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Cousins Makes Senior Leadership Changes

Atlanta-based Cousins Properties Incorporated’s Board of Directors elected Larry Gellerstedt to the combined role of Chairman of the Board and CEO. The Board also elected Colin Connolly to the position of President and COO.

Gellerstedt fills the Chair role previously held by Taylor Glover, who is assuming the responsibilities of Lead Independent Director of the Board.

Glover said, “The election of Larry to the role of Chairman is a testament to our confidence in his strategic leadership of the Company, and to the strength of the accomplished leadership team he has assembled at Cousins.”

Gellerstedt joined Cousins in July 2005, and he has served as President and CEO since July 2009. Connolly joined Cousins in September 2011, and has served as EVP and COO since July 2016.


*Pictured Above Cousins Properties’ Hayden Ferry Lakeside, Tempe, AZ

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