Donald S. Perkins has served as a trustee of the Company since 1998.
Mr. Perkins is the Chairman of the Company’s Audit Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nomination and Governance Committee. He is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Jewel Companies Inc. (a diversified retailer) (1970 to 1980). Mr. Perkins is Chairman of Nanophase Technologies Corporation and serves as a director of LaSalle U.S. Realty Income II and III.
He has previously served on more than 20 corporate boards including AT&T Aon Corning Cummins Engine Eastman Kodak Inland Steel Industries Kmart Lucent Technologies The Putnam Funds Time Warner and Spring Industries. Mr. Perkins graduated from Yale University and Harvard Business School.