David M. Blackman
President and Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Blackman has been our President and Chief Operating Officer since 2012. He was employed as a banker at Wachovia Corporation and its predecessors for 22 years, focused on real estate finance matters, including serving as a Managing Director in the real estate section of Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC from 2005 through January 2009.
John C. Popeo
Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Popeo has been our Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Mr. Popeo oversees all of SIR's accounting and financial reporting activities. He has held numerous positions with SIR and its affiliated companies since 1997. Prior to 1997, Mr. Popeo held several financial positions at other real estate companies, including The Beacon Companies and First Winthrop Corporation. Mr. Popeo is a certified public accountant.
Vern D. Larkin
Director of Internal Audit
Mr. Larkin has been our director of internal audit since 2012. Mr. Larkin was employed previously by Five Star Quality Care, Inc. as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Prior to that, Mr. Larkin practiced law at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP specializing in corporate securities, merger and acquisitions, corporate governance and other transactional matters for more than 12 years.
Jennifer B. Clark
Ms. Clark has been our Secretary since 2012. Ms. Clark supervises legal affairs affecting SIR. Prior to 1999, Ms. Clark was a Partner at the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester LLP.