John Tyson is Chairman of the Board and has served in this capacity since 1998. Beginning in September 2007, Mr. Tyson, while continuing to serve as Chairman, discontinued serving the Company in an executive officer capacity and now provides advisory services to the Company. Mr. Tyson served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2001 until May 2006 and as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Tyson has been a member of the Board since 1984. After graduating from Springdale High School in 1971, John attended the University of Arkansas. John later transferred to SMU where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. John serves on numerous boards and committees including: Walden Woods Project, the Advisory Board for the Yale Center for Faith and Culure, University of Arkansas, and as Committee Chairman of the University of Arkansas Capital Campaign for the 21st Century.