Thomas C. Israel is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of A.C.
Israel Enterprises, Inc., a family holding company specializing in private
investments. He began his career at ACLI International Incorporated, a
worldwide commodity import/export company, and became its Chief Financial
Officer in 1978, a position he held until it was sold to Donaldson, Lufkin &
Jenrette in 1981. Mr. Israel sits on the board of Directors of Griffin Land &
Nurseries, Inc. Mr. Israel graduated from Phillips Academy in 1962 and from
Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut in 1966.