Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE:WRI) announced today the promotion of Gerald Crump to Senior Vice President of Leasing, Miles Sanchez to Senior Vice President of Leasing, Mickey Townsell to Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Michelle Wiggs to Vice President of Investor Relations. Gerald Crump, Senior Vice President of Leasing Gerald joined Weingarten in 1999 and was promoted to Vice President of Leasing for the Central Region in 2007. In his role as Senior Vice President, Gerald manages approximately 14 million square feet and leads the Central Region’s leasing, new development, acquisitions, dispositions and new development efforts. Miles Sanchez, Senior Vice President of Leasing Miles has a combined tenure with Weingarten of 14 years. Miles leads the Mountain and Western Regions consisting of over 12 million square feet. In his role as Senior Vice President, Miles will continue to balance and improve the existing portfolio while focusing on growth opportunities in acquisitions and new development. Mickey Townsell, Senior Vice President of Human Resources Mickey joined Weingarten in 2005 as Vice President of Human Resources, bringing with him over 25 years of human resource and employee benefit expertise. Mickey is a graduate of Sam Houston State University and holds a degree in Finance. In his role as Senior Vice President, Mickey will continue to align the company’s human resources function in ways that supports our business goals. Michelle Wiggs, Vice President of Investor Relations Michelle joined the company in 2002 as an Accounting Manager. In 2006, Michelle moved to the Leasing department as the Director of Operational Analysis where she worked to streamline the analysis of operational performance. In her role as Vice President of Investor Relations, Michelle will continue to manage the Investor Relations, Financial Analysis & Planning, and Operational Analysis areas. Michelle is a CPA and holds a Masters in Professional Accounting Degree from the University of Texas.
"These Associates are an integral part of the Company’s overall success, their promotions reflect our acknowledgment in their ability and the contributions they make to Weingarten," stated Drew Alexander, President and Chief Executive Officer.About Weingarten Realty Investors Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a commercial real estate owner, manager and developer. At December 31, 2012, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 292 developed income-producing properties and 2 properties under various stages of construction and development. The total number of properties includes 288 neighborhood and community shopping centers and 6 other operating properties located in 21 states spanning the country from coast to coast representing approximately 53.7 million square feet. To learn more about the Company’s operations and growth strategies, please visit www.weingarten.com.