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Company Release: Wednesday, August 18, 2021
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John D. Griffith joined the Company as director on January 7, 2015. He currently serves as SVP – Real Estate and Development at Lifetime. Prior to joining Lifetime, Griffith served as Managing Partner of Griffith Real Estate, LLC. Previously, Griffith served as executive vice president of property development for Target Corporation until his retirement in May 2014. He joined Target in 1999, and played an instrumental role in its expansion and the development of new store prototypes and formats. From 1996 to 1999, Griffith served as vice president for Ryan Companies US, a commercial real estate firm providing design-build construction, real estate development, and real estate management services. Prior to 1996, he was a director of development for Opus Corporation and a partner in Trammell Crow Company. Griffith previously served on the board of trustees and executive committee for Minneapolis Downtown Council and was a member of the Minnesota Sports Facility Authority. He is also an active member of the International Council of Shopping Centers, serving two terms as a Trustee. Griffith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business, Economics and Bible from Bethel University, and also previously served on their Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. He received a Master of Business Administration degree in Leadership from University of Minnesota.