Russell L. Wilkinson
Founder and Chairman of the Board
Russ has been involved in the construction, rehabilitation, and ownership of rental investment properties for more than 30 years, launching his entrepreneurial career at 17 as a painting contractor to help pay for college. He founded Wilkinson Corporation in 1991. He has also been closely involved in many of his family’s other business ventures. Russ is a board member at his home church and has been very involved in the local branches of the Red Cross and Rotary International for several years.
Lonnie P. Gienger
Chief Executive Officer
Lonnie spearheads the search and development of new business opportunities. Starting in 2004 as the company’s president, he was in charge of day-to-day operations building the management team and overseeing its strategic direction and growth. Lonnie also supervised the acquisition of Wilkinson’s senior living community management company, becoming its chairman of the board and assuming responsibility for shaping its path and expansion. Prior to joining Wilkinson, Lonnie was cofounder/chair and president of Business Advantage and Ministry Advantage, two strategic management and executive coaching firms for leaders around the country.
James T. Wilkinson
Jim began with the company in 2003 as vice president of marketing, developing required documents and related materials for the company’s investment funds. Jim also helped identify and raise equity for many of the company’s investments. As president he focuses on the company’s objectives and vision, oversees the company’s overall administration, and also works to secure capital from international and domestic sources. Prior to Wilkinson Corporation, Jim played critical roles in his family’s other ventures including Quest International, a hotel affinity club with over 4.5 million members world-wide.
Alicia Mullerleile, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Alicia plays a key role in assuring accurate financial reporting, with several years of progressive experience in public and private industry accounting. She focused on business assurance while at Moss Adams LLP, auditing clients in the timber and health care industries. She then worked as a controller for Oak Patch Gifts, a gift product manufacturer/distributer where she oversaw budgeting, analysis of potential acquisitions, lender reporting, and rollout of new accounting software. Alicia graduated from Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 2001.
Executive Vice President Acquisitions and Development
George Waymire serves as Executive Vice President of Acquisitions and Development and a member of the Board of Directors of Wilkinson Corporation, leading the transaction team through the due diligence, acquisition, refinance, and disposition of the Company’s real estate portfolio. Since joining the Company, he has overseen the acquisition of $850 million of commercial real estate. Prior to Wilkinson Corporation, he owned a photography/marketing business and also worked in the construction industry.
Justin P. Du Bruille
Vice President and Corporate Counsel
Justin oversees all aspects of the company’s legal affairs. Since joining Wilkinson Corporation in 2012, he has been involved in over $500 million in real estate transactions, including all aspects of property-level due diligence, debt financing, and private fund formation. Justin is a trusted advisor, regularly providing legal and business advice on various corporate matters. He holds an undergraduate degree in Business from Walla Walla University and a Juris Doctor from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Vice President Development
Mike is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the company’s development team, including entitlements, site logistics, design, and construction related activities. Prior to Wilkinson Corporation, he worked with a national senior living development firm for seven years, where he was responsible for coordination of the full range of development services for his clients. Mike graduated from the University of Oklahoma with BBA in Finance.
Vice President Investor Relations and Capital Markets
David started at Wilkinson Development, llc in 2007 as senior vice president of operations. In his current role, he oversees much of the investor and partner interaction and communication. He also handles the strategic development of Wilkinson’s various real estate funds. Prior to Wilkinson, David worked as a risk manager and financial advisor for Morgan Stanley, developing a thorough understanding of capital markets and insight into structuring solutions suited to the unique circumstances individual investors face. He also spent nine years as a senior project manager at a global disaster recovery firm.
Vice President Equity Capital Markets
Sharry started his real estate career in the mid-1990s, and joined Wilkinson Corporation in 2014. He has an extensive background in all aspects of commercial real estate investments and management. He is a graduate of the real estate management program from Harvard Business School in Boston, and has a certificate in hotel real estate investments and asset management from Cornell University in New York. Sharry is a designee from the CCIM Institute in Chicago, commercial real estate’s global standard for professional achievement. He is a Certified Property Manager CPM® designee, the elite mark for distinction of superior multi-sites real estate management from the Institute of Real Estate Management IREM in Chicago. He is a Real Property Administrator RPA® designee, administration and asset management of institutional grade commercial buildings from the Building Owners & Managers Institute International BOMI in Annapolis. He obtained a senior accredited LEED AP BD+C professional designation from the U.S. Green Building Council in Washington, D.C. for Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, specializing in commercial building design and construction. Sharry graduated with a Masters in Economics from Lund University in Sweden.
Vice President Financial Analytics
Dale Schwandt oversees the financial underwriting and analysis for Wilkinson Corporation’s real estate investments, including multifamily property acquisitions, real estate development, and many aspects of Wilkinson’s investment endeavors. Dale brings over 35 years of experience in senior leadership roles in finance, accounting, and analysis, primarily engaged in investment banking, venture capital, enterprise startups as CFO, and commercial real estate acquisition and development projects. Dale’s experience includes senior roles at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, Intellectual Ventures®, and Russell Investments (formerly Frank Russell Company).
Vice President Asset Management
Joining the company in 2007, Dana brings expertise in business operations, banking, and finance. After college, he worked in building demolition and construction accounting for nine years. Following that, he worked as fleet accounting manager for the Dollar Rent A Car licensee for Seattle and Portland. He managed the companies’ banking facilities in excess of $70 million, handled accounting for over $1.3 billion of total fleet transactions in 14 years, coordinated corporate litigation, and also served as computer systems administrator.