The following persons currently serve and have been nominated to continue to serve as Directors of the Company: Cody C. Ashwell, William C. Baker, Ronald S. Beard, Jerry W. Carlton, Terry C. Hackett, James R. Knapp
, Thomas J. Rielly, Stanley A. Solomon, and Richard B. Specter.
...James R. Knapp Director
...James R. Knapp, age 68, has served as a Director of the Company since January 2004 and is a member of the Company's Executive Committee.Mr. Knapp has served as the Chairman of The Brookhollow Group, a real estate investment and industrial and commercial development firm, since 1980.Mr. Knapp currently serves as a director of Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation (formerly Bankers Life Nebraska) and Ameritas Acacia Mutual Holding Company.From 1975 to 1980, Mr. Knapp served as Executive Vice President and Director of Pacific Enterprises
(Formerly Pacific Lighting Corporation), the largest gas distribution company in the United States, where he
was in charge of the financial and legal affairs of the company (corporate finance, gas supply finance, law, accounting and administration) as well as non-utility operations (real estate development, agriculture and equipment leasing).From 1971 to 1975, Mr. Knapp was Group Vice President of Pacific Enterprises in charge of non-utility operations.From 1969 to 1971, he was President and Co-Founder of Dunn Properties Corporation, a developer of industrial properties in California, Texas, Georgia and Colorado.From 1961 to 1969, he was a partner in the law firm of Kalmbach, DeMarco, Knapp
& Chillingworth.Prior to that, he was a partner and associate in the law firm of Kindel and Anderson.Mr. Knapp received a degree in Economics from Stanford University and law degree from Hastings College of the Law.