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Management Team

Building on a tradition of innovation, integrity and imagination, Casto's management team is actively involved in the organization's day-to-day operations and guides the company to continued excellence and growth.

Sarah  Benson Hatcher

Sarah Benson Hatcher
Director, Marketing & Public Relations

Sarah Hatcher serves as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for CASTO. Prior to joining CASTO in 2006, Hatcher was a residential broker with Coldwell Banker in west Los Angeles. Hatcher received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rollins College, located in Winter Park, Florida. She is a Licensed Real Estate Sales Person in the state of Ohio and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), the Urban Land Institute, and the Columbus Board of Realtors. Hatcher is a board member of the Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute’s Foundation Board, and previously served as a trustee on the board for Columbus School for Girls, where she currently sits on the Development Committee as Annual Giving Co-Chair.

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Aaron Bouldin

Aaron Bouldin
Senior VP, Property Operations

Aaron Bouldin is Casto's Senior Vice President of Property Operations. He is responsible for the company's residential and commercial property management divisions as well as Construction and Maintenance Services. Aaron serves on Casto's Operating and Investment committees and is also responsible for Casto's risk management and insurance matters. He joined Casto in 2002.

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Shannon Dixon

Shannon Dixon
Regional EVP, Development and Leasing | CASTO Southeast Realty Services

Shannon joined Casto as Vice President of Leasing and Development for the Carolina operations. With over 20 years experience in the commercial real estate industry, Shannon’s prior roles included management of retail leasing, asset management and development. She is licensed in both North and South Carolina, holds the designation of Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM), and is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Shannon holds a B.S. degree in Political Science from Radford University.

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Charlie Fraas

Charlie Fraas
Vice President, Development

For nearly 20 years at CASTO, Fraas, Vice President of Development, has participated in the development and redevelopment of millions of square feet of commercial property. His responsibilities include managing site acquisition, engineering, architecture and land planning, negotiating anchor and outparcel tenants’ contracts and leases, collaborating with governmental entities on public-private partnership agreements, obtaining governmental entitlements and supervising the development and construction processes. In addition to his development role, he is a Director of the firm’s legal department. Fraas is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and the Ohio State Bar Association. He has spoken on development topics for a variety of groups, including ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centers), NAIOP (National Association of Industrial and Office Properties, and the Columbus Board of Realtors. Prior to working with CASTO, Fraas worked in the Washington, D.C. area as a land development/real estate attorney for private, public, and institutional clients. Fraas received a Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Richmond and a law degree from The George Washington University.

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John Heilmann

John Heilmann
Senior Director, Retail Construction & Property Management

John is responsible for all commercial construction and tenant coordination activity in Ohio and other areas of the country. Construction activities include new development, redevelopment of existing properties, and tenant coordination efforts for both. In addition, he is responsible for providing support and direction to Property Management for capital improvement projects and maintenance. He joined Casto as a Senior Project Manager in 2004. Prior to joining Casto, John was Senior Project Manager and Facilities Manager for Glimcher Realty Trust and was Assistant Director of Store Planning for a major shoe retailer, totaling nearly 30 years in retail construction and property management for both landlords and tenants. He holds the CDP designation from ICSC. John is currently a member of the Polaris Design Review Committee responsible for design review of all signs, building design and site planning within the 1,500 acre Polaris Centers of Commerce area of Columbus. He is a Penn State graduate with a degree in Architectural Engineer with a Construction Management emphasis.

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Stephanie May Beaumier

Stephanie May Beaumier
Senior Director, Acquisitions and Dispositions

Ms. May oversees CASTO's acquisition and disposition transaction activity and is part of the company’s investment committee. Prior to joining CASTO in 2003, Ms. May served as an associate for Vornado Realty Trust’s retail department, where she was responsible for leasing regional malls for the publicly traded REIT. Previously she worked as an analyst at Merrill Lynch in the Global Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Ms. May earned her Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. She is a Licensed Real Estate Sales Agent in the state of Ohio and a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Ms. May serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the Columbus Marathon and is also active with the Colgate Alumni Association.

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Marsha Ruddle

Marsha Ruddle
Vice President, Tax

Marsha joined Casto as the VP of Tax in 2004. Her duties include planning and directing all aspects of the company's tax policies, regulatory compliance and tax strategies in support of overall business objectives. Prior to joining Casto, she spent ten years with the international public accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche, LLP specializing in tax consulting and compliance. Marsh holds a BS in Accounting from Franklin University and a Master of Taxation from the Capital University Law School.

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Cheri Shirey

Cheri Shirey
Senior VP & Controller

Cheri Shirey, Senior Vice President and Controller, has been with CASTO since 1996. She oversees Corporate and Property Accounting and IT and is chairperson of the company's Business Innovation Team. Prior to joining the organization, Cheri worked as Director of Financial Reporting & Budgeting at Big Bear Stores Company and was Manager at Deloitte & Touche. Shirey attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

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Lindsey VanMeter

Lindsey VanMeter SPHR, SHRM-SCP
Director, Human Resources

Lindsey joined CASTO in 2005 and is currently the Director of Human Resources. Her responsibilities include leading the daily functions of the HR department, as well as the Chairperson for the company’s Operating Committee. Lindsey earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management, cum laude, from Capital University. She also earned an MBA with a specialization in leadership, graduating with distinction, from Capital University. Lindsey holds a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute and is an active member of, and former VP of Communications of HRACO, and a member of the Society for Human Resources Management.

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C.H. Waterman

C.H. Waterman
Vice President & Director, Legal

C.H. Waterman joined CASTO in 2006 as Corporate Counsel and currently serves as Vice President and Director of Legal. He is also a member of the company’s Operating Committee. C.H.’s responsibilities include oversight of the company’s day-to-day legal affairs. Prior to joining CASTO, C.H. was an associate at Peck, Shaffer & Williams, LLP and an associate in the Real Estate practice group at Vorys, Sater, Seymour and Pease LLP. C.H. holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Arizona, and a Juris Doctor from the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University.

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Pat Westerhouse

Pat Westerhouse CLS, SCSM, CPA
Vice President, Finance & Property Management | Casto Southeast Realty Services

Pat has been involved in the real estate industry for over 25 years. Primary experience is shopping center operations including marketing, security, maintenance, merchant relations, budgeting and reporting. Additionally, she has negotiated numerous office and retail leases for both national and local tenants.

Pat serves on the board of directors of the Downtown Improvement District for the City of Sarasota. She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, Sarasota and National Board of Realtors, American and Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Deborah Zink

Deborah Zink
Vice President of Credit & Collections

Deborah Zink assumed the leadership of Vice President of Collections in April 1995 and serves as a member of CASTO's operating committee. Deborah has served many roles since joining Casto in 1991. With over a decade of experience, Deborah brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to managing the Collections Division. With a staff of five her knowledge and expertise services the Commercial and Residential tenants of Casto.

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