David M. Blackman , , , President and Chief Executive Officer


Mr. Blackman is our President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to 2018, Mr. Blackman held position as President and Chief Operating Officer since 2011. He was our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer from our formation in 2009 until 2011. Mr. Blackman was employed as a banker at Wachovia Corporation and its predecessors for 22 years, focusing on real estate finance matters, including serving as a Managing Director in the real estate section of Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC from 2005 until 2009.

Mark L. Kleifges , , , Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer


Mr. Kleifges has been our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since 2011 and a Managing Trustee since 2018. Mr. Kleifges oversees all of GOV's accounting and financial reporting activities. Mr. Kleifges is a certified public accountant and, prior to 2002, was a partner in the Real Estate and Hospitality Services Group of Arthur Andersen LLP.

Jennifer B. Clark , , , Secretary


Ms. Clark has been our Secretary since 2009. Ms. Clark supervises legal affairs affecting GOV. Ms. Clark has held positions with GOV and its affiliated companies since 1999. Prior to 1999, Ms. Clark was a Partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.

Vern D. Larkin , , , Director of Internal Audit


Mr. Larkin has been our Director of Internal Audit since 2012. Mr. Larkin was employed previously by Five Star Senior Living Inc. as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to that, Mr. Larkin practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP specializing in corporate securities, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional matters for more than 12 years.

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