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Advanced Emissions Solutions Inc (ADES.O)

ADES.O on Consolidated Issue listed on NASDAQ Global Market

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

L. Spencer Wells

45 2016 Independent Chairman of the Board

L. Heath Sampson

43 2015 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sharon Sjostrom

47 2011 Chief Technology Officer

Greg Marken

2016 Chief Accounting Officer

Graham Mattison

42 2013 Vice President - Investor Relations

Christine Bellino

2015 Vice President

Cameron Martin

55 2007 Vice President - Emissions Control Systems

Richard Schlager

61 2012 Vice President - Administration

Connie Senior

2014 Vice President - Technology

Richard Miller

55 2011 Vice President - Business Development

Ted Sanders

39 2017 General Counsel

Alan Gabbard

60 2016 Director

Paul Lang

56 2013 Director

Taylor Simonton

70 2014 Director

Derek Johnson

2006 Independent Director

Robert Shanklin

41 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

L. Spencer Wells

Mr. L. Spencer Wells is Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. joined the Company’s Board in 2014 with over 15 years of experience as a financial analyst and is currently a Partner at Drivetrain Advisors, providing extensive knowledge on portfolio management, proprietary trading, and special situation expertise. Mr. Wells is also a Director on several other public and private boards. Mr. Wells holds a B.A. in Psychology from Wesleyan University and a Master of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.

L. Heath Sampson

Mr. L. Heath Sampson is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was Acting Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Heath Sampson was previously CFO at Square Two Financial, a private equity owned financial services firm with more than $300 million in annual revenues and more than $250 million in SEC registered debt instruments. Previously he was the CFO of First Data Financial Services, Vice President of Risk, Control and Audit at First Data Corporation, and a Senior Manager at Arthur Andersen. Through his career he demonstrated leadership in building and improving SEC Reporting, Tax, Treasury, Analytics and regulatory compliance as the companies went through periods of rapid growth. He received his Bachelors of Business Administration in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of Denver, is a CPA and a member of the Colorado AICPA, and is Six Sigma Greenbelt-Black Belt Trained. He assumed duties as principal operating officer of the Company

Sharon Sjostrom

Ms. Sharon M. Sjostrom is Chief Technology Officer of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. She served as Vice President of Technology from January 2007 to December 2010. Previously she served the Company as Director, Technology Development since 2003 when acquired her company EMC Engineering, LLC, an engineering services company, where she served as President since 2002. From 1998 until September 2002, Ms. Sjostrom served as Director of Emissions Control for Apogee Scientific, LLC, a provider of advanced engineering and environmental technologies. Ms. Sjostrom has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the California Institute of Technology and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

Greg Marken

Graham Mattison

Dr. Graham O. Mattison is Vice President - Investor Relations of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Prior to joining ADA-ES, Inc., he served as an Equity Research Analyst covering alternative energy and industrials for Lazard Capital Markets from 2007 through 2012, including coverage of ADA-ES. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Mattison served as an Equity Research Associate covering alternative energy, energy infrastructure and oilfield services for First Albany Capital. Previously he served as an associate at MMC Energy, LLC, and co-founded and served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of 1RoofRealty.com. He began his career as a financial analyst at Daiwa Securities and Churchill-Pryce Capital in their Bangkok, Thailand offices. He holds a B.A. degree from Hobart College and an M.B.A. degree with a specialization in global finance, with honors, from Thunderbird, The Garvin School of International Management.

Christine Bellino

Ms. Christine Bellino is Vice President - Risk, Process and Controls of the Company., effective as of June 1, 2015. Christine brings more than 25 years of experience in multiple industries working with pre-IPO to Fortune 100 companies including Experis and Prudential Home Mortgage. She is an expert in implementing and managing Sarbanes-Oxley compliance programs, leading internal audits and providing support to enterprise strategy design and execution.

Cameron Martin

Mr. Cameron E. Martin is Vice President - Emissions Control Systems of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Prior to that appointment he served the Company as a Director of Mercury Control since 2003, Director of Engineering since 1997 and Project Manager in 1996. Mr. Martin has a B.S. in Environmental Science from West Virginia University.

Richard Schlager

Mr. Richard J. Schlager is Vice President - Administration of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Prior to that appointment, he served as Vice President of the Technology Services Division since August 2010, Vice President of Administration of the Company from August 2007 to August 2010, served as the Vice President, Contract Research and Development from 2000 to 2007 and was employed by ADA Technologies from 1989 until that time. Mr. Schlager holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Connie Senior

Dr. Connie Senior is Vice President - Technology of the company. Dr. Senior has been Director of Technology for ADA since 2011. Her expertise in coal has made a major contribution to ADA's success in the Mercury and Air Toxics Standard (MATS) equipment market and the development of our Refined Coal technologies. Dr. Senior is an internationally recognized expert in the capture of mercury and other trace metals from combustion gases. She received her PhD from Caltech and has authored hundreds of papers in the area of controlling emissions from coal fired power and industrial boilers.

Richard Miller

Mr. Richard L. Miller is Vice President - Business Development of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Prior to that appointment he served as Vice President Business Development of Utility Systems from November 2005 to December 2010. He was previously employed by Hamon Research-Cottrell (HRC), a major provider of air pollution control technology solutions for utilities, refineries and other industries serving the North American market, from 1990 to November 2005, most recently as Vice President of Sales with primary responsibility in Particulate and Mercury Control Technologies. Prior to 1989, Mr. Miller was employed by Buell/General Electric Environmental Services, Inc. (now a part of Marsulex, Inc.), in various technical and sales positions with direct responsibility for all fabric filter technologies. Mr. Miller currently serves as Co-Chair of ICAC’s Mercury Control division and has previously served as Chairman of ICAC’s Fabric Filter Division. Mr. Miller has an A.A.S. in Marine Science Technology from Southern Maine University, a B.S. Degree in Management from Lebanon Valley College and an Executive M.B.A. from Colorado Technical University.

Ted Sanders

Mr. Ted Sanders is General Counsel of the company. He has served on ADES’ legal team since 2012, most recently as Corporate Counsel. During this time, he has been responsible for providing counsel on a wide range of corporate legal matters and aiding in the development of the company’s intellectual property portfolio from 14 to 40 domestic and international patents. Prior to joining ADES, Mr. Sanders was in private practice focusing on corporate and litigation matters, including an externship with the chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, assisting with patent litigation cases. Mr. Sanders previously held engineering positions with the Ford Motor Company and Hyundai America Technical Center. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering degree from Case Western Reserve University and his JD with a concentration in intellectual property from the University of San Diego School of Law.

Alan Gabbard

Mr. Alan Bradley Gabbard has been Director of the Company. He is no longer Chief Financial Officer, Director of the Company., effective June 12, 2016. Prior to his appointment as CFO, Mr. Gabbard has served as a Director for the Company since November 2012 and as a consultant for a limited engagement during 2014 with respect to the previously reported accounting issues. Additionally, Mr. Gabbard has served as a Director, COO and CFO of Lilis Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: LLEX) (formerly Recovery Energy, Inc.), a Denver, Colorado-based energy company with operations focused in the Denver Julesburg basin; he was appointed as CFO in July 2011, as a Director in August 2012, and as COO in September 2013. He previously served Lilis Energy as President from November 2012 to September 2013. Prior to Lilis Energy, Mr. Gabbard served as an officer of Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc., serving from September 2009 to May 2010 as Vice President-Special Projects and from May 2010 through June 2011 as its CFO. From April 2007 through September 2009, he co-owned and managed MG Advisors, LLC, where he provided management and financial consulting services to companies involved in oil and gas and energy related businesses. From 1991 to April 2007, Mr. Gabbard co-founded and then served as a Director, Executive Vice President and CFO of PowerSecure International, Inc. (NYSE: POWR; f/k/a Metretek Technologies, Inc.), a developer of energy and smart grid solutions for electric utilities and their commercial, institutional, and industrial customers. He received a bachelor of accountancy degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1977 and is a CPA.

Paul Lang

Mr. Paul Lang is Director of the Company. Current Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Arch Coal, Inc (NYSE:ACI) St. Louis, Missouri, one of the nation’s largest and most efficient coal producers. Serves on the Board of Managers for Knight Hawk Coal Company a privately held companies of which Arch Coal is an equity owner. 30 years of experience in engineering, operations and management of mining operations and marketing. Chairman of the University of Wyoming’s School of Energy Resources and former Commissioner of the Wyoming Healthcare Commission. Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering and Professional Engineering Degree (honorary) from University of Missouri-Rolla and a graduate of the Advanced Management Program Harvard Business School.

Taylor Simonton

Mr. Taylor Simonton is Director of the Company. He has over 35 years of experience in financial accounting and auditing and over 10 years of corporate board service. The Board requested that Mr. Simonton serve as a director based on its determination that he qualifies as an "independent director" as such term is defined for purposes of the federal securities laws and the NASDAQ Capital Market, has the ability to read and understand fundamental financial statements, is an "audit committee financial expert" as defined for purposes of the federal securities laws and meets the financial sophistication standard required by the NASDAQ Capital Market. Since May 2008, Mr. Simonton has been a director of Keating Capital, Inc. (NASDAQ: KIPO), a business development company and closed-end mutual fund. He currently serves Keating Capital as the Lead Director, Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Valuation Committee and also served as the Chair of the Valuation Committee from 2008 to 2011. Since October 2013, Mr. Simonton has been a director of Escalera Resources Co. f/k/a Double Eagle Petroleum (NASDAQ: ESCR), a developer of natural gas and crude oil properties in the Rocky Mountain region. He currently serves Escalera Resources as the Audit Committee Chair and a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee. Mr. Simonton served as a director and Chair of the Audit Committee for Zynex, Inc. (OTCBB: ZYXI) from October 2008 to January 2014. He served as a director, a member of the Audit Committee (Chair from 2005-2009) and, from 2009-2013, a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee of Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. (NASDAQ: RRGB) from September 2005 to May 2013. Prior to 2009, Mr. Simonton served on the Boards of Directors at two additional companies, including as the Chair of the Audit Committee at one such company. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and Colorado Society of CPAs. Mr. Simonton received a B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee and is a CPA.

Derek Johnson

Mr. Derek C. Johnson is Independent Director of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Mr. Johnson serves as the President of Visual Merchandising, Inc., a specialty supplier to the retail industry, and has held that position since September 2009 and previously from November 2005 to October 2008. Mr. Johnson previously served as the Vice President of new business development for Kennametal, a public company based in Pittsburgh, PA, a global provider of metalworking solutions using tungsten carbide inserts. Mr. Johnson held this position from October 2008 to August 2009. Since 2008, Mr. Johnson has served as a Director of Qualmark Corporation (OTC.PK: QMRK), a company that designs, manufactures, and markets proprietary equipment that rapidly and efficiently exposes product design and manufacturing-related defects for the purpose of improving product quality and reliability. From 1984 to 2005, Mr. Johnson was employed in various positions, including as President and Chief Operating Officer, by CoorsTek, a manufacturer of technical products, supplying critical components and assemblies for mining, automotive, semiconductor, aerospace, electronic, power generation, telecommunication and other high-technology applications on a global basis. He has a Higher National Certificate from Kirkcaldy College in Scotland and an Executive M.B.A. from the University of Denver.

Robert Shanklin

Mr. Robert E. Shanklin is Independent Director of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. Mr. Shanklin joined Arch Coal, a public company headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri (NYSE: ACI) and most efficient coal producers, in June 2007 as Vice President of Coal Technology. He also serves on the boards of directors for two privately held companies in which Arch Coal is an investor. Prior to his time with Arch Coal, Mr. Shanklin served as Vice President of Marketing & Development for Aquila, Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri. He also held various leadership positions with subsidiaries of Aquila, Inc., including President and Chairman of Aquila Merchant Services. Mr. Shanklin was selected as a 2010 Eisenhower Fellow. He holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Kansas State University and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.