Jeffrey S. Edison

Mr. Edison has been chair of the Board of Directors and our Chief Executive Officer since August 2013. Mr. Edison has served as chair or co-chair of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Phillips Edison Grocery Center REIT I, Inc. since December 2009. Mr. Edison, together with Michael C. Phillips, founded Phillips Edison in 1991 and has served as a Principal of Phillips Edison since 1995. From 1991 to 1995, Mr. Edison was employed by Nations Bank’s South Charles Realty Corporation, serving as a senior vice president from 1993 until 1995 and as a vice president from 1991 until 1993. Mr. Edison was employed by Morgan Stanley Realty Incorporated from 1987 until 1990 and The Taubman Company from 1984 until 1987. Mr. Edison received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and economics from Colgate University in 1982 and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 1984.