Meet the team.
Part of our work at ICSC is to hone and uphold high professional standards for retail real estate industry professionals. We’re committed to doing the same in our work for you.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Appointed President and CEO in September 2015, Tom McGee oversees strategic leadership and operations at ICSC. Prior to joining ICSC, he served as Vice Chairman of Deloitte, the world’s largest professional services organization, where he garnered 26 years of experience in managing an organization with diverse constituencies around the globe.
Chief of Staff
Chief of Staff Dana Sherman provides leadership and strategy for ICSC’s staff initiatives. Dana brings over 13 years of strategic planning and program development experience from the financial services, technology and healthcare industries. Prior to ICSC, Dana served as Director, Strategic Planning at American Express, responsible for annual planning of the program portfolio spanning 12 global teams.
Executive Vice President, Programs and Events
With over 20 years of experience in event management, sales and new business development, Melissa Ashley joined ICSC as EVP of Programs & Events. As leader of the largest division within ICSC, Melissa is responsible for leading, growing and transforming programs and events to increase member value. Prior to joining ICSC in 2018, Melissa served in leadership roles at some of the world’s largest events organizations, including Informa and Reed Exhibitions.
Senior Vice President, Membership & Strategy
With more than nineteen years of expertise in strategic planning, communications and government relations, Leslie Fox is responsible for providing oversight and guidance on high priority strategic initiatives for ICSC. Prior to joining ICSC in 2008, she built her commercial real estate background with notable CRE organizations, including NAIOP and BOMA International.
Chief Financial Officer
As Chief Financial Officer, Stefan Freiberg oversees financial planning, risk management, IT and investment strategies for the company. Stefan joined ICSC in June 2016 and has brought over 20 years of experience including time at The Urban Institute and Deloitte. In addition to his role as CFO, Stefan also serves as Treasurer of the ICSC Foundation, the charitable arm of ICSC.
Executive Vice President, Global & Corporate Development
Malachy Kavanagh joined ICSC in 1996 and has served in several key roles at the organization, before being appointed to SVP of Programs & Services in 2014. He leads a team that manages nearly 200 annual events across the globe in addition to raising awareness of the contributions the retail real estate industry makes to communities.
Senior Vice President, Communications, Marketing and Publishing
In her role as SVP at ICSC, Rae Logsdon oversees the Communications, Marketing and Publishing teams. Prior to joining ICSC in January 2016, Rae served in executive leadership roles in both public relations and business program management. She brings over 20 years of experience to her role at ICSC, including a 10-year career at Deloitte.
Senior Vice President, Global Public Policy
A 14-year veteran of ICSC, Betsy Laird manages all global government relation operations for ICSC’s 70,000+ international members and acts as liaison to the Board of Trustees on all public policy matters. Betsy holds a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism from Penn State University, a J.D. from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law and maintains over 34 years of experience in government relations and public policy.
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific
With over 20 years of senior-level experience in the global retail real estate industry, Scott Harris’s career has spanned over 14 years with ICSC. His responsibilities include directing strategic and operational leadership for ICSC’s programs, services and activities in the Asia-Pacific region.
Executive Vice President & Managing Director, Europe
As Executive Vice President & Managing Director of EMEA, Bill Kistler provides strategic leadership for EMEA. He has over 40 years of experience in the retail real estate industry, a career that has spanned time at leading corporations like IBM, The Walt Disney Company, Cushman & Wakefield and Korn/Ferry International. In addition, he serves as a Trustee of the Urban Land Institute.
Managing Director, Latin America & Caribbean
Daniel Batlle is Managing Director of Latin America and the Caribbean, providing strategic and operational leadership for ICSC in the region. He brings over 20 years of experience, including senior roles at infrastructure advisory firm CG/LA Infrastructure, the U.S. Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development and as a consultant working on governance and economic development in Latin America.
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