AvalonBay Appoints Christopher Howard and Nnenna Lynch to its Board of Directors

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AvalonBay Communities, Inc. appoints Christopher B. Howard and Nnenna Lynch to its Board of Directors.

Dr. Howard, 52, is the President of Robert Morris University (PA). He has prior experience in other leadership positions in higher education as well as experience in the military and private sectors. Dr. Howard is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, Oxford University (which he attended as a Rhodes Scholar and from which he earned a doctorate in politics) and the Harvard Business School.

Ms. Lynch, 49, is the Founder and CEO of Xylem Projects, a new real estate development venture that she founded after serving as the Head of Development for The Georgetown Company. Her prior experience includes serving as a Senior Policy Advisor in the Bloomberg mayoral administration in New York City where, among other duties, she led initiatives that resulted in the redevelopment and construction of new housing and commercial space. Ms. Lynch is a graduate of Villanova University and Oxford University (which she attended as a Rhodes Scholar and from which she earned a master’s degree in social anthropology).

“Chris and Nnenna will bring new experiences and perspectives to our Board that will benefit our business as well as our associates, residents and the communities we do business in. We look forward to their election to the Board at our upcoming annual meeting.” — W. EDWARD WALTER, LEAD INDEPENDENT

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company’s Board of Directors conducted the search that led to the nominations of Dr. Howard and Ms. Lynch with the assistance of Ferguson Partners LP.

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