Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. (NYSE:HTA), announced the appointment of Steve W. Patterson, the current Athletic Director of the University of Texas at Austin, to its Board of Directors. The Board has determined that Mr. Patterson qualifies as an independent director under the applicable NYSE and SEC requirements. With the appointment of Mr. Patterson, HTA’s Board of Directors will increase to a total of seven members, six of whom qualify as independent.
“We enthusiastically welcome Steve Patterson to HTA’s Board of Directors,” stated Scott D. Peters, Chairman and CEO of Healthcare Trust of America, Inc. “Steve is the first director we have added since 2007 and will bring new insight to the board room. He has a tremendous track record with a diversified business background and brings a wealth of relationships that he has developed over the years. Steve will be a key asset for HTA as we continue to develop and expand our company in the coming years. “
Mr. Patterson has over 25 years of experience in a variety of executive roles in the sports and educational sectors. In his current role, Mr. Patterson heads one of the most dynamic collegiate athletic institutions in this country, with significant touch points throughout the educational, athletic, business and healthcare communities. Prior to that time, Mr. Patterson served as the Athletics Director at Arizona State University from 2012 to 2013 and Managing Director of the Sun Devil Sports Group and Chief Operating Officer of Sun Devil Athletics from 2011 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Patterson served in a variety of roles in the professional sports and entertainment industry, including as the President of Pro Sports Consulting, President of the Portland Trail Blazers, Senior Vice President of the Houston Texans and General Manger of the Houston Rockets.
Mr. Patterson received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a J.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin.