Tanger taps Simon exec for operations role

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Leslie Swanson
Leslie Swanson

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers Inc. is appointing Leslie Swanson as executive VP of operations. 

In this role, Swanson will be responsible for overseeing the operations of Tanger's outlet portfolio, including planning and execution of operational strategies, driving center occupancy, and developing new revenue opportunities. She will report directly to Stephen Yalof, president and COO of Tanger.

"I have always admired the Tanger brand and its leading position in the outlet industry," said Swanson. "I am excited to join the organization to help continue to build on Tanger's excellent platform. I believe there is a tremendous opportunity to realize additional growth and efficiencies."

"I am delighted to welcome Leslie to the team," said Yalof. "She is a proven team builder, revenue generator and thought leader. We look forward to benefiting from her experience in delivering top-line results and operational efficiencies while inspiring and empowering the teams she leads."

Swanson brings over 25 years of experience in shopping center operations, management and marketing. Prior to joining Tanger, she served as executive VP of property management for Simon Premium Outlets, where she oversaw eight straight years of net operating income growth and added 12 new and 15 expanded centers to that portfolio over the same period. She is a graduate of Illinois State University.

Tanger Factory Outlet Centers is a publicly-traded REIT headquartered in Greensboro, North Carolina that presently operates and owns, or has an ownership interest in, a portfolio of 38 upscale outlet shopping centers in 20 U.S. states and Canada.