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John R. McKernan, Jr. served as a member of the Board of Directors from August 2010 through June 2012 and rejoined the Board of Directors in September 2012. Mr. McKernan has served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McKernan Enterprises, Inc., a strategic consulting and investment firm, since January 1995 and a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since March 2015, where he also served as its Foundation President from October 2013 to February 2015. He is also currently a director of BorgWarner Inc. and Management and Training Corporation. Mr. McKernan also serves as the Chair of the BorgWarner Foundation. Mr. McKernan is the former Chairman of Education Management Corporation, a provider of post-secondary education in North America, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from September 2003 until February 2007 and as a director until 2015. Mr. McKernan is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Maine’s Community Colleges, a director of The American Action Forum and served as Governor of the State of Maine from 1987 to 1995. Mr. McKernan’s qualifications to serve on the Board include his superior leadership capabilities, knowledge of the legal and legislative processes and significant prior experience as a director.