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Board of Directors

Barbara T. Alexander

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Director since February 2012

Barbara T. Alexander, an independent consultant, served as senior advisor to UBS Securities from October 1999 until January 2004, where she was an analyst and an investment banker covering the homebuilding and other industries. Prior to this role, Alexander was a managing director of UBS, and founded and managed the Construction and Furnishings Group (North America) in UBS’ Corporate Finance department. In January 1992, she joined Dillon Read, a predecessor firm, after serving at Salomon Brothers, where she was the first woman to be named a managing director. Before her transition to a full-time role in investment banking in 1987, Alexander was a securities analyst in the housing and home furnishings industries. Alexander’s prior affiliations include Smith Barney, Investors Diversified Services Inc. and Wachovia Bank & Trust Co., N.A.

Alexander has vast experience on corporate boards and currently is on the board of directors of both Allied World Assurance and QUALCOMM.  She was previously a director of Burlington Resources; Centex Corp.; CRH plc; Freddie Mac; Harrah’s Entertainment; KB Home; and Homestore Inc.

In addition to her corporate activities, Alexander is a Senior Industry Fellow at the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, where she served as chairman of the board as well as on that board’s Executive Committee. She delivered the John T. Dunlop Lecture at Harvard in October 2000. Alexander has served on the board of directors of the Homebuilding Community Foundation; HomeAid America; Habitat for Humanity International; and Covenant House. She also served on the New York Advisory Board of the Enterprise Foundation.