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Joyce M. Nelson
Director
Joyce M. Nelson joined the Board of Directors in September 2012. From October 2011 to her retirement from full-time employment in September 2012, Ms. Nelson served as a special consultant to the in-coming President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (“NMSS”), a nonprofit organization focused on multiple sclerosis. From November 2004 to October 2011, Ms. Nelson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of NMSS. From December 1991 to November 2004, she led NMSS's national field services and fund raising departments. From June 1985 to December 1991, she led the Mid America (Greater Kansas City) chapter of NMSS. From September 1983 to June 1985, she oversaw fundraising activities for the Northern California Chapter of NMSS. Ms. Nelson was previously on the board of directors of NMSS and the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation, as well as the advisory board to the North Park University School of Non-Profit Management. Ms. Nelson holds a BA in English from North Park University. Among other experience, qualifications, attributes and skills, Ms. Nelson’s experience as a CEO, her knowledge and experience in the nonprofit industry and the senior leadership roles she played in a large nonprofit organization led to the conclusion of our Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and of our full Board that she should serve as a director of our Company in light of our business and structure.