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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Nelms

54 2009 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Roger Hochschild

49 2004 President, Chief Operating Officer

R. Mark Graf

50 2012 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

R. Douglas Rose

46 2013 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Kathryn Corley

55 2008 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Carlos Minetti

52 2014 Executive Vice President, President - Consumer Banking

Diane Offereins

57 2010 Executive Vice President, President - Payment Services

James Panzarino

62 2014 Executive Vice President, Chief Credit and Card Operations Officer

Harit Talwar

54 2010 Executive Vice President, President - U.S. Cards

Glenn Schneider

53 2008 Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer

Steven Cunningham

45 2013 Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Lawrence Weinbach

75 2009 Lead Independent Director

Candace Duncan

61 2014 Director

Jeffrey Aronin

47 2007 Independent Director

Mary Bush

65 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Case

52 2007 Independent Director

Cynthia Glassman

67 2009 Independent Director

Richard Lenny

63 2009 Independent Director

Thomas Maheras

52 2008 Independent Director

Michael Moskow

77 2007 Independent Director

Mark Thierer

55 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Nelms

Mr. David W. Nelms is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. He has held the role of Chief Executive Officer since February 2004 and assumed the role of Chairman in January 2009. Mr. Nelms served as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998 to 2004. Prior to joining us, Mr. Nelms worked at MBNA America Bank from 1990 to 1998, most recently as Vice Chairman. Mr. Nelms holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Mr. Nelms was also our Chairman from 2004 until the June 2007 spin-off from Morgan Stanley, our former parent company. Effective January 2015, Mr. Nelms was elected to serve a three-year term on the Federal Reserve Board of Chicago Board of Directors. Mr. Nelms also serves on the board of directors of CDW Corporation, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare. Prior to joining Discover, Mr. Nelms worked at MBNA America Bank from 1991 to 1998, most recently as a vice chairman. From 1990 to 1991, Mr. Nelms was a senior product manager for Progressive Insurance. From 1986 to 1990, Mr. Nelms was a management consultant with Bain & Company. .

Roger Hochschild

Mr. Roger C. Hochschild is President and Chief Operating Officer. He has held this role since March 2004. Mr. Hochschild was Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Strategic Officer (2001 to 2004) and Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer (1998 to 2001) of our former parent company Morgan Stanley. Mr. Hochschild holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College.

R. Mark Graf

Mr. R. Mark Graf is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has held this role since April 2011. He was also Chief Accounting Officer until December 2012. Prior to joining us, Mr. Graf was an investment advisor with Aquiline Capital Partners, a private equity firm specializing in investments in the financial services industry. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Graf was a partner at Barrett Ellman Stoddard Capital. Mr. Graf was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Fifth Third Bank from 2004 to 2006, after having served as its Treasurer from 2001 to 2004. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

R. Douglas Rose

Mr. R. Douglas Rose is Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Discover Financial Services since April 2013. Prior to joining us, he served as Vice President, Human Resources at United Airlines from 2009 to 2013. He was also Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Capital One and a Human Resources consultant for Hewitt Associates. Mr. Rose holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master's degree from the University of Michigan.

Kathryn Corley

Ms. Kathryn McNamara Corley is our Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. She has held this role since February 2008. Previously, she served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary (1999 to 2008). Prior to becoming General Counsel, Ms. Corley was Managing Director for our former parent company Morgan Stanley's global government and regulatory relations. Ms. Corley holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the University of Southern California and a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

Carlos Minetti

Mr. Carlos Minetti is our Executive Vice President and President - Consumer Banking. He has held this role since February 2014. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, President - Consumer Banking and Operations (2010 to 2014), Executive Vice President, Cardmember Services and Consumer Banking (2006 to 2010), and Executive Vice President, and Chief Risk Officer for Cardmember Services and Risk Management (2001 to 2006). Prior to joining us, Mr. Minetti worked in card operations and risk management for American Express from 1987 to 2000, most recently as Senior Vice President. Mr. Minetti holds a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Texas A & M University and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago.

Diane Offereins

Ms. Diane E. Offereins is Executive Vice President and President - Payment Services. She has held this role since April 2010. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President, Payment Services (2008 to 2010) and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (1998 to 2010). In 2006, she assumed leadership of the PULSE network. Prior to joining us, Ms. Offereins worked at MBNA America Bank from 1993 to 1998, most recently as Senior Executive Vice President. Ms. Offereins holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from Loyola University.

James Panzarino

Mr. James V. Panzarino is Executive Vice President, Chief Credit and Card Operations Officer of Discover Financial Services since February 2014. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Credit and Card Operations Officer (2014), Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Risk Officer (2009 to 2013), Senior Vice President and Chief Credit Risk Officer (2006 to 2009), and Senior Vice President, Cardmember Assistance (2003 to 2006). Prior to joining us, Mr. Panzarino was Vice President of External Collections and Recovery at American Express from 1998 to 2002. Mr. Panzarino holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and Communication from Adelphi University.

Harit Talwar

Mr. Harit Talwar is Executive Vice President, President - U.S. Cards of Discover Financial Services since April 2010. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, Card Programs and Chief Marketing Officer (2008 to 2010), Executive Vice President, Discover Network (2003 to 2008), and Managing Director for our international business (2000 to 2003). Prior to joining us, Mr. Talwar held a number of positions at Citigroup from 1985 to 2000, most recently as Country Head, Consumer Banking Division, Poland. Mr. Talwar holds a B.A. (Hons) degree in Economics from Delhi University in India and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Glenn Schneider

Mr. Glenn Schneider is Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Discover Financial Services since December 2008. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer (2008 to 2015), Senior Vice President, Application Development (2003 to 2008), and Vice President, Marketing Applications (1998 to 2003). Prior to joining us in 1993, Mr. Schneider worked for Kemper Financial Services as a Programmer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics/Computer Science with a minor in Statistics from Northern Illinois University.

Steven Cunningham

Mr. Steven E. Cunningham is our Senior Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. He has held this role since May 2013. In his role, he is also responsible for the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review and Resolution Planning program offices. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer (2010 to 2013). Prior to joining us, Mr. Cunningham was the Chief Financial Officer for Harley Davidson Financial Services from 2009 to 2010. From 2000 to 2009, he served in several financial and treasury roles with Capital One Financial, including Chief Financial Officer of our banking and auto finance segments. From 1991 to 2000, Mr. Cunningham held numerous roles with the FDIC in the Atlanta and Washington, D.C. offices. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Finance from the University of Alabama and a M.B.A. from The George Washington University.

Lawrence Weinbach

Mr. Lawrence A. Weinbach is Lead Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2009. Mr. Weinbach has been chairman of Great Western Products Holdings LLC, a manufacturer and master distributor of food and nonfood concession products, since 2009 and has been a managing director of Yankee Hill Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm, since 2006. Prior to that, he was the executive chairman of Unisys Corporation, a worldwide information services and technology company, from 2005 to 2006, and its chairman and chief executive officer from 1997 to 2004. In the last five years, he also served as a director of Quadra Realty Trust, UBS, AG and Avon Products, Inc. Mr. Weinbach has experience in the financial and accounting industry and the information technology and financial services sectors. He began his career in 1961 at Arthur Andersen, ultimately serving as managing partner and chief executive of Andersen Worldwide, a global professional services organization, which included Arthur Andersen and the company now known as Accenture from 1989 to 1997. Mr. Weinbach’s strong financial background, gained through his private equity, accounting, investment banking and financial services experience, includes knowledge of risk management, governance, financial statements, corporate finance, accounting and capital markets. As a former chief executive officer, he also brings valuable leadership experience and knowledge of operations, corporate governance and the day-to-day management of a global corporation.

Candace Duncan

Candace H. Duncan is Director since 2014. Ms. Duncan retired from KPMG LLP in November 2013 where she was managing partner of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area since 2009. Ms. Duncan also was on the KPMG LLP board of directors from 2009 to 2013, and served as chair of the board’s nominating committee as well as the partnership and employer of choice committee. Prior thereto, she served in various roles at the firm, including managing partner for audit for the Midatlantic area and audit partner in charge for the Virginia business unit. Ms. Duncan was admitted to the KPMG LLP partnership in 1987 and had more than 35 years of experience as a professional with the firm. Since 2014, Ms. Duncan has served on the Board of FTD Companies, Inc.

Jeffrey Aronin

Mr. Jeffrey S. Aronin is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2007. Mr. Aronin is chairman and chief executive officer of Paragon Pharmaceuticals, a global development and biopharmaceutical investment firm, and is chairman and chief executive officer of Marathon Pharmaceuticals, a prescription pharmaceutical company. From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Aronin was president and chief executive officer of Ovation Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company he founded in 2000. In 2009, Ovation Pharmaceuticals was acquired by Lundbeck, Inc. Mr. Aronin served as president and chief executive officer of Lundbeck, Inc. in 2009 during its acquisition and integration of Ovation Pharmaceuticals. He is the former chairman and chief executive officer at MedCare Technologies Inc., a publicly held healthcare company.Mr. Aronin has experience as a chief executive officer leading a global pharmaceutical company. His skills include knowledge of strategy and business development, finance and marketing. He brings valuable leadership experience and knowledge in the operations and day-to-day management of a global corporation. Mr. Aronin also has experience in the structuring and execution of strategic corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.

Mary Bush

The Honorable Mary K. Bush is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2007. Ms. Bush has served as chairman of Bush International, LLC, a financial and business strategy advisory firm, since 1991 and as senior managing director of Brock Capital Group, LLC, an advisory and investment banking firm, since 2010. Ms. Bush is a member of the board of directors of ManTech International Corporation, Marriott International and T. Rowe Price Group. In the past five years, she has also served as a director of UAL Corporation, Briggs & Stratton and the Pioneer Family of Mutual Funds. Ms. Bush brings extensive financial market, banking, government and international experience to the Board. She advises U.S. companies and foreign governments on international financial markets, banking and economic matters. She has served as managing director of the Federal Housing Finance Board, where she established financial policies and oversaw management and safety and soundness for the 12 Federal Home Loan Banks. She also has acted as vice president and head of International Finance of Fannie Mae and the U.S. Alternate Executive Director of the International Monetary Fund Board. In 2007, she served on the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Advisory Commission on the Auditing Profession. Ms. Bush brings a broad understanding of the operations and business and economic challenges of public companies and the financial services industry.

Gregory Case

Mr. Gregory C. Case is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2007. Mr. Case has been president and chief executive officer of Aon plc since 2005 and is a member of Aon’s board of directors. Prior to joining Aon, Mr. Case was with McKinsey & Company, an international management consulting firm, for 17 years, most recently serving as head of the Financial Services Practice. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked for the investment banking firm of Piper, Jaffray and Hopwood and the Federal Reserve Bank in Kansas City. Mr. Case has approximately 20 years of experience in the insurance and financial services industries, including in the areas of risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage, and through his management consulting and banking experience. He brings valuable leadership experience and knowledge in business operations and the day-to-day management of a large global financial corporation. His skills include strategy and business development, risk management and people management.

Cynthia Glassman

Honourable Cynthia A. Glassman, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2009. Dr. Glassman was appointed by President Bush as Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce from 2006 to 2009 and as Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission from 2002 to 2006. Dr. Glassman is a director of Navigant Consulting, Inc. where she chairs the nominating and governance committee and serves on the compensation committee. She also is a Senior Research Scholar at the Institute for Corporate Responsibility at the George Washington University School of Business.

Richard Lenny

Mr. Richard H. Lenny is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2009. Mr. Lenny has served as non-executive chairman of Information Resources, Inc., a leading market research company since July 2013. He is also a senior advisor at Friedman Fleischer & Lowe LLC, a private equity firm, where he served as an operating partner from 2011 to August 2014. Mr. Lenny was chairman, president and chief executive officer of The Hershey Company, a manufacturer, distributor and marketer of chocolate and non-chocolate candy, snacks and candy-related grocery products, from March 2001 until his retirement in December 2007. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Lenny was President of Nabisco Biscuit Company, which became a subsidiary of Kraft Foods, Inc. in 2000. Mr. Lenny is a director of McDonald’s Corporation, ConAgra Foods and ITW Inc.

Thomas Maheras

Mr. Thomas G. Maheras is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2008. Mr. Maheras has been the founding partner of Tegean Capital Management, LLC since 2008. Mr. Maheras was chairman and co-chief executive officer of Citigroup Inc.’s Markets and Banking in 2007. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Maheras was chief executive officer of global capital markets at Citigroup. Mr. Maheras was formerly chairman of the U.S. Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and a director of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association. Mr. Maheras has extensive risk management, banking and capital markets experience, including 23 years at Citigroup where his responsibilities included leading the global capital markets business.

Michael Moskow

Mr. Michael H. Moskow, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2007. Mr. Moskow retired as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2007, where he had served since 1994. Mr. Moskow serves on the board of directors of Education Corporation of America and Commonwealth Edison Company, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation. In the past five years, he has also served as a director of Taylor Capital Group Inc., Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, Inc. and Northern Trust Mutual Funds. Mr. Moskow brings extensive regulatory, financial services and banking experience to the Board and has extensive knowledge of the economy and financial markets. He is currently Vice Chair and Distinguished Fellow, Global Economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From 1993 to 1994, he was a full-time faculty member at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. Prior to teaching at Northwestern, Mr. Moskow was a Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, following his appointment by President Bush in 1991. From 1969 to 1977, he held a number of senior positions with the U.S. government, including undersecretary of labor at the U.S. Department of Labor, director of the Council on Wage and Price Stability and senior staff economist with the Council of Economic Advisers. Through his senior regulatory positions, particularly in the financial services arena, and service on the boards of other financial institutions, he brings a thorough and insightful perspective to a wide range of banking, financial, regulatory and risk management issues.

Mark Thierer

Mr. Mark A. Thierer is Independent Director of Discover Financial Services, since 2013. Mr. Thierer is chairman and chief executive officer of Catamaran Corporation, a pharmacy benefit management services and healthcare information technology solutions company and is a member of Catamaran’s board of directors. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Thierer was president and chief executive officer of Catamaran and from 2006 to 2008, he served as its president and chief operating officer. Mr. Thierer has experience as a chief executive officer leading a national pharmacy benefit and healthcare information technology solutions company. His skills include knowledge of strategy and business development, technology, finance and marketing. He brings valuable leadership experience and knowledge in operations and the day-to-day management of a national corporation. Mr. Thierer also has experience in the structuring and execution of strategic corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions.
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