||In 2000 Mr. Ruder was appointed Vice Chairman and Audit Committee Chair of the New York State Board of Science, Technology and Academic Research by Governor Pataki and the New York State Senate. In 2004 he was appointed as a Commissioner of the Dormitory Authority of New York State, where he is also Chair of the Governance Committee. He also serves on the board of the Adirondack Council, the Scarsdale United Way, the New York Metro Chapter of the World Presidents’ Organization, and PNC Private Client Advisors. Additionally, he serves as President of the Hawkeye Conservationists in the Adirondacks. Mr. Ruder holds a BA in American History from Washington University in St. Louis and an MBA in Marketing from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.