Paula Maggio was elected to serve as our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary in May, 2016. Ms. Maggio is involved in all aspects of our business, including corporate law and governance, securities matters, real estate acquisitions and dispositions, leasing and tenant matters and litigation management, as well as the management of our legal and human resources departments.

Before joining RPAI, Ms. Maggio was the executive vice president, general counsel and secretary at Strategic Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a $6 billion publicly-traded REIT that traded on the NYSE, where she managed the legal and human resources departments and was instrumental in the execution of the company’s initial public offering in 2004 and ultimate sale of the company in 2015. Previously, Ms. Maggio practiced law with Altheimer & Gray where she focused primarily on real estate and hospitality law.

Ms. Maggio received both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor, cum laude, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.