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Beazer Homes USA Inc (BZH)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Brian Beazer

79 1994 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Board

Allan Merrill

49 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Robert Salomon

55 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Kenneth Khoury

64 2011 Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President, General Counsel

Larry Solari

73 2013 Lead Independent Director

Peter Orser

58 2016 Director

Danny Shepherd

64 2016 Director

Elizabeth Acton

64 2012 Independent Director

Laurent Alpert

69 2013 Independent Director

Peter Leemputte

58 2005 Independent Director

Norma Provencio

58 2009 Independent Director

Stephen Zelnak

71 2003 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Brian Beazer

Mr. Brian C. Beazer is a Non-Executive Independent Chairman of Board of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Beazer, is our Non-Executive Chairman and has served in that role and as a director of the Company since its IPO in 1994. Mr. Beazer was Chief Executive Officer of Beazer PLC, a United Kingdom company, and then was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of that company from 1983 to the date of its acquisition by Hanson PLC in 1991. During that time, Beazer PLC expanded its activities internationally to include homebuilding, quarrying, contracting and real estate and generated annual revenue of approximately $3.4 billion. Mr. Beazer was educated at the Cathedral School, Wells, Somerset, England. He is a director of Beazer Japan, Ltd. and Seal Mint, Ltd. and is a private investor.

Allan Merrill

Mr. Allan P. Merrill is President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Merrill, joined the Company in May 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, and currently serves as our President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Merrill was previously with Move, Inc. where he served as Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy beginning in October 2001. From April 2000 to October 2001, Mr. Merrill was president of Homebuilder.com, a division of Move, Inc. Mr. Merrill joined Move, Inc. following a 13-year tenure with the investment banking firm UBS (and its predecessor Dillon, Read & Co.), where he was a managing director and served most recently as co-head of the Global Resources Group, overseeing the construction and building materials, chemicals, forest products, mining and energy industry groups. Mr. Merrill is a member of the Executive Committee of the Policy Advisory Board of the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University and the Homebuilding Community Foundation. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.

Robert Salomon

Mr. Robert L. Salomon is Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Salomon was previously with the homebuilding company Ashton Woods Homes where he served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since 1998. Previously, he held various financial management roles of increasing responsibility over a six-year period with homebuilder M.D.C. Holdings, Inc. A certified public accountant, Mr. Salomon has 31 years of financial management experience, 23 of which have been in the homebuilding industry. Mr. Salomon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

Kenneth Khoury

Mr. Kenneth F. Khoury is Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Khoury was also named Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Khoury was previously Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Delta Air Lines from September 2006 to November 2008. Practicing law for over 38 years, Mr. Khoury’s career has included both private practice and extensive in-house counsel experience. Prior to Delta Air Lines, Mr. Khoury was Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Weyerhaeuser Corporation and spent 15 years with Georgia-Pacific Corporation, where he served most recently as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. He also spent five years at the law firm White & Case in New York. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers College and a Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

Larry Solari

Mr. Larry T. Solari is no longer a Lead Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc., effective February 2017. Mr. Solari, has served as a director of the Company since our IPO and has been our lead independent director since February 1, 2013. He is a partner in Kenner & Company, Inc., a private equity investment firm in New York, a position he has held since 2002. Mr. Solari is the past Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BSI Holdings, Inc., a position he held from 1998 to 2001. Prior to starting BSI, Mr. Solari was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sequentia, Inc. and President of the Building Materials Group of Domtar, Inc. Mr. Solari was President of the Construction Products Group of Owens-Corning from 1986 to 1994 and held various other positions with Owens-Corning since 1966. Mr. Solari earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Management and a Master of Business Administration degree from San Jose State University and is a graduate of Stanford University's Management Program. Mr. Solari is a director of Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc., Atrium Companies, Inc., TruStile Doors, LLC, Performance Contracting Group, Inc., Pace Industries and Dynacast International Inc. Mr. Solari is a past director of the Policy Advisory Board of the Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies and the National Home Builders Advisory Board.

Peter Orser

Mr. Peter M. Orser is Director of the Company. From 2010 to 2014, Mr. Orser served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company, a subsidiary of Weyerhaeuser Company, where he oversaw five different homebuilding operations across the United States. In July 2014, under his leadership, Weyerhaeuser completed the successful sale of the company for $2.8 billion to TRI Pointe Homes, Inc. Prior to that, Mr. Orser spent almost 25 years in various positions at Quadrant Homes, a leading private homebuilder in the state of Washington, including serving as President from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Orser is active in a number of other civic organizations, including serving as Vice Chair of the Runstad Real Estate Center Advisory Board at the University of Washington, and was recently appointed by the Governor to serve on the Washington State Affordable Housing Advisory Board. Mr. Orser holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Puget Sound and a Master of Urban Planning from the University of Washington.

Danny Shepherd

Mr. Danny R. Shepherd serves as Director of the Company. Over the course of nearly 30 years at Vulcan Materials Company, the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, Mr. Shepherd served in various management positions, including as Vice Chairman at the time of his retirement in 2015. Mr. Shepherd is a member of the Board of Directors of GCP Applied Technologies (NYSE: GCP) and is active in a number of civic organizations. Mr. Shepherd holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Elizabeth Acton

Ms. Elizabeth S. Acton is an Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Ms. Acton, has served as a director of the Company since May 2012. Ms. Acton was Executive Vice President Finance (from 2011 to 2012) and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from (2002 to 2011) of Comerica Incorporated, a financial services company. Prior to joining Comerica, Ms. Acton held a variety of positions at Ford Motor Company from 1983 to 2002, including Vice President and Treasurer from 2000 to 2002 and Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ford Motor Credit Company from 1998 to 2000. She is an Independent Trustee of the Fidelity Fixed Income and Asset Allocation Funds. Ms. Acton received a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Indiana University.

Laurent Alpert

Mr. Laurent Alpert is an Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Alpert, has served as a director of the Company since February 2002. Mr. Alpert is a partner in the international law firm of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He joined Cleary, Gottlieb in 1972 and became a partner in 1980. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School. Mr. Alpert is also a member of the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee, a non-profit organization providing relief and resettlement services to refugees.

Peter Leemputte

Mr. Peter G. Leemputte is an Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Leemputte joined Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., a leader in specialty coffee, coffee makers, teas and other beverages, in June 2015 and has served as Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer since August 2015. Prior to that, from September 2008 to March 2015, Mr. Leemputte worked at Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global leader in infant and children’s nutrition, where he served most recently as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Previously, Mr. Leemputte was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Brunswick Corporation. He joined Brunswick in 2001 as Vice President and Controller. Prior to joining Brunswick Corporation, Mr. Leemputte held various management positions at Chicago Title Corporation, Mercer Management Consulting, Armco Inc., FMC Corporation and BP. Mr. Leemputte holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Washington University, St. Louis and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mr. Leemputte currently serves as a member of the National Council of the School of Engineering at Washington University.

Norma Provencio

Ms. Norma A. Provencio is an Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Ms. Provencio is President and owner of Provencio Advisory Services Inc., a healthcare financial and operational consulting firm. Prior to forming Provencio Advisory Services in October 2003, she was the Partner-in-Charge of KPMG’s Pacific Southwest Healthcare Practice since May 2002. From 1979 to 2002, she was with Arthur Andersen, serving as that firm’s Partner-in-Charge of the Pharmaceutical, Biomedical and Healthcare Practice for the Pacific Southwest from November 1995 to May 2002. Ms. Provencio is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Valeant Pharmaceutical International. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University. She is a certified public accountant and also a member of the Board of Regents of Loyola Marymount University.

Stephen Zelnak

Mr. Stephen P. Zelnak, Jr., is an Independent Director of Beazer Homes USA Inc. Mr. Zelnak, has served as a director of the Company since February 2003. He is currently non-executive Chairman of Martin Marietta Materials, Inc., a producer of aggregates for the construction industry where he has also served as Chief Executive Officer from 1993 through 2009 and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 1997. Mr. Zelnak joined Martin Marietta Corporation in 1981 where he served as the President of Martin Marietta's Materials Group and of Martin Marietta's Aggregates Division. Mr. Zelnak also serves as Chairman of ZP Enterprises, LLC where he is the majority owner of several precision machining and specialty coatings companies in the Southeast. Mr. Zelnak received a Bachelor's degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and Masters degrees in Administrative Science and Business Administration from the University of Alabama System. He has served as Chairman of the North Carolina Chamber and is the past Chairman of the North Carolina Community College Foundation. He serves on the Advisory Boards of North Carolina State University and Georgia Institute of Technology.