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New Director of Marketing at 5th Avenue Mall

Kari Skinner, new Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

Kari Skinner, new Director of Marketing and Business Development for the Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

Photo Courtesy of Simon Property Group

ANCHORAGE, AK (April 14, 2014) – Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall today announced its new Director of Marketing and Business Development. Kari Skinner, a born and raised Anchorage native, brings several years of business, marketing and customer service experience to her new role at Anchorage’s premier shopping destination.

Before joining the 5th Avenue Mall management team, Skinner a marketing manager at Overstock.com for three and a half years, leading their promotional programs. Before that, Skinner was an information manager at Nordstrom Fashion Place in Murray, UT, where she was instrumental in helping employees become better sales people and teaching new technology management.

On her new post, Skinner said, “What’s exciting for me in this role is the community connection inherent in this position. My family still lives here, and I am very excited to be able to have a career, family and the Anchorage community I was raised in all come together. The 5th Avenue Mall has always been a symbol of premier shopping in Anchorage, and I am honored to be on the team.”

Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall has welcomed highly-anticipated retailers such as Sephora and Michael Kors within the last year, and strives to offer Alaskans and tourists alike a unique blend of stores to suit their outfitting needs.

Lynn Castle, Vice President Marketing - West, said, “We’re thrilled to have Kari on our Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall team. We’re looking forward to Kari continuing to build on valuable community relationships for 5th Avenue.”

Skinner graduated from the University of Nevada-Reno with a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration and earned her Master of Business Administration from University of Utah.

About Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall

To stay updated on the latest sales, events and news about the property, check out Anchorage 5th Avenue Mall on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Anchorage5thAve, on Twitter at @5thAvenueMall www.twitter.com/5thAvenueMall, and Instagram at www.instagram.com/5thavenuemall.

About Simon Property Group

Simon Property Group, Inc. (NYSE: SPG) is a S&P 100 company and a global leader in the retail real estate industry.  We currently own or have an interest in more than 325 retail real estate properties in North America, Asia and Europe comprising approximately 243 million square feet. We are headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana and employ approximately 5,500 people in the U.S.  For more information, visit simon.com.

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