SOURCE Phillips Edison & Company
CINCINNATI, Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Phillips Edison & Company announced that Cherilyn Megill has been named Vice President of Marketing and Communications. In her new role, she will be responsible for the company's marketing and branding strategy, communications, digital marketing and business development.
"Cherilyn's wealth of experience in the shopping center industry will be a tremendous asset as we continue to embark on our growth strategy," said Robert F. Myers, President and Chief Operating Officer for Phillips Edison & Company. "Her creativity and passion for the industry will be an excellent fit with the Phillips Edison company culture."
Ms. Megill has been active in the shopping center industry for over 25 years, most recently as Vice President of Marketing for Retail Properties of America, Inc. where she was responsible for corporate marketing and communications as well as the marketing for their shopping center portfolio including over 39 million square feet of properties. Prior to her role at Retail Properties of America, Inc., Ms. Megill handled marketing for The Boyer Company overseeing their corporate program and marketing for The Gateway in Salt Lake City, Utah. She spent 15 years with The Hahn Company/TrizecHahn establishing the company's tourism program and overseeing marketing for their high profile shopping centers including Horton Plaza and Hollywood & Highland Center.
Ms. Megill is active with the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) as an educator and facilitator at various institutes and conferences and has served as the chairperson of the ICSC CMD Governing Committee, U.S. MAXI Chairperson, and recently as a member of the CRX committee, a new designation for senior level shopping center executives. She is the recipient of numerous ICSC MAXI awards for social media, advertising and corporate campaigns. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications, with a public relations emphasis, from Weber State University.
Linda Fatherree, Director of Marketing, will retire in December after 27 years in the shopping center industry. She has been involved with Phillips Edison's marketing program since 1996, serving as a consultant for 14 years before joining the company full time in 2010.
Since 1991, Phillips Edison & Company has specialized in the acquisition, leasing and operation of grocery-anchored neighborhood and community shopping centers. The Company has diversified its portfolio and services to become the total retail solution for property owners, retailers and investors. In addition to its core focus on necessity-based shopping centers, the Company manages specialized funds invested in power centers, enclosed malls, lifestyle centers, net lease properties and other retail real estate assets. Phillips Edison's portfolio of owned and/or managed properties currently includes more than 285 properties, totaling over 30 million square feet in 35 states. The Company has corporate offices in Cincinnati and Salt Lake City as well as regional offices across the country.
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