Meet our executive team

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KEVIN HAMMETT, CSM, CLS

PRESIDENT and CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Hammett was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of Regency on January 1, 2012. In this role, Mr. Hammett has responsibility for the strategic direction of Regency. Mr. Hammett joined Regency in July 2007 as the Vice President of Accounting and Finance/Chief Financial Officer. He received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana and completed the Harvard University School of Design’s Advance Management Development Program. Mr. Hammett has held professional designations as a Certified Public Accountant, Chartered Global Management Accountant, and Certified Management Accountant. He is a member of Urban Land Institute and International Council of Shopping Centers and is recognized as a Certified Shopping Center Manager and Certified Leasing Specialist.

Chris Lucas

Executive Vice President and General Counsel

Mr. Lucas is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for Regency. In this role, Mr. Lucas oversees Regency’s corporate legal strategy, manages legal affairs, executes legal initiatives and projects, and participates in the development and execution of Regency’s strategic plans. He provides legal support and advice on compliance, risk management, corporate governance, and other legal matters impacting Regency’s operations. Mr. Lucas also assists with all aspects of Regency’s commercial real estate transactions including acquisitions, dispositions, financing, development, entity formation, transaction structuring, due diligence, and leasing. 

Mr. Lucas has more than 35 years of experience in commercial real estate transactions with a focus on transactions involving retail shopping centers. Prior to joining Regency, Mr. Lucas worked closely with Regency for over 25 years, serving as its primary outside legal counsel since 1997. Mr. Lucas was a partner at Bowers Harrison from 1997-2017, serving as managing partner from 2013 until joining Jackson Kelly in 2017 where he was an equity member. Mr. Lucas holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Maurer School of Law and Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Political Science from Indiana State University. He is a member of the Real Property Sections of the Indiana State Bar Association, as well as the Evansville and American Bar Associations. Mr. Lucas is a member of ICSC and a licensed title agent.

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chris folz

Senior vice president and Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Folz has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer with responsibility for Regency’s asset management and finance functions. Mr. Folz joined Regency in May 2007 and has over 15 years of progressive experience in the field of real estate at Regency. Mr. Folz has previously held the positions of Vice President of Asset Management and Finance, Senior Director of Asset Management, Director of Acquisitions, Leasing Representative, and Project Manager for Regency during his tenure. Mr. Folz also served as an intern at Regency while completing his college degree.

Mr. Folz received a Bachelor of Science in Business with Distinction from Indiana University with a triple major in Accounting, Finance-Real Estate, and Entrepreneurship. He is currently an alumni coordinator for Indiana University’s Center for Real Estate Studies. He is professionally affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers having earned the designation of Certified Leasing Specialist. He served as the organization’s Indiana Operations Chair for 3 years and Indiana Government Relations Chair for two years. Mr. Folz is a Certified Public Accountant and a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Indiana.

TRACY STUTZ, PHR, SHRM-CP

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES/ADMINISTRATION/Property Management & Corporate Secretary

Ms. Stutz serves as Senior Vice President of Human Resources/Administration/Property Management & Corporate Secretary to Regency. She joined Regency Properties in 2015. Ms. Stutz is an experienced human resources professional, with over 23 years of experience. Prior to joining Regency, Ms. Stutz worked with two national companies maintaining an upper level management role. She also holds several human resources certifications including: PHR (Professional in Human Resources), SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resources Management-Certified Professional), and EHRA (Evansville Human Resources Association) member.

Ms. Stutz received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky. She then continued her education and received her Master in Public Administration from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee.

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jamie edmonson

VICE PRESIDENT OF leasing

Mr. Edmonson, a seasoned real estate professional with more than 23 years of experience in lease negotiations, legal, lease administration, accounting, construction, property management and store operations at Hibbett Sports, Inc. was appointed Vice President of Leasing for Regency in September 2021. Mr. Edmonson provides leadership and direction to the leasing team in driving the performance of Regency’s lease portfolio. 

Mr. Edmonson, who joined Regency in June 2021 as the Senior Director of Leasing, received a Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management from Athens State University. He is professionally affiliated with the International Council of Shopping Centers and is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of Indiana. Mr. Edmonson enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter and can be frequently found on the sidelines of his daughter’s competitive soccer games, trying out new restaurants and traveling.

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Barry paddock, cpa

VICE PRESIDENT OF ACCOUNTING & TREASURER

Mr. Paddock serves as Vice President of Accounting and Treasurer to Regency. Paddock has over 31 years of experience in the accounting field, he joined Regency Properties in 2016 starting as a Controller. Since then, he has held the position of Senior Director of Financial Reporting and Planning, and in 2021 he was promoted to Senior Director of Accounting.

Mr. Paddock, received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Southern Indiana, majoring in Accounting and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Indiana.