People: Viad Corp (VVI)

VVI on New York Consolidated

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30 Oct 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Paul Dykstra

52 2010 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Ellen Ingersoll

49 2002 Chief Financial Officer

David McKenna

2014 Interim President of Brewster

Steven Moster

44 2011 Group President - Marketing & Events Group; President of Global Experience Specialists, Inc.

Leslie Striedel

51 2014 Chief Accounting Officer

George Hines

40 2009 Chief Information Officer

Kelly Smith-Dotson

2014 Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer

Deborah DePaoli

49 2011 General Counsel, Secretary

Thomas Kuczynski

49 2008 Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer

Richard Dozer

57 2013 Lead Independent Director

Andrew Benett

43 2013 Independent Director

Daniel Boggan

68 2005 Independent Director

Isabella Cunningham

71 2005 Independent Director

Edward Mace

63 2012 Independent Director

Robert Munzenrider

69 2004 Independent Director

Margaret Pederson

59 2011 Independent Director

Albert Teplin

68 2003 Independent Director

Joe Diaz

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Paul Dykstra

Mr. Paul B. Dykstra is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Viad Corp. Mr. Dykstra has served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viad since April 1, 2008, President and Chief Executive Officer of Viad since April 1, 2006 and Chief Operating Officer of Viad since January 1, 2006. Prior to 2006, Mr. Dykstra was President and Chief Executive Officer of Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (“GES”), a subsidiary of Viad, since 2000 and Executive Vice President-International and Corporate Development of GES since 1999. He served as Executive Vice President-General Manager and in other similar executive positions with Travelers Express Company, Inc., a former subsidiary of Viad, from 1994 to 1999. Through his many executive management positions held with Viad’s businesses, Mr. Dykstra has developed substantial experience in corporate strategy, operations, commercial development and sales, accounting and finance.

Ellen Ingersoll

Ms. Ellen M. Ingersoll is 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.

David McKenna

Steven Moster

Mr. Steven W. Moster is Group President - Marketing & Events Group; President of Global Experience Specialists, Inc., a subsidiary Company of Viad Corp. prior thereto, independent consultant providing marketing and sales consultation services to 3 Day Blinds Corporation, a manufacturer and retailer of custom window coverings, from April 2010 to August 2010; prior thereto, Executive Vice President-Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of GES from January 2008 to February 2010; prior thereto, Executive Vice President -Products and Services of GES from January 2005 to February 2010; prior thereto Vice President-Products & Services Business of GES from January 2004 to January 2005; and prior thereto, Engagement Manager, Management Strategy Consulting for McKinsey & Company from August 2000 to January 2004.

Leslie Striedel

Ms. Leslie S. Striedel has been appointed Chief Accounting Officer ofViad Corp., effective as of April 1, 2014. Ms. Striedel has held a variety of positions in accounting, finance, tax and administration prior to joining the Company in March 2014 as Vice President of Finance. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Striedel served as 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, where she led the implementation of the company’s Sarbanes-Oxley compliance program, oversaw its internal and external financial reporting and assumed management responsibilities related to human resources and IT. From 2004 until 2010, Ms. Striedel served as Vice President of Finance, Director of Financial Reporting and Compliance and Corporate Controller of White Electronic Designs Corp (now a subsidiary of Microsemi Corporation), a $100 million public company manufacturing circuits and semiconductors. Prior to 2004, Ms. Striedel served as 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.

George Hines

Mr. George N. Hines is Chief Information Officer of Viad Corp. prior thereto, Senior Vice President and Transitioning Chief Information Officer of Stream Global Services, Inc., a business process outsource provider, since October 2009; prior thereto, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of eTelecare Global Solutions, Inc. (merged into Stream Global Services, Inc.) since August 2007; prior thereto, Chief Information Officer of PeopleSupport, Inc., a business process outsource provider, since December 2005; prior thereto, Executive Vice President, Operations and Chief Technology Officer of ChaseCom Limited Partnership, a provider of customer contact center services, since August 2004; prior thereto, Senior Manager-Telecommunications Industry Practice of Deloitte Consulting LLP since April 2000; and prior thereto, Manager-Telecommunications Industry Practice of Ernst & Young LLP from July 1996 to March 2000.

Kelly Smith-Dotson

Kelly Smith-Dotson is Chief Marketing & Commercial Officer of Viad Corp. Smith-Dotson will be responsible for driving the marketing and commercial strategy of Viad's Marketing & Events Group and Travel & Recreation Group, leading the development and commercialization of new and innovative products and services that enhance the customer experience, and creating marketing programs that drive profitable sales growth. Smith-Dotson brings nearly 30 years of marketing experience to Viad. Most recently, she served as the chief marketing officer at the Pampered Chef where she led a repositioning of its brand and realignment of its digital marketing to drive brand affinity and sales growth. Prior to that, she was the senior marketing executive at NAVTEQ Corporation and she worked at multi-national advertising agencies, Leo Burnett and DMB&B, with a focus on blue chip clients.

Deborah DePaoli

Ms. Deborah J. DePaoli is General Counsel and Secretary of Viad Corp. Prior thereto she isDeputy 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.

Thomas Kuczynski

Mr. Thomas M. Kuczynski is Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer of Viad Corp. prior thereto, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development & Planning of The Nielsen Company, a media and marketing information company, since August 2006; prior thereto, Managing Director of The Pareto Group, a provider of strategic and investment advisory services, since January 2004; and prior thereto, Vice President of Penton Media, Inc., a business media firm producing magazines, trade shows, conferences and electronic media, from January 1999 to October 2003.

Richard Dozer

Mr. Richard H. Dozer is Lead Independent Director of Viad Corp. 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 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 in operations, sales and other areas related to Viad’s specific industries, including marketing, corporate events and branded 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 is a director 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.

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 leading global integrated marketing communication agency and the largest unit of Havas Creative Group, and the Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Creative Group, a business unit of Havas, which is a leading global advertising, digital and communications group. Prior to becoming the Global Chief Executive Officer of Havas Worldwide in January 2014, he was Global President since January 2013. He has served in the position of Chief Strategy Officer since 2010. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Benett also 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, a Euro RSCG Worldwide company. From 2004 to 2007, he was Executive Vice President, Global Chief Strategy Officer of Havas Worldwide. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Benett was Executive Vice President and Executive Director, Brand Strategy and Innovation of Futurebrand Company, Inc., a brand strategy and design 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.

Daniel Boggan

Mr. Daniel A. Boggan Jr., is Independent Director of Viad Corp. Mr. Boggan is a retired Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), a voluntary organization which governs college and university athletic programs, from 1996 through his retirement in August 2003. He was Chief of Staff, Office of the Mayor, Oakland, California from January 2007 to August 2007 and Vice President-Business Development for Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C., a municipal finance firm which provides investment banking, sales and trading and financial advisory services, from October 2005 until March 2006. From 2003 to 2005, Mr. Boggan served as a consultant for Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., L.L.C. Mr. Boggan also served as a trustee of The California Endowment from 2004 to 2013, as Chair of its Investment and Finance Committee from 2010 to 2012 and as Chairman of its Board from 2008 to 2010. He served as a trustee of Albion College from 1993 to 2011. He also served on the Board of Alameda County Medical Center as President and Chair of the Executive Committee from 2010 to 2013, as a member of the Human Resources Committee and Quality Professional Services Committee from 2008 to 2013 and as Vice Chair from 2008 to 2010. He was a director of Collective Brands, Inc. from 1997 to 2012 and is currently a director of The Clorox Company. Mr. Boggan has specific knowledge regarding the marketing industry, sales and the industries specific to Viad.

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, where she has worked since 1983. She has been the Chair of the Department of Advertising and a Professor of Advertising at the university since 2002 and 1981, respectively, 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 President of Mace Pacific Holding Company, LLC, a private investment company working with investors and developers in the acquisition and repositioning of branded and independent luxury hotels and resorts, since 2006. During that time, he also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner 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 served on the management team 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 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. She also served as President, Penton Exhibitions group of Penton Media, Inc., an exhibition and conference organizer, from 1999 to 2008. Ms. Pederson has industry experience and knowledge concerning the industries in which Viad’s Marketing & Events Group competes. She also has substantial experience in international business.

Albert Teplin

Dr. Albert M. Teplin is Independent Director of Viad Corp.Dr. Teplin is a retired Senior Economist for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where he served in that position from 2001 to October 2002 and as Chief, Flow of Funds Section from 1989 to 2001. Dr. Teplin has broad experience analyzing economic trends and their application to business practices and government policies and has a doctorate in economics from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His background also provides him with an ability to understand and evaluate technical financial matters pertaining to mergers, acquisitions and other significant business decisions. He is a Certified Financial Planner™ and currently heads Teplin Financial Planning LLC. He was previously a director from 2004 to 2010 and Audit Committee Chair from 2008 to 2010 of MoneyGram International, Inc.

Joe Diaz

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