People: Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc (GGT)

GGT on New York Consolidated

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30 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Mario Gabelli

71 Chairman of the Board, Chief Investment Officer

Bruce Alpert

62 2013 President

Richard Walz

55 2013 Chief Compliance Officer

Carter Austin

47 2010 Vice President, Ombudsman

Laurissa Martire

37 Vice President

Agnes Mullady

55 2013 Treasurer

Christopher Marangi

39 2013 Associate Portfolio Manager, Director

Andrea Mango

41 2013 Secretary

James Conn

76 Lead Independent Director

Anthony Colavita

78 Independent Director

Frank Fahrenkopf

74 Independent Director

Kuni Nakamura

45 2012 Independent Director

Anthony Pustorino

88 Independent Director

Werner Roeder

73 Independent Director

Salvatore Zizza

68 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Mario Gabelli

Mr. Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman of the Board and Chief Investment Officer of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). Mr. Gabelli is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Officer of the Fund. Mr. Gabelli is a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Pricing Committee. He also currently serves as Chairman of the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex. Mr. Gabelli is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer-Value Portfolios of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GAMCO”), 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., each of which are asset management subsidiaries of GAMCO. 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 GAMCO. 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. Mr. Gabelli’s education, professional training, and experience, and other life experiences, including but not limited to his experience on the boards of many publicly traded companies and private firms, and various charitable foundations and educational institutions, his service as Chairman of other funds within the Fund Complex, and his position as Chief Investment Officer of various funds, make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.

Bruce Alpert

Mr. Bruce N. Alpert, CPA, is President of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). Mr. Alpert is Acting Chief Compliance Officer since November 2011. He is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Gabelli Funds, LLC since 1988; Officer of all of the registered investment companies in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Director of Teton Advisors, Inc. since 1998; Chairman of Teton Advisors, Inc. 2008-2010; President of Teton Advisors, Inc. 1998-2008; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2008.

Richard Walz

Mr. Richard J. Walz is Chief Compliance Officer of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). 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, Ombudsman of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). since March 2010. 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 of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). She is Vice President and/or Ombudsman of closed-end funds in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex; Assistant Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. since 2003.

Agnes Mullady

Ms. Agnes Mullady is Treasurer of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). She is President and Chief Operating Officer of the Open-End Fund Division of Gabelli Funds, LLC since September 20, 2010 and re-appointed as Treasurer effective September 15, 2010. She Since January 2007, she has been a Vice President of the investment adviser. Since May 2009, Ms. Mullady has been Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc. (“GAMCO”), a holding company that is the parent company of Gabelli Funds, LLC. Ms. Mullady is responsible for the financial reporting of the open- and closed-end funds within the Gabelli/GAMCO Fund Complex, (the “Complex”). Within the Complex Ms. Mullady is the President of one closed-end fund, Treasurer of all open- and closed-end funds, and Secretary of certain open- and closed-end funds, including the Fund. Ms. Mullady joined GAMCO in December 2005 with 20 years of experience in mutual fund treasury operations with various fund complexes. Ms. Mullady was a Senior Vice President at U.S. Trust Company, N.A., where she served as the Treasurer, Chief Financial and Chief Accounting Officer with the Excelsior Funds complex from February 2004 until December 2005.

Christopher Marangi

Mr. Christopher J. Marangi is Associate Portfolio Manager, Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). He is Associate Portfolio Manager or Portfolio Manager of open-end and closed-end funds in the Gabelli/GAMCO Funds Complex since 2006; Senior Vice President of GAMCO Investors, Inc.

Andrea Mango

Ms. Andrea R. Mango is Secretary of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). 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 Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). He is the lead Independent Director of the Fund, a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Proxy Voting Committee and a member of the Fund’s ad hoc Pricing Committee (described below under “Directors – Leadership Structure and Oversight Responsibilities”). Mr. Conn also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to 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. Mr. Conn’s education, professional training and experience, and other life experiences, including but not limited to his experience as a senior business executive in the banking industry, experience as a Chief Investment Officer, and service on the boards of other funds and committees within the Fund Complex, make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.

Anthony Colavita

Mr. Anthony J. Colavita, Esq., is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). He is President of the law firm of Anthony J. Colavita, P.C. Mr. Colavita is a practicing attorney with over fifty years of experience, including the field of business and financial law. He is the Chair of the Fund’s Nominating Committee and a member of the Fund’s Proxy Voting Committee. Mr. Colavita also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. He served as a Commissioner of the New York State Thruway Authority and as a Commissioner of the New York State Bridge Authority, where his duties included reviewing financial documents of these agencies. He served for eleven years as the elected Supervisor of the Town of Eastchester, New York, responsible for ten annual municipal budgets of approximately eight million dollars each. Mr. Colavita also 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 New York State Republican Party, the Westchester County Republican Party, and the Eastchester Republican Town Committee. Mr. Colavita received his Bachelor of Arts from Fairfield University and his Juris Doctor from Fordham University School of Law. Mr. Colavita’s education, professional training and experience, and other life experiences, including but not limited to his experience as an attorney, service on the boards of other funds within the Fund Complex, public service background in state and local government, including several senior legal and other managerial positions, make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.

Frank Fahrenkopf

Mr. Frank J. Fahrenkopf Jr., is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). He is former President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Gaming Association (“AGA”), the trade group for the hotel-casino industry. He serves on board committees 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 as 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.

Kuni Nakamura

Kuni Nakamura is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). since August 15, 2012. Mr. Nakamura is the President and sole shareholder of a chemical wholesale company. He is a member of the Fund’s Nominating Committee. Mr. Nakamura also serves on the boards of other funds in the Fund Complex. Additionally, he is the sole shareholder of a real estate holding company and a member of both a boat holding company and a chemical wholesale company. Mr. Nakamura was previously a Board member of The LGL Group. Mr. Nakamura serves on the Board of Trustees of Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY. Mr. Nakamura has been involved in various organizations for underprivileged children, such as Big Brother-Big Sister, the Fresh Air Fund, and Andrus Dyckman Children’s Home. He is also involved in various capacities with The University of Pennsylvania and The Japan Society. Mr. Nakamura is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Multinational Management. Mr. Nakamura’s education, professional training and experience, and other life experiences make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.

Anthony Pustorino

Mr. Anthony R. Pustorino, CPA, is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). Mr. Pustorino is a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”) and Professor Emeritus of Pace University, with over fifty years of experience in public accounting. Mr. Pustorino is the Chair of the Fund’s Audit and Proxy Voting Committees and has been designated the Fund’s Audit Committee Financial Expert. He is a member of both multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees. Mr. Pustorino also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex. Mr. Pustorino was a Director of The LGL Group, Inc., a diversified manufacturing company, and Chair of its Audit Committee. He was previously the President and shareholder of a CPA firm and a Professor of accounting at both Fordham University and Pace University. He served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of both the New York State Board for Public Accountancy and of the CPA Examination Review Board of the National Association of State Board of Accountancy. Mr. Pustorino was Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the New York State Society of CPAs, and was the Chair or member of many of its technical committees. He was a member of the Council of the American Institute of CPAs. Mr. Pustorino is the recipient of numerous professional and teaching awards. He received a Bachelor of Science in Business from Fordham University and a Masters in Business Administration from New York University.

Werner Roeder

Dr. Werner J. Roeder is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). Dr. Roeder is Vice President of Medical Affairs/Medical Director of Lawrence Hospital Center in Bronxville, New York. He has been a practicing surgeon for over forty-five years. As Vice President of Medical Affairs at Lawrence Hospital, he is actively involved in personnel and financial matters concerning the hospital’s $140 million budget. He is a member of the Fund’s Audit Committee, is a member of both multi-fund ad hoc Compensation Committees, and also serves on comparable or other board committees with respect to other funds in the Fund Complex on whose boards he sits. Dr. Roeder is board certified as a surgeon by The American Board of Surgery and presently serves in a consulting capacity to Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his Doctorate in Medicine from New York Medical College. Dr. Roeder’s education, professional training, and experience, and other life experiences, including but not limited to his experience as a practicing surgeon, service as an officer of a hospital, consulting services to a national agency and service on the boards of other funds and committees within the Fund Complex, make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.

Salvatore Zizza

Mr. Salvatore J. Zizza is Independent Director of Gabelli Multimedia Trust Inc., (formerly The Gabelli Global Multimedia Trust Inc). Mr. Zizza is Chairman of a financial consulting firm. He also serves as Chairman to other companies involved in manufacturing, recycling, and pharmaceuticals. He is a member of the Fund’s Audit and Nominating Committees, the Fund’s 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 also served as the Chief Executive of a large 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. Mr. Zizza’s education, professional training and experience, and other life experiences, including but not limited to his service as director and executive officer of other public companies and his service on the boards of other funds and committees within the Fund Complex, make him highly qualified to serve as a Director of the Fund.
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