Mr. D'Alessio serves as presiding director, who leads the discussion when the non-management directors meet in executive session. With the chair of the compensation committee, he also leads the discussion during the executive session to evaluate the chief executive officer and determine his compensation. He is Vice Chairman of NorthMarq Capital (a real estate investment banking firm) and is Senior Managing Director of NorthMarq Advisors (a real estate consulting group), positions he has held since July 2003. Prior to that, he was the Chairman and CEO of Legg Mason Real Estate Services, Inc. (from 1982 through July 2003). He is the Chairman of the board of Brandywine Real Estate Investment Trust, Chairman of the board of Independence Blue Cross, a director of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board of Pittsburgh and a director of the Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust. He also serves on the Board of PECO Energy Company, an Exelon subsidiary ("PECO").