CoreNet Global, the worlds leading professional association for corporate real estate executives, announced that Prentice Knight, Ph.D., has been named Chief Executive Officer of CoreNet Global and that Mark Golan has been elected as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the 7,500-member association. The announcements were made at the Philadelphia Global Summit.
Appointing Prentice Knight as CEO was a logical move for the organization, said CoreNet Global Chairman Jeffrey L. Elie, Vice President of Global Real Estate & Facilities for Kaplan, Inc. Prentice is widely respected in the industry and has the leadership skills necessary to advance the mission of CoreNet Global while keeping pace with rapid change in the industry. Knight was previously the executive director of the International Development Research Council (IDRC), a predecessor organization to CoreNet Global.
Knight most recently served concurrently as interim CEO and Chief Learning Officer of CoreNet Global. As Chief Learning Officer he was responsible for all education and research programs. The groups learning team oversees a
Mark Golan (left), Chairman of the Board of Directors, and
Prentice Knight, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer.
range of initiatives including the CoreNet Global Applied Research Center that is currently examining evolving models of integrated workplace management. In addition to the Applied Research Center, as Chief Learning Officer, his team was responsible for educational programming for the CoreNet Global Summits held worldwide, and the Executive Development Program leading to CoreNet Global's widely-recognized MCR and SLCR professional designations.
Of his appointment today Knight said, it is a high honor to be chosen by our board to be CoreNet Globals new CEO. Technology and innovation have helped to completely remake our industry. With a strong worldwide membership and staff CoreNet Global has a great opportunity to define the future of the corporate real estate industry and help our members be successful in this period of great change.
Mark Golan will succeed Jeffrey Elie as CoreNet Globals new Chairman. Golan is the Vice President of Workplace and Worldwide Real Estate for Cisco Systems.
Other officers who will assume new board positions at the end of the Philadelphia Summit are Chair-elect, David Harris, and Ron Zappile, Treasurer. Harris is the Senior Vice President of Sun Microsystems Inc., and Zappile is President of UTC Realty.
Additional new Board of Directors members include:
- Trex Morris, Vice President, Ernst & Young
- Mark Tamburro, Vice President Workplace Resources, Nokia
- Wayne Peacock, Senior Vice President Corporate Real Estate, USAA
- Ed Noha, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle
- Renee Leach, Director of Global Workplace Program, Hewlett Packard
New Associate Directors include:
- Michelle Myer, Senior Director of Real Estate & Facilities, Oracle
- Hugh Andrew, Senior Asset Manager, Hong Kong Land
- Karen Campbell, President & CEO, Greater Toronto Marketing Alliance
All newly appointed members to the Board of Directors will serve for a term of three years concluding in the spring of 2009.