Patrice Derrington, John A. Labate, and Harry P. Gelles currently serve as the Class 1 directors, James F. Etter, Charles K. Knight, and Jerry J. Tepper serve as the Class 2 directors, and William T. Atkins, Alexander S. Hewitt, and Robert W. Holman, Jr. serve as the Class 3 directors.
, Knight, and Tepper, expire at the annual meeting.
...James F. Etter(2)
...James F. Etter has served as a director of AmeriVest since 1995.Since October 2003, Mr. Etter has been a plan administrator under the auspices of the federal bankruptcy court for bankrupt companies such as HomeGold Financial, Inc., and has been serving as a financial expert for both civil and criminal litigation against officers and directors, as well as the operations administrator in
liquidating the assets of bankrupt companies.From January 2001 to October 2003, he
was a partner with Tatum Partners, LLP
, a national professional services firm that provides chief financial officer and chief investment officer services to many companies throughout the country.Mr. Etter served as our President from May 1995 until October 2000, as our Chief Financial Officer from July 1996 until December 1999 and as our Chief Executive Officer from January 1997 until December 1999.
From 1994 until May 1995, Mr. Etter
acted as a consultant with respect to real estate acquisitions not related to AmeriVest
.Mr. Etter received his Masters of Business Administration and his Bachelor of Business Administration degrees from the University of Cincinnati.He is a member of the Financial Executives Institute and the National Investor Relations Institute.
, Gelles, Holman, Labate, and Tepper, satisfy the American Stock Exchange standard for director independence as determined by the American Stock Exchange Company
Guide and applicable laws and regulations.