Wilmington-based developer the Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG) is pleased to welcome Ann Shepard Visalli to the position of Chief Operating Officer. Visalli joins BPG with over 30 years of experience in budget, finance, and economic development. She had a successful 22-year career in Delaware state government, which included serving as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget under former Governor Jack Markell. Most recently, Visalli served as the Chief Operating Officer for St. Andrew’s School in Middletown, Delaware.
Visalli has an extensive portfolio of experience that includes strategic budgeting, financial management, facilities and construction oversight, human resources, compensation, health and retirement benefits, risk management, teaching, and building high functioning teams. She has served in numerous committee and volunteer leadership rolls, locally and nationally, throughout her career.
Although most known for its real estate investments, BPG is also a multifaceted operating company with various businesses in food and beverage, sports and entertainment, retail and parking, commercial and residential property management.
As Chief Operating Officer, Visalli will be responsible for the oversight of financial operations for all BPG operating entities including budgeting and forecasting, long term financial planning, and strategy. She will also directly supervise Human Resources, Information Technology, Risk Management, Marketing and, in conjunction with Asset Management, Commercial and Residential Operations and Leasing.
“Ann’s extensive experience as a strong, compassionate leader and her financial acumen will be critical in supporting BPG’s strategic growth. She will play an integral role in continuing to build a strong company culture across all divisions at BPG.” said Chris Buccini, Co-President of the Buccini/Pollin Group. “We value Ann’s commitment to our associates and the overall success of our business. We are thrilled she is joining our executive leadership team.”
Visalli holds a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Delaware.
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