Thomas J. Pritzker

Chairperson, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee

Thomas J. Pritzker has served as a director of the Company since February 1999. Mr. Pritzker is Executive Chairman of Hyatt Hotels Corporation and Chairman and CEO of The Pritzker Organization, which provides investment and business advisory services to the Thomas J. Pritzker family enterprise.  Over his career he has been involved in founding significant companies in a variety of fields including container leasing (Triton), biotech (Bay City Capital) and health care (Reliant Pharmaceuticals and First Health).  He has also been engaged in building existing companies in a number of industries.  Outside of business, Mr. Pritzker is Chairman of the Board of the Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the Pritzker Architecture Prize.  He is also Chairman of the Center for Strategic & International Studies in Washington DC.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Aspen Strategy Group.  He also organized and founded the Pritzker Neuropsychiatric Disorders Research Consortium, which is a collaborative research effort into the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders.