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Viad Corp (VVI)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Richard Dozer

58 2014 Chairman of the Board

Steven Moster

45 2014 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Ellen Ingersoll

50 2002 Chief Financial Officer

Leslie Striedel

52 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

Kelly Smith-Dotson

51 2014 Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer

Deborah DePaoli

50 2011 General Counsel, Secretary

Andrew Benett

44 2013 Independent Director

Isabella Cunningham

72 2005 Independent Director

Edward Mace

64 2012 Independent Director

Robert Munzenrider

71 2004 Independent Director

Margaret Pederson

60 2011 Independent Director

Joshua Schechter

42 2015 Independent Director

Carrie Long

2014 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Richard Dozer

Mr. Richard H. Dozer is Chairman of the Board of Viad Corp., effective December 3, 2014. Mr. Dozer was President of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a Major League Baseball franchise, from the team’s inception in 1995 until 2006, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Phoenix Suns, an NBA professional basketball franchise, from 1987 to 1995 and President of the US Airways Center arena (formerly America West Arena) from 1989 to 1995. Mr. Dozer’s leadership positions with the Arizona Diamondbacks, Phoenix Suns and US Airways Center provided him with skills and experience related to Viad’s specific industries, including the operations, management, sales and marketing of large-scale live corporate and consumer events. Mr. Dozer also has financial experience, which he acquired from his audit manager position and other positions he held with Arthur Andersen from 1979 to 1987, during which time he held a CPA license. Mr. Dozer was Chairman-Phoenix Office of GenSpring Family Offices, a wealth management firm for ultra high net worth families, a position he held from 2008 to 2013. He also serves as Treasurer of the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. Mr. Dozer was co-founder and a managing partner of CDK Partners, a real estate development and investment company, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Dozer is a director, Chairman of the Board, and Audit Committee Chairman of Swift Transportation Company, a public company, a director and Finance Committee Chairman of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, as well as a member of the Executive Committee, Compensation Committee and Audit Committee of that company, and a director and Audit Committee and Finance Committee member of Apollo Education Group, Inc., a public company. He previously served as a director of Stratford American Corporation from 1998 to 2006.

Steven Moster

Mr. Steven W. Moster is the President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Moster has been the Group President of the Marketing & Events Group of the Company since 2011 and President of Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (“GES”), a subsidiary of Viad, since November 2010. Mr. Moster has served the Company in various executive management roles, including Executive Vice President - Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of GES from 2008 to February 2010, Executive Vice President - Products and Services of GES from 2005 to February 2010 and Vice President - Products & Services Business of GES from 2004 to 2005, and worked as an independent consultant of the Company from April 2010 to August 2010. Prior to joining GES in 2004, Mr. Moster was Engagement Manager, Management Strategy Consulting for McKinsey & Company from August 2000 to January 2004, where he worked with a broad set of clients to create and implement growth strategies. Mr. Moster’s track record of executing growth strategies and improving operating efficiencies, and his deep understanding of Viad's operations, give him the unique ability to accelerate the Company’s strategic growth initiatives and enhance shareholder value across both business groups.

Ellen Ingersoll

Ms. Ellen M. Ingersoll is a Chief Financial Officer of Viad Corp. Prior thereto, Vice President-Controller or similar position since January 2002; prior thereto, Controller of CashX, Inc., a service provider of stored value internet cards, from June 2001 through October 2001; prior thereto, Operations Finance Director of LeapSource, Inc., a provider of business process outsourcing, since January 2000; and prior thereto, Vice President and Controller of Franchise Finance Corporation of America since May 1992.

Leslie Striedel

Ms. Leslie S. Striedel is a Chief Accounting Officer of Viad Corp. Prior thereto, Vice President of Finance from March 2014 to April 2014; prior thereto, Vice President of Finance and Administration or similar positions with Colt Defense LLC, a designer, developer and manufacturer of firearms for military, personal defense and recreational purposes, from 2010 to 2013; prior thereto, Vice President of Finance, Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance and Corporate Controller of White Electronics Designs Corp. (now a subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation), a $100 million public company manufacturing circuits and semiconductors, from 2004 to 2010; and prior thereto, Corporate Controller of MD Helicopters, an international helicopter manufacturer, Corporate Controller of Fluke Networks (formerly Microtest, Inc.), a publicly-traded manufacturing and technology company, and Senior Tax Manager of KPMG LLP.

Kelly Smith-Dotson

Ms. Kelly A. Smith-Dotson is the Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer of Viad Corp. Prior thereto, Chief Marketing Officer of The Pampered Chef, a provider of high quality cookware through a distributor network of independent consultants, from 2012 to 2014; prior thereto, Senior Vice President, Corporate Marketing of NAVTEQ Corporation, a provider of geographic information systems data and electronic navigable maps, from 2008 to 2012; prior thereto, VP, Global Marketing & Communications of NAVTEQ Corporation from 2003 to 2007; prior thereto, VP, North America Marketing & Communications of NAVTEQ Corporation from 2001 to 2003; and prior thereto, various marketing positions at Leo Burnett and DMB&B, multinational advertising agencies servicing blue-chip clients.

Deborah DePaoli

Ms. Deborah J. DePaoli is a General Counsel and Secretary of Viad Corp. Prior thereto, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since 2009; prior thereto, Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary since 2004; prior thereto, held other attorney positions since joining Viad in 2000; prior thereto, Vice President and General Counsel, Outings on the Links, Inc. since 1996; and prior thereto, Senior Associate and various legal positions with Gallagher & Kennedy, P.A. since 1991.

Andrew Benett

Mr. Andrew B. Benett has been appointed as Independent Director of Viad Corp., effective July 15, 2013. Mr. Benett is the Global Chief Executive Officer of Havas Worldwide, a global integrated marketing communication network employing over 10,000 people across 300 offices in 75 countries. He is also Global Chief Executive Officer and Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Creative Group, the largest business unit of Havas S.A., a leading global advertising, digital and communications group. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Benett held the position of Global Chief Executive Officer of Arnold Worldwide, a Havas company. From 2007 to 2010, Mr. Benett was Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Worldwide (formerly known as Euro RSCG Worldwide, Inc.) and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Euro RSCG New York. Previously, Mr. Benett was Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Brand Strategy and Innovation of Futurebrand Company, Inc., a brand strategy, innovation and marketing consultancy. Mr. Benett has extensive experience in the areas of innovative marketing solutions and digital media, broad knowledge of the digital and social media revolution impacting businesses and decades of experience working with some of the world’s most well-known brands.

Isabella Cunningham

Dr. Isabella Cunningham, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Dr. Cunningham is an Ernest A. Sharpe Centennial Professor in Communication at The University of Texas at Austin, a position she has held since 1983, and has been a Professor of the Stan Richards School of Advertising & Public Relations at the university since 2014. She was the Chair of the Department of Advertising from 2002 to 2014 and has been a Professor of Advertising at the university since 1981, and serves as a member of many university and community organizations. Dr. Cunningham has extensive knowledge and expertise regarding the marketing industry, including the face-to-face marketing space in which Viad competes, and has been published extensively in the area of business and marketing. She has broad international business exposure and holds a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and a Masters in Business Administration degree from two Brazilian universities. Dr. Cunningham acquired executive management and governance experience during her service on the boards of directors of Cornell Companies, Inc. from 2005 to 2006, Dupont Photomasks, Inc. from 2001 to 2005 and other for-profit companies and non-profit organizations.

Edward Mace

Mr. Edward E. Mace is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Mace has been Chief Executive Officer of SMG Hospitality Management LLC (“SMG-HM”) since 2014. SMG-HM is a company that manages and operates certain fund-level and project-specific entities formed to acquire, develop, reposition and own hotels and resorts in the United States. He also holds various positions with related entities: Co-Founder/Managing Partner of Silverwest Hotel Partners LLC and Managing Director-Hotel & Resort Group of Mariner Real Estate Management LLC. Mr. Mace is also the Founder of Mace Pacific Holding Company, LLC, a private investment company involved in hotel and resort investment, and has served as its President since 2006. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Ascent Resort Partners, a developer and operator of hotels and resorts, from 2009 to 2011, and was a member of the Concessions Management Advisory Board of the U.S. National Park Service from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Mace was President of Vail Resorts Lodging Company and Rock Resorts International LLC, both subsidiaries of Vail Resorts, Inc., an owner, manager and developer of ski resorts and related lodging, from 2001 to 2006. Prior to that position, Mr. Mace was an executive of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Inc., where he served as Vice Chairman from 2000 to 2001, President and Chief Executive Officer from 1998 to 2000, and Executive Vice President from 1996 to 1998. From 1994 to 1996, Mr. Mace was a partner in KPMG LLP’s hospitality and real estate consulting practice. He also served as a director of BRE Properties, Inc., a publicly-traded real estate investment trust, from 1998 to 2010. Mr. Mace has extensive public company experience in the travel and leisure sector, both as an executive officer and as a director, as well as finance and accounting experience.

Robert Munzenrider

Mr. Robert E. Munzenrider CPA is a Independent Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Munzenrider is Founder or Co-Founder of several e-commerce businesses, and is a retired President of Harmon AutoGlass, a subsidiary of Apogee Enterprises, Inc., a national chain of retail automotive services and insurance claims processor, a position he held from 2000 to 2002. In 1999, Mr. Munzenrider served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Glass Services Segment of Apogee Enterprises. He also served during part of 1999 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eliance Corp., an e-commerce transaction processor. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Munzenrider served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of St. Jude Medical, Inc., an international medical device manufacturing and marketing company. Mr. Munzenrider has a strong finance and accounting background, holding his CPA license since 1971 and serving in the position of Chief Financial Officer for a majority of his professional career. In addition, he has a historical familiarity with Viad operations, as he was the Chief Financial Officer of three of Viad’s former operating companies from 1982 to 1997. Mr. Munzenrider is a director of MGC Diagnostics Corporation (formerly Angeion Corporation), and is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee. He is also Lead Director, Chair of the Audit and Governance & Nominating Committees and a member of the Compensation Committee of Kips Bay Medical, Inc. He previously served as a director of Criticare Systems, Inc., ATS Medical, Inc. and CABG Medical, Inc.

Margaret Pederson

Ms. Margaret E. Pederson is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Ms. Pederson has served as the President of Amirexx LLC, a consulting firm focused on exhibitions, conferences, events and media, since 2008, and Managing Director, Golden Seeds Fund LP, an investment group that is dedicated to investing in early and growth stage companies founded and/or led by women, since 2010. Ms. Pederson served as Chairman of the Board, International Association of Exhibitions and Events, an international association representing those who plan, produce and service exhibitions, conferences and proprietary corporate events, from 2008 to 2009. Prior to that position, she served on the Board of Directors of the Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) from 1999 to 2006 and as Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2005. She also served as President, Penton Exhibitions group of Penton Media, Inc., an exhibition and conference organizer, from 1999 to 2008, and served in senior management and operational roles at Reed Exhibition Companies from 1983 to 1999. Ms. Pederson has extensive industry experience and knowledge concerning the industries in which Viad’s Marketing & Events Group competes and substantial experience in international business.

Joshua Schechter

Mr. Joshua E. Schechter is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Schechter has served as a director of Aderans Co., Ltd. ("Aderans"), a multinational company engaged in hair-related business, since 2008, and is the Executive Chairman of Aderans America Holdings, Inc., Aderans' holding company in the United States. From 2001 to 2013, Mr. Schechter served as Managing Director of Steel Partners Ltd., a privately owned hedge fund sponsor, and from 2008 to 2013, Mr. Schechter served as co-President of Steel Partners Japan Asset Management, LP, a private company offering investment services. Mr. Schechter previously served on the Board of Directors of The Pantry, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTRY), a leading independently operated convenience store chain in the southeastern United States and one of the largest independently operated convenience store chains in the country, from March 2014 until the completion of its sale in March 2015; WHX Corporation (now known as Handy & Harman Ltd.) (NASDAQ: HNH), a diversified manufacturer of engineered niche industrial products with leading positions in many of the markets it serves, from 2005 until 2008; and Puroflow, Inc. (now known as Argan, Inc.) (NYSE: AGX), a provider of a full range of power industry and telecommunications infrastructure services, from 2001 until 2003. Together with his managerial and public company board experience, Mr. Schechter's experience in capital markets, acquisitions and other transactions in a variety of industries enables him to provide valuable insight to the Board.

Carrie Long