People: First Opportunity Fund Inc (FOFI.PK)

FOFI.PK on OTC Markets Group

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26 Dec 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joel Looney

52 2013 Chairman of the Board

Stephen Miller

61 2007 President

Nicole Murphey

37 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary

Lucas Foss

36 2012 Chief Compliance Officer

Stephanie Kelley

57 2003 Secretary

Richard Barr

77 2012 Lead Independent Director

Susan Ciciora

48 2003 Director

Dean Jacobson

75 2003 Independent Director

Steven Norgaard

49 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Joel Looney

Mr. Joel W. Looney is Chairman of the Board of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Mr. Looney joined the BIF Board in 2002, the BTF Board in 2001, the DNY Board in 2007, and the FOFI Board in 2003. He holds a Certified Financial Planner (“CFP”) designation and, since 1999, has been a principal and partner with Financial Management Group, LLC, an investment management firm in Salina, KS (“FMG”). Mr. Looney is a registered representative with VSR Financial Services, Inc. of Overland Park, Kansas and holds FINRA-approved Series 7, Series 63 Uniform State Law and Series 65 Uniform Investment Adviser Law certifications. Prior to his current position with FMG, Mr. Looney was vice president and CFO for Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas (1995 to 1999) and also served as vice president and CFO for St. John’s Military School in Salina, Kansas (1986 to1995). From the late 1980’s until January, 2001, Mr. Looney served, without compensation, as one of three trustees of the MBH Trust, one of the Horejsi Affiliates. Mr. Looney holds a B.S. from Marymount College and an MBA from Kansas State University.

Stephen Miller

Mr. Stephen C. Miller, Esq., is President of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Mr. Miller serves as President of BIF (since 2002), BTF (since 1999), DNY (since 2007). He served as chief compliance officer to BIF, BTF and FOFI from 2004 to 2007. He is also president of and general counsel to BIA (since 1999); president and general counsel to RMA (since 2008); manager of FAS (since 1999); and vice president of SIA (since 1999). Mr. Miller also serves as the chief compliance officer for each of the Advisers (since 2012). Mr. Miller was a director of BIF from 2002 to 2004, a director of BTF from 1999 to 2004; and director and chairman of FOFI from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Miller practiced law in the Denver office of Kirkland & Ellis from 1987 to 1992 and started a private practice in Boulder, Colorado in 1992. Mr. Miller became in-house counsel to the Horejsi Affiliates in 1998 and has served in a number of executive management capacities for the Horejsi Affiliates. Mr. Miller maintains his law firm, Stephen C. Miller, P.C., and “of counsel” status with the law firm of Krassa & Miller, LLC. Mr. Miller holds a B.S. from the University of Georgia and a J.D. from the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

Nicole Murphey

Ms. Nicole L. Murphey is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, Treasurer, Assistant Secretary of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Ms. Murphey serves as each Fund’s chief financial officer (since 2011), chief accounting officer (since 2011), treasurer (since 2011), vice president (since 2008) and assistant secretary (for BIF, BTF and FOFI since 2003, for DNY since 2007). She is also vice president and treasurer of BIA (since 2011); vice president and treasurer of RMA (since 2011); assistant manager of FAS (since 2011). Ms. Murphey holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado.

Lucas Foss

Mr. Lucas Foss is Chief Compliance Officer of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Mr. Foss serves as each Fund’s chief compliance officer (since 2012). Mr. Foss is Deputy Chief Compliance Officer of ALPS Fund Services, Inc. (“ALPS”). He served as a Compliance Manager for ALPS from January 2010 until August 2012 and a Senior Compliance Analyst from June 2006 until December 2009. Prior to joining ALPS, Mr. Foss held positions at Bisys Hedge Fund Services and Deutsche Asset Management. Mr. Foss also serves as chief compliance officer of the Wakefield Alternative Series Trust, the ALPS Series Trust and The Caldwell & Orkin Funds, Inc. Mr. Foss is a registered representative of ALPS Distributors, Inc. Mr. Foss holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont.

Stephanie Kelley

Ms. Stephanie J. Kelley is Secretary of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Ms. Kelley serves as Secretary to BIF (since 2002), BTF (since 2000) and DNY (since 2007). Ms Kelley also serves as secretary, assistant secretary and assistant treasurer of various other entities affiliated with the Horejsi family and has been an employee of FAS since 1999. Ms. Kelley holds a B.A. and an MBA from the State University of New York, Binghamton.

Richard Barr

Mr. Richard I. Barr is Lead Independent Director of First Opportunity Fund Inc. Mr. Barr joined the BIF Board in 2002, the BTF Board in 1999, the DNY Board in 2007, and the FOFI Board in 2001. Mr. Barr served as the Chairman of the Board for BTF until 2013. Mr. Barr served as president and director of Advantage Sales and Marketing (1996 to 2001), president and CEO of CBS Marketing (1963 to 1996), member of the board of directors (and National Chairman) for the Association of Sales and Marketing Companies (formerly the National Food Brokers Association), president of the Arizona Food Brokers Association, and advisory board member for various food manufacturers, including H.J. Heinz, ConAgra, Kraft Foods, and M&M Mars. In addition to these professional positions and experience, Mr. Barr has served in a number of leadership roles with various charitable or other non-profit organizations, including as member of the board of directors of Valley Big Brothers/Big Sisters, member of the board of advisers for University of Kansas Business School, and member of the board of directors for St. Mary’s Food Bank. Mr. Barr holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas.

Susan Ciciora

Ms. Susan L. Ciciora is Director of First Opportunity Fund Inc., since August 2003. Ms. Ciciora joined the DNY Board in 2007 and the FOFI Board in 2003. She sat on the BIF Board from 2006 to 2011 and the BTF Board from 2001 to 2011. She is one of three trustees of the Lola Trust since 1994 and the EH Trust since 1992. Ms. Ciciora has other business experience, including various executive positions with her family’s welding supply company and a family-owned custom home construction company. She also has served as a director of the Horejsi Charitable Foundation, Inc. (the “Foundation”) since 1997. She holds a B.S. from the University of Kansas. As a trustee and beneficiary of certain Horejsi Trusts, DNY and FOFI’s stockholders, Ms. Ciciora has a vested interest in ensuring that DNY and FOFI’s investment ideals are and continue to be followed.

Dean Jacobson

Dr. Dean L. Jacobson, Ph.D., is Independent Director of First Opportunity Fund Inc., since August 2003. Dr. Jacobson joined the BIF Board in 2006, the BTF Board in 2004, the DNY Board in 2007, and the FOFI Board in 2003. Since 1985, Dr. Jacobson has been president and CEO of Forensic Engineering, Inc., a consulting engineering firm providing scientific and technical experience in a number of areas where discovery related to property damage and/or personal injury is necessary (e.g., accident reconstruction, failure and design analysis of products, animation and simulation of fires, explosions and mechanical system functions). He sits on the boards of directors of Southwest Mobile Storage Inc. (1995 to Present) and Arizona State University Sun Angel Foundation (past chairman) (1995 to Present). Dr. Jacobson previously sat on the board of directors of Arizona State University Foundation (1999 to 2009). He is a Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University (“ASU”) and held a number of faculty and advisory positions at ASU between 1971 and 1997, including director of the Science and Engineering of Materials Ph.D. program and tenured professor of Engineering, and he has also served as a professor and/or research assistant at the University of California at Los Angeles (“UCLA”) (1964 to 1969) and the University of Notre Dame (“Notre Dame”) (1957 to 1963). He holds two patents and a number of professional and business designations. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. from Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. from UCLA.

Steven Norgaard

Mr. Steven K. Norgaard is Independent Director of First Opportunity Fund Inc., since November 2011. He is currently an attorney with the law firm, Steven K. Norgaard, P.C. (since 1994), where he represents a broad range of individual and corporate clients in transactional, taxation and investment related matters. Prior to starting his own law firm, Mr. Norgaard practiced at McDermott, Will & Emery’s Chicago office in the transactional and taxation departments (1990 to 1994). He has served on a number of boards and is currently a director of ATG Trust Company (since 2007), an independent trust company, where he serves on its audit and trust/investment committees. Mr. Norgaard is currently a member of the American Bar Association (Real Property and Probate Section), Illinois State Bar Association (Real Estate and Trusts and Estates Sections) and the Dupage County Bar Association (past chairman of the Estate Planning Committee). He is a frequent speaker at Chicago area conferences and seminars. He holds a B.S. from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.

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