Bernard L. Schwartz is chairman and CEO of BLS Investments, LLC. Mr. Schwartz retired in March 2006 after 34 years as chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Loral Space & Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: LORL), and its predecessor, Loral Corporation, headquartered in New York City. Mr. Schwartz has established several permanent programs at various institutions to study economic and public policy development, including Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), the New School University, the Council on Foreign Relations, The Brookings Institution and Tel Aviv University. Mr. Schwartz serves as a trustee of the New York University Hospitals Center, the New York Historical Society, Thirteen/WNET Educational Broadcasting Corporation and Baruch College and is vice chairman of the New York Film Society. In addition, Mr. Schwartz is a member of the Democratic Leadership Council and is a director of the New America Foundation, where he sponsors several fellows, and a trustee of Third Way, a progressive advocacy organization. Mr. Schwartz graduated from City College of New York with a B.S. degree in finance and holds an honorary Doctorate of Science degree from the college.