Kyle Washington was appointed as chairman of the board of Seaspan Corporation in May 2005. He is also a director and the executive chairman of the board of SCLL and a director and chairman of our Manager and certain of its operating subsidiaries. From 1998 to 2006, Mr. Washington was responsible for the overall corporate strategy of the Washington Marine Group and was active in developing senior level customer, supplier, competitor and governmental relationships. Within the Washington Marine Group, he was a director and the executive chairman of Seaspan International Ltd., a marine transportation company that is involved in shipdocking, barging and shipyard enterprises. Mr. Washington has been a director of bioLytical Laboratories Inc. since 2005, a company that develops and manufactures a rapid HIV diagnostic product, and he is a principal of CopperLion Capital, a $100 million private equity fund he started in 2007. He was also chairman of 2003 World Weightlifting Championships and is an active supporter of the Steve Nash Foundation. Mr. Washington is a graduate of the University of Montana with a degree in business administration.