Mark S. Ordan
Mark S. Ordan
Mark S. Ordan is Executive Chairman of the Board of WP GLIMCHER, a role he assumed in January 2015. Previously, Mr. Ordan served as the Chief Executive Officer of Washington Prime Group Inc., which acquired Glimcher Realty Trust to become WP GLIMCHER. Before that, he served as the Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Senior Living, where he led the company's turnaround and later its sale to Health Care REIT and KKR.
Prior to Sunrise, Mr. Ordan was the Chief Executive Officer of The Mills Corporation. During his tenure, he oversaw The Mills' turnaround and later the sale of The Mills to Simon Property Group, Inc. and Farallon. Before leading The Mills, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sutton Place Markets, which he recreated as Balducci’s. Mr. Ordan also spent several years in the equities division of Goldman Sachs & Co., where he focused on the New York City real estate market.
Mr. Ordan has served on numerous corporate boards including Federal Realty Investment Trust where he served as a Trustee for 10 years including five years as Chairman. Mr. Ordan currently serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board and on the Executive Committee of the Economic Club of Washington, DC. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors of SEED, a charter school dedicated to the belief that every student should have access to quality educational opportunities. Mr. Ordan served on the Vassar College Board of Trustees for 15 years and continues to serve on its investment committee.
Mr. Ordan received his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Vassar College and his Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.