Edward J. Pettinella Independent Director
Edward J. Pettinella joined the Board as an independent director in June 2018 and serves as a member of the Independent Directors Committee and the Audit Committee. Ed served as Chief Executive Officer, President and as a Director of Home Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HME), a $7+ billion apartment REIT, until its sale in October 2015. Prior to joining Home Properties in 2001, Ed was President of Charter One Bank of New York and Executive Vice President of Charter One Financial, Inc. He served in a variety of capacities with Rochester Community Savings Bank before joining Charter One Financial.
Ed currently serves as a Director on the board of Life Storage, Inc., a publicly traded self-storage REIT (NYSE: LSI) as well as serving as the Chair of its Nominating and Governance Committee. Additionally, Ed serves as the Lead Independent Director on the board of Manning & Napier, Inc., a publicly traded asset management firm (NYSE: MN). where he also serves as the Chair for the Audit Committee, and on the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Ed serves as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Syracuse University and is the Board Chair Emeritus of the Geneseo Foundation Board of Directors. Ed previously served on the board of the National Multi Housing Council (NMHC), the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) and as council member of the Urban Land Institute (ULI).
He holds an MBA from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Geneseo. Ed resides in Rochester, NY.