Financial Services >> CEO Interviews >> July 15, 2016

Interview with the Chairman & CEO: Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. (NASDAQ:WHLR)

Wheeler, Jon S.
Jon S. Wheeler serves as Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Wheeler Real Estate Investment Trust Inc. and has 33 years of real estate experience. A graduate of Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Mr. Wheeler earned a B.A. in political science in 1983. An active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), he is also a founding member of Old Dominion University’s Industry Professional Advisors to the Center (IPAC) and on the Senior Advisory Board to E.V. Williams Center for Real Estate and Economic Development. Current board memberships include The Wheeler Benefit Foundation as Chairman and The Chesapeake Bay Wine Classic Foundation as President. Mr. Wheeler has fulfilled requests to speak by organizations such as the ICSC, the Cox Executive Business Series and the Urban Land Institute. He has written real estate columns for Inside Business and publications and newspapers such as The Virginian-Pilot, Retail Traffic and Dealmakers. His company was highlighted in Men’s Fitness as one of the top 15 fittest companies in America. In 2013 Mr. Wheeler received the Corporate Volunteer Leadership Award from VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads. Previous honors include the Entrepreneurial Excellence Award (Inside Business, 2009), Wellness in the Workplace Award from the Virginia Business Coalition on Health (2009), and the Hampton Roads Corporate Volunteer Excellence Award (2010, Good Corporate Neighbor — Small). Profile
TWST: Would you mind introducing our readers to Wheeler REIT with an overview of the company's history and your business focus today?

Mr. Wheeler: We went public