke Realty, Jeff Turner has responsibility for the company’s West Region, including overseeing all development, leasing, asset management, and real estate operations. Duke Realty’s West Region include the cities of Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Phoenix, and Seattle, as well as various cities in California, where Duke Realty has more than 28 million square feet of office and industrial properties. Jeff is also a member of the company’s Management, Investment, Operations and Executive Committees.

Jeff is a member of the Board of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties and the North Texas Commercial Association of Realtors.

James B. Connor

President and Chief Executive Officer

James Connor Photo

James B. (Jim) Connor is President and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty Corporation. Duke Realty is one of the largest owners and developers of commercial property in the United States and a NYSE-listed company with more than $7 billion in assets. Mr. Connor serves as head of the company’s Executive Committee, overseeing the strategic direction of the company and its Investment Committee, with responsiblity for approving major capital transactions.

Jim is a member of the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR) and the Marshall Bennett Institute Advisory Board at Roosevelt University.

Dennis D. Oklak

Executive Chairman, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Duke Realty

Dennis D. (“Denny”) Oklak is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Duke Realty Corporation. Duke Realty is one of the largest owners and developers of commercial property in the United States and a NYSE-listed company with more than $7 billion in assets. Prior to being named Executive Chairman in 2016, Mr. Oklak served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duke Realty for 12 years and President and Chief Operating Officer for two years.

Denny serves on the Executive Board of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and is a member of The Real Estate Roundtable. His civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, the Dean’s Executive Advisory Board of Ball State University’s Miller College of Business, and the Board of Trustees of Crossroads of America Council Foundation, Boys Scouts of America.

Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr.

Former President and Chief Executive Officer, RLJ Lodging Trust

Thomas J. Baltimore, Jr. is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of RLJ Lodging Trust, one of the largest U.S. publicly traded REITs. Mr. Baltimore was the Co-founder and President of RLJ Development with direct day-to-day responsibility for company operations since its inception in 2000.

He previously served as a Trustee of the Darden School Foundation at the University of Virginia and is a former Board Member of the University’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation. He serves as a Director of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU). He also is a member of Hilton Owners’ Advisory Board, Marriott International National Association Board (MINA) and the American Hotel and Lodging Association Industry Real Estate Finance Advisory Council (IREFAC).

William Cavanaugh III

Lead Director, Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Progress Energy, Inc.

William Cavanaugh III, Lead Director on Duke Realty’s Board of Directors, served as Chairman of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) from 2004 until January 2009. He retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy, Inc. in 2004, posts he held since 1999 and 1996, respectively.

Mr. Cavanaugh previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Power & Light Company (CP&L), one of the predecessors to Progress Energy, Inc., from October 1996 to August 1999 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of CP&L from September 1992 to October 1996.

Alan H. Cohen

Retired Co-Founder and Chairman, The Finish Line

Alan H. Cohen is the retired Chairman of The Finish Line, a nationwide retailer of athletic footwear, which he co-founded in 1976. During his more than 30 years with the company, Mr. Cohen served as President for 21 years and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board for 26 years and 28 years, respectively. During his tenure with The Finish Line, the company grew from one store in Indianapolis, Indiana, to more than 700 retail stores across the country.

Mr. Cohen has extensive experience in corporate finance and strategic planning. He also is an attorney and practiced law from 1973 until 1981. During this time, he co-founded Athletic Enterprises, Inc., which merged with The Finish Line, Inc. The Finish Line, Inc. was taken public in 1992 and is listed and traded on NASDAQ. He currently serves as a Board Member of the Indianapolis Zoological Society and Conner Prairie Historical Museum and as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Ngaire E. Cuneo

Partner, Red Associates, LLC

Ngaire E. Cuneo has been a Partner of Red Associates, LLC, a venture capital firm in the financial services sector, since 2002. She also served as an Executive Vice President of Forethought Financial Group from 2006 until December 31, 2010.

Ms. Cuneo previously served as a Consultant to Conseco, Inc., a provider of services to companies in the financial services industry from March 2001 through December 2001 and was an Executive Vice President of the company from 1992 to 2001. She attended the Executive Development Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Charles R. Eitel

Chief Executive Officer, WS Packaging Group, Inc., and Former Chairmain and Chief Executive Officer, Simmons Bedding Company

Charles R. Eitel is the Chief Executive Officer of WS Packaging Group, Inc., a privately owned producer of printed packaged goods. Mr. Eitel is also Co-Founder of Eitel & Armstrong (now known as North Inlet Partners), a consulting practice that provides hands-on operating and financial guidance to middle-market companies. Prior to forming Eitel & Armstrong in December 2009, Mr. Eitel was Vice Chairman of the Simmons Bedding Company, a manufacturer of mattresses, from 2008–2009 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 until his appointment as Vice Chairman.

Mr. Eitel is the author of Eitel Time: Turnaround Secrets, an uplifting book about achieving successes in life through effective decision making. His most recent book Mapping Your Legacy, A Hook It Up Journey is a guide to creating a vision, keeping it simple and setting the right priorities.

Mr. Eitel was inaugurated into the College of Business Hall of Fame in 1997 and Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame in 2005.

Melanie R. Sabelhaus

Vice Chair, Board of Governors, American Red Cross

Melanie R. Sabelhaus has more than 30 years of successful small business, corporate, and federal government experience. She founded and served as chief executive officer of Exclusive Interim Properties from 1986 to 1997, when the company merged with four other companies to form BridgeStreet Accommodations Worldwide. The company did an IPO and went public on NASDAQ. For 15 years prior to forming her own business, Ms. Sabelhaus served in a variety of sales management positions with the IBM Corporation.

Most recently, Ms. Sabelhaus was Deputy Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Former President George W. Bush nominated her for the post, and she was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate. As SBA Deputy Administrator, Ms. Sabelhaus served as second in command in managing an agency with more than 80 offices across the country. She was responsible for policy development and program supervision for the SBA.

Peter M. Scott, III

Retired Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President, Progress Energy, Inc.

Peter M. Scott, III served as Chief Financial Officer of Progress Energy, Inc., a publicly held utility company headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 2000 to 2003 and from 2005 to 2008. He also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Progress Energy Service Company, LLC from 2004 until 2008.

Before joining Progress Energy, Mr. Scott founded and was President of Scott, Madden & Associates, a management consulting firm for 17 years. Since 2001, Mr. Scott has been a member of the RTI International Board of Governors, where he serves as Vice Chairman of the Board and Chairman of the Audit Committee.

Jack R. Shaw

President, Regenstrief Foundation and Retired Managing Partner, Ernst & Young in Indianapolis, Indiana

Since August 2002, Jack R. Shaw has been affiliated with the Regenstrief Foundation, now serving as its President. Previously Mr. Shaw served as Managing Partner of the Indianapolis office of Ernst & Young for 16 years, culminating a 35-year career with the company.

Mr. Shaw has served on the Board of Directors of many community organizations including the Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, the Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, United Way of Central Indiana, and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. In addition, Mr. Shaw served on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

Michael E. Szymanczyk

Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Altria Group

Mr. Szymanczyk served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Altria Group, Inc. from March 2008 to May 2012 at which time he retired from the company. From August 2002 through July 2008, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Philip Morris USA Inc.

He has served on the boards of the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering Foundation, the United Negro College Fund and the Richmond Performing Arts Center. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the University of Richmond and the Dean’s Advisory Council for the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. Mr. Szymanczyk is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Dominion Resources Inc. where he serves on the Finance and Risk Oversight Committee.

Lynn C. Thurber

Chairman (Non-Executive), LaSalle Investment Management

Since 2006, Lynn C. Thurber has served as non-Executive Chairman of LaSalle Investment Management, a global real estate money management firm investing in private and publicly traded real estate on behalf of institutional and individual investors and a subsidiary of Jones Lang LaSalle Inc. She also chairs the Jones Lang LaSalle Committee for the firm’s co-investment activity. In addition, Ms. Thurber is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Jones Lang LaSalle Income Property Trust, Inc., a non-listed REIT that owns and manages a diversified portfolio of office, retail, industrial and apartment properties.

Ms. Thurber is a member of the Board of Investa Property Group. She also currently is a Trustee and past Chairman of the Board of ULI (Urban Land Institute) and a member of The Chicago Network and the Wellesley College Business Leadership Council.