Mario J. Gabelli is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer of GAMCO Investors, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange listed company that is a widely recognized provider of investment advice to alternative investments, mutual funds, institutional and high net worth investors. GAMCO Investors, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GBL. Mr. Gabelli founded the firm in 1977 as an institutional broker-dealer. It has since grown into the diversified financial services corporation it is today. Mr. Gabelli is a summa cum laude graduate of Fordham University and holds an MBA degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and an Honorary Doctorate Degree from Roger Williams University in Rhode Island. He is a leading proponent of the Graham & Dodd school of securities analysis. He is a pioneer in applying Graham & Dodd's principles to the analysis of domestic, cash generating, franchise companies in a wide range of industries. His proprietary Private Market Value with a CatalystTM methodology is now an analytical standard in the value investing community. In addition to his own company, Mr. Gabelli is Chairman & CEO of Lynch Interactive. He is also a member of: The Board of Overseers of Columbia University Graduate School of Business; The Board of Trustees of Boston College; The Board of Trustees of Roger Williams University. A member of the Board of Directors of: The National Italian American Foundation; The American-Italian Cancer Foundation; The Foundation for Italian Art & Culture; Mentor/National Mentoring Partnership; A member of the Board of Advisors of: Caymus; Van Biema Value Fund, LP; Eastside Partner. Health Point Capital Partners. Trustee of: The Winston Churchill Foundation of the United States, which encourages scientific and technological talent by providing scholarships and fellowships to outstanding graduate students and professors to study and do research at Churchill College, Cambridge, England; E.L. Wiegand Foundation in Reno, Nevada, which supports programs for education, health, community and cultural affairs; Chairman, Patron's Committee for the Immaculate Conception School, the largest parochial school in the Bronx, with more than 800 students; A former member of the Board of Trustees of Fordham Preparatory School; A member of The Economic Club of New York A former member of: The Board of Trustees of Fairfield University; The Board of Trustees of Fordham Preparatory School; The Board of Directors of the Bruce Museum; The Board of Governors of the American Stock Exchange. The Eastchester Zoning Board Former head of Lake Isle Association Former Commissioner of the New York State Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Commission; Recipient of the Columbus Citizens Foundation Award for Business and Education in 1994; Recipient of the 1996 Ellis Island Medal of Honor for Business Leaders; Recipient of the South Bronx Educational Foundation's Distinguished Public Service Award, November 2000; Recipient of Sacred Heart University's Discovery Award, April 2005; Cavaliere of the Italian Legions of Merit. Mr. Gabelli has served as Dinner Chairman for: The Boston College Tribute Dinner (ten + years); The Futures in Education Foundation's Tenth Annual Scholarship Fund Celebration; Co-Chair Columbia Business School Annual Dinner; Co-Chair The National Italian American Foundation Dinner; A member of the Chairmen's Committee for Fordham University's Founder's Dinner. Mr. Gabelli has been a frequent commentator on CNBC and CNN. He has appeared ten times on "Louis Rukeyser's Wall Street". Mr. Gabelli is often written about in the financial print media including Institutional Investor, Business Week, Fortune, Forbes, Money and Changing Times. He has also contributed articles to investment publications such as the Financial Analysts Handbook.