SEATTLE-Shurgard Storage Centers Inc. is losing two board members and its general counsel. The public company said this week it has selected company president David Grant to fill one of the board seats and promoted from within to fill the general counsel position. Wendell Smith announced his retirement from the Board of Directors for personal reasons. Smith has served as Director since March 1994, most recently serving on the Audit, Finance and Compensation Committees. Harrell L. Beck, who has served on the Board since 1993 resigned but will continue on as executive vice president, chief investment officer and treasurer. Christine McKay, the company’s senior vice president, general counsel and secretary since 2000, is reportedly leaving in order to spend more time with her family. Her replacement is Jane A. Orenstein, who joined Shurgard in 1999 and has spent the last five years as an Assistant General Counsel. Orenstein has over 20 years’ experience as a corporate and government lawyer. Prior to Shurgard, she served for four years as Assistant General Counsel for Smart & Final Stores Corporation in Commerce, CA.

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