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Viad Corp (VVI.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Dozer

60 2014 Independent Chairman of the Board

Steven Moster

47 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ellen Ingersoll

52 2002 Chief Financial Officer

Jay Altizer

2018 President, North America at GES

David Barry

54 2015 President - Pursuit

Leslie Striedel

54 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

Derek Linde

42 2018 General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Andrew Benett

46 2013 Independent Director

Isabella Cunningham

74 2005 Independent Director

Virginia Henkels

49 2017 Independent Director

Edward Mace

66 2012 Independent Director

Robert Munzenrider

72 2004 Independent Director

Joshua Schechter

44 2015 Independent Director

Sajid Daudi

2017 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Dozer

Mr. Richard H. Dozer is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Dozer was President of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a Major League Baseball franchise, from the team’s inception in 1995 until 2006, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Phoenix Suns, an NBA professional basketball franchise, from 1987 to 1995, and President of Talking Stick Arena (formerly US Airways Center and America West Arena) from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Dozer’s leadership positions with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center (now called Talking Stick Arena) provided him with skills and experience related to Viad’s specific industries, including the operations, management, sales and marketing of large-scale live corporate and consumer events. Mr. Dozer also has financial experience, which he acquired from his audit manager position and other positions he held with Arthur Andersen from 1979 to 1987, during which time he held a CPA license. Mr. Dozer was Chairman-Phoenix Office of GenSpring Family Offices, a wealth management firm for ultra high net worth families, a position he held from 2008 to 2013. He also serves as Treasurer of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Dozer was co-founder and a managing partner of CDK Partners, a real estate development and investment company, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Dozer is a director, Chairman of the Board and Audit Committee Chairman of Swift Transportation Company (NYSE: SWFT), and a director and Finance Committee Chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, as well as a member of its Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and Audit Committee. He previously served as a director of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOL) from 2011 to 2017 and Stratford American Corporation from 1998 to 2006.

Steven Moster

Mr. Steven W. Moster is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Moster is President of GES since 2011; President of Global Experience Specialists, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Viad, since 2010; prior thereto, independent consultant providing marketing and sales consultation services to 3 Day Blinds Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of custom window coverings, from April 2010 to August 2010; prior thereto, held various positions within Global Experience Specialists, Inc., including: Executive Vice President-Chief Sales & Marketing Officer from 2008 to 2010; Executive Vice President-Products and Services from 2006 to 2008; and Vice President-Products & Services Business from 2005 to 2006; and prior thereto, Engagement Manager, Management Strategy Consulting for McKinsey & Company, a multinational management consulting firm, from 2000 to 2004.

Ellen Ingersoll

Ms. Ellen M. Ingersoll is a Chief Financial Officer of the Company. prior thereto, Vice President-Controller or similar position since 2002; prior thereto, Controller of CashX, Inc., a service provider of stored value internet cards, from June 2001 through October 2001; prior thereto, Operations Finance Director of LeapSource, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing, from 2000 to June 2001; and prior thereto, Vice President and Controller of Franchise Finance Corporation of America since 1992.

Jay Altizer

Mr. Jay Altizer is President, North America at GES of the Company. Altizer will lead GES' exhibition and conference business in the United States and Canada with a focus on accelerating growth and margin improvement. He brings extensive management experience, including a proven ability to drive profitable growth in competitive industries through operational excellence, business development and product innovation. He has successfully led teams at Dean Foods, PepsiCo, and Bain & Company. Altizer holds an MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and a B.S. in both Management and Management Science from Virginia Tech.

David Barry

Mr. David W. Barry is President - Pursuit of the Company. prior thereto, Chief Executive Officer and President of Trust Company of America, the largest independent registered investment adviser custodian in the United States, from 2011 to June 2015; prior thereto, Chief Executive Officer of The Alpine Group of Companies, the largest helicopter skiing company in the world and a division of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc., a public company, from 2004 to 2011; prior thereto, Chief Executive Officer of The Alpine Group of Companies and President and Chief Operating Officer of Intrawest USA, a $500 million division of Intrawest Resorts Holdings, Inc. with 13,000 employees, from 2004 to 2007.

Leslie Striedel

Ms. Leslie S. Striedel is a Chief Accounting Officer of the Company. prior thereto, Vice President of Finance from March 2014 to April 2014; prior thereto, Vice President of Finance and Administration or similar positions with Colt Defense LLC, a designer, developer and manufacturer of firearms for military, personal defense and recreational purposes, from 2010 to 2013; prior thereto, Vice President of Finance, Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance and Corporate Controller of White Electronics Designs Corp. (now a subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation), a public company manufacturing circuits and semiconductors, from 2004 to 2010; and prior thereto, Corporate Controller of MD Helicopters, an international helicopter manufacturer, Corporate Controller of Fluke Networks (formerly Microtest, Inc.), a publicly-traded manufacturing and technology company, and Senior Tax Manager of KPMG LLP.

Derek Linde

Mr. Derek P. Linde is General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the company. He has served as Deputy General Counsel & Assistant Secretary at Illinois Tool Works Inc. (ITW), where he provided strategic and legal services to the company’s diversified, global business segments. Prior to ITW, Mr. Linde was a partner at Winston & Strawn LLP, where he focused on merger and acquisition transactions, private equity, securities and capital markets, corporate governance, SEC filings and other finance and business transactions for a wide variety of public and private clients. He holds a J.D. from the Vanderbilt University School of Law and a B.A. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Andrew Benett

Mr. Andrew B. Benett is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Benett previously served as the Group Chairman-North America of Havas Group, a global integrated marketing communications group, from November 2016 to 2017, and also served as Global Chief Executive Officer of Havas Group, the largest business unit of Havas S.A. from 2014 to 2017. Mr. Benett was responsible for the management of Havas’ creative agencies across 75 countries and 120 cities. Mr. Benett joined Havas Worldwide, then known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, in 2004 as Global Chief Strategy Officer. In 2007, he was named Co-CEO of Euro RSCG New York. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Benett held the position of Global Chief Executive Officer of Arnold Worldwide, a Havas company. Prior to joining Havas, Mr. Benett was Executive Vice President, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation at FutureBrand Company, Inc., a brand strategy, innovation and marketing consultancy. Mr. Benett has extensive experience in the areas of innovative marketing solutions and digital media, broad knowledge of the digital and social media revolution impacting businesses and decades of experience working with some of the world’s most well-known brands. Mr. Benett sits on The College Board of Advisors at Georgetown University, is a Director-at-Large for the 4As (the American Association of Advertising Agencies), is a member of the 2012 class of Henry Crown Fellows at the Aspen Institute and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network. Mr. Benett has been inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s Advertising Hall of Achievement, honoring innovators under the age of 40 (2010), Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” (2010) and Crain’s New York Business’ “40 Under 40” (2009). He is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, Brandweek, CNBC and CNN, and speaks regularly on the topics of corporate branding, corporate social responsibility, marketing innovation and talent.

Isabella Cunningham

Dr. Isabella Cunningham, Ph.D., is Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Cunningham has been the Stan Richards Chair in Advertising and Public Relations at the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations of The University of Texas at Austin since 2015. Previously, Dr. Cunningham was the Ernest A. Sharpe Professor in Communication from 1983 to 2015. Dr. Cunningham was the Chair of the Advertising Department from 1977 to 1985 and again from 2001 to 2014. She has been a Professor at The University of Texas at Austin since 1981. Dr. Cunningham is also a consultant and has been an expert witness in advertising and intellectual property in state and federal cases. She has also been a consultant in business and marketing strategy for over 35 years. Dr. Cunningham is the author of 10 books and numerous scholarly articles, and is considered a national and international authority in advertising. Dr. Cunningham serves as a member of several editorial boards, nonprofit organizations and many university and community organizations. Dr. Cunningham has extensive knowledge and expertise regarding the marketing industry, including the face-to-face marketing space in which Viad competes. Dr. Cunningham acquired executive management and governance experience during her service on the boards of directors of for-profit companies and non-profit organizations and served on the Board of Trustees of St. Edward’s University for 25 years and serves currently as a Trustee Emeritus.

Virginia Henkels

Ms. Virginia L. Henkels is Independent Director of the Company. Henkels, was formerly Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Swift Transportation Company, a $4 billion publicly traded transportation services company. She has more than 20 years of experience with Fortune 1000 companies with broad functional responsibilities in finance and accounting. Prior to joining Swift Transportation Company in 2004, Henkels held several finance and accounting leadership positions at Honeywell International, Inc., a worldwide diversified technology and manufacturing leader, including Worldwide Revenue Chain and Finance Six Sigma Leader, and Director of Financial Planning and Analysis for Honeywell International's Industry Solutions division. Henkels earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration in 1990 from the University of Arizona and a Master of Business Administration degree from Arizona State University in 1993. She also serves on the Board of LCI Industries.

Edward Mace

Mr. Edward E. Mace is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Mace has been President and Chief Executive Officer of Silverwest Hotel LLC (“Silverwest”), including predecessor companies, since 2014. Silverwest is a company that manages and operates certain fund-level and project-specific entities formed to acquire, develop, reposition and own hotels and resorts in the United States. He also holds various positions with related entities: Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Silverwest Hotel Partners LLC and Managing Director-Hotel & Resort Group of Mariner Real Estate Management LLC. Mr. Mace is also the Founder of Mace Pacific Holding Company, LLC, a private investment company involved in hotel and resort investment, and has served as its President since 2006. He was a member of the Concessions Management Advisory Board of the U.S. National Park Service from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Mace was President of Vail Resorts Lodging Company and Rock Resorts International LLC, both subsidiaries of Vail Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: MTN), an owner, manager and developer of ski resorts and related lodging, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that position, Mr. Mace was an executive of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000, and Executive Vice President from 1996 to 1998. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Mace was a partner in KPMG LLP’s hospitality and real estate consulting practice. He also served as a director of BRE Properties, Inc., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Mace has extensive public company experience in the travel and leisure sector, both as an executive officer and as a director, as well as finance and accounting experience.

Robert Munzenrider

Mr. Robert E. Munzenrider CPA is a Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Munzenrider is Founder or Co-Founder of several e-commerce businesses, and is the retired President of Harmon AutoGlass, a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ: APOG), a national chain of retail automotive services and insurance claims processor, a position he held from 2000 to 2002. In 1999, Mr. Munzenrider served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Glass Services Segment of Apogee Enterprises. He also served during part of 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eliance Corp., an e-commerce transaction processor. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Munzenrider served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE: SJT), an international medical device manufacturing and marketing company. Mr. Munzenrider has a strong finance and accounting background, holding his CPA license since 1971 and serving in the position of Chief Financial Officer for a majority of his professional career. In addition, he has a historical familiarity with Viad operations, as he was the Chief Financial Officer of three of Viad’s former operating companies from 1982 to 1997. Mr. Munzenrider is a director of MGC Diagnostics Corporation (NASDAQ: MGCD) (formerly Angeion Corporation), and is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nominating Committee. He previously served as a director of Kips Bay Medical, Inc., Criticare Systems, Inc., ATS Medical, Inc. and CABG Medical, Inc.

Joshua Schechter

Mr. Joshua E. Schechter is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Schechter has served as a director and chairman of the board of Support.com (NASDAQ: SPRT), a provider of cloud-based software and services for technology support, since 2016, as well as a member of its Compensation Committee, Nominating and Governance Committee and Audit Committee. Previously, he served as a director of Aderans Co., Ltd. ("Aderans"), a multinational company engaged in hair-related business, and was the Executive Chairman of Aderans America Holdings, Inc., Aderans' holding company in the United States, from 2008 to 2015. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Schechter served as Managing Director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to 2013, Mr. Schechter served as co-President of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. Mr. Schechter previously served on the Board of Directors of the following: The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY), a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, from 2014 until the completion of its public sale in March 2015; WHX Corporation (now known as Handy & Harman Ltd.) (NASDAQ: HNH), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading positions in many of the markets it serves, from 2005 until 2008; and Puroflow, Inc. (now known as Argan, Inc.) (NYSE: AGX), a provider of a full range of power industry and telecommunications infrastructure services, from 2001 until 2003. Together with his managerial and public company board experience, Mr. Schechter's experience in capital markets, acquisitions and other transactions in a variety of industries enables him to provide valuable insight to the Board.

Sajid Daudi

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