Duke Realty Corporation, specializing in the ownership, management and development of bulk industrial facilities, medical office properties, and suburban office buildings announced that Ann Colussi Dee has been named senior vice president and general counsel. Dee also will be a member of the company's executive committee.

Dee, formerly of Madison, begins her new responsibilities Jan. 1, 2013,

"Ann Dee has been a valuable Duke Realty associate for more than 16 years and possesses vast legal knowledge and a keen understanding of our company's operations and strategic direction," said Denny Oklak, chairman and chief executive officer of Duke Realty. "We are pleased that she will now lead our legal team and provide our company with exemplary guidance. At the same time, we would like to thank Howard for his contributions and will miss the counsel that he has given our company over many years."

Dee received her law degree from Indiana University, her master's degree from Ball State University and a bachelor's degree from Hanover College.