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Board of Directors
James S. Balloun Chairman
James S. Balloun has served as our chairman since October 2012, and as a director since July 2009. Mr. Balloun was previously the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Acuity Brands, Inc. from November 2001 until his retirement in September 2004 and was the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Services Industries, Inc. prior to National Services Industries, Inc.’s spin-off of Acuity Brands in November 2001. Prior to joining National Services Industries, Inc., Mr. Balloun was with McKinsey & Company, Inc. from 1965 to 1996. Mr. Balloun is on the board of directors of Bright Light Systems Inc. and the Georgia Research Alliance Venture Fund. From 1997 to 2011, Mr. Balloun was a director of Radiant Systems, Inc. where he was the Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee from 1997 to 2011. From 2005 to 2010, 2009 to 2012, and 2012 to 2015, respectively, he served on the boards of Unisen/StarTrac, the Georgia Ports Authority and Qcept Technologies. Mr. Balloun received a B.S. degree from Iowa State University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
John S. Day Non-Executive Director
John S. Day has served as a director and as chairman of the Audit Committee since July 2009. Mr. Day serves as a non-executive director of our Company and as Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Day was previously with Deloitte & Touche LLP from 2002 until his retirement in December 2005. Prior to joining Deloitte & Touche LLP, Mr. Day was with Arthur Andersen LLP from 1976 to 2002. Mr. Day serves on the board Lenbrook Square Foundation, Inc., where he was Chairman of the Board from 2012 to 2014 and is a member of the Finance, Compensation and Governance and Nominating Committees. From September 2007 to December 2011, Mr. Day served on the board of directors of Force Protection, Inc., where he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and from 2010 to 2014, Mr. Day served on the board of Edens Investment Limited Partnership, where he was Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Day received a B.A. degree from the University of North Carolina and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Karen Dunn Kelley Director
Karen Dunn Kelley has served as a director since June 2008. Ms. Dunn Kelley has served as the Senior Managing Director, Investments, of Invesco since 2011, with responsibilities including certain of Invesco’s global equities investment teams, equity trading and investment administration. Ms. Dunn Kelley is also the Co-President, Co-Chief Executive Officer and a Director of our manager. From 2007 until 2011, she served as CEO of Invesco’s fixed income and cash management team. Ms. Dunn Kelley joined Invesco in 1989 and has also served as a money market portfolio manager and chief money market officer. Prior to joining Invesco, Ms. Dunn Kelley worked at Federated Investors (Pittsburgh) from 1986 to 1989, where she was involved in the asset management business aspect of the fixed income division. Ms. Dunn Kelley began her career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in 1982 on the Fixed Income High Grade Retail Desk where she served as vice president and assistant manager. Ms. Dunn Kelley graduated with a B.S. degree from the Villanova University College of Commerce and Finance.
Edward J. Hardin Non-Executive Director
Edward J. Hardin has served as a director since February 2014. Mr. Hardin has been a partner of the law firm of Rogers & Hardin LLP since its formation in 1976 and is a member of its executive committee. Mr. Hardin serves on the board of directors of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation. From 1997 to 2016, Mr. Hardin served on the board of directors of CompX International, Inc., where he was a member of the audit committee. Mr. Hardin received a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and a J.D. degree from Vanderbilt University.
James R. Lientz Jr. Non-Executive Director
Jim Lientz has served as a director since May 2012 and as chairman of the Compensation Committee since October 2012. Mr. Lientz has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry and nearly eight in government service. Mr. Lientz served as President of C&S Bank of South Carolina (1990-1992), President of Nationsbank of Georgia (1993-1996) and President, Mid-South Division, of Bank of America (1996-2001). His public sector work was as Chief Operating Officer of the State of Georgia from 2003-2010. Mr. Lientz is currently a partner with Safe Harbor Consulting, LLC. Mr. Lientz also serves as a Director of Diversified Trust Company (since 2015), Brand Holdings (since 2015), MidCountry Financial Corp (since 2010), Georgia Banking Company (since 2010) and J + J Invision (since 2006). Mr. Lientz is a former Director of Georgia Power Company, BlueCross BlueShield of Georgia, NDC Health and the Georgia Ports Authority. Mr. Lientz received a B.S. degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 1965 and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University in 1971.
Gregory G. McGreevey Director
Gregory G. McGreevey has served as a director since May 2016. Mr. McGreevey joined Invesco in November 2011 as head of Invesco Fixed Income, responsible for the day-to-day oversight of Invesco's fixed income business, and since October 2015 has been responsible for all institutional efforts within the Americas. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. McGreevey was president of Hartford Investment Management Co. and executive vice president and chief investment officer ("CIO") of The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. Additionally, he was the CIO for the Hartford's Insurance business. From 1997 to 2008, Mr. McGreevey served as vice chairman and executive vice president of ING Investment Management - Americas Region, as well as business head and CIO for ING's North American proprietary investments and chief executive officer of ING Institutional Markets. Before joining ING, Mr. McGreevey was president and CIO of Laughlin Asset Management and president and chief operating officer of both Laughlin Educational Services and Laughlin Analytics, Inc. Mr. McGreevey earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Portland and an M.B.A. from Portland State University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst.