Non-Executive Chairman of the Board
Since 2012, the board of directors has separated the roles of Chairman and CEO. Michael I. Roth, an independent director, is our Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors last reappointed by the board for an additional one-year term in May 2017.
The Non-Executive Chairman is an independent member of the Board of Directors. The Chairman plans the agendas for meetings of the Board of Directors chairs the Board meetings and is responsible for briefing the chief executive officer as needed concerning executive sessions of the independent members of the Board. The Chairman also determines when additional meetings of the Board are needed. The Chairman of the Board reviews and responds as appropriate to communications from stockholders and other interested parties in accordance with guidelines established by the Board of Directors. Additionally the Chairman communicates informally with other Directors between meetings of the Board to foster free and open dialog among Directors.