Richard D. Calder, Jr., H. Brian Thompson, S. Joseph Bruno
, Rhodric C. Hackman, Howard Janzen, Morgan E. O'Brien and Theodore B. Smith, III each have been nominated by our Board of Directors' Nominating and Governance Committee
for re-election for one-year terms expiring in 2015.
S. Joseph Bruno, 65, has been a Director since May 2007.
has served since 2003 as President and CEO of Building Hope
, a private foundation affiliated with Sallie Mae that develops and finances real estate facilities for charter schools in Washington, DC.
From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Consultant- eHealth Division of BCE Emergis, an eCommerce service provider in the health and financial services sectors, where he focused on financial reporting, mergers and acquisitions, and tax compliance.
From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Bruno also served as Director - International Operations for Carey International.
From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Bruno was Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Secretary of United Payors & United Providers, Inc., a publicly-traded service provider in the health care industry.
From 1989 to 1995, he was a partner at Coopers & Lybrand LLP, an international public accounting firm.
From 1986 to 1989, Mr. Bruno served as Senior Vice President of Operations and Chief Financial Officer of Jurgovan & Blair, Inc., a health care and information technology services provider, and from 1971 to 1986, he was employed by KPMG Peat Marwick LLP, an international public accounting firm, including six years as a partner.
Mr. Bruno currently serves on the boards of the DC Prep Charter School, the Center City Public Charter Schools, Georgetown University Hospital and Intergroup Service Corporation.
Mr. Bruno has been a certified public accountant since 1972.
Mr. Bruno received a B.A. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Maryland. Mr.
Bruno's extensive financial reporting experience, together with his
managerial experience as both an executive officer and director, qualify him for election to the Board of Directors.
, Hackman, Janzen
, O'Brien, and Smith are independent directors, as "independence" is defined in the federal securities laws and the NYSE Marketplace Rules.
The Board of Directors previously determined that all members of the Audit Committee meet the requirements for financial literacy and that Mr. Bruno qualifies as an "audit committee financial expert" in accordance with applicable rules and regulations of the SEC.
Mr. Bruno serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee.