People: Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II Inc (VMM)

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24 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Patrick Coyne

50 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Richard Salus

49 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

David O'Connor

47 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer

Daniel Geatens

40 Vice President, Treasurer

David Connor

49 2005 Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Bennett

65 2005 Independent Director

Joseph Chow

60 2013 Independent Director

John Fry

53 2001 Independent Director

Anthony Knerr

74 1990 Independent Director

Lucinda Landreth

66 2005 Independent Director

Frances Sevilla-Sacasa

57 2011 Independent Director

Thomas Whitford

57 2013 Independent Director

Janet Yeomans

65 1999 Independent Director

J. Richard Zecher

73 2005 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Patrick Coyne

Mr. Patrick P. Coyne is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Mr. Coyne has over 25 years of experience in the investment management industry. Mr. Coyne has managed funds, investment teams and fixed income trading operations. He has held executive management positions at Delaware Investments for several years, serving as the firm’s Chief Investment Officer for fixed income investments, as Chief Investment Officer for equity investments and, since 2006, as President of Delaware Investments. Mr. Coyne has served as a board member of non-profit organizations and for-profit companies, and currently serves on the Board of Governors of the Investment Company Institute. He holds a B.A. degree from Harvard University and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Mr. Coyne has served on the Board since August 2006.

Richard Salus

Mr. Richard Salus, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. He has served in various executive capacities at different times at Delaware Investments.

David O'Connor

Mr. David P. O'Connor, Esq., is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Legal Officer of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. He has served in various executive and legal capacities at different times at Delaware Investments.

Daniel Geatens

Mr. Daniel V. Geatens is Vice President, Treasurer of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. He has served in various capacities at different times at Delaware Investments.

David Connor

Mr. David F. Connor, Esq., is Vice President, Deputy General Counsel, Secretary of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. He has served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel at Delaware Investments since 2000.

Thomas Bennett

Mr. Thomas L. Bennett is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Mr. Bennett has over 30 years of experience in the investment management industry, particularly with fixed income portfolio management and credit analysis. He has served in senior management for a number of money management firms. Mr. Bennett has also served as a board member of another investment company, an educational institution, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies. He has an M.B.A. from the University of Cincinnati and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Bennett has served on the Board since March 2005.

Joseph Chow

Mr. Joseph W. Chow is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II Inc., since January 2013. Mr. Chow has over 30 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry. In electing him in 2013, the Independent Directors of the Funds found that his experience in business strategy in non-U.S. markets complemented the skills of existing Board members and also reflected the increasing importance of global financial markets in investment management. The Independent Directors also found that Mr. Chow’s management responsibilities as a former Executive Vice President of a global asset servicing and investment management firm as well as his experience as Chief Risk and Corporate Administration Officer would add helpful oversight skills to the Board. Mr. Chow holds a B.A. degree from Brandeis and M.C.P and M.S. in Management degree from MIT.

John Fry

Mr. John A. Fry is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Mr. Fry has over 25 years of experience in higher education. He has served in senior management for three institutions of higher learning. Mr. Fry has also served as a board member of many non-profit organizations and several for-profit companies. Mr. Fry has experience in overseeing areas such as finance, investments, risk management, internal audit and information technology. He holds a B.A. degree in American Civilization from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from New York University. Mr. Fry has served on the Board since January 2001.

Anthony Knerr

Dr. Anthony D. Knerr is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Currently the Coordinating Director, Dr. Knerr has over 40 years of experience in higher education. He has served in senior executive positions at two universities where he was responsible for overseeing finances, investments, internal audit, risk management and related functions. He founded an international strategy consulting firm that has assisted universities and other nonprofit institutions on a wide range of strategic, business, and financial issues. He has also served as an officer and board member of numerous non-profit organizations and has taught at several universities. He received his Ph.D. from New York University and his M.A. and B.A. from Yale University. Dr. Knerr has served on the Board since April 1990.

Lucinda Landreth

Ms. Lucinda S. Landreth is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Ms. Landreth has over thirty-five years of experience in the investment management industry, particularly with equity management and analysis. She has served as Chief Investment Officer for a variety of money management firms including a bank, a broker, and an insurance company. Ms. Landreth has advised mutual funds, pension funds, and managers and has served on the board and executive committees of her college, two foundations and several non-profit institutions. In addition to her B.A., she is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Ms. Landreth has served on the Board since March 2005.

Frances Sevilla-Sacasa

Ms. Frances A. Sevilla-Sacasa is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa has over thirty years of experience in banking and management. In electing her in 2011, the Independent Directors of the Board found that her international management experience, in particular, complemented the skills of existing Board members and also reflected the increasing importance of international investment management not only for dollar-denominated investors but also for investors outside the U.S. Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa holds B.A. and M.B.A. degrees. Ms. Sevilla-Sacasa has served on the Board since September 2011.

Thomas Whitford

Mr.Thomas K. Whitford is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II Inc. Mr. Whitford has over 25 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, and served as Vice Chairman of a banking, asset management and residential mortgage banking institution. In electing him in 2013, the Independent Directors of the Funds found that Mr. Whitford’s senior management role in wealth management and experience in the mutual fund servicing business would provide current management and financial industry insight, in particular, and complemented the skills of existing Board members. The Independent Directors also found that his senior management role in integrating company acquisitions, technology and operations and his past role as Chief Risk Officer would add a helpful oversight skill to the Board. Mr. Whitford holds a B.S. degree from the University of Massachusetts and an M.B.A. degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. Mr. Whitford has served on the Board since January 2013.

Janet Yeomans

Ms. Janet L. Yeomans is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Ms. Yeomans has over 28 years of business experience with a global diversified manufacturing company, including service as Treasurer for this company. In this role, Ms. Yeomans has broad-based financial experience, including global financial risk management and mergers and acquisitions. She has also served as a board member of a for-profit company. She holds degrees in Mathematics and Physics from Connecticut College, an M.S. in mathematics from Illinois Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. Ms. Yeomans has served on the Board since April 1999.

J. Richard Zecher

Mr. J. Richard Zecher is Independent Director of Delaware Investments Minnesota Municipal Income Fund II, Inc. Mr. Zecher has over 35 years of experience in the investment management industry. He founded a hedge fund investment advisory firm and a risk management consulting company. He also served as Treasurer of a money center New York bank. Prior thereto, Mr. Zecher was the Chief Economist at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). Mr. Zecher has served as a board member and board committee member of a for-profit company. He holds degrees in Economics from The Ohio State University. Mr. Zecher has served on the Board since March 2005.
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