Stephen C. Neal

Stephen C. Neal, a director since 2007, became our Chairman of the Board on September 1, 2011.  He is also the chairman of the law firm Cooley LLP, where he was also chief executive officer from 2001 until January 1, 2008.  In addition to his extensive experience as a trial lawyer on a broad range of corporate issues, Mr. Neal has represented and advised numerous boards of directors, special committees of boards and individual directors on corporate governance and other legal matters.  Prior to joining Cooley in 1995, Mr. Neal was a partner of the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.  Mr. Neal brings to the board deep knowledge and broad experience in corporate governance as well as his perspectives drawn from advising many companies throughout his career.