|Paul G. Kirk, Jr.|
Chairman and President, Kirk Associates, Inc.; Retired Partner, Sullivan & Worcester, law firm
Director from 1995 to September 2009; March 2010 to present
Board Committees: Compensation and Management Development Committee, Finance, Investment and Risk Management Committee, Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee
Mr. Kirk served as a United States Senator from September 2009 until February 2010, filling the vacancy created by the death of Senator Edward M. Kennedy. Mr. Kirk currently serves as Chairman and President and a director of Kirk & Associates, Inc., a business advisory and consulting firm. Mr. Kirk served as Treasurer of the Democratic Party of the United States from 1983 to 1985 and as Chairman from 1985 until his resignation from that position in 1989. He retired from the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester in 2000, having become a partner of the firm in 1977, and Of Counsel to the firm in 1990. Mr. Kirk serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Cedar Realty Trust, and of the Advisory Board of Bloomberg Government.
Mr. Kirk has broad-based experience as a senior business leader, legal advisor and public servant. His experiences have provided him with skills that are relevant to the Company's operations, including strategic planning, legal and regulatory analysis, corporate governance and risk management. Further, he has served on the Board of Directors of several publicly-traded companies where he has acquired experience in overseeing complex operations..