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Derrick Burks

Derrick Burks

Independent Trustee

Derrick Burks

Independent Trustee

Derrick Burks is a retired partner from Ernst & Young (EY) where he served for 15 years, including time as managing partner of EY’s Indianapolis office. EY is a global professional services firm specializing in assurance, consulting, strategy and transactions, and tax services. Prior to joining Ernst & Young, Mr. Burks spent 24 years with Arthur Andersen. Mr. Burks has experience on private and public company boards, including currently sitting on Equity LifeStyle Properties, Inc.’s (NYSE:ELS) Board of Directors. He has been actively involved with a variety of civic and community agencies throughout his career, and is presently engaged on the boards of the Indiana University Foundation and the Regenstrief Foundation. Mr. Burks’s professional experience is broad, including work within the real estate, energy, manufacturing, trucking, mass merchandising, wholesale distribution and time-sharing industries. He has substantial experience with audits and enterprise risk assessment, mergers and acquisitions, and capital market transactions. Mr. Burks received his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.

Mr. Burks’s wealth of knowledge and expertise in a multitude of industries, coupled with his extensive experience with REITs, provide great value to the Company and the Board.