Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Board

Daniel A. Hoffler
Daniel A. Hoffler
Daniel A. Hoffler Founder Dan Hoffler launched Armada Hoffler in 1979, creating a business culture and vision that vaulted the Company into a premier East Coast commercial real estate development, construction and asset management firm. Mr. Hoffler established a corporate ethos founded on integrity, trust and civic responsibility and captained the Company’s initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange in 2013. He remains active in strategic operations and currently serves as Executive Chairman of our board of directors. After graduating from Campbell College with a business degree, Mr. Hoffler worked for Dun & Bradstreet and quickly ascended the ranks to become a regional manager. He joined developer Eastern International, Inc. as its Vice President of Marketing before establishing Armada Hoffler. A former “Outstanding Citizen of Hampton Roads”, Dan has served on several public and private boards, prior service includes: The Shaw Group; Governor’s Advisory Board for Industrial Development for the Commonwealth of Virginia; Virginia Racing Commission; Department of Game and Inland Fisheries; Department of Transportation; University of Virginia’s Board of Visitors; and Chair of the Hampton Roads Partnership.
A. Russell Kirk
A. Russell Kirk
A. Russell Kirk A. Russell Kirk currently serves as Vice Chairman of Armada Hoffler Properties, where he is responsible for strategic aspects of Armada Hoffler’s businesses, including acquisition and development proposals, investment decisions, structuring partnerships and joint ventures, reviewing contracts, designing exit strategies as well as securing financial commitments from the company’s lenders. Prior to joining Armada Hoffler in 1983, Mr. Kirk was a partner with the law firm of Kaufman & Canoles, where he practiced for ten years, specializing in structuring, marketing and financing real estate investments. Mr. Kirk also served on the Virginia Port Authority for eight years and served as its Chairman for a portion of that time. Mr. Kirk received a degree from the University of Virginia and graduated from Washington and Lee School of Law, where he was elected to the Order of the Coif.
John W. Snow
John W. Snow
John W. Snow From February 2003 until June 2006, John W. Snow served as United States Treasury Secretary under President George W. Bush, position which allowed him to provide a guiding voice on domestic and global economic issues and steer the effort to pass the 2003 Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Act. Mr. Snow held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX) until 2003. Prior to becoming the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of CSX Corporation, Mr. Snow served as Chairman of the Business Roundtable, a prestigious business policy group comprised of 250 chief executive officer of the nation’s largest companies. During his time in this position, he made significant contributions to the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement and various federal deficit reduction measures. Mr. Snow currently serves on the boards of Cerberus Capital Management LP, where he is non-executive chair, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC), Amerigroup Corporation (Amerigroup: AGP) and International Consolidated Airlines Group, S.A. (NYSE ARCA Eu: IAG). Mr. Snow holds a B.A. from University of Toledo, a master’s from The Johns Hopkins University, a law degree from the George Washington University and a Ph.D in Economics from the University of Virginia.
George F. Allen
George F. Allen
George F. Allen George F. Allen currently serves as the President of George Allen Strategies, a consulting firm founded by Mr. Allen, as well as on the board of directors of several technology companies, including Lee Technologies, nanoRisk Assessment and Hillsdale Group. He is also presently the Reagan Ranch Presidential Scholar for the Young America’s Foundation. Mr. Allen has served the Commonwealth of Virginia in the House of Delegates, U.S. House of Representatives, as Governor of Virginia and in the U.S. Senate. Mr. Allen also served as the Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee for the 2004 election cycle. Mr. Allen holds an undergraduate degree and a law degree from the University of Virginia.
James A. Carroll
James A. Carroll
James A. Carroll James A. Carroll is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC, a leading hospitality management company that manages 106 hotel properties throughout twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia. Mr. Carroll originally joined Barceló Crestline Corporation in 2004 as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He was named Chief Financial Officer in 2006 and promoted to President and Chief Executive Officer of Crestline Hotels & Resorts, LLC, in 2010. Prior to joining Crestline, Mr. Carroll held several operations and financial management positions at Dell, Inc. Mr. Carroll served as a Naval Aviator and Lieutenant in the United States Navy. Mr. Carroll holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
James C. Cherry
James C. Cherry
James C. Cherry James C. Cherry has served as CEO of Park Sterling Corporation (NASDAQ: PSTB), a bank holding company headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, since its formation in August 2010 and its wholly- owned subsidiary, Park Sterling Bank, a regional financial services company, since its initial public offering in August 2010. From June 2006 until August 2010, he was retired, having served as the Chief Executive Officer for the Mid-Atlantic Banking Region at Wachovia Corporation, President of Virginia Banking, Head of Trust and Investment Management, and in various positions with North Carolina based banks including as Regional Executive, Area Executive, City Executive, Corporate Banking and Loan Administration Manager, and Retail Banking Branch Manager for Wachovia. He chaired the Virginia June Bankers Association in 2006-2007.
Louis S. Haddad
Louis S. Haddad
Louis S. Haddad Lou Haddad was recruited to Armada Hoffler in 1985 as an on-site construction superintendent who quickly distinguished himself among tradesmen in the field and company executives. He was promoted two years later to President of Armada Hoffler Construction Company and quickly grew the company’s annual revenue from $5 million to $150 million. In 1996, Mr. Haddad was promoted to President of Armada Hoffler Holding Company, the parent of all Armada Hoffler entities. In 1999, he was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership Armada Hoffler became one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the state of Virginia. In 2013, Mr. Haddad spearheaded the company’s initial public offering and transition into a publicly-traded REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange. With Lou as CEO, the Company has nearly tripled its market cap since going public and produced returns that have outpaced both the MSCI REIT and Russell 2000 Index.

Mr. Haddad is also recognized by the Hampton Roads community for his philanthropic efforts. Mr. Haddad and his wife, Mary, co-founded in 1999 The Haddad Foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children. Lou is also a member of the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of Virginia Beach’s Central Business District Association (CBDA). Lou was recently recognized as the silver winner of the 2017 Best Local Leaders Making a Difference.
Eva S. Hardy
Eva S. Hardy
Eva S. Hardy Ms. Hardy retired as executive vice president of Public Policy and Corporate Communications at Dominion Resources in 2008, after 20 years as an executive with the company, where she was responsible for local, state and federal relations in all states where Dominion did business, as well as media, communications, advertising and The Dominion Foundation. In addition to her private sector experience, Hardy spent 17 years in local and state government, serving in several positions with the City of Portsmouth, Virginia from 1972 to 1981. She became Commissioner of Labor for Virginia in 1983, and served as Secretary of Health and Human Resources from 1986 to 1990 in the administration of Virginia Gov. Gerald L. Baliles. She served as Interim State Director for US Senator Mark R. Warner in 2009. She has served as Vice Chair of the State Council of Higher Education and on the Board of Trustees of her alma mater, Hood College as well as the Board of the Eastern Virginia Medical School. She currently serves on the VCU Health Systems Authority, the Virginia Community College Foundation, and the Virginia Commonwealth Higher Education Board Appointments Committee.

Management Team

Louis S. Haddad
Louis S. Haddad
President and Chief Executive Officer
Louis S. Haddad Lou Haddad was recruited to Armada Hoffler in 1985 as an on-site construction superintendent who quickly distinguished himself among tradesmen in the field and company executives. He was promoted two years later to President of Armada Hoffler Construction Company and quickly grew the company’s annual revenue from $5 million to $150 million. In 1996, Mr. Haddad was promoted to President of Armada Hoffler Holding Company, the parent of all Armada Hoffler entities. In 1999, he was given the additional title of Chief Executive Officer. Under his leadership Armada Hoffler became one of the largest commercial real estate firms in the state of Virginia. In 2013, Mr. Haddad spearheaded the company’s initial public offering and transition into a publicly-traded REIT listed on the New York Stock Exchange. With Lou as CEO, the Company has nearly tripled its market cap since going public and produced returns that have outpaced both the MSCI REIT and Russell 2000 Index.

Mr. Haddad is also recognized by the Hampton Roads community for his philanthropic efforts. Mr. Haddad and his wife, Mary, co-founded in 1999 The Haddad Foundation, dedicated to improving the lives of disadvantaged and at-risk children. Lou is also a member of the Hampton Roads Business Roundtable and is currently serving on the Executive Committee of Virginia Beach’s Central Business District Association (CBDA). Lou was recently recognized as the silver winner of the 2017 Best Local Leaders Making a Difference.
Eric L. Smith
Eric L. Smith
Chief Operating Officer
Eric L. Smith Named Chief Operating Officer by the company's Board of Directors in 2018, Mr. Smith applies his financial and operations experience and expertise as he leads the daily operations of Armada Hoffler with oversight over the company's operating divisions as well as the tactical execution of the company's business plan. Since joining Armada Hoffler in 2005, Mr. Smith's roles have spanned finance, investments, development, operations and asset management. Prior to his appointment to Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Smith most recently served as the company's Chief Investment Officer since 2015, during which time he was responsible for evaluating and managing the investments of Armada Hoffler's capital and resources across the company's portfolio of development projects, acquisitions and existing assets. Mr. Smith's experience prior to joining Armada Hoffler includes recommending and implementing quantitative-based strategic solutions to Fortune 100 companies as a management consultant with Booz Allen Hamilton, driving pricing strategies on the international product line of Federal Express within its corporate finance group, and financial derivative trading for his own account on the New York Futures Exchange. Mr. Smith holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Connecticut and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Michael P. O’Hara
Michael P. O’Hara
Chief Financial Officer
Michael P. O’Hara Mike O’Hara has served as Chief Financial Officer for Armada Hoffler since 2002 and was also named Treasurer following the Company’s IPO in 2013. Mr. O’Hara joined Armada Hoffler in 1996 as Controller of the construction company and was promoted to Controller of Armada Hoffler Holding Company in 1999. Prior to joining Armada Hoffler, Mr. O’Hara served as Controller of Beacon Construction in Boston, Massachusetts. Mr. O’Hara received a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from Fairfield University in Connecticut and held the CPA designation for many years.
Shelly R. Hampton
Shelly R. Hampton
President of Asset Management
Shelly R. Hampton Shelly R. Hampton has served as President of Asset Management of Armada Hoffler since 2011. From 2009 to 2011, Ms. Hampton served as Vice President of Asset Management of Armada Hoffler. From 1999 until 2011, Ms. Hampton served as the Director of Asset Management of Armada Hoffler. Ms. Hampton previously served as Vice President of Finance as JLM Holdings. Ms. Hampton holds an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management from Metropolitan College and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western New England University.
Eric E. Apperson
Eric E. Apperson
President of Construction
Eric E. Apperson Mr. Apperson began his career with Armada Hoffler in 1987 and held various positions prior to becoming President of Goodman Segar Hogan Hoffler Construction (a subsidiary of Armada Hoffler) in 1997. Due to his wide range of experience in management, he was appointed President of Armada Hoffler Construction Company in 2000. In addition to being responsible for the overall management, strategic growth and financial health of the Construction Company, he focuses on developing and cultivating relationships with new and existing clients, subcontractors and employees. Mr. Apperson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Hampden-Sydney College where he is a member of the Board of Trustees. Mr. Apperson has been a member of the Board of Directors of Bank @lantec since 2007 and has served as its Chairman since 2010. He now sits on the Virginia Advisory Board of Bank @lantec, a Division of Dollar Bank. He has also been a member of the Board of Trustees at Cape Henry Collegiate since 2014.
John C. Davis
John C. Davis
Executive Vice President of Construction
John C. Davis John C. Davis currently serves as Executive Vice President of Construction, where he is responsible for the operations management of our construction company, which includes risk management, recruitment, legal, and contractual agreements. Since joining Armada Hoffler in 1985, Mr. Davis has held numerous positions within the construction business. Mr. Davis holds a Class-A Contractors License in Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. Mr. Davis graduated cum laude with a degree in Civil Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.
Alan R. Hunt
Alan R. Hunt
Executive Vice President of Construction
Alan R. Hunt Alan R. Hunt currently serves as Executive Vice President of Construction, a position he has held since 2007. From 2004 until 2007, Mr. Hunt served as Vice President of Armada Hoffler Construction Company. From 2001 until 2004, he served as a Site Manager at Armada Hoffler and worked as a Project Superintendent from 1991 until 2001. Mr. Hunt has overseen the Baltimore office of Armada Hoffler since the mid-1990’s and is responsible for scheduling, budgets, pre-construction and knowledge into the design phase. Mr. Hunt received a degree in computer science from the State University of New York at Alfred.
W. Christopher Harvey
W. Christopher Harvey
Executive Vice President of Construction/Business Development
W. Christopher Harvey W. Christopher Harvey currently serves as Executive Vice President of Construction/Business Development. Mr. Harvey has served as Executive Vice President of Development of Armada Hoffler since 2010 which included the oversight of Alliance Hospitality, Armada Hoffler’s joint-venture with Crestline Hotels and Resorts, which was created to develop multiple hotel and hospitality projects around the country. Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Harvey’s previous positions within Armada Hoffler included Director of Business and Hotel Development, Development Coordinator, and Project Engineer. Mr. Harvey received a B.A. in government from the University of Virginia and an MBA in management and business development from the Kogod School of Business at American University.
Bernard L. Shumate Jr.
Bernard L. Shumate Jr.
Executive Vice President – Head of Development
Bernard L. Shumate Jr. Promoted to Executive Vice President – Head of Development in 2018, Mr. Shumate is responsible for managing Armada Hoffler’s development team with oversight over all of the company’s development projects. With a relentless focus on controlling development risk, Mr. Shumate works closely with the executive management team to ensure that the corporate strategy is consistently supported by the efforts of the development team and that all development projects are completed on budget and on schedule. Mr. Shumate has more than 30 years of experience in the industry. Since first joining Armada Hoffler in 1998, he has held numerous positions within the construction business including Project Executive, Estimating Executive, Operations Manager and Vice President. Mr. Shumate graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and holds a Class A Contractors License in Tennessee.
Christopher J. Odle
Christopher J. Odle
Executive Vice President of Development
Christopher J. Odle With over 25 years of experience in planning, estimating and development, Mr. Odle’s extensive resume of complex development projects and track record of delivering both on time and on budget with economics meeting or exceeding expectations enable him to oversee Armada Hoffler’s most complex development initiatives. Mr. Odle joined Armada Hoffler in 1995 and in his present capacity as Executive Vice President of Development, Mr. Odle spends significant energy designing and creating development programs to produce high quality and financially viable mixed-use spaces that effectively bring tenants and their employees together with clients and customers while offering amenities that enhance these interactions. In addition, Mr. Odle’s depth of experience allows him to be a technical resource for the company’s entire development team. Mr. Odle has served on various community boards and is currently a member of the Board of Directors for the James City County Economic Development Authority. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Building Construction.