Board of Directors
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Mr. Mark C. Winmill serves as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of Board of Directors of the Company and its subsidiaries. He manages all aspects of the Company’s self-storage facility businesses including, among other things, the formation of business objectives and strategies, identification of potential acquisition targets, development of project plans, retention of employees, establishment of compensation and compensation incentives, negotiation and closing of property acquisitions, obtaining zoning approvals, overseeing construction, and development of leasing and tenant acquisition strategies. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his experience and extensive knowledge of the self storage industry and matters relating to real estate development, finance, accounting, and board operations. Mr. Winmill has over 36 years of real estate investing experience and has led the acquisition, development and management of over 50 projects valued at over $300 million since 1982, including over $65 million of self-storage properties since 2012. Prior to Global Self Storage, Inc., Mr. Winmill was the founder and CEO of Bull & Bear Securities, Inc. a nationwide discount broker, from 1987 until its sale to the Royal Bank of Canada in 1999. Mr. Winmill is a trustee of two charitable foundations, numerous family trusts, and a director of two other companies.
Mr. Thomas B. Winmill, Esq. is a director of the Company. He is a member of the New York State Bar and the SEC Rules Committee and Principal Underwriters Working Group of the Investment Company Institute. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his experience and extensive knowledge of finance, accounting, regulatory, investment, and board operational matters.
Russell E. Burke III has served on the Board and as the chairman of the Board’s Compensation Committee since 2016. He is President of Ninigret Trading Corporation, an art investment and appraisal company. He is also a Board Member of the New Britain Museum of American Art. Previously, he served as an auction house president and partner with responsibility for storage and disposal in connection with large estates. He previously served as a director of Tuxis Corporation from 1997 to 2016. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his prior experience serving on the board of another self storage company and his experience and extensive knowledge of the self storage industry.
Sally C. Carroll is a retired member of the New York State Bar. During her career, she has served as legal advisor to a variety of REITs and asset and investment management firms. She has also served as the general counsel of an investment manager of asset-backed commercial paper conduits, and practiced corporate and securities law at the New York law firms of Gaston & Snow and Jones Day. She has also served as a director of the Farmington Property Owners Association. She holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia and J.D. from the Duke University School of Law.
George B. Langa has served on the Board and as the chairman of the Board’s Nominating Committee since 2016. He is currently a Luxury Collection Specialist for Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and a licensed real estate agent in New York. He specializes in premium estates, development, land, commercial and agricultural properties. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his experience with and extensive knowledge of commercial real estate transactions, marketing, and management.
William C. Zachary has served on the Board and as the chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee since 2016. He is Chief Development Officer at SunLight General Capital, an owner and developer of solar energy systems located at schools, municipal buildings, and other small, institutional users. Prior to that, he was the head of Municipal Finance at Société Générale. He previously served as a director of Tuxis Corporation from 2014 to 2016. He was selected to serve on our Board because of his prior experience serving on the board of another self storage company and his experience in underwriting finance.