Mr. Poladian, 65, is a Director and the former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Lowe Enterprises, Inc., a privately-held diversified national real estate company active in commercial, residential and hospitality property investment, management and development. Mr. Poladian served in this position from December 2002 to December 2016, and is currently an advisor to the company. During his tenure as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Poladian oversaw human resources, risk management, construction, finance and legal functions across the firm. Mr. Poladian was with Arthur Andersen from 1974 to 2002 and is a certified public accountant (inactive). He is a past member of the Young Presidents Organization, the Chief Executive Organization, the California Society of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Poladian is a Director of the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles, a member of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California School of Policy, Planning, and Development, a member of the Board of Advisors of the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, and a former Trustee of Loyola Marymount University. Mr. Poladian serves as a Director and on the Audit Committees of two funds managed by Western Asset Management Company. He also serves as a Director of California Resources Corporation, and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Public Storage, where he is the Chair of the Audit Committee and the Chair of the Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee.
Qualifications: As a certified public accountant with extensive business experience, Mr. Poladian qualifies as one of Occidental's Audit Committee financial experts and provides the Board expert perspective in financial management and analysis. Having served in a senior management position at one of the world's largest accounting firms, combined with his experience as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of a diversified real estate company, Mr. Poladian has deep knowledge of key business issues, including personnel and asset utilization, in addition to all aspects of fiscal management.
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