People: Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust (GDV)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mario Gabelli

71 Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Investment Officer

Bruce Alpert

62 2011 President, Acting Chief Compliance Officer

Richard Walz

55 2013 Chief Administrative Officer

Carter Austin

47 2003 Vice President

Laurissa Martire

37 2010 Vice President and Ombudsman

David Schachter

60 2011 Vice President

Agnes Mullady

55 2014 Treasurer

Andrea Mango

41 2013 Secretary

James Conn

76 Lead Independent Trustee

Anthony Colavita

78 2003 Independent Trustee

Mario d'Urso

74 2003 Independent Trustee

Frank Fahrenkopf

74 2003 Independent Trustee

Michael Melarkey

64 2003 Independent Trustee

Salvatore Salibello

68 2003 Trustee

Edward Tokar

66 2003 Trustee

Anthonie van Ekris

79 2003 Independent Trustee

Salvatore Zizza

68 2003 Independent Trustee

Biographies

Name Description

Mario Gabelli

Mr. Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Chief Investment Officer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. He also currently serves as Chairman of the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex. Mr. Gabelli is presently Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer – Value Portfolios of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GBL”), a New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”)-listed asset manager and financial services company. He is also the Chief Investment Officer of Value Portfolios of Gabelli Funds, LLC and GAMCO Asset Management, Inc. (“GAMCO”), each of which are asset management subsidiaries of GBL. In addition, Mr. Gabelli is Chief Executive Officer and a director and the controlling shareholder of GGCP, Inc., an investment holding company that holds a majority interest in GBL. Mr. Gabelli also sits on the boards of other publicly traded companies and private firms, and various charitable foundations and educational institutions, including the Board of Trustees of Boston College and Roger Williams University and Board of Overseers of Columbia University Graduate School of Business. Mr. Gabelli received his Bachelors degree from Fordham University, his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and honorary Doctorates from Fordham University and Roger Williams University.

Bruce Alpert

Mr. Bruce N. Alpert is President, Acting Chief Compliance Officer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 1988; Officer of registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2008; Director of Teton Advisors, Inc. 1998-2012; Chairman of Teton Advisors, Inc.2008-2010; President of Teton Advisors, Inc. 1998-2008.

Richard Walz

Mr. Richard J. Walz is Chief Compliance Officer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. He is Chief Compliance Officer of all of the registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex since 2013; Chief Compliance Officer of AEGON USA Investment Management 2011-2013; Chief Compliance Officer of Cutwater Asset Management 2004-2011.

Carter Austin

Mr. Carter W. Austin is Vice President of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. He is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Vice President of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 1996.

Laurissa Martire

Ms. Laurissa M. Martire is Vice President and Ombudsman of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since February 2010. She is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds with the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Assistant Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2003.

David Schachter

David I. Schachter is Vice President of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust., since 2011. He is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Vice President of Gabelli & Company, Inc. since 1999.

Agnes Mullady

Ms. Agnes Mullady is Treasurer of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. She is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Open-End Fund Division of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2010; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2009; Vice President of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2007; Officer of all of the registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex.

Andrea Mango

Ms. Andrea R. Mango is Secretary of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust. She is Counsel of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 2013; Corporate Vice President within the Corporate Compliance Department of New York Life Insurance Company 2011- 2013; Vice President and Counsel of Deutsche Bank 2006-2011.

James Conn

Mr. James P. Conn is Lead Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. He is a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee and the ad hoc Pricing Committee (described below under “Trustees – Leadership Structure and Oversight Responsibilities”), and also serves on comparable or other board committees for other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. He was a senior business executive of an insurance holding company for much of his career, including service as Chief Investment Officer. Mr. Conn has been a director of several public companies in banking and other industries, and was lead Director and/or Chair of various committees. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Santa Clara University.

Anthony Colavita

Mr. Anthony J. Colavita is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Colavita is a practicing attorney with 15 years of experience, including the field of business law. Mr. Colavita also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. Mr. Colavita serves as a Trustee of a charitable remainder unitrust. He served as a Commissioner of the New York State Thruway Authority and as a Commissioner of the New York State Bridge Authority. He served for ten years as the elected Supervisor of the Town of Eastchester, New York, responsible for ten annual municipal budgets of approximately eight million dollars annually. Mr. Colavita served as Special Counsel to the New York State Assembly for five years and as a Senior Attorney with the New York State Insurance Department. He is the former Chairman of the Westchester County Republican Party and the New York State Republican Party. Mr. Colavita received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law.

Mario d'Urso

Dr. Mario d'Urso is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Dr. d'Urso is a former Senator and Undersecretary of Commerce in the Italian government. He is a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Pricing Committee and is a board member of other funds in the Fund Complex. He is former Chairman of Mittel Capital Markets S.p.A., a boutique investment bank headquartered in Italy, and former Partner and Managing Director at investment banks, Kuhn Loeb & Co. and Shearson Lehman Brothers Co. He previously served as President of The Italy Fund, a closed-end fund investing mainly in Italian listed and non-listed companies. Dr. d'Urso received his Masters Degree in Comparative Law from George Washington University and was formerly a practicing attorney in Italy.

Frank Fahrenkopf

Mr. Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (“AGA”), the trade group for the hotel-casino industry. He is a member of the Fund’s Audit Committee, ad hoc Pricing Committee, and serves on the audit committee with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. He presently is Co-Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, which is responsible for the widely-viewed Presidential debates during the quadrennial election cycle. Additionally, he serves as a board member of the International Republican Institute, which he founded in 1984. He served for many years as Chairman of the Pacific Democrat Union and Vice Chairman of the International Democrat Union, a worldwide association of political parties from the United States, Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia, and twenty other nations. Prior to becoming the AGA’s first chief executive in 1995, Mr. Fahrenkopf was a partner in the law firm of Hogan & Hartson, where he chaired the International Trade Practice Group and specialized in regulatory, legislative, and corporate matters for multinational, foreign, and domestic clients. He also served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee for six years during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Mr. Fahrenkopf is the former Chairman of the Finance Committee of the Culinary Institute of America and remains a member of the board. Additionally, he has over twenty years’ of experience as a member of the board of directors of a bank and still serves as a member of the Advisory Board of the bank. Mr. Fahrenkopf received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno and his Juris Doctor from Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley.

Michael Melarkey

Mr. Michael J. Melarkey, Esq., is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Melarkey is a practicing attorney specializing in business, estate planning, and gaming regulatory work with 35 years of experience. He is a member of the Fund’s Nominating Committee and also serves in this same capacity with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. Mr. Melarkey is a member of one of the multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees. He is a Director of a natural gas utility company and chairs its Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Melarkey acts as a Trustee and officer for several private charitable organizations. He is an owner of two northern Nevada casinos and an officer of a private oil and gas company. Mr. Melarkey received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno, his Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco School of Law, and his Masters of Law in Taxation from New York University School of Law.

Salvatore Salibello

Mr. Salvatore M. Salibello is Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Salibello is a Certified Public Accountant and Managing Partner of a certified independent registered public accounting firm with 40 years of experience in public accounting. He is a member of the board of other funds in the Fund Complex. He is currently a director of Kid Brands, Inc., a NYSE-listed group of companies in infant and juvenile products, and chairs its audit committee. Mr. Salibello was formerly a director of an independent community bank and chaired its audit committee. Mr. Salibello received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from St. Francis College and his Masters in Business Administration in Finance from Long Island University.

Edward Tokar

Mr. Edward T. Tokar is Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Tokar has been the Senior Managing Director of Beacon Trust Company, a trust services company, since 2004. He serves as Chairman of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee. Mr. Tokar also is a member of the board of another fund in the Fund Complex. Mr. Tokar serves as a Director of an energy services company. He was previously the Chief Executive Officer of Allied Capital Management LLC and Vice President of Honeywell International Inc. Mr. Tokar formerly served as a Director or Trustee of Teton Advisors, Inc., DB Hedge Strategies Fund, Topiary Fund for Benefit Plan Investors (BPI) LLC and Levco Series Trust Mutual Funds. Mr. Tokar has over thirty-five years of investment experience in managing and directing investments in public and private securities involving stocks, bonds, high yield securities, private placements, international investments, and various partnership participations. As the former Vice President of Investments of Honeywell International Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Allied Capital Management LLC, he was responsible for the investment of employee benefit fund assets worldwide, where his operations were widely recognized for excellence. He is a Trustee Emeritus of the College of William & Mary, and currently serves on the Board of the William & Mary Mason School of Business Foundation. Mr. Tokar has served on advisory boards and professional organizations throughout his career. He is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Tokar graduated from the University of Maryland, with a Bachelor of Science degree with High Honors, and received a Masters in Business Administration from the College of William & Mary.

Anthonie van Ekris

Mr. Anthonie C. van Ekris is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Van Ekris has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a global import/ export company for 20 years. Mr. Van Ekris serves on the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex, is the Chairman of one such fund’s Nominating Committee, and a member of the ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee of some funds in the Fund Complex. He serves as Chairman of the GAMCO International SICAV. Mr. Van Ekris has 55 years of experience as Chairman and/or Chief Executive Officer of public and private companies in international trading or commodity trading, and served in both of these capacities for 20 years for a public jewelry chain. Mr. Van Ekris is a former Director of an oil and gas operations company. He served on the boards of a number of public companies and for more than ten years on the Advisory Board of the Salvation Army of Greater New York.

Salvatore Zizza

Mr. Salvatore J. Zizza is an Independent Trustee of The Gabelli Dividend & Income Trust, since 2003. Mr. Zizza is the Chairman of a financial consulting firm. He also serves as Chairman to other companies involved in manufacturing, recycling, and real estate. Mr. Zizza is a member of the Fund’s Nominating and ad hoc Proxy Voting Committees, the ad hoc Pricing Committee, and both multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees. In addition, he serves on comparable or other board committees, including as lead independent director/trustee, with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. In addition to serving on the boards of other funds within the Fund Complex, he is currently a director of three other public companies and previously served on the boards of several other public companies. He served as the Chief Executive of a NYSE-listed construction company. Mr. Zizza received his Bachelor of Arts and his Master of Business Administration in Finance from St. John’s University, which awarded him an Honorary Doctorate in Commercial Sciences.
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