National Storage Affiliates Trust


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Arlen Nordhagen

Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees

Arlen D. Nordhagen is a co-founder of NSA and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees. He served as Executive Chairman of NSA from 2020 to 2023, Chairman from 2015 to 2020, Chief Executive Officer from inception in 2013 – 2020, and President and Chief Executive Officer of SecurCare from 1999 to 2013.

Arlen has over 30 years of experience in the self storage industry, beginning in 1988 when he co-founded NSA's predecessor, SecurCare Self Storage. In addition to SecurCare, Arlen was a founder of MMM Healthcare, Inc., the largest provider of Medicare Advantage health insurance in Puerto Rico. He has also served as managing member of various private investment funds and held various managerial positions at DuPont (NYSE: DD) and Synthetech, Inc. (NYSE: GRA).

Arlen graduated with high distinction from Harvard University with a Masters in Business Administration and graduated summa cum laude from the University of North Dakota with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering.