Director since 1984, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company since 1985; Chairman since 1999 and Chief Executive Officer since 2012 of Equity Group Investments division of Chai Trust Company, LLC, a private investment company, and its President from 2006 to 2012; Chairman of the Board of Trustees since May 2014 of Equity Commonwealth, an equity real estate trust that owns and operates office properties; Chairman of the Board since September 2005, Director since 1999, and President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from July 2002 until December 2004, of Covanta Holding Corporation (previously known as Danielson Holding Corporation), a waste-to-energy and specialty insurance services company. For more than the past five years Mr. Zell has been Chairman of the Board of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc., an equity real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the ownership and operation of manufactured home resort communities; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Equity Residential, an equity real estate investment trust that owns and operates multi-family residential properties. Mr. Zell was Chairman of the Board of Tribune Company, a diversified media company, from December 2007 until December 2012 and its Chief Executive Officer from December 2007 to December 2009 (in December 2008, the Tribune Company filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code; it emerged from bankruptcy in December 2012) and was Chairman of the Board of Capital Trust, Inc., a specialized finance company, from 2003 to 2012. Mr. Zell is the father-in-law of Scott R. Peppet.
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