Our Board of Directors has nominated Jeffrey T. Hanson, Danny Prosky, Patrick R. Leardo
, Gerald W. Robinson and Gary E. Stark, each for a term of office commencing on the date of the 2013 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Griffin-American Healthcare REIT II and ending on the date of the 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until his successor is duly elected and qualifies.
Each of Messrs. Hanson, Prosky, Leardo, Robinson and Stark currently serves as a member of our Board of Directors.
Patrick R. Leardo, age 66, has served as one of our independent directors since August 2009.
Mr. Leardo has also served as the Managing Member of Domain Capital Advisors, LLC, a registered investment advisor, since July 2008.
From May 1986 to June 2008, Mr. Leardo served in various management roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, including serving as the partner in charge of the Global Real Estate Advisory practice.
Prior to the merger of PriceWaterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998, Mr. Leardo was also the Real Estate Industry Chairman for Coopers & Lybrand's real estate activities, coordinating all lines of service including audit, tax and consulting.
Mr. Leardo's industry memberships include the Pension Real Estate Association
, National Realty Committee, Urban Land Institute, or ULI, and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, or NAREIT
also holds the prestigious Counselor of Real Estate designation and was honored by the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors
as a Fellow in May 2006.
He recently completed a term as a Trustee of ULI and has been invited to become a Governor of ULI.
Mr. Leardo has also served as a Board Trustee for the American Seniors Housing Association, a member of
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the board of directors of Edens & Avant, a $2.5 billion market cap private REIT and a Board Trustee for Roanoke College
located in Salem, Virginia.
Mr. Leardo received a B.S. degree in Economics from Upsala College.
Our Board of Directors selected Mr. Leardo to serve as a director in part due to his financial and accounting expertise, particularly in the real estate industry.
Our Board of Directors believes that his
experience as a partner at a public accounting firm, as well as his
previous service on the board of directors of a REIT
, will bring value to us, particularly in his
role as the audit committee chairman and audit committee financial expert.
extensive background in finance, accounting and business operations, Mr. Leardo has a unique portfolio of business skills.
Mr. Leardo is designated as the Audit Committee financial expert and serves as the Audit Committee chairman.