Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Executive Vice Chairman and Chairman of the Executive Committee The Hearst Corporation
Mr. Bennack has been a director of the Company since January 1998 and also serves as Lead Independent Director of our Board. He is Executive Vice Chairman of The Hearst Corporation (“Hearst”) and served as Hearst’s Chief Executive Officer from 1979 to 2002 and then again from June 2008 to June 2013. Mr. Bennack has been the Chairman of the executive committee and Executive Vice Chairman of the board of directors of Hearst since 2002. He serves on the board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and is also Chairman of the New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The Paley Center for Media, and a Managing Director of the Metropolitan Opera. He has previously served on the boards of Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc., Wyeth Corporation and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The Board has determined that Mr. Bennack is an audit committee financial expert.