A shopping center marketing and management veteran, Meredith Keeler, has been named general manager of the Country Club Plaza.
Keeler will be responsible for operations and marketing, as well at tenant and community relations. She replaces longtime manager Glenn Stephenson.
In a statement, Keeler said: “There’s a vibrant energy in Kansas City and I’m thrilled to be part of the community’s unique history and charm. Country Club Plaza is incredibly iconic and I look forward to delivering a truly unique shopping and dining experience to both local residents and visitors.”
She graduated magna cum laude with honors from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where she earned a dual bachelor’s degree in communications and English. She held marketing and sales positions at Carolina Place Mall in Pineville, N.C., as well as at Racing Champions South in Charlotte, N.C., before joining Taubman Centers Inc. in 2004.
Keeler most recently served as general manager of Stamford Town Center in Stamford, Conn. She also was the director of marketing for all Taubman centers and spent five years as marketing and sponsorship director for Northlake Mall in Charlotte. In recent years, she has helped prepare grand openings for several Taubman properties.
She is a member of the International Council of Shopping Centers and served on the Stamford Mayor’s Economic Development Task Force, as well as on the executive board of the Stamford Downtown Special Services District.
On Tuesday, Country Club Plaza KC Partners LLC, a venture owned equally by Taubman and the Macerich Co., announced that it had completed its $660 million purchase of the Plaza. The partnership now owns the Plaza’s 804,000 square feet of retail space and 468,000 square feet of office space.