Eric J. Buss joined our company in September 1999 as Vice President of Finance and General Counsel. Mr. Buss was elected Secretary in September 2001, named Senior Vice President of Corporate Development in December 2001, and Executive Vice President in August 2005. In December 2010, Mr. Buss transitioned from the General Counsel and Secretary positions, and became responsible for the company’s media division in addition to his other responsibilities as an Executive Vice President. In August 2013, Mr. Buss transitioned from his role overseeing the media division and other businesses and administrative functions to support the finance function. In July 2014, the board of directors appointed Mr. Buss to Chief Financial Officer, where he oversaw the transition of the company from public to private. In March 2016, Mr. Buss returned to his role as Executive Vice President and will provide direct oversight on several initiatives, including capital efficiencies, business development and acquisitions and corporate compliance. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Buss was an associate with the law firm of Faegre & Benson LLP (now Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP) from 1996 to August 1999. Prior to beginning his legal career, Mr. Buss was employed by Arthur Andersen LLP. He also served as a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin School of Business where he taught introductory Financial Accounting. Buss holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin, with a double major in Accounting and Finance, and he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Wisconsin Law School. He is licensed to practice law in both Minnesota and Wisconsin, and is a Certified Public Accountant.