Ollin B. Sykes
Ollin B. Sykes has served as a director of our company since May 2008.
Since 1984, he
has served as the President of Sykes & Company, P.A.
, a regional accounting firm specializing in accounting, tax, and financial advisory services.
Mr. Sykes earned his Bachelor of Science degree in accounting at Mars Hill College and is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Information Technology Professional, and a Certified Management Accountant.
Mr. Sykes served as a director of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ: HMPR), a financial holding company operating in North Carolina, Maryland eastern shore, and Virginia, from December 2008 until December 31, 2010.
He currently serves as a director of Bank of Hampton Roads, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hampton Roads Bankshares, Inc.
Our Board has determined that Mr. Sykes's background in accounting and finance and his accounting certifications qualify him to serve on the Board of Directors.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS RECOMMENDS A VOTE "FOR" THE ELECTION OF EACH OF THE DIRECTOR NOMINEES.
The Board has determined that current directors Ms. Butler, Mr. Cattermole, Mr. Goldman, Ms. Lividini and Mr. Sykes are independent directors in accordance with applicable NASDAQ listing rules.