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John R. McKernan, Jr.

Chairman of the Board of Directors

John R. McKernan, Jr. is our Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. McKernan served as our Executive Chairman from February 2007 to December 2008 and our Chief Executive Officer from September 2003 until February 2007. Mr. McKernan joined us as our Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors in June 1999. In March 2003, he became our President and served in that office until September 2003. Mr. McKernan is also a director of BorgWarner Inc., a publicly traded producer of engineered components and vehicle powertrain system applications, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, a privately-held global learning company, and served as Governor of the State of Maine from 1987 to 1995. Mr. McKernan brings to the Board of Directors and the Chairman position his extensive knowledge of the Company’s business, structure, history and culture along with his understanding of the legislative process based on his experience in government.