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Chad Perry — The Centrality of Curiosity

David Hamm

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Conversations with GCs: Episode 1

Host David Hamm, Co-Chair of the In-House Subcommittee of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee, talks with Chad Perry, the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Tanger Factory Outlet Centers, Inc., a public REIT and leading operator of upscale open-air outlet centers. In this episode, Chad shares his path to the role of GC, some thoughts on essential GC skills and characteristics, current GC hot topics and practical and actionable advice for those aspiring to be GCs.  The theme of curiosity runs through the conversation as it was central to Chad’s openness to new opportunities outside of practicing law within a firm, learning the industries where he found himself and growing in areas that are outside his areas of expertise. Chad’s advice for aspiring GCs includes not jumping at the first opportunity that comes your way and looking for opportunities in your current roles to expand your perspective and areas of expertise.