Bradford T. Smith (54) has served as Vice Chairman and a director since January 1, 2007. Mr. Smith has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Secretary since September 2001 and previously was Executive Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary since April 1995. He served as the Company's Chief Compliance Officer from August 1996 to September 2001 and from January 2004 to present. Mr. Smith also oversees the Company's Public Affairs, Human Resources, Law, Compliance, Public Policy, Audit, Risk Management, DNA Identification, Clinical Trials and Licensing operations. Mr. Smith is a member of the Executive Committee of the Company. Previously, Mr. Smith held various senior management positions with Roche including Assistant General Counsel from 1988-1995.