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Applied DNA Sciences Inc (APDN.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

James Hayward

61 2013 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Beth Jantzen

38 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Judith Murrah

56 2013 Chief Information Officer

Ming-Hwa Liang

51 2005 Secretary, Strategic Technology Development Officer

Robert Catell

79 2016 Director

Elizabeth Ferguson

2017 Director

John Bitzer

54 2011 Independent Director

Joseph Ceccoli

52 2014 Independent Director

Charles Ryan

50 2011 Independent Director

Yacov Shamash

66 2006 Independent Director

Sanford Simon

72 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

James Hayward

Dr. James A. Hayward, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He was previously our acting Chief Executive Officer since October 5, 2005. He also served as Acting Chief Financial Officer from August 20, 2013 through October 13, 2013. Dr. Hayward received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1983 and an honorary Doctor of Science from the same institution in 2000. His experience with public companies began with the co-founding of one of England’s first biotechnology companies–Biocompatibles. Following this, Dr. Hayward was Head of Product Development for the Estee Lauder companies for five years. In 1990 he founded The Collaborative Group, a provider of products and services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and consumer-product industries based in Stony Brook, where he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for 14 years. During this period, The Collaborative Group created several businesses, including The Collaborative BioAlliance, a contract developer and manufacturer of human gene products, that was sold to Dow Chemical in 2002, and Collaborative Labs, a service provider and manufacturer of ingredients for skincare and dermatology that was sold to Engelhard (now BASF) in 2004.

Beth Jantzen

Ms. Beth M. Jantzen is Chief Financial Officer of the company. Ms. Jantzen held the position of Controller since May 2013. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Jantzen was a senior manager at Marcum LLP, the Company’s independent registered accounting firm since June 23, 2014, where she managed multiple engagements and specialized in SEC policies, practices and procedures, including Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ms. Jantzen holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Accounting from the State University of New York at Binghamton and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

Judith Murrah

Ms. Judith Murrah is Chief Information Officer of the company. Ms. Murrah is responsible for information technology strategy and implementation. Ms. Murrah comes to the Company from Motorola Solutions, which had acquired her former firm, Symbol Technologies. She was Senior Director of Information Technology, overseeing global IT program management office, financial and supplier operations and quality assurance. At Symbol, Ms. Murrah held leadership positions in product line management, global account sales, corporate and marketing communications and IT. Ms. Murrah holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Industrial Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. She is an author on eleven U.S. patents and one additional pending. Ms. Murrah is co-founder and President of non-profit ConnectToTech, a recognized leader in engaging students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines. Ms. Murrah was named to 2005 and 2006 Top 50 Women of Long Island and received the inaugural 2001 Diamond Award for Long Island Women Leaders in Technology.

Ming-Hwa Liang

Mr. Ming-Hwa Liang, Ph.D. is Secretary, Strategic Technology Development Officer of the company. Mr. Liang had been the director of research and development at Biowell Technology Inc. Mr. Liang received a B.S. in Bio-Agriculture from Colorado State University in 1989, a M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1991, his Ph.D. in Plant Science from the University of Missouri at Columbia in 1997 and his LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from Shih Hsin University, Taiwan in 2004.

Robert Catell

Mr. Robert B. Catell serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Catell currently serves as Chairman of the New York State Smart Grid Consortium and Chairman of the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University. He served on the Board of New York State Energy Research & Developmental Authority and is on the NYS Economic Development Power Allocation Board. Among other accomplishments, Mr. Catell was formerly Chairman and CEO of KeySpan Corporation and KeySpan Delivery (formerly Brooklyn Union Gas), and Chairman of National Grid, U.S. and Deputy Chairman of National Grid plc, upon National Grid's acquisition of KeySpan. He also serves on the Board of several business and not-for-profit organizations. He has been Chairman of Applied DNA Sciences' Strategic Advisory Board since its inception in February 2016. His appointment to Applied DNA's Board of Directors increases the size of the Board to seven members. Mr. Catell received his bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering from the City College of New York and is a registered Professional Engineer. He has attended Columbia University's Executive Development Program as well as the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Elizabeth Ferguson

Ms. Elizabeth M. Schmalz Ferguson is appointed as Director of the company. She started her senior management career at Revlon with responsibility for new product development for companies including Borghese, Ultima II, and Prestige fragrances. Later, as Senior Vice President of Corporate Product Development at Estée Lauder, her responsibilities included overseeing product development for some of the company's most prominent brands. Subsequently, she was Executive Vice President of Product Development at Bath and Body Works and Victoria's Secret for The Limited. She currently serves as President of American Flavors & Fragrances, a fragrance company, and President of her own consulting firm, Betsy Schmalz Ferguson & Associates. She is an active member of Cosmetic Executive Women. She earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Georgian Court University.

John Bitzer

Mr. John Bitzer, III is an Independent Director of the company. Mr. Bitzer is President and Chief Executive Officer of ABARTA, Inc. a private, third and fourth generation family holding-company with operations in the soft drink, energy, and frozen food industries (“ABARTA”). In 1985, Mr. Bitzer began his career in sales for the Cleveland Coca-Cola Bottling Company. He has been Publisher of Atlantic City Magazine in Atlantic City, N.J. In 1994 he founded the ABARTA Media Group and held the position of Group Publisher. In 1997 he was named President and Chief Operating Officer of ABARTA and has been President and Chief Executive Officer since 1999. Mr. Bitzer has a degree from the University of Southern California and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Joseph Ceccoli

Mr. Joseph D. Ceccoli is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ceccoli has been the Founder, President and CEO of Biocogent, LLC, a bioscience company located at the Stony Brook Long Island High Technology Incubator. Biocogent is focused on the invention, development and commercialization of skin-active molecules and treatment products used in regulated (OTC / Med-care), personal care and consumer products. Prior to starting Biocogent, Mr. Ceccoli was Global Director of Operations for BASF Corporation, a global Fortune 100 company and the world’s largest global chemical company, where he was responsible for the integration, operations and growth of domestic and overseas business units from 2007 to 2008. Prior to BASF, Mr. Ceccoli was a General Manager for Engelhard Corporation, a US based fortune 500 company and chief operating officer of the Long Island based Collaborative Group from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Ceccoli holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biotechnology from Rochester Institute of Technology and advanced professional training in various pharmaceutical sciences, emulsion chemistry, engineering and management disciplines. He is a member of numerous professional organizations such as the American Chemical Society and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

Charles Ryan

Dr. Charles S. Ryan is an Independent Director of the company. Dr. Ryan has been Vice President and General Counsel for Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a preeminent international research institution. Prior to that, Dr. Ryan was the Senior Vice President, and Chief Intellectual Property Counsel at Forest Laboratories, where he was employed from 2003 to 2014. Dr. Ryan has over 20 years’ experience in managing all aspects of intellectual property litigation, conducting due diligence investigations and prosecuting patent and trademark applications in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dr. Ryan earned a doctorate in oral biology and pathology from SUNY Stony Brook and a law degree from Western New England College School of Law.

Yacov Shamash

Dr. Yacov A. Shamash, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the company. Dr. Shamash is Vice President of Economic Development at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. From 1995 to 2004, he was the Dean of Engineering and Applied Sciences at the Harriman School for Management and Policy at the University. He was founder of the New York State Center for Excellence in Wireless Technologies at the University. Dr. Shamash developed and directed the NSF Industry/University Cooperative Research Center for the Design of Analog/Digital Integrated Circuits from 1989 to 1992 and also served as Chairman of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Washington State University from 1985 until 1992. Dr. Shamash also serves on the Board of Directors of Keytronic Corp.

Sanford Simon

Dr. Sanford R. Simon, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the company. Dr. Simon has been a Professor of Biochemistry, Cell Biology and Pathology at Stony Brook since 1997. He joined the faculty at Stony Brook as an Assistant Professor in 1969 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 1975. Dr. Simon was a member of the Board of Directors of The Collaborative Group from 1995 to 2004. From 1967 to 1969 Dr. Simon was a Guest Investigator at Rockefeller University. Dr. Simon received a B.A. in Zoology and Chemistry from Columbia University in 1963, a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Rockefeller University in 1967, and studied as a postdoctoral fellow with Nobel Prize winner Max Perutz in Cambridge, England. He maintains an active research laboratory studying aspects of cell invasion in cancer and inflammation and novel strategies of drug delivery; he also teaches undergraduate, graduate, medical and dental students.

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