Digital Realty announced that Susan Swanezy, a 30-year veteran of institutional real estate and infrastructure private capital raising, has been appointed to the company's Board of Directors as an independent director, effective April 23, 2024. Ms. Swanezy began her 30-plus year career as a real estate investment banker and later focused on real estate investment management. She recently retired from her role as a Partner of Hodes Weill & Associates where she led the firm's Infrastructure and other Real Assets initiatives, raised capital for real estate strategies, and was a member of the firm's Operating Committee.

Previously, Ms. Swanezy was an executive at Credit Suisse, Stockbridge Capital Partners and Deutsche Bank, where she played a leading role in the firm's acquisition of RREEF and worked with institutional investors across a variety of real estate investment strategies and vehicles following the acquisition. Ms. Swanezy serves on the Board of Directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. and is the Chair of its Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee. She is also a current member of the Pension Real Estate Association and WX Women Executives in Real Estate.

Ms. Swanezy joins Digital Realty's Board following the departure of Alexis Black Bjorlin last year, returning the Board to nine directors.