Kelly H. Barrett


Kelly H. Barrett has served as a director of Piedmont since 2016.  Prior to her retirement in 2018, Ms. Barrett was employed by The Home Depot (NYSE:HD) for sixteen years, serving in various roles including Senior Vice President — Home Services, Vice President Corporate Controller, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Program Management, and Vice President of Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance. Prior to her employment by The Home Depot, Ms. Barrett was employed by Cousins Properties Incorporated for eleven years in various financial roles, ultimately including that of Chief Financial Officer. During that time, she was very active in the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT) as an Accounting Committee Co- Chairperson and member of the Best Financial Practices Council as well as the Real Estate Group of Atlanta. She has been a licensed CPA in Georgia for over thirty years. In addition, Ms. Barrett currently serves as a director and Audit Committee Chair of The Aaron’s Company, Inc. (NYSE:AAN), and Americold Realty Trust (NYSE:COLD) and served as a director of State Bank Financial Corporation (NASDAQ: STBZ) from August of 2011 to May of 2016.