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MACERICH CO filed this Form DEF 14A on 05/17/2018
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Peggy Alford

Independent Director Nominee

Director Since: 2018

Age: 47

Board Committees: Audit

Principal Occupation and Business Experience:

Ms. Alford is the Chief Financial Officer and Head of Operations for the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a philanthropic organization that brings together world-class engineering, grant-making, impact investing, policy and advocacy work, overseeing finance, real estate, facilities and general operations. Prior to joining the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in September 2017, Ms. Alford held a variety of senior positions at PayPal from May 2011 to August 2017, including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Americas, Global Customer and Global Credit, where she was responsible for all finance and analytics for PayPal’s Global Merchant and Global Consumer Business Units, its Global Credit business, and its North America and Latin America regions. She also served as PayPal’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources, People Operations and Global Head of Cross Border Trade. From 2007 to 2011, Ms. Alford was President and General Manager of (an eBay Inc. company), also serving as its Chief Financial Officer from October 2005 to March 2009. From 2002 to 2005 she served as Marketplace Controller and Director of Accounting Policy, leading accounting policy at eBay Inc. where she was instrumental in creating eBay marketplace controller’s group ensuring the financial integrity of eBay transactions. Ms. Alford started her career at Arthur Andersen LLP in 1993 as an auditor and business consultant in such industries as technology, consumer products, manufacturing, government and education. Ms. Alford earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from the University of Dayton and is a certified public accountant.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

As a new Board member, Ms. Alford’s wide-ranging financial and operational experience, digital, technology and omnichannel knowledge and significant experience leading complex businesses are invaluable to our Board. Her fresh perspectives and contributions to our Company are also informed by Ms. Alford’s strong digital expertise and track record of driving growth and innovation through data analytics, areas which have become increasingly critical drivers of our business. In addition to her strong managerial and operational background, Ms. Alford brings deep financial expertise to our Board, based on which she serves on our Audit Committee and has been determined by our Board to be an audit committee financial expert.

John H. Alschuler

Independent Director Nominee

Director Since: 2015

Age: 70

Board Committees: Nominating and Corporate Governance

Other Public Company Boards: SL Green Realty Corporation; Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc.

Principal Occupation and Business Experience:

Since 2008, Mr. Alschuler has been the Chairman of HR&A Advisors Inc., an economic development, real estate and public policy consulting organization. Mr. Alschuler also is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Columbia University, where he teaches real estate development at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation. Mr. Alschuler currently serves on the board of directors of SL Green Realty Corporation and Xenia Hotels and Resorts, Inc., both of which are publicly traded REITs. Mr. Alschuler also serves on the board of directors of the Center for an Urban Future, a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, and Friends of the High Line Inc., a Section 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

Key Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

Mr. Alschuler’s achievements in academia and business, as well as his extensive knowledge of commercial real estate and national and international markets for real estate, and his expertise in inter-governmental relations, allow him to assess the real estate market and our Company’s business from a