Meet Our Board of Managers
Mr. Buente has been a major landowner and farmer in Warrick and Vanderburgh, Indiana counties for many years. He received his degree in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University prior to joining his father in the management of his farm.
Mr. Buente joined with Regency in 1988 to form Cross Pointe Development. He has served a key role in the development of Cross Pointe from its initial formation. He joined the Board of Managers of Regency Commercial Associates in 2006.
Dr. David C. Eades, CSM
Dr. Eades commenced his real estate career in 1971 as President and subsequently General Partner of Eades Properties, which owned commercial shopping centers in Evansville, Indiana. In the 1970s, Dr. Eades acquired and subsequently syndicated apartment properties. In 1982, he formed Regency Associates LP as the general partner of various residential, office and shopping center entities totaling over 30 properties valued at over $100,000,000. In 1999, he and his partner merged $276,000,000 of apartment properties into the AIMCO REIT.
Dr. Eades is designated by the International Council of Shopping Centers as a Certified Shopping Center Manager (CSM). He received his Bachelor of Arts cum laude from Wabash College, Master of Business Administration with distinction from the University of Michigan, and Doctorate of Zoology from Indiana University. Mr. Eades was the Chairman of the Global Team of the Catalogue of Life from 2012 to 2014.
Andrew (Drew) R. Fellon
Mr. Fellon is currently the Business Leader of Trane’s Energy Supply Services (ESS). Mr. Fellon has been an integral part of Fellon-McCord’s integration into IR/Trane, as well as the development and implementation of its sales and marketing efforts. In co-creating Fellon-McCord in 1992, Mr. Fellon was a pioneer in the creation of today’s energy supply procurement & management industry serving the needs of many of the world’s largest corporations. Additionally, Mr. Fellon co-founded Alliance Energy Services Partnership. Mr. Fellon served as the President & CEO of Constellation NewEnergy Gas (CNEG) until 2007. In July 2018, Mr. Fellon was appointed a member of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Electricity Advisory Committee.
Mr. Fellon has served in various roles within The Aluminum Association since 2011 including a member of its finance committee and as a past chair of the Associate Member Committee. Mr. Fellon serves as a director of the American Life & Accident Insurance Company of Kentucky since 2011 and is the chair of its audit committee.
Mr. Fellon holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Pennsylvania State University in Industrial & Management Systems Engineering and lives with his wife and daughter in Louisville, KY.
Mr. Griffin retired as Chairman of the Board and Director, Escalade, Inc., a sporting goods company effective April 24, 2015. He served as board chair on the University of Southern Indiana Foundation and the School of Business Board of Visitors.
Mr. Griffin also is a member of the Community Advisory Council for the Evansville Center of the Indiana University School of Medicine, which is located on the USI campus. He formerly served as a director of American Mutual Insurance Co., Chairman of Acordia of Evansville, and a director of United Physicians Health Network, Inc.
Mr. Grill is currently the Senior Vice President of Regency Multifamily, a real estate investment and development company. Mr. Grill has made a career of combining information technology with investment real estate. He began working as a real estate financial analyst in 1982 and has gained experience in the acquisition, development, operation, and disposition of varied assets including apartment properties, shopping centers and malls, and PUD subdivisions. Prior to joining Regency Multifamily in 1996, David served as Chief Financial Officer for Regency Systems, Inc., a groundbreaking developer of micro-computer-based training systems. He also serves as Executive Director for Eades Foundation and is responsible for its multimillion-dollar investment portfolio. Mr. Grill holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from University of Michigan and a Master of Business Administration from University of Southern California.
Kevin Hammett, CSM, CLS
Mr. Hammett was appointed President/Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Managers of Regency on January 1, 2012. In this role, Mr. Hammett has responsibility for the strategic direction of Regency. Mr. Hammett joined the Regency staff in July 2007 as the Vice President of Accounting and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. In addition, Mr. Hammett serves on the Board of Managers of Regency Consolidated Residential LLC in Champaign, IL.
Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Hammett had the joint responsibility of serving as Chief Financial Officer and Secretary/Treasurer of SMC Corporation of America, a pneumatic component manufacturer and distributor, and Executive Vice President and General Manager for SMC Pneumatics (Canada) Ltd. (a wholly owned subsidiary). He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and has held designations as a Certified Public Accountant, Charted Global Management Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant. Mr. Hammett is a member of NAREIT, ULI, NAIOP and ICSC, recognized as a Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Leasing Specialist. In July 2017, Mr. Hammett completed the Harvard University School of Design’s Advance Management Development Program.
Mr. Hammett’s community involvement includes having served as President of the University of Southern Indiana Alumni Association; Chair and Executive Committee member of the USI Foundation Board of Directors; Campaign USI: Elevating Excellence, Alumni Division Chair; Chair of the Academic Committee of the Accounting Circle; Chair of the Board of Advisors for the USI Romain School of Business; and Past President and Executive Committee Member of the Board of the EVSC Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Hammett currently serves on the Executive Board of the Buffalo Trace Council of the Boy Scouts of America; the EVSC Superintendent’s Business Council; serves as Chair of the Development Committee on the Board of Youth First; serves on the Board of the Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville and the Evansville Industrial Foundation. Additionally, Mr. Hammett serves on the Board of Directors as the Chair of the Asset/Liability Committee, Chair of the IT Committee and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Field & Main Bank, a financial institution based in Henderson, KY.
Mr. Romain is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of United Companies comprised of Professional Transportation, Inc. (PTI), Romain Automotive Group (RAG), and United Leasing, Inc. (ULI).
Mr. Romain holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana (USI). He is active in a number of civic and charity organizations including University of Southern Indiana Board of Trustees, St. Mary’s Hospital Board of Directors, Welborn Baptist Foundation Board of Directors, Signature School Foundation, and the Evansville Regional Business Committee.