Board of Directors
Meet our board of directors at Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust.
Kerry G. Campbell, Board of DirectorsEmail
Mr. Kerry G. Campbell, CFA, is the principal of a financial litigation and investment management consulting firm, Kerry Campbell LLC, where since February 2014, he has served as a financial expert witness for arbitrations and litigations and provided consulting services to financial institutions and investors. Prior to that, Mr. Campbell worked in investment research and portfolio construction as a Managing Director at Arden Asset Management and as a Senior Vice President at Guggenheim Partners. In addition, Mr. Campbell has worked as a Managing Director in risk management at Bear Stearns, in private wealth management, and as a commercial loan officer.
Mr. Campbell received an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Fordham University Gabelli School of Business. Mr. Campbell is a Chartered Financial Analyst® and an Accredited Investment Fiduciary Analyst™.
Paula J. Poskon, Board of DirectorsEmail
Paula J. Poskon, age 55, is the founder of STOV Advisory Services LLC (“STOV”), which offers professional consulting and advisory services to company executives and institutional investors in the areas of real estate, capital markets, investor relations, and diversity and inclusion. She has been STOV’s President since July 2016. Throughout the past decade, Ms. Poskon specialized in real estate investment trusts (REITs). Ms. Poskon served as Senior Vice President/Senior Real Estate Research Analyst at D.A. Davidson & Co., Inc. (“D.A. Davidson”), an employee-owned full-service investment firm, from September 2014 until May 2015.
She was hired by D.A. Davidson to co-lead the launch of its real estate capital markets platform. Prior to that, Ms. Poskon was a Director and Senior Equity Research Analyst in Real Estate at Robert W. Baird & Co., Inc., an employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, asset management and private equity firm, from October 2005 until July 2014. She was named No. 3 on The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” among real estate analysts for 2009 and No. 2 among real estate analysts for stock-picking in 2011 by StarMine. From August 2000 until September 2005, Ms. Poskon was an Equity Research Associate, Asset Management Associate and Investment Banking Associate at Lehman Brothers, a global financial services firm.
She graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a concentration in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in Finance with a concentration in Strategic Management. Ms. Poskon is a frequent speaker at real estate industry conferences.
Stefani Carter, ChairmanEmail
Ms. Carter currently serves as the Lead Director, the Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and as a Member of the Compensation Committee and the Related Party Transactions Committee of Braemar Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: BHR). Ms. Carter has been a practicing attorney since 2005, specializing in civil litigation, contractual disputes and providing general counsel and advice to small businesses and individuals. Ms. Carter serves as Senior Counsel at the law firm of Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC, a position she has held since November 2017. From 2011 to November 2017, Ms. Carter served as a principal at the law firm of Stefani Carter & Associates, LLC.
In addition, Ms. Carter served as an elected representative of Texas House District 102 in the Texas House of Representatives (the “Texas House”) between 2011 and 2015, serving as a member on several Texas House committees, including the Committee on Appropriations, the Energy Resources Committee, and the Select Committee on Criminal Procedure Reform during that period. Ms. Carter also served as a member and Vice-Chair of the Texas House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence during that period. From 2008 to 2011, Ms. Carter was employed as an associate attorney at the law firm of Sayles Werbner, PC and from 2007 to 2008 was a prosecutor in the Collin County District Attorney’s Office. Prior to joining the Collin County District Attorney’s Office, Ms. Carter was an associate attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP from 2005 to 2007.
Ms. Carter has a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School, a Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Bachelor of Arts in Government and a Bachelor of Journalism in News/Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin.