Alexandria Real Estate Equities
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. Elects Cynthia Feldmann to Board of Directors
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc., an urban office REIT and the first, longest-tenured and pioneering owner, operator and developer uniquely focused on collaborative life science, agtech and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations, today announced that the Board of Directors has elected Cynthia L. Feldmann as an independent director. The Company's Board of Directors has also appointed Ms. Feldmann to serve as a member of the Science, Agtech & Technology Committee. She is an independent director in accordance with New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) listing standards and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules. Her term will run until the 2022 annual meeting of stockholders of the Company.
Ms. Feldmann is an experienced accounting and finance professional who brings decades of experience in life science, capital markets and public company board leadership to Alexandria. She was the president and founder of Jetty Lane Associates, a consulting firm, from 2005 until 2012. Prior to founding Jetty Lane Associates, Ms. Feldmann was a business development officer for Boston-based law firm Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP (now Locke Lord LLP), with a specialty in serving life science companies; a partner at KPMG LLP, where she held various leadership roles in the firm's Medical Technology and Healthcare & Life Sciences industry groups; and the national partner-in-charge of the Life Sciences practice for Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP), among other leadership positions during her 19-year career with the firm.
In addition to serving on the Company's Board of Directors, Ms. Feldmann currently serves on the boards of STERIS plc, UFP Technologies, Inc. and Frequency Therapeutics, Inc. She previously served as a director of Atrius Health, an innovative non-profit healthcare organization delivering a system of connected care for adult and pediatric patients in eastern Massachusetts; Hanger Inc., a leading provider of orthotic and prosthetic patient care services and products; and HeartWare International, Inc., a medical device company that was acquired by Medtronic. Ms. Feldmann is a retired certified public accountant and holds a Masters Professional Director Certification from the American College of Corporate Directors.
"We are honored and pleased to welcome Cynthia to our board of directors," said Joel S. Marcus, executive chairman and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. and Alexandria Venture Investments. "Her exceptional financial and accounting acumen, combined with her deep executive management and public board experience particularly in the life science and medical device sectors, will add tremendous value to Alexandria."