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Mark F. Mulhern

Mark F. Mulhern is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Highwoods Properties, Inc. (HIW) a Raleigh, NC based Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Mr. Mulhern was previously EXCO Resources Inc.’s (XCO) Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 2013-2014. EXCO is an independent oil and gas exploration and production company headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Mulhern previously served on EXCO’s board of directors from 2010 to 2013 and on the Highwoods board of directors from 2012-2014. From 2008 until the merger with Duke Energy in 2012, Mr. Mulhern served as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Progress Energy, Inc. and managed its financial services group. Progress Energy was a $17B investor-owned public utility holding company headquartered in Raleigh, NC. Mr. Mulhern joined Progress Energy in 1996 as Vice President and Controller. Between 1996 and 2008 he held executive positions in Treasury and Strategic Planning and was President of Progress Ventures, the unregulated subsidiary of Progress Energy. Before joining Progress Energy, Inc. Mr. Mulhern was the Chief Financial Officer at Hydra Co Enterprises, the independent power subsidiary of Niagara Mohawk. He also spend eight years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Syracuse, New York, serving a wide variety of manufacturing and service businesses. He is a 1982 graduate of St. Bonaventure University. Mr. Mulhern is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor.