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Lowell C. McAdam
Chairman & CEO, Verizon

Lowell C. McAdam is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, with responsibility for the operations of Verizon, including all business units and staff functions. In addition, he is chairman of the Verizon Wireless Board of Representatives.

McAdam succeeded Ivan Seidenberg as CEO on Aug. 1, 2011 and as chairman on Jan. 1, 2012.

From October 2010 until he assumed his current position, McAdam served as president and COO and had responsibility for the operations of the company's network-based businesses -- Verizon Wireless and Verizon Telecom and Business - as well as Verizon Services Operations. He was also responsible for the technology management and CIO functions.

Before that, McAdam held key executive positions at Verizon Wireless since its inception in 2000 and built the company into the industry's leading wireless provider, with the nation's largest, most reliable wireless voice and 3G broadband data network. He was president and CEO of Verizon Wireless from 2007 until being named COO of Verizon, and before that served as Verizon Wireless' executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Earlier, McAdam was president and CEO of PrimeCo Personal Communications, a joint venture owned by Bell Atlantic and Vodafone AirTouch. He also served as PrimeCo's chief operating officer, responsible for overseeing the deployment of the new company's customer service operations and all-digital network.

McAdam has also served as vice president-international operations for AirTouch Communications and was lead technical partner for cellular ventures in Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Italy, Korea and Japan. McAdam joined AirTouch as executive director of international applications and operations in 1993. From 1983 to 1993, he held various executive positions with Pacific Bell, including area vice president of Bay Area marketing and general manager of South Bay customer services.

McAdam is past chairman of the board of directors of the CTIA, the wireless industry trade association. He is a director of the National Academy Foundation, a partnership between business leaders and educators that helps high schools across the country establish and run technical and service academies to prepare students for college and careers. He is also co-chair of the CEO Council on Health and Innovation, which encourages the adoption of innovative strategies to improve employee health and the delivery of higher-quality, more cost-effective healthcare. In addition, he is a member of the Cornell University Board of Trustees.

He earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Cornell and a master's degree in business administration from the University of San Diego. He also spent six years in the U.S. Navy Civil Engineer Corps and became a licensed professional engineer in 1979.

Herman Bulls
Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle's Public Institutions
Board Director at USAA, Comfort Systems USA, and Exelis

Current responsibilities
Mr. Bulls is an International Director and the founder and Chairman of JLL's highly acclaimed Public Institutions business unit, which specializes in delivering comprehensive real estate solutions to federal, state and local governments, economic development and nonprofit organizations and higher education institutions. As a member of the Solutions Development team, he also works with the firm's largest corporate clients to devise and implement integrated real estate strategies to lower occupancy costs and increase productivity. Additionally he reviews merger and acquisition opportunities for all services provided by JLL.

Previous experience
During more than 25 years at JLL, Mr. Bulls has worked in the areas of development, investment management, asset management, facilities operations and business development / retention. He has developed relationships with many of the firm's leading public clients, including the General Services Administration, Department of the Army, Department of State, University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, Ohio State University, Georgia Tech, Port of Oakland and State of Tennessee. Other key client relationships include Kaiser Permanente and AARP. In each situation he provides thought leadership and strategic guidance to senior level executives for real estate issues. Mr. Bulls has also served as an expert witness on real estate matters in court as well as testified before Congressional committees on real estate issues.

Mr. Bulls co-founded and served as President and CEO of Bulls Capital Partners, a multi-family financing company under the Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) program. His partners successively included SunTrust and Goldman Sachs. He sold the firm in 2010 and continues to have a non-executive interest in the successor firm. Additionally, he founded Bulls Advisory Group, LCC, a management and real estate advisory firm.

Prior to joining JLL, Mr. Bulls completed almost 12 years of active duty service with the United States Army. His last active duty assignments were working in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Financial Management at the Pentagon and as an Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance at West Point. He has completed the Army's Airborne, Ranger and Command and General Staff College courses and served overseas in the Republic of Korea. He retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserves in 2008.

Education and affiliations
Mr. Bulls earned an MBA in finance from Harvard Business School and a BS degree in engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of the Executive Leadership Council, an organization of senior African American business executives from Fortune 500 companies, Leadership Washington and the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC). Mr. Bulls is a founding member and served as the inaugural President of the African American Real Estate Professionals (AAREP) of Washington, D.C.
Linda Parker Hudson

Linda Parker Hudson
Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, former President and CEO of BAE Systems
Board Director at Bank of America and Southern Company

Linda Parker Hudson is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Cardea Group, a consultancy specializing in C-Suite transitions, organizational transformations and adaptive strategies. She retired as president and CEO of BAE Systems, Inc. on January 31, 2014. She led a global, U.S.-based defense, aerospace, and security company, wholly owned by London-based BAE Systems plc, with approximately 40,000 employees and $12.75 billion in annual revenue.

Hudson served as an executive director on the BAE Systems, Inc. and BAE Systems plc board of directors. She continues to serve as an outside director on the BAE Systems, Inc. board of directors.

Prior to becoming CEO, Hudson was president of BAE Systems' Land & Armaments operating group, the world's largest military vehicle and equipment business, with operations around the world. Before joining BAE Systems, she served for seven years as an officer and vice president of the General Dynamics Corporation and was president of General Dynamics Armament and Technical Products.

Hudson held a variety of senior management positions in engineering, production operations, program management, and business development during a period of significant consolidation in the defense industry. Beginning her career with the Harris Corporation and Ford Aerospace, she led organizations at Martin Marietta through the Lockheed Martin merger and a subsequent divestiture to General Dynamics.

Selected to receive the USO's 2011 Woman of the Year Distinguished Service Award, Hudson has received numerous accolades and recognitions for her professional accomplishments and philanthropic activities. Recognized as an innovative leader and trailblazer, she has been featured in numerous periodicals such as the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and Forbes. The London Sunday Times proclaimed her “the first lady of defense."

Hudson is a director on the boards of the Bank of America and Southern Company. She currently serves on the non-profit boards of the University of Florida Foundation and Center for a New American Security, a bipartisan national security think tank. She is a member of the International Women's Forum and C200, the premier global organization of women business leaders. Hudson received C200's 2011 Luminary Award for Corporate Innovation. She has been cited as one of Fortune Magazine's 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and one of Washingtonian Magazine's 100 Most Powerful Women in Washington. Washington Business Journal has named her one of its Power 100 and one of the Most Admired CEOs. She was inducted into the Washington Business Hall of Fame in December 2013. Hudson received the 2013 Association of the US Army's Dixon award for her industry leadership and contribution to national security.

A graduate of the University of Florida, Hudson received her bachelor's degree in systems engineering with honors. She remains active in the alumni and athletic associations and serves on advisory boards for the College of Engineering. Honored as a Distinguished Alumnus, she is a member of the Industrial and Systems Engineering Hall of Fame. She holds an honorary doctorate in engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and has been selected to receive an honorary doctorate in science from the University of Florida in December 2014.
Margery Kraus

Margery Kraus
Founder and CEO, APCO Worldwide

Margery Kraus, founder and chief executive officer of APCO Worldwide, a global consulting firm headquartered in Washington, D.C., specializes in public affairs, communication and business consulting for major multinationals. Ms. Kraus founded APCO in 1984 and transformed it from a company with one small Washington office to a multinational consulting firm in major cities throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. In September 2004, Ms. Kraus led a management buy-out of her firm, making APCO one of the largest privately owned communication and public affairs firms in the world.

Throughout the years, her approach has been to fuse the best local experience with a global perspective, resulting in an international agency with a unique culture based on seamless teamwork. Ms. Kraus' achievements have been recognized over the years through a number of prestigious awards, including the PRWeek Hall of Fame (2014); U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress Corporate Statesmanship Award (2013); Volunteers of America (Greater New York) Spirit of the Founders (2012); the Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations' Agency Mentorship (2012); Global Thinkers Forum Excellence in Leadership (2012); Arthur W. Page Society's Hall of Fame (2011); Institute for Public Relations' Alexander Hamilton Medal for lifetime contributions to professional public relations (2010); Washington Business Hall of Fame (2009); Enterprising Women Hall of Fame (2009); Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year in the services category in Greater Washington (2006); Washington PR Woman of the Year (2006); and PR News Lifetime Achievement (2005). Ms. Kraus specializes in providing strategic counsel on issue-based communication, crisis management, market entry and corporate reputation across diverse industry groups. The range of her experience is reflected in APCO's industry practice groups. In addition, she pioneered one of the industry's earliest practices in corporate responsibility and the development of public/private partnerships.

Prior to starting APCO, Ms. Kraus assisted in the creation and development of the Close Up Foundation, a multi-million-dollar educational foundation sponsored in part by the United States Congress. Ms. Kraus continues to be involved with the foundation by serving on its board of directors.

Ms. Kraus is active on other institutional and corporate boards and committees. She is chairman of the board of the Women Presidents' Organization and a trustee of Northwestern Mutual Life, the Arthur W. Page Society, the Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation and the Institute for Public Relations. Ms. Kraus is also on the advisory board of Enterprising Women magazine and is a past chairman of the Public Affairs Council and the board of directors of the Council of Public Relations Firms.

In addition, she serves as a trustee of American University and sits on the advisory board of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, as well as the steering committee of the school's Center for Executive Women.

Ms. Kraus is the author of numerous articles in the fields of public affairs management and corporate reputation and has been a guest lecturer throughout the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in political science and public law from the American University.

John J. Brown - Group Managing Director, UBS Financial Services Inc

John J. Brown
Group Managing Director, UBS Financial Services Inc

John is a Group Managing Director of Wealth Management Americas (WMA) and Head of its Middle Markets Division & WMA/IB Securities Partnerships. John is also a member of WMA's Executive & Operating Committees.

Community involvement/Board mandates
The Executive Sponsor of the UBS Veterans Network, John holds prominent positions in a number of non-profit organizations, including: Chairman of the Board of No Greater Sacrifice. NGS is dedicated to children of our nation's fallen and wounded Service members by delivering scholarships and resources to improve their quality of life through the pursuit of higher education. John plays a strategic role in Veteran's Initiative programs for UBS, representing the Firm internally and with outside philanthropic and government organizations to promote the employment of Veterans within our industry and their re-entry in to civilian life. John is Chairman of the Capital Campaign, St. Francis Preparatory School in New York; and Board of Advisors, Mercy College, New York.

John joined UBS in 2009 as Head of Wealth Management Solutions. He has greatly enhanced WMA's open architecture platforms to include options from both inside and outside the firm, giving clients access to the best solutions-not just UBS's solutions. John's team has delivered clients a broader scope of investment choices-in alternative investments, structured products, annuities and insurance-in addition to tailor-made solutions. Smarter execution strategies are now literally at the fingertips of UBS Financial Advisors. The structured products group recently introduced a desktop tool available exclusively to Advisors, which gives them immediate access to structured products trading so they can quickly move on market opportunities.

Before UBS
Prior to joining UBS, John had a lengthy career at Merrill Lynch, from 1980-1995 and 2001-2009. During these periods, he held a variety of leadership positions throughout the firm, including: Global Convertible Securities Product Group (and a similar role at UBS Securities LLC, from 1995 to 1999); Chief Operating Officer of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer; Head of Institutional Operations in the Americas; CEO of Merrill Lynch Professional Clearing Corp.; and Head of Global Securities Lending & Equity Financing. As Head of Global Markets & Investment Banking Services, Americas, he managed all institutional operations in the Americas. From 2001 to 2007, his responsibilities included the prime brokerage and swaps business, which during that time saw an increase in assets from $75 billion to $200 billion.
Doug Webster - President, Cambio Consulting Group

Doug Webster
President, Cambio Consulting Group

Dr. Doug Webster served a 21 year career as a US Air Force officer, after which he entered management consulting providing advisory services to federal agencies. In 2004 he temporarily reentered the federal government to serve with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq, as the Principal Finance Advisor to the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation.

In this capacity, he functioned as the de facto CFO for a ministry of nearly 40,000 persons. In 2007, Dr. Webster was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of the US Department of Labor. In this capacity, he provided financial leadership to a department with a budget exceeding $54 billion. After leaving the Department of Labor at the end of the prior administration, he served as the Deputy Director of the DoD Business Transformation Agency. He currently serves as the founder and president of the Cambio Consulting Group, an organization focused on helping federal agencies improve stakeholder value through strategic planning, cost management, performance management, enterprise risk management, and organizational change management.

Dr. Webster also led the founding of the Association for Federal Enterprise Risk Management, and the establishment of the annual Federal Enterprise Risk Management Summits beginning in 2008. He serves on the Board of Directors of Pentagon Federal Credit Union, an $18B financial services organization with over 1.2 million members, chairs the board risk committee, and serves on the real estate, strategic planning, and mergers and acquisitions committees. He also serves on the board of the PenFed Foundation, a 501(c)e charity focused on helping veterans and their families. He has a BS in Engineering, a MS in Systems Management, and a Doctorate in Business Administration. He is a co-author of the books Activity Based Costing and Performance (AMS, 1994), Chasing Change: Building Organizational Capacity in a Turbulent Environment (Wiley and Sons, 2009), and Managing Risk and Performance: A Guide for Government Decision Makers (Wiley and Sons, 2014).
Rini Fredette, CISM, CISA, CRISC, ITIL, SVP & Enterprise Risk Officer, PCSU

Rini Fredette
CISM, CISA, CRISC, ITIL, SVP & Enterprise Risk Officer, PCSU

As SVP and Enterprise Risk Officer, Rini Fredette provides the overall leadership, vision and direction for assessing, analyzing and holistically managing risk across PSCU's organization. Fredette leads the company's initiatives to develop processes that effectively manage risk within PSCU's tolerance thresholds and tightly align with PSCU's strategic objectives.

Fredette's primary responsibilities include strategic risk, enterprise risk management, internal audit, compliance governance, business continuity and disaster recovery, and incident handling/investigations.

Fredette has an extensive and successful background in managing security and risk and leading high-performing teams. Prior, Fredette served as senior manager of information security, where she led numerous enterprise-wide initiatives to strengthen the company's competitive and security position in the financial services industry.

Fredette served as director of IT security, compliance and auditing for Teleperformance Inc. and managed eight global security teams across disciplines.

Fredette received her M.S. in management information systems and B.A. in psychology from the University of South Florida. Fredette has earned several industry certifications, including CISM, CISA, CRISC and ITIL. Fredette has served as the president of the Tampa Bay Chapter of ISSA and has been a member of the board since 2008. Additionally, Fredette is a member of several other industry organizations.

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