CBL & Associates Properties Announces Promotions

Thursday, February 14, 2013

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE: CBL) on Thursday announced the promotions of Gary Roddy to vice president – Collections, Tricia Tweedie to vice president – Billings, and Jim Ward to vice president - Branding.  

Commenting on the promotions, CBL’s President Stephen Lebovitz said, “These individuals have established themselves as leaders within CBL in their respective fields and the shopping center industry.  We are pleased to recognize their accomplishments and significant contributions to the Company with these promotions.”

Mr. Lebovitz said, “Gary has shown tremendous initiative with his approach to collections, ensuring the Company is always minimizing the receivables balance.  His oversight has been critical to the program. Tricia continually demonstrates her amazing work ethic and dedication to CBL.  Her leadership and direction help to ensure the accuracy and promptness of billings.  Jim’s strong entrepreneurial spirit sets a great example for his team.  He is continually focused on finding new opportunities to push the CBL branding program to even greater heights.  Each of these individuals deserves to be recognized for their achievements and to be congratulated on their individual excellence.”  

Gary Roddy joined CBL’s collections department in May 1985.  He was promoted to director of Collections in May 1999 and to Senior Director – Collections in January 2002. Mr. Roddy is responsible for coordinating and overseeing the company’s collections efforts.  During his more than 25 years with CBL, Mr. Roddy has effectively minimized the company’s year-end net receivables balance and has helped to develop new tools to enhance the effectiveness of home office and property collections coordination. Mr. Roddy graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.

Tricia Tweedie joined CBL as a maintenance coordinator in January 1988, moving to the billings department in 1990.  She coordinated the billings of the mall property accounts managers and home office billed centers. Ms. Tweeedie was promoted to director of Billings Department in May 1999.  In January 2002, Tricia was promoted to senior director of Billings. Under Ms. Tweedie’s direction, the billings department bills over 14,500 tenants annually in an accurate and timely manner. Ms. Tweedie graduated from Tennessee Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education

Jim Ward originally joined CBL in September 1998 as an assistant manager at Hickory Hollow Mall in Nashville. In July 1999, he left CBL to attend the University of Cincinnati Law School.  After graduating and passing his Tennessee Bar Exam, he joined the law firm of Husch Blackwell.  In October 2003, he rejoined CBL as manager of Georgia Square in Athens, Ga.  In May 2005, he became the manager of Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville, N.C..  In February 2006, he was promoted to Director of Sponsorship & Branding. Mr. Ward graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science and Chemistry and received his Juris Doctor from University of Cincinnati Law School.  



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