Kite Realty Group Trust (NYSE: KRG) (the “Company”) announced today that Mellissa Boggs, SPHR has joined the Company in the newly created position of Vice President of Human Capital.
Mellissa will be responsible for employee satisfaction, communication, accountability, and development. These responsibilities include: how the Company attracts, selects, trains, assesses, rewards and retains employees, overseeing organizational leadership, culture, and ensuring compliance with employment and labor laws.
Mellissa brings more than 20 years of experience in management, operations and human resources to her role. Prior to joining the Company, Mellissa worked over 15 years planning, leading, and implementing human resource policies, programs and processes.
John A. Kite, Kite Realty Group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said “Mellissa is a welcome addition to our senior management team. She brings a wealth of experience that will enhance the level of engagement of the Company’s employees and help drive the Company’s initiatives.”
About Kite Realty Group Trust
Kite Realty Group Trust is a full-service, vertically integrated real estate investment trust engaged in the ownership, operation, management, leasing, acquisition, construction, redevelopment and development of neighborhood and community shopping centers in selected markets in the United States. At March 31, 2012, the Company owned interests in a portfolio of 62 operating and redevelopment properties totaling approximately 9.2 million square feet and an additional three properties currently under in-process development totaling 0.6 million square feet.
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