As Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer, Mr. Peterson facilitates company growth by ensuring the overall fiscal health of the Company. Key functions include providing oversight of accounting and financial reporting, capital planning and negotiation, forecasting and treasury management. Mr. Peterson also provides strategic leadership and management support to the Company’s Information Technology department.
Mr. Peterson was appointed an Executive Vice President in 2015. He previously served as a Senior Vice President from 2012 and as a Vice President from 2004 until 2012. Mr. Peterson has also served as our Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 2006. Prior to joining EPR Properties, Mr. Peterson was with American Italian Pasta Company, a publicly traded manufacturing company, most recently serving as Vice President of Accounting and Finance. Mr. Peterson was Chief Financial Officer of J.C. Nichols Company from 1995 until its acquisition by Highwoods Properties, Inc. in 1998. Mr. Peterson is a Certified Public Accountant and received a B.S. in Accounting, with highest honors, from the University of Illinois in 1986.