ATLANTA, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) announced today that Lesley H. Solomon has been appointed General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, a new position, joining the company from Alston & Bird LLP where she was a longtime partner and had represented CatchMark. Solomon and Senior Vice President for Forest Resources Todd Reitz have been elected as executive officers of CatchMark by the company's board of directors, the company also announced.
CatchMark President and CEO Jerry Barag said: "As CatchMark expands and augments our nationwide operations, we will benefit from Lesley's broad industry knowledge and in particular her familiarity with our business. We welcome her into our fold after working closely and fruitfully with her over many years."
After graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown Law School with a JD degree, Solomon joined Alston & Bird as an associate in 1998 and became a partner in 2006. She represented public and private companies as well as investment banks in equity and debt financings, specializing in working with real estate investment trusts like CatchMark and financial institutions. She also has earned a BA cum laude from Duke University.
Reitz oversees all management operations for CatchMark's various ownership interests in over 528,00 acres of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. He joined CatchMark in 2017 after more than 20 years in the timber industry, working for Weyerhaeuser, Plum Creek and Stone Container Corporation.
CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CTT) is a self-administered and self-managed, publicly-traded timberland REIT that strives to deliver superior risk-adjusted returns for all stakeholders through disciplined acquisitions, sustainable harvests, and well-timed real estate sales. Headquartered in Atlanta and focused exclusively on timberland ownership and management, CatchMark began operations in 2007 and owns interests in over 1.6 million acres* of timberlands located in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. For more information, visit www.catchmark.com.
* As of September 30, 2018
SOURCE CatchMark Timber Trust, Inc.