Officers & Directors

Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc.

  • Mitchell A. Sabshon

    President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Mitchell A. Sabshon
    President, Chief Executive Officer and Director

    Mitchell A. Sabshon is President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation (Inland Investments), one of the nation's largest sponsors of alternative public and private real estate securities. He is responsible for leading the execution of Inland Investments' long-term business strategy and capitalizing on opportunities for new product development and growth. Mr. Sabshon is also President and Chief Executive Officer and a Director of Inland Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., a publicly registered, non-listed multi-tenant retail REIT, and Inland Residential Properties Trust, Inc., a publicly registered, non-listed multi-family REIT.

    Prior to joining Inland, Mr. Sabshon served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cole Real Estate Investments. As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Sabshon oversaw the company's finance, property management, asset management and leasing operations. Prior to joining Cole, Mr. Sabshon held several senior executive positions at leading financial services firms. He spent almost 10 years at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in various leadership positions including President and CEO of Goldman Sachs Commercial Mortgage Capital. He also served as a Senior Vice President in Lehman Brothers' real estate investment banking group. Prior to joining Lehman Brothers, Mr. Sabshon was an attorney in the corporate and real estate structured finance practice groups at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom in New York.

    Mr. Sabshon is the Chairman of the Board of the Investment Program Association for 2017. He is also a member of the Real Estate Roundtable, the International Council of Shopping Centers, the Urban Land Institute, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, the Mortgage Bankers Association, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Friends of Hebrew University - Midwest Region. Mr. Sabshon is a member of the New York State Bar. He also holds a real estate broker license in New York. He received his undergraduate degree from George Washington University and his law degree at Hofstra University School of Law.

  • Catherine L. Lynch

    Chief Financial Officer

    Catherine L. Lynch
    Chief Financial Officer

    Catherine L. Lynch has served as our chief financial officer since April 2014. Ms. Lynch joined Inland in 1989 and has been a director of The Inland Group since June 2012. She serves as the treasurer and secretary (since January 1995), the chief financial officer (since January 2011) and a director (since April 2011) of IREIC and as a director (since July 2000) and chief financial officer and secretary (since June 1995) of Inland Securities. She has served as a director of the IREIT business manager since August 2011. Ms. Lynch also has served as a director of Inland Private Capital Corporation since May 2012. Ms. Lynch served as treasurer of Inland Capital Markets Group, Inc. from January 2008 to October 2010, as a director and treasurer of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. from June 1995 to December 2014 and as a director and treasurer of Inland Institutional Capital Partners Corporation from May 2006 to December 2014. Ms. Lynch worked for KPMG Peat Marwick LLP from 1980 to 1989. Ms. Lynch received her bachelor degree in accounting from Illinois State University in Normal. Ms. Lynch is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society. Ms. Lynch also is registered with FINRA as a financial operations principal.

  • David Z. Lichterman

    Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer

    David Z. Lichterman
    Treasurer and Chief Accounting Officer

    David Z. Lichterman has been our treasurer and chief accounting officer, and the treasurer and chief accounting officer of our Business Manager, since July 2012. In addition, Mr. Lichterman has served as our vice president since April 2014. Mr. Lichterman has served as vice president and the treasurer and chief accounting officer of IRPT and the IRPT business manager since October 2014. Prior to joining Inland in June 2012, Mr. Lichterman was a consultant for Resources Global Professionals. Mr. Lichterman served as a senior vice president of accounting and financial reporting of Lillibridge Healthcare Services, Inc. until July 2011. Prior to joining Lillibridge in January 2003 as vice president, he owned and operated Lichterman Consulting from August 2001 until January 2003. Mr. Lichterman served as vice president/controller for the National Equity Fund, Inc. from July 1999 until May 2001, served as vice president of JMB Realty Corporation (JMB) from October 1998 to July 1999, as Partnership Accounting Manager at JMB from October 1991 to October 1998 and as senior partnership accountant at JMB from August 1989 to October 1991. In addition, from December 1986 to August 1989 he was a staff accountant at Levy Restaurant Corporation and from November 1984 to December 1986 he was a staff accountant at a local CPA firm, Hechtman & Associates. Mr. Lichterman has volunteered his time and efforts on the board of directors, as former treasurer, of the Leafs Hockey Club, Inc. and Firewagon Hockey, Inc., both registered 501(c)(3) organizations. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Business Administration from Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Illinois CPA Society, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

  • Cathleen M. Hrtanek

    Secretary

    Cathleen M. Hrtanek
    Secretary

    Cathleen M. Hrtanek is our secretary, and the secretary of the Business Manager. Ms. Hrtanek joined Inland in 2005 and is an associate counsel and vice president of The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. In her capacity as associate counsel, Ms. Hrtanek represents many of the entities that comprise the Inland Real Estate Group of Companies on a variety of legal matters. She is also a member of the audit committee for a public partnership sponsored by IREIC. Ms. Hrtanek also has served as the secretary of IRESI, and the secretary of its business manager, since December 2013, as the secretary of Inland Diversified from September 2008 through July 2014, and its business manager from September 2008 through March 2016, as the secretary of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. since April 2009 and as the secretary of IPCC since August 2009. Prior to joining Inland, Ms. Hrtanek had been employed by Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon LLP in Chicago, Illinois since September 2001. Ms. Hrtanek has been admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois and is a licensed real estate broker. Ms. Hrtanek received her bachelor degree from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and her law degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

  • Roberta S. Matlin

    Vice President

    Roberta S. Matlin
    Vice President

    Roberta S. Matlin is a vice president, and a vice president of the Business Manager. Ms. Matlin joined Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation (IREIC) in 1984 as director of investor administration and currently serves as a director and senior vice president of IREIC and senior vice president of The Inland Real Estate Group, Inc. Ms. Matlin also has been a director of Inland Private Capital Corporation since May 2001, a vice president of Inland Institutional Capital Partners Corporation since May 2006 and a director since August 2012. She also has served as a director and president of Inland Investment Advisors, Inc. since June 1995 and Intervest Southern Real Estate Corporation since July 1995, and a director and president of Inland Securities Corporation from July 1995 to March 1997 and director and vice president since April 1997. Ms. Matlin has served as a director of Pan American Bank since December 2007. She has served as vice president of administration of the IRESI business manager since December 2013. Ms. Matlin served as vice president of administration of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. from June 2008 through July 2014 and also served as the president of Inland Diversified Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. from June 2008 through May 2009. Since April 2009 she has served as president of Inland Opportunity Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. She served as vice president of administration of InvenTrust Properties Corp. since its inception in October 2004 through February 2014. She served as president of Inland American Business Manager & Advisor, Inc. from October 2004 until January 2012. Ms. Matlin served as vice president of administration of Inland Western Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 2003 until 2007, vice president of administration of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from 1998 until 2004, vice president of administration of Inland Real Estate Corporation from 1995 until 2000 and trustee and executive vice president of Inland Mutual Fund Trust from 2001 until 2004.

    Prior to joining Inland, Ms. Matlin worked for the Chicago Region of the Social Security Administration of the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Ms. Matlin is a graduate of the University of Illinois in Champaign. She holds Series 7, 22, 24, 39, 63, 65, 79 and 99 licenses from FINRA and is a member of the Real Estate Investment Securities Association.

  • Daniel L. Goodwin

    Chairman and Director

    Daniel L. Goodwin
    Chairman and Director

    Daniel L. Goodwin is one of our directors and our chairman. He was the founder of the Inland real estate organization in May 1968 and is currently the controlling stockholder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of The Inland Group, Inc., a holding company that was formed in July 1982. Mr. Goodwin also serves as a director or officer of entities wholly owned or controlled by The Inland Group. In addition, Mr. Goodwin has served as the chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Inland Mortgage Investment Corporation since March 1990 and chairman and chief executive officer of Inland Bancorp, Inc., a bank holding company, since January 2001. Mr. Goodwin has served as a director of IRC Retail Centers Inc. (f/k/a Inland Real Estate Corporation) (IRC) from 2001 until its merger in March 2016, and served as its chairman of the board from 2004 to April 2008. Mr. Goodwin has served as a director and the chairman of the board IREIT since July 2012.

    Housing

    Mr. Goodwin is a member of the National Association of Realtors, the Illinois Association of Realtors, the Northern Illinois Commercial Association of Realtors, and was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the Chicago Association of Realtors in 2005. He is also the author of a nationally recognized real estate reference book for the management of residential properties. Mr. Goodwin served on the Board of the Illinois State Affordable Housing Trust Fund. He served as an advisor for the Office of Housing Coordination Services of the State of Illinois, and as a member of the Seniors Housing Committee of the National Multi-Housing Council. He has served as Chairman of the DuPage County Affordable Housing Task Force. Mr. Goodwin also founded New Directions Affordable Housing Corporation, a not for profit entity.

    Education

    Mr. Goodwin obtained his bachelor degree from Northeastern Illinois University, in Chicago, and his master’s degree from Northern Illinois University, in DeKalb. Following graduation, he taught for five years in the Chicago Public Schools. Over the past twenty years, Mr. Goodwin served as a member of the Board of Governors of Illinois State Colleges and Universities, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Benedictine University, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees of Springfield College, and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern Illinois University.

  • Lee A. Daniels

    Independent Director

    Lee A. Daniels
    Independent Director

    Lee A. Daniels has been an independent director since February 2012. Mr. Daniels serves as Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Daniels joined the Kite Realty Group (“Kite”) Board of Trustees in 2014 and is a member of the Kite Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Mr. Daniels served on the board of directors of Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. from its inception in 2008 to its merger with Kite in 2014.

    In February 2007, Mr. Daniels founded Lee Daniels & Associates, LLC, a consulting firm for government and community relations. Prior to that, Mr. Daniels was an equity partner at the Chicago law firm of Bell Boyd & Lloyd from 1992 to 2006, an equity partner at Katten, Muchin & Zavis from 1982 to 1991, and an equity partner at Daniels & Faris from 1967 to 1982. Mr. Daniels served as Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Illinois from 1971 to 1974. He served as a member of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1975 to 2007, was the Republican Leader from 1983 to 1995 and 1998 to 2003, and was Speaker of the Illinois House of Representatives from 1995 to 1997.

    Mr. Daniels currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Haymarket Center, a not for profit drug and alcohol treatment center located in Chicago, Illinois. He also serves as the Chairman of the Presidential Search Committee for the College of DuPage. He has previously served on the Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare Board of Trustees from 1981 to 2013, the Board of Governors from 1990 to 2013, and the Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Foundation Board from 1980 to 1984 and 2013. Other boards Mr. Daniels has served on include the Suburban Bank and Trust Company of Elmhurst Board of Directors from 1994 to 1996, the Elmhurst Federal Savings and Loan Association Board of Directors from 1991 to 1994, and the DuPage Easter Seals Board of Directors from 1970 to 1973.

    Mr. Daniels received his bachelor degree from the University of Iowa and his law degree from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He received a Distinguished Alumni Award from both The John Marshall Law School and the University of Iowa, and an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Elmhurst College. Along with his other corporate and not-for-profit work, Mr. Daniels also serves as a Distinguished Fellow in the Political Science Department of Elmhurst College and as Senior Advisor to the President.

  • Stephen Davis

    Independent Director

    Stephen Davis
    Independent Director

    Stephen Davis, an independent director since February 2012, has over thirty years of experience in real estate development. Mr. Davis has been the president of The Will Group, Inc., a construction company, since founding the company in 1986. In his position with The Will Group, Mr. Davis was instrumental in the construction of Kennedy King College campus, located in Chicago, Illinois, and the coordination of the “Plan For Transformation” for Altgeld Gardens, a public housing development located in Chicago, Illinois. Since October 2003, Mr. Davis has also overseen property management operations for several properties owned by a family-owned real estate trust.

    Since November 2005, Mr. Davis has served as a director of the Wheaton Bank & Trust, where he is a member of the Loan Committee, which is responsible for reviewing and analyzing residential and commercial loan portfolios, developer credentials and viability, home builders and commercial and industrial loans. Since March 2004, Mr. Davis also has served as a director and the commissioner of aviation for the DuPage County Airport Authority, in DuPage County, Illinois, which oversees management of the DuPage County Airport, Prairie Landing Golf Course and the 500-acre DuPage County Business Park.

    Mr. Davis obtained his bachelor degree from University of Tennessee, located in Knoxville.

  • Bernard J. Michael

    Independent Director

    Bernard J. Michael
    Independent Director

    Bernard J. Michael has been an independent director since September 2014. Mr. Michael is a managing partner and founding member of AWH Partners, LLC, a privately held real estate investment, development and management firm. Since 2010, AWH has completed in excess of $400 million of hotel investments, and is managing or has completed hotel redevelopment projects totaling more than $100 million. In early 2012, AWH acquired Lane Hospitality, which it rebranded as Spire Hospitality, a top-tier national hospitality platform formed in 1980.

    Mr. Michael has over 25 years of experience as a real estate attorney working on sophisticated real estate transactions across all asset classes for some of the world's largest property owners, developers and lenders. Prior to founding AWH Partners, Mr. Michael was the founder and senior partner of Michael, Levitt & Rubenstein, LLC, a law firm focusing on real estate sales, acquisitions, development, leasing and financing. Mr. Michael and his team worked on some of the largest transactions in New York City, including the development of Time Warner Center and the Hudson Yards projects for The Related Companies. In addition, Mr. Michael and his firm represented developers on major multi-family, retail, office and hospitality projects in China, Saudi Arabia, and in most major cities across the United States.

    Prior to forming Michael Levitt, Mr. Michael was a partner in the Real Estate Group at Proskauer Rose, LLP. Prior to that Mr. Michael was an attorney at Weil, Gotschal & Manges and Shea & Gould.

    Mr. Michael is a graduate of Brown University and New York University School of Law.

  • Gwen Henry

    Independent Director

    Gwen Henry
    Independent Director

    Gwen Henry, an independent director since February 2012. Ms. Henry currently serves as the Treasurer of DuPage County, Illinois, a position she has held since December 2006. In this position, Ms. Henry is responsible for the custody and distribution of DuPage County funds. In addition, since April 1981, Ms. Henry has been a partner in Dugan & Lopatka, a regional accounting firm based in Wheaton, Illinois, and a member of the firm’s controllership and consulting services practice, where she specializes in financial consulting and tax and business planning for privately-held companies. Since December 2009, Ms. Henry has also served as a member of the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund, a $35 billion fund, which has in excess of $1.2 billion allocated to real estate investments. She has served as Board president of the fund, and is currently vice chair of the investment committee, chairs of the audit committee and serves on the legislative committee.

    Ms. Henry previously served as DuPage County Forest Preserve Commissioner (from December 2002 to November 2006) and as chair to the special committee responsible for the DuPage County Budget (from December 2002 to November 2004), and was a member of the DuPage County Finance Committee (from November 1996 to November 2002). Ms. Henry also has held a number of board and chair positions for organizations such as the Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital (as treasurer from June 2002 to May 2008), the Central DuPage Health System (as chairperson of the board from October 1995 to September 1999), and the Central DuPage Hospital Foundation (as director from October 2002 to the present). She was elected Mayor of the City of Wheaton, Illinois from March 1990 to December 2002.

    Ms. Henry received her bachelor degree from the University of Kansas, located in Lawrence. She is a certified public accountant, a designated certified public funds investment manager and a certified public finance administrator.

  • JoAnn M. McGuinness

    Director

    JoAnn M. McGuinness
    Director

    JoAnn M. McGuinness has been a director since August 2011. Ms. McGuinness served as president and chief operating officer of us and of our Business Manager from August 2011 to December 2016. Ms. McGuinness also served as the chief operating officer of Inland Residential Properties Trust, Inc. and its business manager from October 2014 to December 2016. She also served as executive vice president – portfolio strategy for IREIC from November 2015 to December 2016. She was the chief executive officer of Inland Investment Real Estate Services, an entity responsible for all asset management, property management, leasing, marketing and operations for all of Inland’s real estate assets and funds from April 2013 to October 2015. Ms. McGuinness was a director of The Inland Group, Inc. from August 2012 to June 2015. Ms. McGuinness served as the president and chief executive officer of the entities owning the real estate manager for Inland Diversified Real Estate Trust, Inc. (Inland Diversified) from November 2009 through July 2014, and served as a director of those entities from September 2008 through July 2014. She also served as senior vice president of the entities owning the real estate manager for InvenTrust Properties Corp. from February 2007 to November 2009, and as president of real estate management for the portfolio of Inland Retail Real Estate Trust, Inc. from December 2001 to February 2007. She was responsible for the management, leasing, marketing and operations of Inland Diversified’s properties and also oversaw the department that performs due diligence, including financial modeling, property inspection, capital projections and all other processes involved with purchasing an asset, for Inland. Ms. McGuinness joined Inland in 1992, in the multi-family/residential management division of Mid-America Management, began overseeing the management of retail, office and industrial properties in June 1995 and retired from Inland in December 2016. She has experience with residential, student housing, hotels, retail, office and industrial properties.

    Ms. McGuinness holds SCSM, SCLS, SCMD, SDCP and CDX accreditations with the International Council of Shopping Centers. Ms. McGuinness received her bachelors of science in business from Elmhurst College in Elmhurst, Illinois.

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