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Thomas F. Brady
Committee Name
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Investment Committee
Compensation Committee
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Thomas F. Brady has been the Chairman of the Board of Corporate Office Properties Trust since May 2013 and has been a Member of the Board of since January 2002. Mr. Brady has nearly 40 years of business experience and is Chairman of the Opower Advisory Board, a global leader in providing energy information software to the utility industry. Mr. Brady is also on the Board of Directors of ENBALA Power Networks Ltd., a smart grid technology company providing innovative grid balancing services to utilities and electric system operators. Both Opower and ENBALA are privately-owned clean technology companies. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors of Baltimore Gas & Electric Company ("BGE") and Executive Vice President-Corporate Strategy at Constellation Energy Group ("CEG") (NYSE: CEG), a position he assumed in 1999. Prior to 1999, Mr. Brady held various positions at BGE, including Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer. Mr. Brady continued to serve on the Board of Directors of BGE through 2012. He currently serves as a Trustee and Treasurer of the Board of Stevenson University. Mr. Brady served as Chairman of the Maryland Public Broadcasting Commission and Maryland Public Television from 2003 to 2007 and also served on the Board of Directors of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce through 2010. Mr. Brady received an MBA in finance from Loyola University Maryland and was certified as a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Brady’s extensive career in key financial and strategic executive positions at a substantial public company, and experiences with privately-owned, venture capital funded start-up companies, qualifies him to lead our Board and assess our strategic initiatives, both qualitatively and quantitatively. Mr. Brady’s utility operations experience and continuous significant civic involvements also complement and enhance the perspectives which he brings to his role as Chairman of the Board.
Robert L. Denton, Sr.
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Investment Committee
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Robert L. Denton, Sr., has been a member of the Board of Corporate Office Properties Trust since May 1999. Mr. Denton's background includes significant real estate and finance experience. Mr. Denton retired as a Managing Director from The Shidler Group in 2013, where he had been employed since 1994 and was responsible for the implementation of the group's new investment vehicles. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Denton was a Managing Director with Providence Capital, Inc., an investment banking firm that he co-founded. Mr. Denton served on the Board of Directors of Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc. until January 2013. Mr. Denton received an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Denton's lengthy real estate and financial career, including as a senior executive in a significant private real estate investment and acquisition company, enables Mr. Denton to provide meaningful insight into our strategic initiatives, with specific focus on review and analysis of our proposed investment and development initiatives. Mr. Denton has continued to be very informed in the arena of corporate governance from his continuing education efforts.
Philip L. Hawkins
Committee Name
Investment Committee
Compensation Committee
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Philip L. Hawkins has been a member of our Board since January 2014. Since 2006, Mr. Hawkins has been the Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE: DCT), a Denver-based industrial REIT that owns, acquires, operates and develops bulk distribution and light industrial properties in high-volume distribution markets in the U.S. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Hawkins was President and Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of CarrAmerica Realty Corporation (formerly NYSE: CRE, acquired by The Blackstone Group). Also at CarrAmerica, he served as Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2002 and Managing Director of Asset Management from 1996 to 1998. From 1982 to 1995, Mr. Hawkins held a series of senior executive positions in real estate investment, development, leasing and management with LaSalle Partners, Ltd. (now known as Jones Lang LaSalle, Inc.). Mr. Hawkins serves on the Board of Governors of NAREIT and is a member of the Urban Land Institute. He is a trustee of Hamilton College, where he received his bachelor’s degree. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago.
Elizabeth A. Hight
Committee Name
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Compensation Committee
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U.S. Navy Rear Admiral (Ret.) Elizabeth A. Hight, has been a member of our Board since February 2011. From October 2010, RADM Hight has served as Vice President of the Hewlett-Packard Company’s (“HP”) Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector Cybersecurity Practice. From January 2010 to October 2010, she served as Vice President of HP’s U.S. Public Sector DoD Command and Control Infrastructure. From July 2008 until December 2008, RADM Hight served as the acting Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (“DISA”) and Acting Commander of the Joint Task Force-Global Network Operations (“JTF GNO”). She also served as DISA’s Vice Director from April 2007 until October 2009 and as Principal Director for Operations and Deputy Commander, JTF GNO from 2005 to 2007. In her DISA role, she was responsible for providing global command, control, communications and computer support to the nation’s warfighters and in her JTF GNO role, she was responsible for directing the operation and defense of the DoD’s Global Information Grid. RADM Hight joined the Navy in March 1977. Throughout her career in the Navy, she served in numerous roles, including program sponsor for the UHF Satellite Communications Program on the Chief of Naval Operations staff, Assistant Program Manager for the UHF Follow-on communications satellite program, Commanding Officer, Fleet Surveillance Support Command and Commanding Officer, Navy Computer and Telecommunications Area Master Station Atlantic. RADM Hight has a Masters in Telecommunications Systems from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Masters in Information Systems from The George Washington University.

As a result of her lengthy Navy career spanning various substantive areas that complement our strategy and her subsequent transition to the private sector, RADM Hight is qualified to contribute significantly to our strategic objectives. She is also qualified to assist in evaluating potential data and cyber security initiatives resulting from the strategy.
David M. Jacobstein
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Investment Committee
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David M. Jacobstein has been a Member of the Board of Corporate Office Properties Trust since August 2009. Mr. Jacobstein's background includes over 25 years of executive-level experience in real estate. Since July 2009, Mr. Jacobstein has provided consulting services to real estate related businesses. Mr. Jacobstein was the senior advisor to Deloitte LLP’s real estate industry group from June 2007 to June 2009, where he advised Deloitte’s real estate practitioners on strategy, maintained and developed key client relationships and shaped thought leadership that addressed key industry and market trends. From 1999 to May 2007, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Developers Diversified Realty Corporation (NYSE: DDR), a real estate investment trust, and also served on its Board of Trustees from 2000 to 2004. From 1986 to 1999, he served as Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of Wilmorite, Inc., an owner, developer and manager of regional shopping malls. Mr. Jacobstein currently serves on the Board of Broadstone Net Lease, Inc., a private REIT focused on single tenant net lease real estate. Mr. Jacobstein also serves on the Advisory Board of White Oak Partners, Inc., a private equity firm concentrating in real estate investment. Mr. Jacobstein began his career as a Corporate and Securities Lawyer. He received a Juris Doctor degree from The George Washington University Law Center.
Steven D. Kesler
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Investment Committee
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Steven D. Kesler has been a Member of the Board of Corporate Office Properties Trust since September 1998. Since 2006, Mr. Kesler has served as Chief Financial Officer for CRP (Chesapeake Realty Partners) Operations, LLC. He served as a Managing Director of The Casey Group from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Kesler also served as the Chief Executive Officer and/or President of Constellation Investments, Inc. from 1988 and the Chief Executive Officer and President of Constellation Real Estate, Inc. and Constellation Health Services, Inc. from 1998 until his retirement in 2003. Mr. Kesler previously served as a Director on the Boards of Atapco, Inc., a private real estate and investment company, and Ace Guaranty Corporation, a financial guaranty subsidiary of Ace, Limited, a public company. Mr. Kesler received an MBA in finance from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and previously practiced as a Certified Public Accountant.
C. Taylor Pickett
Committee Name
Investment Committee
Compensation Committee
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C. Taylor Pickett has been a member of our Board since November 2013. Since 2001, Mr. Pickett has been the Chief Executive Officer and since 2002, a member of the Board of Directors of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. (NYSE: OHI), a healthcare REIT that invests in healthcare facilities in the U.S. and provides lease or mortgage financing to qualified operators of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living facilities, independent living facilities and rehabilitation and acute care facilities. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Pickett was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Integrated Health Services, Inc. where he also held a series of executive positions in mergers and acquisitions from 1993 to 1998. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Pickett was Vice President of Taxes for PHH Corporation and, from 1984 to 1991, he was Senior Manager for KPMG. Mr. Pickett is also on the Board of Directors for Atherio. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting with honors from the University of Delaware and a Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of Maryland School of Law.
Richard Szafranski
Committee Name
Audit Committee
Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
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Richard Szafranski has been a Member of the Board of Corporate Office Properties Trust since August 2009. His background includes over 40 years in national security experience and expertise in pay for performance, strategic planning, scenario planning, market assessments and business development. He formerly was Managing Partner in Toffler Associates, a strategy and management consulting firm, at which he provided consulting services for senior executives in U.S. Government agencies, including the U.S. intelligence community, and commercial firms in the global defense, communications and aerospace sectors. He retired from active service in the United States Air Force as a Colonel in 1996. Mr. Szafranski served on the Board of Directors for Ceridian Corporation from 2006 to 2007 and SBS Technologies, Inc from 2002 to 2005. He has a Master of Arts in Human Resources Management from Central Michigan University and has completed executive education on corporate governance at the Harvard Business School and the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business Directors' Institute. Mr. Szafranski has been designated a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Lisa G. Trimberger
Committee Name
Audit Committee
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Lisa G. Trimberger joined our Board in October 2017. Ms. Trimberger, a certified public accountant (inactive), retired as an audit partner of Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2014 after spending 31 years in public accounting with the firm. As a lead client service partner, Ms. Trimberger audited and interacted with the management and boards of publicly traded companies, including real estate investment trusts. She was also actively involved in the firm’s engagement quality review practice as Deputy Professional Practice Partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner. Ms. Trimberger has worked with senior management and boards of companies on significant corporate transactions and control and risk assessments. During her tenure at Deloitte & Touche, Ms. Trimberger also served as co-chair of the Nominating Committee of the Board of Directors and was a leader of the firm’s National Women’s Initiative for the development and retention of women professionals. Currently, Ms. Trimberger is a principal and owner of a private investment company, Mack Capital Investments LLC. Ms. Trimberger received a BS in Accounting from St. Cloud State University. Ms. Trimberger is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts and completed the Women’s Director Development Executive Program at J.L. Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University. Ms. Trimberger’s experience as an audit partner in a Big Four firm positions her to contribute significantly as a financial expert in areas including financial and audit oversight, corporate governance, and risk management matters.

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