Mr. Burgess was previously Chief Executive Officer of Pulte Homes, Inc. (“Pulte”) and held a variety of leadership positions at Pulte over a period of 19 years including Senior Vice President Corporate Development, President and Chief Operating Officer, and later, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 1993 - 2001. Under his leadership, Pulte became the largest U.S. homebuilder and was named the #1 Quality Builder by J.D. Powers. Prior to his career at Pulte, Mr. Burgess was Partner-In-Charge of Management Consulting Services for Plante & Moran. Mr. Burgess is a graduate of Michigan State University and he was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University.
Mr. Burgess serves on the boards of directors of Amerisure Companies, a national mutual property and casualty and workers compensation insurance company, Mattamy Homes Limited, Canada’s largest residential construction company with operations in numerous U.S. markets, and various private equity owned companies. Additionally, Mr. Burgess is a member of numerous philanthropic boards of directors including Michigan State University Foundation where he is a former Chairman, Michigan State University President’s Cabinet, Spartan Innovations and is a director emeritus of William Beaumont Hospital. He also serves as a member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Global Entrepreneurship, Thunderbird School of Global Management and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Metropolitan Phoenix Foundation.