Paul O. Bower has served as Chairman of Education Realty Trust's Board of Directors since July 2004. He was the Company's Chief Executive Officer and President until his retirement in 2009.
Mr. Bower joined our predecessor, Allen & O'Hara, Inc., or Allen & O'Hara, in July 1969, and from 1969 to 1977, he served as assistant general manager of Granville Towers (University of North Carolina), general manager of The Towers (University of Wisconsin) and Summit Hall (West Virginia University), and regional director and branch manager of Allen & O'Hara's student housing/foodservice group. In 1977, Mr. Bower was promoted to vice president of the student housing group of Allen & O'Hara's management services department, and he became senior vice president of that department in 1979. In 1994, Mr. Bower was named senior vice president of management contract development, and in 1997, he was named executive vice president of development. In January 1998, he became chief executive officer and president of Allen & O'Hara.
Mr. Bower also serves on the Board of Directors of Youth Villages, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to helping emotionally and behaviorally troubled children and their families.more » « less