About / Board of Directors

Ted W. Rollins

Mr. Rollins is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of our company. He and Mr. Hartnett founded Campus Crest in 2004 and established it as a leading developer, builder, owner, and manager of high-quality, purpose-built student housing properties located in targeted U.S. markets. The company’s focus since inception has been on building and enhancing its vertically-integrated business model, prototypical student housing properties, and leading resident life program, SCORES. Mr. Rollins has been instrumental in the company’s significant growth and strategic direction, including its sustainability initiative. Prior to founding Campus Crest, Mr. Rollins co-founded and managed companies that have successfully developed and operated real estate, as well as directed several private real estate focused investment funds. Mr. Rollins is lead director, member of the audit committee, and chairman of the governance committee of Fortegra Financial Corporation (NYSE: FRF), a leading insurance services company. He received his BSBA from the Citadel and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

Richard S. Kahlbaugh

Mr. Kahlbaugh has been a member of the Campus Crest board of directors since the completion of the initial public offering. Since April 2010, Mr. Kahlbaugh has served as the chairman, chief executive officer, and president of Fortegra Financial Corporation (“Fortegra”), an insurance services company. Since June 2007, Mr. Kahlbaugh has served as the chief executive officer and president of Fortegra. From 2004 until June 2007, he served in various roles at Fortegra, including chief operating officer and executive vice president from 2006 to 2007, and senior vice president from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Kahlbaugh’s senior management experience, as well as his experience in general business finance and operations, make him well qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Kahlbaugh received his BA from the University of Delaware and his JD from the Delaware Law School.

Denis L. McGlynn

Mr. McGlynn has been a member of the Campus Crest board of directors since the completion of the initial public offering. Since October 1996, Mr. McGlynn has served as a member of the board of directors and as the president and chief executive officer of each of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and Dover Motorsports, Inc. Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. is a publicly-traded gaming and entertainment company. Dover Motorsports, Inc. is a NYSE publicly-traded holding company that markets and promotes motorsports entertainment in the U.S. Since November 1979, Mr. McGlynn has served as president of each of Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. and Dover Motorsports, Inc. Mr. McGlynn’s public company and business management experience makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. McGlynn received his BBA from Pace College.

Daniel L. Simmons

Mr. Simmons has been a member of the Campus Crest board of directors since the completion of the initial public offering. In January 2002, Mr. Simmons co-founded Harbor Retirement Associates, LLC, a senior living development and management company. Mr. Simmons has also served as a principal of HRA Holdings, LLC, the holding company of Harbor Retirement Associates, LLC, since its founding. Prior to forming HRA Holdings, LLC, Mr. Simmons served as a consultant to CNL Financial Group, Inc., where he provided advice on the formation, registration, and strategic direction of CNL Retirement Properties, Inc., an unlisted REIT. Mr. Simmons’ REIT, property development, and management experience makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Simmons attended Florida State University and the University of South Florida.

Lauro Gonzalez-Moreno

Mr. Gonzalez-Moreno has been a member of the Campus Crest board of directors since April 2013. Most recently, he led a team of transformation specialists at Amgen, a NASDAQ top 10 company. Prior to Amgen, he served as CEO of companies owned by Vodafone, Citigroup, and Loral Space and Communications. Mr. Gonzalez-Moreno also held the role of CEO at Satmex, the largest Latin-American satellite operator with commercial operations in 38 countries. As CEO, he guided the organization through its privatization, corporate transformation, and international growth. He started his career at McKinsey and Company in Mexico, and later pioneered the firm’s start up operations in Brazil. Throughout his career he has served on multiple boards, most recently serving on the Board and Audit Committees of Maxcom Telecomunicaciones, an NYSE listed company. Mr. Gonzalez-Moreno’s extensive experience in corporate restructuring and refinancing makes him well-qualified to serve on our board of directors. Mr. Gonzalez-Moreno received his BS from Texas A&M University and his MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

James W. McCaughan

Mr. McCaughan is a partner at New Phase Advisory Services, an advisory firm providing C-level advisory services to small and middle market companies.  Before joining New Phase Advisory Services in January 2014, he was a senior vice president and chief financial officer of the United States operations of De Lage Landen Financial Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rabobank, from January 2008 to July 2013.  Prior to joining De Lage Landen Financial Services, Mr. McCaughan served as the chief financial officer of six companies, including five start-up companies.  Mr. McCaughan received his BS in business administration from Villanova and his MBA from St. Joseph’s University.