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William J. Raver

William J. Raver has been a director since May 2006. From July 2006 through January 2008, Mr. Raver served as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust ("NRRIT") where he led a twenty person staff, overseeing investment activity of the trust fund established by Federal legislation in 2001 to manage certain defined benefit retirement assets of the U.S. railway industry, then totaling $30 billion. From 1997 until he joined NRRIT in 2006, Mr. Raver was with Verizon Investment Management Corporation, most recently as Chief Operating Officer. In this role, he shared investment responsibility for $65 billion of Verizon retirement and savings plan assets and was the officer in charge of trust fund financial reporting and fiduciary functions. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Raver was Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, and Director of Research at Evaluation Associates, an investment consulting firm. His earlier career includes senior level positions in corporate treasury with Young & Rubicam, Cadbury Schweppes, Stauffer Chemical and Avon Products. Mr. Raver currently serves on a number of investment advisory boards.