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R. Gaines Baty

Deputy Lead Independent Director

Mr. Baty was appointed to the Board in 2016. He serves as deputy lead independent director and is chair of the Board’s Strategic Planning and Compensation Committee, Nominating Committee and Shareholder Advisory Committee for Board Nominations.

Mr. Baty is CEO of R. Gaines Baty Associates, Inc., a leading executive search firm he founded in 1982 after working with the IBM Corporation. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Baty has provided companies across the country and in a variety of industries with executive search and advisory services. Mr. Baty has served as a two-term President of the Society of Executive Recruiting Consultants and a two-term President of the Independent Recruiter Group. Mr. Baty is also a published author. Mr. Baty received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Texas Tech University, where he was a football team letterman, captain and, later, graduate assistant coach.

Mr. Baty’s experience and expertise in executive leadership and development provide our Board with an important and unique perspective on these matters, and Mr. Baty assists the Board and the Company with recruitment, board administration, compensation and growth strategies.