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Gray Television Inc (GTN.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hilton Howell

54 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

James Ryan

56 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Bob Smith

53 2016 Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer

Kevin Latek

46 2016 Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Development Officer, Secretary

Howell Newton

70 2016 Lead Independent Director

Luis Garcia

50 2016 Director

Robin Howell

52 2012 Director

Elizabeth Neuhoff

47 2015 Director

Harriett Robinson

85 1997 Director

Richard Boger

70 1991 Independent Director

T. Elder

79 2003 Independent Director

Richard Hare

50 2016 Independent Director

Hugh Norton

84 1987 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Hilton Howell

Mr. Hilton H. Howell, Jr. is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Gray Television Inc. He has served as our Chief Executive Officer since August 2008 and has also served as our President since June 2013. Mr. Howell, who is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board, has been a director since 1993 and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board from 2002 until April 2016 when he was appointed as Chairman. He served as our Executive Vice President from September 2002 to August 2008. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic American Corporation, an insurance holding company, since 1995, and as Chairman of that company since February 2009. He has been Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire & Casualty Insurance Company since 1991. Mr. Howell also serves as a director of Atlantic American Corporation and of each of its subsidiaries, American Southern Insurance Company, American Safety Insurance Company and Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company, as well as a director of Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire & Casualty Insurance Company. He is the son-in-law of Mrs. Harriett J. Robinson and the husband of Mrs. Robin R. Howell, both of whom are members of our Board. In addition to the detailed operational knowledge he has gained in his current role as Gray’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Howell brings to the Board experience from current and past leadership positions as an executive and his service on numerous boards. Mr. Howell also has practiced as an attorney in a variety of roles, which experience provides additional perspective to the matters within the purview of the Board.

James Ryan

Mr. James C. Ryan is an Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of the Company. He was Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Gray Television Inc. Before that, he had been our Vice President since October 1998.

Bob Smith

Mr. Bob Smith is Executive Vice President and Co-Chief Operating Officer of Gray Television, Inc. Previously he served as Senior Vice President of Midwest and West regions of the Company since July 2013. Bob had a long career as a sales manager and general manager for various stations prior to being named a Regional Vice President for Gray in 2002.

Kevin Latek

Mr. Kevin P. Latek is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal and Development Officer, Secretary Officer of the Company. Before that, he served as our Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, since July 2013 and as our Vice President for Law and Development since March 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Latek represented television and radio broadcasters as well as financial institutions in FCC regulatory and transactional matters with the law firm of Dow Lohnes, PLLC, in Washington, DC. He is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters Educational Foundation, the CBS Affiliates Board, the American Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He is a past member of the FOX Affiliates Board of Governors.

Howell Newton

Mr. Howell W. Newton is Lead Independent Director of Gray Televison Inc. He has served as a director since 1991, and as Lead Independent Director since April 2016, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of each of the Executive Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board. Since December 2015, Mr. Newton has been a Manager of 1899 Management Services, LLC, a real estate and investment company, that assumed the assets of Trio Manufacturing Co., a real estate and investment company. From 1978 through December 2015, Mr. Newton was President and Treasurer of Trio Manufacturing Co. Mr. Newton’s many years of executive experience with a financial services company provides the Board with considerable financial expertise. His tenure on our Board provides consistent leadership, and his familiarity with Gray’s operations serves as an ongoing resource for issues facing a large, public company.

Luis Garcia

Mr. Luis A. Garcia is Director of the Company. He is a member of each of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Board. Mr. Garcia has been the President and Lead Strategist of MarketVision, a privately owned, strategic marketing firm focused on understanding diverse audiences, since 2008. Prior thereto, Mr. Garcia served as the managing director of Garcia 360°, an integrated marketing firm which he founded in 1998, until it merged with MarketVision in 2008. The Board believes Mr. Garcia’s entrepreneurial success and considerable strategic marketing experience provide valuable insight and expertise to the Board and allow him to substantively contribute to the vision and growth of the Company.

Robin Howell

Mrs. Robin R. Howell is Director of Gray Television Inc. She has served as Vice President and a director of both Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire & Casualty Company since 1992. She formerly served as Chairman of the Board of Farmer’s and Merchant’s Bank and as a member of the Board of Directors of Premier Bancshares Inc. She received a BA in Economics from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin, and she has had a number of management and oversight roles in various businesses in which her family has maintained ownership interests since that time. Mrs. Howell is also a member of the board of directors of Atlantic American Corporation. Mrs. Howell is the daughter of Mrs. Robinson and the wife of Mr. Howell. Mrs. Howell is active in the community, serving on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the High Museum of Art, the Board of Directors of the Forward Arts Foundation, and as a member of the Junior League of Atlanta. Mrs. Howell’s experience in board matters, and involvement at the executive level in various businesses is invaluable to the Board, and her numerous civic, social and academic associations provide valuable insight to the Company and elevate the Company’s profile in the community.

Elizabeth Neuhoff

Ms. Elizabeth Russell Neuhoff is Director of the Company. Neuhoff serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Neuhoff Communications, Inc., which is a privately owned radio and digital media company focused on small-to mid-size communities, a role she has held since August 2012. Prior thereto, she served as Executive Vice President of the Midwest division of Interep National Radio Sales, Inc, a national media sales and marketing firm. Ms. Neuhoff is an elected director of the National Association of Broadcasters, the broadcast industry trade association in Washington, D.C.; a director of the Broadcaster’s Foundation of America, the broadcast industry’s largest and oldest charitable organization; a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcaster’s Education Foundation and a Trustee of the National Association of Broadcaster’s Political Action Committee. She is a member of the Young President’s Organization, Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads), the International Women’s Forum, and the Alliance for Women in Media. She is a graduate of the NABEF’s Broadcast Leadership Class that works in tandem with the FCC to encourage diversity of ownership in broadcasting. The Board believes Ms. Neuhoff’s significant experience in both executive and sales roles at media organizations, combined with her experience with non-profit entities within the media and other industries, results in Ms. Neuhoff being able to provide significant insight into the Company, its operations and the regulatory environment in which it operates.

Harriett Robinson

Mrs. Harriett J. Robinson is Director of Gray Television Inc., since 1997. She has been a director of Atlantic American Corporation since 1989. Mrs. Robinson has also been a director of Delta Life Insurance Company and Delta Fire and Casualty Insurance Company since 1967. Mrs. Robinson is the mother of Mrs. Robin R. Howell, a member of the Board, Mrs. Robinson’s active service on our Board and on the boards of several other companies for a number of years provides capable leadership and a familiarity with the operational issues facing organizations in today’s business climate. She lends a diverse voice to the Board’s deliberations, including by virtue of the fact that she is the largest shareholder of the Company, bringing a unique perspective on issues of importance to shareholders, and her civic involvement and philanthropic activities also provide a critical link to the community.

Richard Boger

Mr. Richard L. Boger is an Independent Director of Gray Television Inc., since 1991. He has served as a director since 1991, and as Lead Independent Director since April 2016, and is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of each of the Executive Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of our Board. Since December 2015, Mr. Newton has been a Manager of 1899 Management Services, LLC, a real estate and investment company, that assumed the assets of Trio Manufacturing Co., a real estate and investment company. From 1978 through December 2015, Mr. Newton was President and Treasurer of Trio Manufacturing Co. Mr. Newton’s many years of executive experience with a financial services company provides the Board with considerable financial expertise. His tenure on our Board provides consistent leadership, and his familiarity with Gray’s operations serves as an ongoing resource for issues facing a large, public company.

T. Elder

Mr. T. L. Elder is an Independent Director of Gray Televison Inc., since December 2003. He is a member of the Audit Committee of our Board. From 1994 to 2004, Mr. Elder was a partner of Tatum, LLC, a national firm of career chief financial officers which was acquired by Spherion Staffing Services in March 2010, and served as a Senior Partner of that firm from 2004 until his retirement from that position in May 2009. Mr. Elder, through his background as a former Chief Financial Officer, provides the Board and the Audit Committee with significant financial and accounting expertise.

Richard Hare

Mr. Richard B. Hare is an Independent Director of the company. He is a member of the Audit Committee of our Board. Mr. Hare is currently a private investor and consultant, who previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Carmike Cinemas, Inc., one of the largest motion picture exhibitors in the United States, from March 2006 until it was acquired by AMC Entertainment Holdings in December 2016. Prior thereto, Mr. Hare held a number of finance and accounting positions at various entities. Mr. Hare possesses a strong financial management and accounting background, as evidenced by the various senior financial positions held during his career, including his service as a senior vice president and chief financial officer of a public company, which deepen the financial and public company expertise of the Board.

Hugh Norton

Mr. Hugh E. Norton is an Independent Director of Gray Television Inc., since 1987. He is a member of each of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Governance Committee of our Board. Mr. Norton has been a real estate developer in Destin, Florida, and also served as President of Norco Holdings, Inc., an insurance agency, beginning in 1973. Prior to that, he was Regional Manager of Security Insurance Group where he served for 15 years. Mr. Norton brings to the Board a wealth of business experience based on his many years of service as an executive, as well as a unique perspective based on the regulatory and local government issues he faces as a developer. As the director with the longest tenure on our Board, he also serves as an ongoing source for industry-specific knowledge.

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