Eric J. Draut
Mr. Draut is a Director, Chairman of the Company's Audit Committee, member of the Governance and Compensation Committee and member of the Joint Transactions Committee.
The Board benefits from Mr. Draut's
nearly thirty year career in accounting.
Mr. Draut recently completed a twenty year career at Unitrin, Inc. (renamed Kemper Corporation in 2011) in 2010, serving the last nine years as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a member of its board of directors.
Mr. Draut also held positions at Unitrin, Inc. as Group Executive, Treasurer and Corporate Controller.
Prior to joining Unitrin, Inc., Mr. Draut was Assistant Corporate Controller at Duchossois Industries, Inc. and at AM International, Inc.
Mr. Draut began his career as an Audit Manager at Coopers and Lybrand.
Mr. Draut is a Certified Public Accounting, received an M.B.A. in finance and operations from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University and a B.S. in accountancy from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, graduating with High Honors.
Mr. Draut currently serves as a Director and Chairman of the audit committee of Intermec, and volunteers with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois where he was recently Chairman of the Board of Directors and currently serves as Treasurer of its Board of Directors.
Mr. Draut's knowledge of financial and accounting matters, and his independence from the Company and the Adviser, qualifies him to serve as a member of the Company's Audit Committee.