Senior Vice President
Corporate Operations and Chief Accounting Officer
Wendy W. Gill is Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations and Chief Accounting Officer for Columbia Property Trust. Ms. Gill oversees the Company’s accounting and tax functional areas, including reporting to the SEC, NYSE and Columbia’s board of directors and ensuring that internal controls over financial reporting are Sarbanes-Oxley compliant. She is also in charge of the Company’s corporate operations, which includes corporate governance, treasury, human resources, shareholder services and information technology.
Ms. Gill has more than 20 years of experience in the accounting and finance industries. Ms. Gill was appointed to her current position in 2013, as the Company established its inaugural team in preparation to list its shares on the NYSE. Ms. Gill also served as the Company’s interim Principal Financial Officer in 2013. Previously, Ms. Gill served with Wells Real Estate Funds, Columbia Property Trust’s predecessor advisory firm, for 11 years in progressive roles until her appointment to Chief Accounting Officer in 2007. Earlier in her career, she worked for Arthur Andersen as an audit manager in the firm’s Atlanta and Washington, D.C., offices, with a focus on clients in the real estate, hospitality and financial services industries.
Ms. Gill earned a B.S. degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware. She holds the Certified Public Accountant designation from the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy and is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants.