Board of Directors
Mr. Wineman has served as a member of our Board since 2013. Mr. Wineman has extensive commercial real estate and financial experience. Currently, He is a Principal at Mid-America Real Estate Corporation. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the firm is a part of Mid-America Real Estate Group, a midwestern full-service retail real estate organization with offices in Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis. Mr. Wineman co-leads Mid-America's Retail Investment Sales Group, focusing specifically on the disposition of shopping centers and retail properties throughout the greater Midwest region for institutional, REIT, and private owners. Prior to employment with Mid-America, Mr. Wineman worked at LaSalle Investment Management (JLL) as a Financial Analyst in the Private Equity Acquisitions Group, where he was responsible for the valuation, due diligence, and closing of commercial real estate transactions on behalf of its institutional pension fund clients. Within the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), he is a member of the Illinois State Committee and the Government Relations National Economic Policy Sub-Committee. Within the community, Mr. Wineman is a member of the Executive Committees of the Harold E. Eisenberg Foundation and the Ravinia Festival Associates Board, where he is the incoming Board President. Mr. Wineman graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor's of Arts Degree.
Mr. Allen, CPA has served as a member of our Board since 1998. He has also been a member of the board of directors, and chairman of the audit committee since 1998. Mr. Allen was the Regional Managing Partner, Owner, Member of the Management Committee, and Director of Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP. Mr. Allen began his career at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a junior accountant. In 1972, he founded Barry Allen & Associates, P.C. and developed it into a prestigious boutique CPA and Tax Firm, providing services to small and medium sized companies. In 1982, he partnered with another firm and formed Nemes Allen & Company, PLLC, where he was Managing Partner until 2003. Mr. Allen served middle market companies and high net worth individuals. Mr. Allen has previously served on the Board of Directors and acted as Treasurer of Forgotten Harvest, a food rescue organization. Additionally, he served on the Board of Directors of Pathway Family Centers, an adolescent addiction and recovery center. He currently serves on the Board of the Riviera Dunes Marina Condominium Association as Treasurer, and on the Board of Legend Valve, Inc., a non-publicly traded company. He has a BBA from the University of Detroit, and is a certified public accountant. He also was a Certified Insolvency and Reorganization Accountant, and had a State of Michigan Insurance License in the past.
Mr. Meltzer has served as a member of our Board since 2000. Mr. Meltzer is President and CEO of the Seligman Group, a family owned real estate and investment company. Previously, Mr. Meltzer held leadership positions for various subsidiaries of the Seligman Group. In 1998, Mr. Meltzer began working for Seligman & Associates, Inc. as its Vice President until his promotion to President. Mr. Meltzer led the Bank's initial development of online banking and has since run the Seligman Group's management affiliate (Seligman Western Enterprises, Ltd.). Prior to Seligman, Mr. Meltzer interned at Sterling Bank and Trust, F.S.B.. Mr. Meltzer is a director of the Seligman Family Office. He is a director of both the Company and the Seligman Group. He has a BS in Finance from the University of Arizona.
Ms. Seligman has served as a member of our Board since its inception in 1984. Ms. Seligman is a philanthropist, actively dedicating her professional time and expertise to the charitable communities of Greater Detroit, Miami, and New York City. Through the Seligman Family Foundation, she contributes to the Mount Sinai Medical Center in Florida, the University of San Francisco Medical Center in California, the Beaumont Health System, and Wayne State University Medical School in Michigan. Ms. Seligman is also a director of the Wolfsonian-Florida International University, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Detroit, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Jewish Women's Foundation of the Jewish Federation of Detroit. She has a BS from Michigan State University.
Mr. Wolberg joined our Board in 2017. He is one of the founding partners of Telemus Capital Partners, a financial advisory firm he co-founded in 2005. Mr. Wolberg was a former Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch and Senior Vice President-Investments at UBS Financial Services. Mr. Wolberg has more than twenty years of industry experience across all facets of financial wealth planning and investment management. He is a certified financial planner. He also serves on the Executive Board of Temple Shir Shalom, is a trustee for the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation, and is Past President and Co-Founder of the Berkley Educational Foundation. Mr. Wolberg has a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Michigan.