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Officers & Directors

Management Team

John T. Thomas
President & Chief Executive Officer
John T. Thomas is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served on our Board of Trustees since August 2013.

Mr. Thomas was the Executive Vice President-Medical Facilities Group for Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL, formerly known as Health Care REIT Inc.) from January 2009 to July 2012 where his group was responsible for growing total net investments for the company’s medical facilities division, including hospitals, medical office buildings, and life science research facilities, from $2.3 billion in assets to approximately $5 billion. During that three and a half year time frame, Mr. Thomas’ group expanded WELL’s medical office building portfolio from 128 properties to 210 properties with rentable square feet growing from 5.6 million to 13 million and the percentage of medical office buildings affiliated with healthcare delivery systems growing from 62% to approximately 90%, while occupancy for the medical office buildings improved from 90% to almost 94% during this period. The medical facilities division’s annualized net operating income increased from $131 million in 2008 to more than $350 million while Mr. Thomas led WELL’s medical facilities division.

From July 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Thomas was self-employed as a healthcare consultant and lawyer. Mr. Thomas has relationships with over 25 national operators and healthcare delivery systems with whom he has worked to develop and acquire healthcare facilities occupied by these healthcare delivery systems and operators. Mr. Thomas also served as President, Chief Development Officer and Business Counsel of Cirrus Health from August 2005 to December 2008, where he led efforts to acquire and manage four hospitals and an endoscopy center, as well as efforts to develop other facilities.

From October 2000 to July 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. As General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System, he was responsible for legal and government affairs. Mr. Thomas has been recognized for his team’s advocacy work on Texas H.B. 3 and Proposition 12, the 2003 Texas legislative and constitutional amendment efforts to increase patient access to physicians and care through reforms to Texas’ medical malpractice laws. He was also cofounder and chairman of the Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare, a national coalition to reform medical malpractice laws through federal legislation. Mr. Thomas has testified before the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, all related to health care policy. From April 1997 to October 2000, he served as General Counsel and Secretary for Unity Health System, a five hospital division of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO, where he oversaw legal affairs for the healthcare delivery system and its operating subsidiaries. Mr. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) since September 2016. He is the chairperson of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Jacksonville State University Foundation.

Mr. Thomas began his career as a tax lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCoy in New York, NY in 1990, and was elected a partner at Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons) in April 1997. Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Jacksonville State University, where he was a scholarship letterman on the football team and was a member of the Academic All-Conference Team. Mr. Thomas graduated with Distinction and Special Honors in Economics.
Jeff N. Theiler
EVP, Chief Financial Officer
Jeff N. Theiler is our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining Physicians Realty Trust in 2014, Theiler spent four years at Green Street Advisors, where he led the Health Care and Lab Space REIT coverage team as a Senior Research Analyst. Prior to his work at Green Street Advisors, he worked for five years in real estate investment banking for Lehman Brothers and Bank of America. Theiler holds a B.S. in Biology from Vanderbilt University, an M.S.P.H. in Environmental Toxicology from Tulane University, and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina.
Del Mar Deeni Taylor
EVP, Chief Investment Officer
D. Deeni Taylor is our Executive Vice President – Investments. Taylor comes to the Physicians Realty Trust from Indianapolis based Duke Realty, Inc. (NYSE:DRE), where he served as an Executive Vice President helping to lead Duke’s healthcare team since 2006. Prior to his healthcare real estate career, Taylor enjoyed a 25-year hospital career. He served as Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for St. Vincent Health, an Ascension Health ministry including 16 hospitals serving central Indiana. He also served as President of UNITY Health Management Services in Birmingham, Alabama and worked for Ascension’s St. Vincent’s Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama as the Vice President of Planning and Marketing. Prior to that, he worked for St. Joseph Hospital in Augusta, Georgia, where he served as Vice President Ancillary Services. A graduate of Purdue University, with a B.S. in Pharmacy, and Central Michigan University with a Masters in Science Administration. Mr. Taylor is a member of ULI and serves on their Healthcare and Life Science Council. He is a member of the Healthcare Real Estate Insights Editorial Board and a past Diplomat in American College of Healthcare Executives. Mr. Taylor has served on Peyton Manning's PeyBack Foundation since 2001.
Mark D. Theine
EVP, Asset & Investment Manager
Mark D. Theine is our Senior Vice President of Asset and Investment Management, a position he has held since our IPO in July 2013.

In this role, Mr. Theine oversees the asset management, operations, and leasing teams, providing hospital and physician clients with high-quality management services while implementing strategies to maximize property and portfolio values.

From September 2005 to July 2013, Mr. Theine was employed by the Ziegler Funds and was responsible for evaluating investment opportunities, assisting in the daily asset management of all Ziegler Fund investments, overseeing third-party property management and leasing, and monitoring property performance. Additionally, Mr. Theine’s responsibilities with Ziegler included identifying new investment opportunities and assisting with due diligence and financing arrangements for each investment.

Mr. Theine earned an Executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and graduated summa cum laude with a B.B.A. in finance and accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.
John W. Lucey
Chief Accounting and Administrative Officer
John W. Lucey is our Senior Vice President—Principal Accounting and Reporting Officer. Lucey has more than 20 years of public company financial experience, of which more than ten of those years were in the senior living healthcare industry. Since 2005, he served as the Director of Financial Reporting for Assisted Living Concepts, Inc. (NYSE: ALC), a senior housing operator with over 200 locations in 20 states and annual revenues of approximately $230 million. He was responsible for the consolidated financial statements, SEC reporting, coordination of the annual audit and annual report, corporate office budget, HUD compliance, workers compensation and general/professional liability insurance oversight and research and implementation of all new accounting standards. Prior to Assisted Living Concepts, Lucey served as the Manager of Financial Reporting for Case New Holland from 2003 to 2005 and as a Division Controller at Monster Worldwide from 2001 to 2003. From 1996 to 2001, he was the Director of Financial Reporting for Alterra Healthcare Corporation (now Brookdale Living Communities, NYSE: “BKD”). His experience includes initial public offerings, as well as various equity and debt offerings and mergers and acquisitions. Lucey is a certified public accountant in the State of Wisconsin and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Wisconsin—Madison and an M.B.A in finance from St. Louis University.
Bradley D. Page
SVP, General Counsel
Bradley D. Page is our Senior Vice President – General Counsel. Prior to joining DOC, Page spent more than 19 years as a shareholder and practicing attorney at Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., including the last year and a half as President of the firm, when he resigned to accept the General Counsel position with DOC. He represented businesses in all areas of commercial real estate, commercial lending, corporate and construction transactions. His practice included acquisition, development, leasing and sales of healthcare, retail, office, multifamily and industrial properties. Page has extensive experience negotiating contracts, leases, organizational documents, real estate documents, financing documents and other agreements with national retail tenants, healthcare providers, financial institutions, municipalities, and owners of real property. In addition, Page served almost 21 years on active duty in the U.S. Army and the U.S. Army Reserve. Page retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2004. Page received his L.L.M. in Administrative and Civil Law from U.S. Army at The Judge Advocate General’s School, his J.D. from University of Wisconsin Law School and his B.B.A. from University of Michigan. He is an active member in State Bar of Wisconsin.
Daniel M. Klein
SVP, Deputy Chief Investment Officer
Daniel M. Klein is our Senior Vice President - Deputy Chief Investment Officer. Klein joined Physicians Realty Trust (NYSE: DOC) in 2016 in a consulting role. During his time as a consultant, he worked alongside the DOC executive team in the strategy, pursuit and execution of targeted acquisition opportunities that met the company’s objectives.Prior to his consulting role, Mr. Klein worked for many years at Welltower (NYSE:HCN). Klein sits on several prominent industry boards, is a frequent speaker and has published articles in the medical office space. Mr. Klein was Co-Founder and President of CB Richard Ellis/Reichle Klein, a full-service commercial real estate firm. He is an attorney and holds IREM’s CPM© designation. He received a BS from the University of Virginia, where he was a four-year member of the men’s golf team, and a law degree from The University of Toledo College of Law. He currently lives in Charleston, South Carolina with his wife, Robin and four daughters.
Laurie P. Becker
SVP, Controller
Ms. Becker is our Senior Vice President, Controller. Previously, she served as Vice President, Controller, from January 2016 to February 2019 and Controller from June 2015 to December 2015.

In this role, Ms. Becker oversees Corporate Accounting and Property Accounting, including managing SEC reporting, SOX compliance, and the monthly and quarterly consolidation. Ms. Becker has over 15 years of accounting experience including starting her career in Big 4 public accounting. She has more than 10 years of corporate controllership experience, and most recently spent over five years as Controller of Koss Corporation (NASDAQ: KOSS), where she was brought on to help to lead the company through a significant restatement following a financial fraud.

Ms. Becker earned her Executive MBA from Marquette University where she graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and received her BBA in accounting and risk management from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Ms. Becker is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in the State of Wisconsin.

Board of Trustees

John T. Thomas
John T. Thomas is our President and Chief Executive Officer and has served on our Board of Trustees since August 2013.

Mr. Thomas was the Executive Vice President-Medical Facilities Group for Welltower Inc. (NYSE: WELL, formerly known as Health Care REIT Inc.) from January 2009 to July 2012 where his group was responsible for growing total net investments for the company’s medical facilities division, including hospitals, medical office buildings, and life science research facilities, from $2.3 billion in assets to approximately $5 billion. During that three and a half year time frame, Mr. Thomas’ group expanded WELL’s medical office building portfolio from 128 properties to 210 properties with rentable square feet growing from 5.6 million to 13 million and the percentage of medical office buildings affiliated with healthcare delivery systems growing from 62% to approximately 90%, while occupancy for the medical office buildings improved from 90% to almost 94% during this period. The medical facilities division’s annualized net operating income increased from $131 million in 2008 to more than $350 million while Mr. Thomas led WELL’s medical facilities division.

From July 2012 to July 2013, Mr. Thomas was self-employed as a healthcare consultant and lawyer. Mr. Thomas has relationships with over 25 national operators and healthcare delivery systems with whom he has worked to develop and acquire healthcare facilities occupied by these healthcare delivery systems and operators. Mr. Thomas also served as President, Chief Development Officer and Business Counsel of Cirrus Health from August 2005 to December 2008, where he led efforts to acquire and manage four hospitals and an endoscopy center, as well as efforts to develop other facilities.

From October 2000 to July 2005, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. As General Counsel for Baylor Health Care System, he was responsible for legal and government affairs. Mr. Thomas has been recognized for his team’s advocacy work on Texas H.B. 3 and Proposition 12, the 2003 Texas legislative and constitutional amendment efforts to increase patient access to physicians and care through reforms to Texas’ medical malpractice laws. He was also cofounder and chairman of the Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Healthcare, a national coalition to reform medical malpractice laws through federal legislation. Mr. Thomas has testified before the Ways and Means Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives and a sub-committee of the U.S. Senate’s Homeland Security Committee, all related to health care policy. From April 1997 to October 2000, he served as General Counsel and Secretary for Unity Health System, a five hospital division of the Sisters of Mercy Health System in St. Louis, MO, where he oversaw legal affairs for the healthcare delivery system and its operating subsidiaries. Mr. Thomas has served on the Board of Directors of Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: EDR) since September 2016. He is the chairperson of its Compensation Committee and a member of the Investment Oversight Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Jacksonville State University Foundation.

Mr. Thomas began his career as a tax lawyer at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCoy in New York, NY in 1990, and was elected a partner at Sonnenschein, Nath and Rosenthal (now Dentons) in April 1997. Mr. Thomas received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School and his B.S. in Economics from Jacksonville State University, where he was a scholarship letterman on the football team and was a member of the Academic All-Conference Team. Mr. Thomas graduated with Distinction and Special Honors in Economics.
Hon. Tommy G. Thompson
Chairman of the Board
Governor Thompson has served as a member and non-executive chairman of our board of trustees since August 2013. He contributes extensive knowledge of the evolving healthcare industry and unique experience with physicians, healthcare decision makers and business executives nationwide regarding healthcare policy and improvements within the industry. Governor Thompson is the former United States Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary and a four-term Governor of Wisconsin. He served as HHS Secretary from 2001 to 2005 and is one of the nation’s leading advocates for the health and welfare of all Americans. Following his term in public office, he built on his efforts as HHS Secretary and Governor to develop innovative solutions to the health care challenges facing American families, businesses, communities, states and the nation as a whole. These efforts focus on improving the use of information technology in hospitals, clinics and doctors’ offices; promoting healthier lifestyles; strengthening and modernizing Medicare and Medicaid; and expanding the use of medical diplomacy around the world. From 2005 to 2009, Governor Thompson served as a senior advisor at the consulting firm Deloitte and Touche USA LLP and was the founding independent chairman of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions, which researches and develops solutions to some of our nation’s most pressing health care and public health related challenges. From 2005 to early 2012, he served as a senior partner at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer, & Feld LLP. Governor Thompson served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Logistics Health, Inc. from January 2011 to May 2011, and served as President from February 2005 to January 2011. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Centene Corporation (since 2005), C.R. Bard, Inc. (since 2005), United Therapeutics Corporation (since 2010), Cytori Therapeutics, Inc. (since 2011), and TherapeuticsMD, Inc. (since 2012). He was formerly a director of AGA Medical Corporation, CNS Response, Inc. PURE Bioscience, SpectraScience, Inc., and VeriChip Corporation. Governor Thompson received his B.S. and J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Stanton D. Anderson
Stanton D. Anderson has served on our board of trustees since August 2013. Anderson has served as Senior Counsel to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 1997. He was a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery until he resigned in February 2008. During his time at McDermott Will & Emery, he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the Chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber’s Office of General Counsel. His involvement in national political affairs began in 1972 when he managed the Republican convention of that year. In 1976, he served as convention manager for President Gerald Ford; and in 1980, he served as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign. He served in the White House during the Nixon administration and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under Henry Kissinger. He received a number of Presidential appointments, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange and chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981. Anderson previously served on the Board of Directors of two public companies, CB Richard Ellis, a national real estate company where he chaired the audit committee for a number of years, and Aegis Communications Group, where he chaired a number of Board committees, including the audit committee. Anderson graduated from Westmont College, and he received his law degree from Willamette University where he was a member of the Law Review. We determined that Anderson should serve on our board of trustees because of his significant financial and legal experience, prior service as a member of the board of directors of other public companies, and his familiarity with business policy.
Mark A. Baumgartner
Mark A. Baumgartner has served on our board of trustees since August 2013. Baumgartner is the Chief Credit Officer of B.C. Ziegler and is responsible for review of transactions underwritten by the firm for hospitals, senior living entities, churches, and charter schools, totaling approximately $3 billion annually. Prior to assuming the position of Chief Credit Officer in 2009, Baumgartner worked as an investment banker at B.C. Ziegler beginning in 1984. Over the next 25 years, he completed more than 150 public debt offerings in excess of $5 billion for hospital systems, clinics and senior living facilities across the country. During that time, his investment banking activities included mergers, acquisitions and financial advisory work as well as tax-exempt and taxable financings on a fixed variable or blended interest rate basis. He also worked on numerous strategic advisory transactions for healthcare providers involved in merging, acquiring or partnering with other healthcare entities. He is a registered representative and registered principal. Baumgartner earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame. We determined that Baumgartner should serve on our board of trustees because of his healthcare industry expertise and capital markets experience.
Albert C. Black Jr.
Albert Black, Jr. has served on our board of trustees since August 2013. Since founding the company in 1982, Black has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of On-Target Supplies & Logistics, Ltd, a regional logistics management firm that provides outsourced services to a diverse set of Fortune 500 companies and large non-profit organizations. On-Target's supply chain functions include product sourcing, procurement, transportation, warehousing, light manufacturing, web-based fulfillment, distribution and second market management. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the company, Black's primary responsibility is to guide the growth and development of On-Target Supplies & Logistics and its affiliate companies TreCo Investments and ReadyToWork(r). Black's professional and community experience over the years has included serving in leadership positions with several civic and educational institutions, including Baylor Health Care System, one of the leading healthcare delivery systems in the country with approximately $4.8 billion in annual operating revenue. He is the former Chairman of the Board of Directors for Baylor Health Care System and current chairman of the audit committee. He has served on the Baylor Health Care Board of Directors for over 20 years where he has been the chairman of the finance and operating committees and the sponsoring trustee of the BHCS Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute.Mr. Black also served as the Dallas Housing Authority Board Chairman, Dallas Regional Chamber Board Chairman, PrimeSource Board Chairman and Interim CEO, St. Louis University Board of Trustee, Baylor University Regent, Texas Southern University Regent, JPMorgan Chase Board Advisor, AT&T Advisor and TXU Advisor. Black graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas and earned an MBA from the School of Business at Southern Methodist University. We determined that Black should serve on our board of trustees because of his entrepreneurial start-up business experience and important perspective serving as a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of a major healthcare delivery system as well as other civic and educational institutions.
Pamela J. Kessler
Pamela J. Kessler has accepted the invitation of the Board of Trustees to join the Company’s Board, effective on January 1, 2018. Kessler will stand for election at the Company’s 2018 annual meeting of shareholders. Kessler is currently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary of LTC Properties, Inc. (“LTC”), a position she has held since 2007. She has been with LTC as a member of the senior management team since 2000, when she joined as Vice President, Controller. Kessler oversees all aspects of finance, accounting, corporate reporting, tax and risk management, and is also responsible for LTC’s capital markets and key stakeholder engagement activities. She has over 25 years of real estate experience and has demonstrated expertise in developing, leading and executing capital markets and financial planning and analysis activities. LTC (NYSE: LTC) is a $2.5 billion real estate investment trust that invests in seniors housing and post-acute/skilled nursing properties primarily through sale-leaseback transactions, mortgage financing and structured finance solutions including mezzanine lending. Prior to joining LTC, Kessler served as the Corporate Controller for a privately held commercial and multifamily real estate developer. She was also the Director of Financial Reporting for Irvine Apartment Communities, a publicly traded multifamily REIT, and Assistant Controller of the Inland Empire division of KB Home, one of the nation’s largest publicly traded homebuilders. She began her career as a certified public accountant in the real estate group at Ernst &Young LLP. Kessler graduated with honors earning her bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Irvine where she was the Vice President of Student Services.
Richard A. Weiss, Esq.
Richard A. Weiss has served on our board of trustees since August 2013. Weiss retired as a partner from the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in June 2008 where he served as managing partner of the firm’s Washington D.C. office and as a member of the firm’s management committee. He concentrated his law practice in healthcare finance, representing hospital systems, medical practice groups and investment banks. He is a former member of the board of directors and former board chair of Washington Hospital Center, the largest private hospital in Washington, D.C. Weiss is a current member of the board of directors and a member of the finances and audit committees of Aurora Health Care, the largest health care delivery system in Wisconsin, where he served two years as its board chairman. He was also a trustee of the Medical College of Wisconsin and board chair of a private psychiatric hospital. In addition to his work in healthcare, Weiss worked in the sports industry where he represented the Washington Nationals in connection with its relocation to Washington, D.C., as well as the Green Bay Packers in the renovation of Lambeau Field, the Milwaukee Brewers in the development and financing of Miller Park, and Major League Baseball in the financing of new ballparks in San Diego and Miami. Weiss graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School (magna cum laude, 1971), where he was Order of the Coif and on the editorial board of the Wisconsin Law Review. He also has a business degree from Northwestern University (B.S.B.A., with distinction, 1968). He is a board member and chair of the audit committee of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation, a retired member of The Economic Club of Washington D.C. and a former board member and the general campaign chair for the United Way of the National Capital Area and a former member of the board of directors and executive committee of the Greater Washington Board of Trade. We determined Weiss should serve on our board of trustees because his healthcare industry, legal and financial experience.
William A. Ebinger, M.D.
Dr. Ebinger has served on our board of trustees since August 2013. Dr. Ebinger is a practicing internist with Aurora Health Care, the largest healthcare delivery system in Wisconsin with 15 hospitals across the state, nearly 1,500 employed physicians and approximately $4 billion in annual revenue. He is now the President of the Greater Milwaukee North Market Management Committee, which extends from central Milwaukee to Sheboygan, and covers approximately 760 physicians and 3 hospitals. His role as president is to lead and coordinate efforts in the areas of service quality, operational performance, growth and development, workforce planning and physician performance/intervention. Dr. Ebinger is also on the Aurora Medical Group Board of Directors. Prior to joining Aurora Health Care in 2008, Dr. Ebinger was a physician stockholder of Advanced Healthcare, the largest independent physician practice group in Southeastern Wisconsin with approximately 250 physicians. In 2008, he helped Advance Healthcare arrange a strategic hospital affiliation with Aurora Health Care to create Aurora Advanced Health Care. Dr. Ebinger is now a member of the Board of Directors for the Aurora Advanced Healthcare Division of Aurora Health Care, where he also serves as a Medical Director for its Ozaukee Region. Dr. Ebinger graduated from Cornell College and the medical school at the University of Chicago. He completed his postgraduate studies in Internal Medical at the University of Michigan and is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine. We determined that Dr. Ebinger should serve on our board of trustees because of his unique perspective as a practicing physician and experience with the integration and affiliation of an independent physician practice group with a leading healthcare delivery system.