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Granite Construction Inc (GVA)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Powell

70 2009 Independent Chairman of the Board

James Roberts

59 2011 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Laurel Krzeminski

61 2015 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Christopher Miller

49 2014 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President

Michael Donnino

61 2010 Senior Vice President, Group Manager

Martin Matheson

54 2013 Senior Vice President - Group Manager

James Richards

52 2013 Senior Vice President - Group Manager

Claes Bjork

70 2006 Independent Director

James Bradford

68 2006 Independent Director

William Dorey

71 2010 Independent Director

David Kelsey

65 2003 Independent Director

Michael McNally

61 2016 Independent Director

Gaddi Vasquez

61 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Powell

Mr. William Powell is an Independent Chairman of the Board of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Powell retired in 2006 as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Starch and Chemical Company, a position he had held since 1999, and has served as our Chairman of the Board since September 2009. Mr. Powell is currently a member of the boards of directors of PolyOne Inc. and FMC Corporation. Until June 2009, Mr. Powell was Chairman, Board of Trustees, of State Theatre Performing Arts Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. We believe that Mr. Powell’s knowledge and experience as chief executive officer of a major global company qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Powell holds a B.A. degree in Chemistry, an M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and an M.A. in Business Administration from the University of North Dakota.

James Roberts

Mr. James H. Roberts is a President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Roberts joined Granite in 1981 and has served in various capacities, including President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2010. He also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from September 2009 to August 2010, Senior Vice President from May 2004 to September 2009, Granite West Manager from February 2007 to September 2009, Branch Division Manager from May 2004 to February 2007, Vice President and Assistant Branch Division Manager from 1999 to 2004, and Regional Manager of Nevada and Utah Operations from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Roberts served as Chairman of The National Asphalt Pavement Association in 2006. We believe that Mr. Roberts’ knowledge of the construction industry, as well as his intimate knowledge of our business, employees, culture, and competitors, his understanding of the challenges and issues facing the Company and his insider’s perspective of the Company’s day-to-day operations and the strategic direction of the Company, qualify him to serve on our Board. He received a B.S.C.E. in 1979 and an M.S.C.E. in 1980 from the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California in 1981. He also completed the Stanford Executive Program in 2009.

Laurel Krzeminski

Ms. Laurel J. Krzeminski is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Ms. Krzeminski joined Granite in 2008 and has served as Chief Financial Officer since November 2010. She has served as Executive Vice President since December 2015, Senior Vice President from January 2013 to December 2015, Vice President from July 2008 to December 2012, Interim Chief Financial Officer from June 2010 to October 2010 and Corporate Controller from July 2008 to May 2010. From 1993 to 2007, she served in various corporate and operational finance positions with The Gillette Company (acquired by The Procter & Gamble Company in 2005), including Finance Director for the Duracell and Braun North American business units. Ms. Krzeminski also served as the Director of Gillette’s Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance program and as Gillette’s Director of Corporate Financial Reporting. Her experience also includes several years in public accounting with an international accounting firm. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration-Accounting from San Diego State University.

Christopher Miller

Mr. Christopher S. Miller is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. From June 2006 to July 2014, he served in various executive positions with CH2M HILL, including Managing Director, Global Operations; Managing Director, United Kingdom Ministry of Defense Programs; President, Government Facilities and Infrastructure Business Group; President, CH2M HILL Constructors, Inc. and Global Business Development and Planning Director. Prior to CH2M Hill, Mr. Miller served as Director of Federal Programs for Jacobs Engineering Group. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Miller served in the United States Air Force in the Human Systems Division, Weapons System Program Office and the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence. He received a B.A. in Biology from the University of Louisville and an M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Michael Donnino

Mr. Michael F. Donnino is the Senior Vice President, Group Manager of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Donnino joined Granite in 1977 and has served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager since January 2010, Senior Vice President since January 2005, Manager of Granite East from February 2007 to December 2009, and Heavy Construction Division Manager from January 2005 to February 2007. He served as Vice President and Heavy Construction Division Assistant Manager during 2004, Texas Regional Manager from 2000 to 2003 and Dallas Estimating Office Area Manager from 1991 to 2000. Mr. Donnino received a B.S.C.E. in Structural, Water and Soils Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1976.

Martin Matheson

Mr. Martin P. Matheson is the Senior Vice President - Group Manager of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Matheson joined Granite in 1989 and has served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager since August 2013. He also served as Washington Region Manager from February 2007 through July 2013, Branch Division Construction Manager from 2006 through February 2007, Utah Operations Area/Operations Manager from 1999 to 2006 and in other positions at Granite’s Nevada Branch between 1989 and 1997. Prior to joining Granite, he worked at Kenny Construction Company. Mr. Matheson received a B.S. in Animal Science from University of Illinois in 1983.

James Richards

Mr. James D. Richards is the Senior Vice President and Group Manager of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Richards joined Granite in January 1992 and has served as Senior Vice President and Group Manager since January 2013. He also served as Arizona Region Manager from February 2006 through December 2012, Arizona Region Chief Estimator from January 2000 through January 2006 and in other positions at Granite’s Arizona Branch between 1992 and 2000. Prior to joining Granite, he served as a U.S. Army Officer. Mr. Richards received a B.S. in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University in 1987.

Claes Bjork

Mr. Claes G. Bjork is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Bjork retired in 2002 as Chief Executive Officer of Skanska AB, Sweden, one of the world’s largest construction companies, a position he had held since 1997. Prior to such time, Mr. Bjork held various executive and management positions within Skanska and served as Chairman of Scancem Cement. He is also a former Chairman and a current member of the board of directors of the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, and he previously served on the boards of Consolidated Management Group and Qlik Technologies, Inc. We believe that Mr. Bjork’s past experience as an executive with a major multi-national construction firm and his knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and Granite’s competitors and customers qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Bjork studied Civil Engineering in Sweden.

James Bradford

Mr. James W. Bradford, Jr. is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Bradford retired in June 2013 as Dean and Ralph Owen Professor for the Practice of Management at Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management, in which capacities he served since 2005. Between 2002 and March 2005, Mr. Bradford served as Acting Dean, Associate Dean Corporate Relations, Clinical Professor of Management and Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University, Owen School of Management. He has also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Glass Corporation, and President and Chief Executive Officer of AFG Industries. Mr. Bradford is currently also a member of the boards of directors of Genesco, Inc., Clarcor, Inc., and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. We believe that Mr. Bradford’s perspective as an academic, his experience in corporate compliance and governance matters and his knowledge of business strategies and financial matters, combined with his executive-level and legal experiences, qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Bradford holds a B.A. degree from the University of Florida and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University, and he has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program.

William Dorey

Mr. William G. Dorey is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Dorey retired in August 2010 as the Chief Executive Officer and President of Granite, in which capacities he served since 2004 and 2003, respectively. Mr. Dorey joined Granite in 1968 and, prior to being named Chief Executive Officer and President, held a variety of executive-level positions with Granite throughout his career, including Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President, Senior Vice President and Branch Division Manager. During this time, Mr. Dorey developed an intimate knowledge of our business, employees, culture, competitors and the effect on our business of various government policies. Mr. Dorey is also currently a member of the board of directors of Astec Industries, Inc. We believe that his long history and experience with Granite, and his in-depth knowledge of the construction industry, demonstrate that Mr. Dorey is well qualified to serve on our Board. Mr. Dorey holds a B.S. degree in Construction Engineering from Arizona State University.

David Kelsey

Mr. David H. Kelsey is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Kelsey retired in December 2015 as Chief Financial Officer of Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., a privately-owned producer of high performance specialty chemicals and intermediate chemicals from natural oils, in which capacity he served since August 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Kelsey served as Chief Financial Officer of Sealed Air Corporation, an S&P 500 manufacturer of specialty packaging for food and other protective applications, from January 2002 to August 2011. We believe that Mr. Kelsey’s experience as the chief financial officer of a major NYSE-listed company, as well as his in-depth knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles, experience in preparing, auditing and analyzing financial statements, understanding of internal control over financial reporting, and his understanding of audit committee functions qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Kelsey holds a B.S.E. degree in Civil and Geological Engineering from Princeton University and an M.B.A. degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Business.

Michael McNally

Mr. Michael F. McNally is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. McNally retired in December 2014 as President and Chief Executive Officer of Skanska USA Inc., a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest construction companies, a position he had held since 2008. During that time, he also served as one of nine members of Skanska AB’s senior executive team. Prior to his tenure at Skanska, Mr. McNally held various management positions over a 38 year career with Flour, Marshall Contractors, Mobil Oil and J. Ray McDermott. Mr. McNally is also currently a member of the boards of directors of Terracon, the U.S. Green Building Council and the Rhode Island Commerce Corporation. We believe that Mr. McNally’s past experience as an executive with a major multi-national construction firm and his knowledge and understanding of the construction industry and Granite’s customers qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. McNally holds a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from the University of Rhode Island.

Gaddi Vasquez

Mr. Gaddi H. Vasquez is an Independent Director of GRANITE CONSTRUCTION INCORPORATED. Mr. Vasquez has served as Senior Vice President of Government Affairs of Edison International and Southern California Edison, one of the nation’s largest investor owned utility companies principally serving Southern California, since 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Vasquez served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs from 2010-2013, Vice President of Public Affairs from 2009-2010 and Division Vice President in Public Affairs at Southern California Edison from 1995-2002. Mr. Vasquez also served as executive Director of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands in 2009, as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies based in Rome, Italy from 2006-2009, and as Director of the U.S. Peace Corps from 2002-2006. Mr. Vasquez is currently also a member of the National Advisory Board of the Salvation Army, a member of the board of directors of the California Public Policy Institute, the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund and a member of the board of governors of the California State University Foundation. We believe that Mr. Vasquez’s executive level experience and his experience in public service, including leading major organizations involved in the development and construction of major public infrastructure and regional facilities, qualify him to serve on our Board. Mr. Vasquez holds a B.A. degree in Public Service Management from the University of Redlands.

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

William Powell

350,070

James Roberts

2,830,930

Laurel Krzeminski

1,244,720

Christopher Miller

1,223,000

Michael Donnino

981,948

Martin Matheson

1,121,820

James Richards

722,444

Claes Bjork

195,238

James Bradford

196,134

William Dorey

180,071

David Kelsey

195,266

Michael McNally

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Gaddi Vasquez

185,107
As Of  30 Dec 2015