Director of the Company since May 13, 1993. Chief Executive Officer since May 2017. President and Chief Executive Officer from January 2009 to May 2017. President and Chief Operating Officer from January 1995 to December 2008; Executive Vice President from 1986 to December 1994. Mr. Tanger is a former Trustee of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC); a former Director of The Fresh Market, a member of the Real Estate Roundtable and a Director and Member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT).
Mr. Tanger joined the Company's predecessor in 1985 and is the son of the Company's founder, Stanley K. Tanger. Together with his father, Mr. Tanger has helped develop the Company into a portfolio of 39 upscale outlet shopping centers in 20 states and in Canada, totaling approximately 14.3 million square feet leased to over 2,800 stores operated by more than 510 different brand name companies. Mr. Tanger provides an insider's perspective in Board discussions about the business and strategic direction of the Company and has experience in all aspects of the Company's business. In January 2021, Mr. Tanger will be succeeded as Chief Executive Officer by Stephen Yalof, and Mr. Tanger will remain a Director of the Company and begin serving as Executive Chair.