Experience + Foresight
Telisa Webb Schelin
Chief Legal Officer, Executive Vice President and Secretary
Telisa Webb Schelin is our chief legal officer, executive vice president and secretary. Ms. Schelin is responsible for all legal aspects of the company, including corporate governance; public company reporting; securities offerings; mergers and acquisitions; investor relations; lease and contract administration; risk management; labor and employment matters; litigation management; and finance, real estate and commercial business transactions. Ms. Schelin has 15 years of experience in corporate, securities and regulatory matters. In September 2005, she joined the parent company of our former advisor as assistant general counsel and was responsible for securities matters for all of its public companies. In February 2008, she became part of the dedicated management team assembled by our former advisor to focus exclusively on our legal and related matters. From 1998 until 2005, she was in private practice with Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP.
Ms. Schelin is licensed to practice law in Texas and Oklahoma and has a juris doctor with highest honors and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Tulsa. In 2010, she was recognized by the Dallas Business Journal as one of its “40 Under Forty,” which recognizes accomplished executives and entrepreneurs under the age of 40, and was named one of the 10 leading “Women of Influence” by Real Estate Forum magazine.
Ms. Schelin is an active member, and was the 2010–2011 chairperson, of Attorneys Serving the Community, a volunteer organization of over 300 Dallas/Fort Worth women attorneys that provide fundraising support for local nonprofit organizations whose programs benefit women, children and families. Ms. Schelin also serves as the chair of the board of directors of AVANCE-Dallas, Inc., a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides family support and education services to at-risk, economically impoverished families.