Ashley Anderson is responsible for overseeing Camden’s internal audit function and the independent reporting of these audits to the Company’s Audit Committee including Camden’s compliance with the provisions of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. Anderson has 25 years of experience in auditing, accounting, and financial reporting and management.
Prior to joining Camden in 2005, Anderson’s professional experience included positions in public accounting, insurance, scholastic publishing, and oil and gas for domestic and international companies.
Anderson earned her Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Accounting at Babson College and is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas.
Since joining Camden in June 1999, Sarah Barletta has been responsible for the development, implementation, and administration of Camden's benefit programs, including the multifamily company's 401(k) retirement plan, employee stock programs, executive deferred compensation plans, health and welfare plans, and workers compensation.
With more than fifteen years of human resources and benefit design experience, Barletta's passion has been to continually improve these programs in order to meet the changing needs of the company and its employees. She has developed an amazing benefits team that is focused on providing excellent customer service.
Barletta received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Sam Houston State University.
Ben Fraker is responsible for facilitating and/or assisting Senior Management in the placement of equity and debt capital, maintaining relationships with Camden’s creditors, ensuring compliance with debt covenants, corporate forecasting, earnings guidance, budgeting, modeling, and strategic analysis.
Fraker began his career with Camden in 2000. While serving in a variety of roles during his tenure at Camden, he has been involved in over $10 billion of joint venture transactions, secured financings, unsecured senior bonds, common equity offerings, property dispositions, and the $1.9 billion Summit merger. Prior to joining Camden, he worked at Comerica Bank of Texas in the Real Estate Lending department.
Fraker received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from The University of Texas at Austin and his Master of Business Administration from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business.
Fraker is a licensed real estate salesperson in the state of Texas and is a member of the Associate Council of the Real Estate Finance and Investment Center at the University of Texas in Austin.
Robert Herr is responsible for reporting financial results for nearly 200 multifamily real estate communities with consolidated revenues of $600 million. Other responsibilities include: preparation and analysis of quarterly same-store results, preparation of Sarbanes-Oxley policies and procedures for property revenue and expenditures, and the monthly analysis of results to senior management.
Herr has been with Camden since 1998. Prior to his position as Vice President, he served as Regional Controller. Throughout his career with Camden, he has been instrumental in many initiatives including Camden's accounting systems conversion to J.D. Edwards, the acquisition of Summit Properties, and the consolidation of Camden's West Region accounting office to the main office in Houston.
Prior to working with Camden, Herr served at Intertek Testing Services for thirteen years, where he filled the role of Accounting Manager and then Controller. Before Intertek, he was Staff Auditor at Price Waterhouse.
Herr earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Indiana University, and his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Houston. He has been a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the state of Texas since 1987.
Since joining Camden Property Trust in 2005, Margaret Plummer has been responsible for the company's employee relations function, including responding to complex employment issues and managing employment litigation and claims. In 2009, Plummer expanded her role to include responsibility for company-wide training and employee development.
Before joining Camden, Plummer spent five years as a consultant for a national human resources consulting firm. Prior to this, she worked as an attorney for a law firm specializing in business law and general civil litigation. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the South Carolina Bar.
Plummer received her Juris Doctorate from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., and received her Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Fairfield University in Fairfield, Connecticut.
Ross Wehman is responsible for federal and state income and sales tax compliance, forecasting, and research.
Wehman joined Camden in October, 1998 and has twenty-four years of experience in the field of taxation, including eighteen years in the real estate industry. He started his career in public accounting at the big four firm of KPMG, LLP.
Wehman earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of Texas. He also earned a Masters of Professional Accounting/Tax from the University of Texas at San Antonio. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Jimmy Whorton is responsible for leading Camden's enterprise Information Technology solutions including financial, operational, and human resource applications along with all technical infrastructure operations. Camden uses these technology solutions to maintain shareholder value, resident Living Excellence and continued outstanding employee satisfaction and success.
Whorton joined the Camden Information Technology department in 2003 as Director of Technical Operations. Under his leadership several critical functions were designed and implemented, including Camden's corporate data center, wide area network, server virtualization, along with various customer service improvements and technology upgrades and efficiencies. He was also responsible for development and implementation of technology controls associated with Sarbanes Oxley audit compliance and comprehensive disaster recovery capabilities.
Whorton has over 25 years of experience in all areas of Information Technology. Prior to joining Camden, Whorton served as Information Technology Director at Dynegy, an energy company in Houston, Texas. In this capacity, Whorton had various leadership responsibilities including oversight of financial and human resource application, customer help desk, desktop technical support, and infrastructure operations. Prior to Dynegy, Whorton worked at Houston energy companies El Paso Energy, Tenneco Gas, and Pennzoil, serving in various leadership and technical positions associated with business application development and technology support.
Whorton received his Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems and Business Management from Texas State University.
Kip Zacharias oversees Camden’s Business Services department and is responsible for the support of our national property operations. Zacharias’ areas of responsibility include revenue management, property management systems, policies and procedures, ancillary income, and collections. He is also responsible for evaluating and implementing new products and processes that help improve Camden’s property operations.
Prior to joining Camden, Zacharias was self-employed as a management and information technology consultant. His background includes extensive consulting experience involving strategic planning, program and project management, process re-engineering, software development and implementation, data conversion, and business solution delivery in the multifamily and banking industries. Zacharias spent numerous years as a consultant to Camden leading multiple strategic initiatives, including the J.D. Edwards implementation project, the Summit merger, the selection and implementation of the company’s property management system, and Camden’s Western Region accounting conversion project.
During his time with Camden, Zacharias also provided interim leadership for the company’s Information Technology department, as well as its Accounts Payable department. Prior to working with Camden, Zacharias spent 9 ½ years with Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting) providing consulting and project management for major firms such as Bank of America, NationsBank, Chase Bank, SunTrust Bank, Society Bank, United States Automobile Association, and PAYSYS International.
Zacharias earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from Texas A&M University, and was part of Texas A&M's Corps of Cadets. He currently supports several charity organizations including the Houston SPCA, S.A.F.E. House Rescue, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and French Camp Academy.