John L. Atkins, III has served as a director since March 2007. Mr. Atkins, a licensed architect,
is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of O’Brien/Atkins Associates, PA, a multidisciplinary design
services firm that he co-founded in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina in 1975. Mr. Atkins has
previously served as chairman of the North Carolina Board of Architecture and was named an
Emeritus Member of that board in 1988. Mr. Atkins was elevated in 1991 to the American Institute of
Architects’ College of Fellows, an honor only five percent of architects receive. Mr. Atkins serves as
chairman, director, and executive committee member of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. He
also serves as chairman of the North Carolina Railroad Company and director of the Kenan Center of
Engineering, Science, and Technology based at North Carolina State University. In 2005, Mr. Atkins
was awarded the American Institute of Architects-North Carolina Chapter’s F. Carter Williams Gold
Medal, the Chapter’s highest individual honor, in recognition of his distinguished career, and was
named the 2005 College of Design’s Distinguished Alumnus by North Carolina State University. In
2003, Mr. Atkins also received the Watauga Medal, the highest nonacademic honor bestowed by North
Carolina State University in honor of individuals who have made significant contributions to the
university’s advancement. Mr. Atkins holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from North Carolina
State University and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at
Ambassador James P. Cain has served as a director since December 2015. He is the managing partner of Cain Global Partners, LLC, a company that provides a vital link between the developed and emerging markets of the world by utilizing its network of diplomatic, political, and corporate resources. As a partner at Cain Global Partners, Ambassador Cain works with North American and European companies to expand their operations into international markets (such as Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East), as well as to support economic development and public policy interests. His career has spanned the fields of leadership, law, business, sports, and international diplomacy and he has mastered the skills of building lasting relationships, as well as strong ecosystems. Ambassador Cain's unique combination of expertise and passion for business and leadership has been instrumental in his role in developing the Research Triangle Park innovation cluster. For 20 years, Ambassador Cain was a partner at the international law firm of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP (formerly known as Kilpatrick Stockton), where he co-founded the firm's Raleigh office in 1985. He continues to serve as counsel to Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton. From 2000 to 2002, Ambassador Cain served as the president and chief operating officer of the NHL Carolina Hurricanes and their parent company, Gale Force Holdings. Later, during his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to Denmark, a position for which he was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 30, 2005 (to serve until January 2009), Ambassador Cain called upon not only his leadership and relationship-building skills, but also his experience from his time working with the Carolina Hurricanes. As Ambassador, he oversaw the 13 agencies of the American government that composed the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, where he focused his energies on areas of national security, counter-terrorism, energy security, commerce and investment. He received his Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor degrees from Wake Forest University.
Maria C. Freire has served as a director since April 2012. In November 2012, Dr. Freire
became the President and Executive Director, and a member of the Board of Directors for the FNIH,
a Congressionally-mandated organization that draws together the world’s foremost researchers and
resources in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (‘NIH’). Prior to her
appointment to the FNIH, Dr. Freire was the President and a member of the Board of Directors of
The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, a non-profit organization that bestows the Lasker Awards in
basic and clinical science and advocates for medical research. From 2001 to 2008, Dr. Freire served as
President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Alliance for TB Drug Development, a non-profit
organization that develops better, faster acting, and affordable drugs to fight tuberculosis. An expert in
technology commercialization, she directed the Office of Technology Transfer at the NIH from 1995 to
2001 and served as commissioner of the World Health Organization’s Commission on Intellectual
Property Rights, Innovation and Public Health. Dr. Freire obtained her Bachelor of Science degree
from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, her Ph.D. in Biophysics from the
University of Virginia, and completed post-graduate work in immunology and virology at the University
of Virginia and the University of Tennessee. She is a member of the Science Board to the Food and
Drug Administration, the Board of the GAVI Alliance and the International Steering Committee of the
Instituto Carlos Slim de la Salud. Her awards include the Department of Health and Human Services
Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service, The Arthur S. Flemming Award, and The Bayh-Dole
Award. Dr. Freire is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science and
the Council on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Hash is currently the President and Chief Operating Officer of Renaissance Macro Research, LLC, an equity research and trading firm focused on macro research in the investment strategy, economics and Washington policy sectors, which he co-founded in 2012. Between 1993 and 2012, Mr. Hash held various leadership positions with Lehman Brothers (and its successor, Barclays Capital), including Global Head of Real Estate Investment Banking (2006 to 2012), Chief Operating Officer of Global Investment Banking (2008 to 2011), Director of Global Equity Research (2003 to 2006), Director of U.S. Equity Research (1999 to 2003), and Senior Equity Research Analyst (1993 to 1999). From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Hash held various positions with Oppenheimer & Company’s Equity Research Department, including senior research analyst. He began his career in 1988 as an auditor for the accounting and consulting firm of Arthur Andersen & Co. Mr. Hash received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Loyola University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Richard H. Klein has served as a director since December 2003. Mr. Klein has a diverse 29 year background as a senior advisor to a variety of domestic and international businesses, with a particular focus on real estate organizations. From 1978 to 1983, Mr. Klein provided tax consulting and auditing services for PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. From 1984 to 2000, Mr. Klein was with Ernst & Young LLP, and a predecessor firm, Kenneth Leventhal & Company. At these firms, Mr. Klein served in a variety of capacities, including as partner in the REIT Advisory Practice, the Financial Restructuring and Insolvency Practice, and the Public Relations and Practice Development Department. In 2003, Mr. Klein founded Chefmakers Cooking Academy LLC, which provided culinary education services and experiences, for which he served as Chief Executive Officer through 2012. He is currently an independent business consultant. Mr. Klein is a certified public accountant in the State of California. Mr. Klein received his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Southern California.
Joel S. Marcus has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 2007, Chief Executive Officer since March 1997, President since February 2009 and a director since the Company’s inception in 1994. Mr. Marcus was previously Vice Chairman and Chief Operating Officer from inception of the Company to his appointment as Chief Executive Officer. He was Secretary from inception to April 1997. From 1986 to 1994, Mr. Marcus was a partner at the law firm of Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison LLP (including a predecessor firm), specializing in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions. From 1984 to 1994, he also served as General Counsel and Secretary of Kirin Amgen, Inc., a joint venture that financed the development of, and owned patents to, two multi billion dollar genetically engineered biopharmaceutical products. Mr. Marcus was formerly a practicing certified public accountant and tax manager with Arthur Young & Co. specializing in the financing and taxation of real estate and real estate investment trusts (“REITs”). He received his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees from the University of California at Los Angeles. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (“NAREIT”). Mr. Marcus also serves as a trustee (director) of PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust, a publicly traded mortgage REIT. Mr. Marcus received the Ernst & Young 1999 Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Los Angeles—Real Estate).
James H. Richardson joined Alexandria in 1997 and has served as President of the Company since August 1998 and as a director since March 1999. Prior to Alexandria, Mr. Richardson held management and brokerage positions for 15 years at CB Richard Ellis. Management responsibilities included a variety of leadership functions throughout the San Francisco Bay Area region. Through the majority of his tenure with CB, he was a top producing professional within the brokerage operations group. He was also instrumental in the creation and development of the biosciences and corporate services practice groups for the company. Mr. Richardson received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Claremont McKenna College.