Retail Properties of America Names Julie Swinehart Chief Financial Officer

by Camren Skelton

Oak Brook, Ill. — Oak Brook-based Retail Properties of America Inc. (RPAI) has promoted Julie Swinehart as the company’s executive vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

In her new role, Swinehart will oversee and execute all of the company’s financial activities, including internal and external reporting, capital markets, investor relations, internal audit and treasury.

“Julie has been a tremendous asset to the company for the last 10 years, and I could not be more pleased to announce her promotion,” said Steve Grimes, president and CEO of RPAI in a statement. “She has earned the full confidence and support of our executive team and board of directors, and we all look forward to her contributions in her new role.”

Swinehart joined RPAI in 2008, and served as senior vice president and chief accounting officer from 2015 through February 2018. Prior to joining RPAI, she held positions at Equity Office Properties, Arthur Andersen LLP and Deloitte & Touche LLP. 

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