William G. Ellis is Senior Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer of Lightstone. Mr. Ellis oversees and manages the company’s accounting and financial reporting functions. Prior to joining Lightstone in 2010, Mr. Ellis served in various senior level roles, including Vice President & Chief Accounting Officer, Senior Vice President of Operations, and Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Prime Retail, a Baltimore-based owner and operator of a nationwide portfolio of upscale outlet centers. Prime Retail was formerly owned by Lightstone from 2003 through 2010. Additionally, Mr. Ellis previously held positions at Alexander & Alexander Services, MNC Financial, and Ernst & Young. Mr. Ellis has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting from Loyola University and is licensed as a certified public accountant in Maryland.