Michelle M. Keeley retired from her position as executive vice president of equities and fixed income investments for RiverSource Investments, LLC, a division of Ameriprise Financial Services in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 2010. Prior to joining RiverSource, Investments, LLC, Ms. Keeley held a number of different investment and leadership positions, including managing director and senior management team member at Zurich Global Assets in New York. In addition to serving on our Board of Directors, Ms. Keeley is a director of the Bridge Builder Trust mutual funds, an Edward Jones-affiliated company. Ms. Keeley also serves as a director of the Minneapolis-based non-profit organization, Graywolf Press.
Ms. Keeley’s involvement in and knowledge of financial management, as indicated by her background, support her qualifications to serve as an Independent Director on our Board of Directors. She currently serves as chair of the Human Resources and Compensation Committee.