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Graham Holdings Co (GHC.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Donald Graham

71 2015 Chairman of the Board

Timothy O'shaughnessy

35 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Wallace Cooney

54 2017 Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance

Denise Demeter

56 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Andrew Rosen

56 2014 Executive Vice President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc.

Nicole Maddrey

52 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Jacob Maas

40 2015 Senior Vice President – Planning and Development

Christopher Davis

51 2011 Lead Independent Director

Lee Bollinger

70 2007 Independent Director

Thomas Gayner

55 2007 Independent Director

Jack Markell

2017 Independent Director

Anne Mulcahy

64 2008 Independent Director

Larry Thompson

71 2011 Independent Director

G. Richard Wagoner

64 2010 Independent Director

Katharine Weymouth

50 2010 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Donald Graham

Mr. Donald E. Graham is Chairman of the Board of the Company. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Company since September 1993 and served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from May 1991 until November 2015. Mr. Graham served as President of the Company between May 1991 and September 1993. He also was Publisher of The Washington Post newspaper for 21 years, a position he held between 1979 and 2000. Mr. Graham has been a Director of the Company since 1974 and is Chairman of the Executive Committee and a member of the Finance Committee of the Board. By virtue of his ownership of 72.0% of the outstanding Class A Stock of the Company and his right to control the vote as a trustee of certain family trusts of an additional 14.2% of such stock, Mr. Graham effectively votes a total of 86.2% of the Class A shares. Mr. Graham was a Director of Facebook, Inc. from December 2008 until June 2015. Mr. Graham is a Trustee of the Federal City Council and KIPP-DC. He serves as a Director of the DC College Access Program, where he stepped down as Chairman of the Board in January 2015, and he is a Co-Founder of TheDream.US. As a result of his substantial and long-standing shareholdings in the Company and his tenure in various executive roles at the Company, Mr. Graham provides a unique perspective to the Board about the strategic and operational opportunities and challenges, economic and industry trends, and competitive and financial positioning of the Company and its businesses.

Timothy O'shaughnessy

Mr. Timothy J. O'shaughnessy is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as a Director of the Company since November 2014 and is a member of the Finance and Executive Committees of the Board. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of LivingSocial, which he co-founded in 2007. During his tenure, the e-commerce and marketing company grew sales to nearly $2 billion. Following his graduation from Georgetown University in 2004 with a BSBA in Marketing, Operations and Information Management, Mr. O’Shaughnessy joined AOL as a product manager. In 2006, he moved to Revolution Health, where he rose to Vice President of Product Development. During that time, he and three others developed a successful series of apps for Facebook. That company grew into LivingSocial, where Mr. O’Shaughnessy was CEO for seven years. Mr. O’Shaughnessy is a member of the Executive Committee of the Federal City Council and is a Director of Framebridge, Inc.

Wallace Cooney

Mr. Wallace R. Cooney, CPA, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company, effective April 1, 2017. Mr. Cooney joined the Company in 2001 as Controller and prior to that had been with Gannett Co., Inc. and Price Waterhouse LLP.

Denise Demeter

Ms. Denise M. Demeter is Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President of the Company in September 2014. Ms. Demeter joined the Company in 1986 and has served in a variety of roles, including Vice President, Human Resources, and Senior Director, Pension & Savings Plans.

Andrew Rosen

Mr. Andrew S. Rosen is Executive Vice President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kaplan, Inc. of the Company. Mr. Rosen has spent 31 years at the Company and its affiliates. He joined the Company in 1986 as a staff attorney with the Post and later served as assistant counsel at Newsweek. He moved to Kaplan in 1992 and held numerous leadership positions there before being named CEO in November 2008.

Nicole Maddrey

Ms. Nicole M. Maddrey is Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the Company. Ms. Maddrey joined the Company in 2007 as Associate General Counsel.

Jacob Maas

Mr. Jacob M. Maas is Senior Vice President – Planning and Development of the company. Prior to joining the Company, he served as executive vice president of operations and head of corporate development at LivingSocial, an e-commerce and marketing company that he joined as chief financial officer in 2008.

Christopher Davis

Mr. Christopher C. Davis is Lead Independent Director of Company. He has served as Chairman of Davis Selected Advisers, NY, Inc., an investment adviser, since 2009. He has served as a Director of the Company since January 2006 and is a member of the Audit and Executive Committees of the Board and Chairman of the Finance Committee. Mr. Davis became lead Director in May 2011. Mr. Davis is also a Director and officer of a number of mutual funds advised by Davis Selected Advisers, LP, as well as other entities controlled by Davis Selected Advisers, LP. Mr. Davis is a Director of the Hudson Highland Land Trust and a Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund. Mr. Davis brings financial and investment experience to the work of the Board, including particular experience in evaluating strategic opportunities, transactions and investments. Mr. Davis also has experience in public company financial reporting, accounting and compliance matters, as well as significant leadership and institutional organizational experience from his service on the boards of several non-profit organizations.

Lee Bollinger

Dr. Lee C. Bollinger is Independent Director of Company. He has served as the 19th President of Columbia University since June 2002. Prior to becoming President of Columbia University, where he also serves as a member of the Law School faculty, Mr. Bollinger served as President of the University of Michigan for five years and as Dean of the University of Michigan Law School for seven years. Mr. Bollinger is a member of the Board of Columbia University and certain of its affiliates. He is a Trustee of the Kresge Foundation and the Institute of International Education and was Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York until December 2012. Mr. Bollinger is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees and awards, most notably for his national leadership in defending affirmative action, for his service in higher education and for his scholarship and leadership in defense of freedom of speech and the press. He has served as a Director of the Company since May 2007 and is a member of the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Bollinger’s experience in higher education and at a variety of educational institutions facing differing challenges and opportunities is of particular relevance to the Company’s higher education business segment and other education-related initiatives, but also reflects his commitment to principles. In his former role as a Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Mr. Bollinger gained experience in financial matters, particularly those affecting national economies and financial and market systems.

Thomas Gayner

Mr. Thomas S. Gayner is Independent Director of Company. He has served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of Markel Corporation, a publicly traded financial holding company headquartered in Glen Allen, VA, since January 2016, and prior to that, he served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Markel Corporation since May 2010. Mr. Gayner has served as a Director of the Company since January 2007. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Finance Committee. Since 1990, he has served as President of Markel Gayner Asset Management; he served as a Director of Markel Corporation from 1998 to 2003. Previously, he was a certified public accountant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a Vice President of Davenport & Company of Virginia. Mr. Gayner serves on the Board of Directors of Colfax Corporation, Cable ONE, The Davis Series Mutual Funds, Bon Secours Health System and the Community Foundation of Richmond. Mr. Gayner brings to the Board the leadership, management oversight and financial skills gained in his role as a senior manager and Director of Markel Corporation. Through his educational background and experience as a senior officer of an asset management firm, Mr. Gayner has significant experience in public company financial reporting, accounting and financial control matters, as well as experience in the analysis of strategic investment opportunities.

Jack Markell

Mr. Jack A. Markell serves as Independent Director of the Company. Prior to public service, Markell held several executive leadership roles in corporate development, investor relations, strategic mangement, and consulting with First Chicago Corporation, McKinsey & Company, Comcast Corporation and Nextel. Markell serves on the National Board of Directors of Jobs for America’s Graduates and as a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He earned his undergraduate degree in economics and development studies from Brown University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Anne Mulcahy

Mrs. Anne M. Mulcahy is Independent Director of Company. She served as Chairman of the Board of Xerox Corporation from 2002 until 2010 and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2001 through June 2009. From May 2000 through July 2001, she was President and Chief Operating Officer of Xerox. Mrs. Mulcahy has served as a Director of the Company since January 2008. She is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and also serves on the Executive Committee. Mrs. Mulcahy began her Xerox career as a field sales representative and assumed positions with increasing responsibility in sales and senior management. She was Vice President for Human Resources before becoming Chief Staff Officer and later Corporate Senior Vice President. She is a Director of Target Corporation, Johnson & Johnson, LPL Financial and the non-profit organization Save the Children, where she serves as Board Chairman. As a result of the various leadership roles in which she has served at Xerox Corporation, Mrs. Mulcahy has experience in the core management skills relevant to a global branded organization, including matters relating to strategic oversight and execution. Her experience in compensation, benefits, human resource strategy and management development provides an important perspective to the Board’s deliberations about those matters, particularly given the significant size of the Company’s workforce. As a Director of other public companies, Mrs. Mulcahy also has experience in governance matters affecting organizations of comparable size and scope as the Company.

Larry Thompson

Mr. Larry D. Thompson is Independent Director of Company. He is retired from PepsiCo, Inc., a global food and beverage company, where he served as Executive Vice President–Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary from June 2012 to November 2014. From October 2004 to May 2011, when he initially retired, Mr. Thompson served as a Senior Vice President–Government Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of PepsiCo, Inc. Mr. Thompson has served as a Director of the Company since June 2011 and is a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Thompson serves on the Advisory Boards of The Brookings Institution and the Georgia Justice Project and is a Director of Practicing Law Institute, the George W. Bush Foundation, the Ethics Resource Center and the Southern Company, as well as various Franklin, Templeton and Mutual Series Funds. Mr. Thompson is also a trustee of the Chautauqua Institution. His government career included serving in the U.S. Department of Justice as Deputy Attorney General and leading the Department’s National Security Coordination Council. In 2002, President George W. Bush named Mr. Thompson to head the Corporate Fraud Task Force. Previously, Mr. Thompson had been a partner in the Atlanta law firm of King & Spalding, where he practiced in the antitrust and litigation departments. He served as the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia and was later appointed Independent Counsel for the Department of Housing and Urban Development Investigation by the Special Panel of the U.S. Circuit Court Judges appointed by the U.S. Supreme Court. He is an elected Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Mr. Thompson is a recipient of the Edmund Jennings Randolph Award for outstanding contributions to the accomplishment of the Department of Justice’s mission, the Outstanding Litigator Award by the Federal Bar Association and the A. T. Walden Award for outstanding accomplishments to the legal profession by the Gate City Bar Association in Atlanta.

G. Richard Wagoner

Mr. G. Richard Wagoner, Jr., is Independent Director of Company. He retired from General Motors Corporation (“GM”) in August 2009 after a 32-year career. He has served as a Director of the Company since June 2010 and is a member of the Audit Committee. Mr. Wagoner served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of GM from May 2003 through March 2009 and had been President and Chief Executive Officer since June 2000. Other positions he held at GM include Executive Vice President and President of North American Operations; Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Worldwide Purchasing; and President and Managing Director of General Motors do Brasil. On June 1, 2009, GM and its affiliates filed voluntary petitions in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, seeking relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mr. Wagoner was not an Executive Officer or Director of GM at the time of that filing. Mr. Wagoner is a member of the Board of Directors of Invesco, Aleris Corporation and several privately held companies. In addition, he advises several investment and finance firms, start-ups and early stage ventures. Mr. Wagoner is a member of the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors, the Duke University Health Systems Board of Directors and the Duke Kunshan University Advisory Board. He is a Trustee Emeritus of Duke University and a former Board Chair and continues as a member of Duke Fuqua’s School of Business Advisory Board. He is a member of the Mayor of Shanghai, China’s International Business Leaders Advisory Council. Through his leadership roles at GM and other activities, Mr. Wagoner has significant experience in general management, global business, marketing and advertising, finance, technology, procurement and management development, as well as with public company financial reporting obligations and corporate governance matters affecting organizations of comparable size and scope as the Company.

Katharine Weymouth

Ms. Katharine Weymouth is Independent Director of Company. She is former Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Washington Post. She was CEO and Publisher from February 2008 to October 2014. Ms. Weymouth became a Director of the Company in September 2010, and she currently serves on the Finance Committee of the Board. She joined The Washington Post in 1996 as Assistant General Counsel and held various positions within that organization over 18 years. Ms. Weymouth held several positions within the Post’s advertising department, including Director of the department’s jobs unit, Director of Advertising Sales and Vice President of Advertising. She also served as Associate Counsel of Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, then the online publishing subsidiary of The Washington Post Company. She is a Director of Cable One, Inc. (“Cable ONE”). She serves as a Trustee of the Philip L. Graham Fund, The Field School, The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., and the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Ms. Weymouth is also a member of the Board of the American Institute of Architects.

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