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Frank R. Gatti, Independent Director

Biography

On January 13, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Company appointed Frank R. Gatti to serve as member of the Board. Mr. Gatti served as Chief Financial Officer of ETS, a global assessment, licensure and certification company headquartered in Princeton, NJ whose annual revenues more than tripled to $1.3 billion during his tenure from October 1997 to his retirement in May 2011. Upon joining, he worked directly with its Board to develop and implement a $100 million turnaround plan that returned the company to financial health and sustainability. He was directly involved in the largest and most complex transactions in ETS's history. Prior to ETS, he held senior financial positions at The New York Times Company. Appointed Corporate Vice President/Corporate Controller in 1988, he assumed increasing responsibilities, including Vice President of Financial Management in January 1996. He directly participated in some 50 transactions and numerous equity and debt offerings which transformed NYT into a media conglomerate with annual revenues of $2.4 billion by 1997. Throughout his career, he has served on numerous boards and advisory councils. Until his retirement he served on the Board of Directors of the Princeton Chamber of Commerce, Chaired The Conference Board's CFO Council, was a member of CFO Magazine's Advisory Board and served on Rutgers Business School's Financial Advisory Board. In addition, he was a member of the Board of Directors of Blackboard, Inc., headquartered in Washington, DC, a global provider of enterprise software applications and related products/services to education, government and industry. He currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees of The Conference Board and is a member of the Advisory Board for the MS in Publishing Program at Pace University. 2010, he was honored with the NJBiz CFO of the Year Award - Turnaround Specialist, and in 2007 he was selected by the Executive Council of New York as one of the top three CFO's. In addition, Mr. Gatti received the Dyson College/Pace University 2005 Award for Distinguished Leadership in Business and Industry. A Certified Public Accountant, he began his career with Deloitte & Touché, an international public accounting firm, after earning his BBA Degree from Baruch College. He has also completed several executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and earned an MBA in finance and marketing from the Rutgers Business School.

Board Membership

Frank R. Gatti is not a member of any boards