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Biographical Sketches


Anthony D. Battaglia
Anthony D. Battaglia is the President of the Diversified Foods Group, a division of Chiquita Brands, Inc. Mr. Battaglia has been with Chiquita since 1985, joining as Executive Vice President of Banana Sales and Marketing Worldwide. Mr. Battaglia was promoted to Chief Operating Officer of the Diversification Group in 1987 and assumed the responsibilities of President in 1992. Mr. Battaglia completed undergraduate studies at Tufts University and received an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is currently a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a Patent Holder for a citrus harvesting device.

Jay Borden
Jay Borden is the President and CEO of Granite Systems, a venture-backed telecommunications software company based in Manchester, NH. Granite Systems is among the fastest growing technology companies in the nation, as ranked in the Deloitte Touche "Fast 50" and "Fast 500" competitions. Prior to starting Granite Systems, Mr. Borden was a marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation in France and the U.S., and a research director at the Yankee Group in Boston and London. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

David Boyer, Jr.
David Boyer, Jr., is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Troy Systems, an award-winning company he founded to service the information management requirements of the federal government. Today, Inc. magazine lists Troy as one of America's 500 fastest growing private companies, serving both government and commercial clients. Mr. Boyer is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Center for Excellence in Education 2000, and serves as Chairman of the Wolftrap Foundation's Board of Directors. He is also Chairman of the George Mason University Board of Trustees. Mr. Boyer received the Distinguished Alumni Award from his alma mater, Pennsylvania State University, where he received his master's degree. He was named High Tech Entrepreneur of the Year in the Greater Washington area by Ernst and Young (1994), received the Outstanding Small Business Person of the Year, District of Columbia in 1992, the Minority Business Person of the Year from the Small Business Administration in 1991 and the Regional Businessman of the Year by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 1991.

Alexander R.M. Boyle
Alexander R.M. Boyle has been Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Chevy Chase Bank since 1985. Prior to this, he was the President and CEO of Government Services and Savings and Loan until its merger with Chevy Chase Bank in 1985. Mr. Boyle had been the Financial Vice-President of the Elizabeth Arden Corporation in New York City prior to joining Government Services. He is a past director of the United States League of Savings Institutions, the major national trade association for thrift institutions which evolved into the current America's Community Bankers. He is a past chairman of the State of Maryland League of Financial Institutions and currently serves as a director of the Association of Financial Services Holding Companies in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Chancellor's Advisory Council at the University of Maryland. Mr. Boyle is a graduate of Phillips Exeter Academy and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Yale University, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Harvard Business School.

Gerald Cavanagh
Gerald Cavanagh holds the Charles T. Fisher Chair of Business Ethics and is Professor of Management at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is the author of numerous articles and five books, among them are: American Business Values: With Global Perspectives, Ethical Dilemmas in the Modern Corporation, Blacks in the Industrial World, and The Businessperson in Search of Values. Dr. Cavanagh has lectured and given workshops on business ethics throughout the United States, Mexico, Indonesia, Australia and India. He received the "Most Outstanding Faculty Award" in 1998 from his colleagues at the University of Detroit Mercy. Cavanagh holds a B.S. in engineering and graduate degrees in philosophy, theology, education, and received his doctorate in management from Michigan State University. He is an ordained Catholic priest in the Society of Jesus (Jesuits). Dr. Cavanagh received the highest award in his field (Sumner Marcus Award) from the Academy of Management for his writing, teaching and other contributions to business ethics. He has served on the boards of trustees of Fordham, Santa Clara, Xavier, and as board chair of the University of Detroit.

Gina H. Despres
Gina H. Despres is a Senior Vice President of Capital Research and Management Company, a US-based investment management company that is the investment advisor to the American Funds family of mutual funds. She is President, Director and Principal Executive Officer of the New Perspective Fund, a global mutual fund with assets of over $24 billion under management. She is also Chairman of the Board for the New World Fund and EuroPacific Growth Fund. Prior to joining Capital in 1991, Ms. Despres was tax counsel and foreign policy advisor to Senator Bill Bradley of New Jersey. She has also practiced law in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Ms. Despres graduated from the University of Sydney, and was awarded a Juris Doctor degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a member of the Advisory Council of the Center for International Studies at Princeton University, The Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley, The Center for Northeast Asian Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, and the Women's Foreign Policy Group. In addition, Ms. Despres serves on the Board of Directors of the Chatham House Foundation (USA), Partners for Democratic Change, Human Rights Watch, The Foundation for International Arts and Exhibitions, and the Arena Stage.

William M. Evan, Ph.D.
William M. Evan, Ph.D., is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Management at The Wharton School and the School of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania. He received his BA at the University of Pennsylvania and his doctorate from Cornell University. The author of numerous articles for various professional journals, he is also the author/editor of (with Quincy Write and Morton Deutsch) Preventing World War III, Law and Sociology, Organizational Experiments, Organization Theory, Interorganizational Relations, The Sociology of Law, Knowledge and Power in a Global Society, Social Structures and Law, Organization Theory: Research and Design, and (with Ved P. Nanda) Nuclear Proliferation and the Legality of Nuclear Weapons.

James L. Ferguson
James L. Ferguson is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Foods Corporation (retired). He is a graduate of Hamilton College, and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University. Mr. Ferguson is a Director of ICOS Corporation and VION Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He is a Chairman of the South Carolina Aquarium, a Board Director for the Hollings Cancer Center, The Middleton Place Foundation and the Henry Crown Fellowship Program, a member of the Business Council and Council on Foreign Relations. Formerly, he was a Director of Chase Manhattan Bank, N.A., Glaxo-Wellcome, p.l.c., Federated Department Stores, Union Carbide, Philip Morris, DNA Plant Technology and Sawyer-Ferguson-Walker, a Trustee Emeritus of the Aspen Institute and a Life Trustee of Hamilton College.

Vice Admiral Lee Fredric Gunn
Vice Admiral Lee Fredric Gunn served in USS EVERETT F. LARSON as First Lieutenant, Anti-Submarine Warfare Officer, and Navigator. He served as Operations Officer on the USS O'BRIEN, was Executive Officer of the USS ALBERT DAVID and commanded the USS BARBEY, after which he was assigned as Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, Training and Readiness on the staff of Commander Naval Surface Combatant Task Force, Seventh Fleet. He also commanded Destroyer Squadron Thirty-One, the Navy's Anti-Submarine Warfare Destroyer Squadron.

Vice Admiral Gunn is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the National War College, the Senior Officer Ship Material Readiness Course, and the CAPSTONE Joint Flag Officer Course. Vice Admiral Gunn most recently served at sea as Commander Amphibious Group Three and during January through March 1995 as Commander, Combined Naval Forces, and Deputy Commander, Combined Task Force United Shield, the amphibious withdrawal of United Nations (UNISOM 11) forces from Somalia. Vice Admiral Gunn's personal awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Six Legions of Merit, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Navy Commendation Medal (combat V), and the Navy Achievement Medal, in addition to various campaign and service ribbons.

Andrew T. Lamas
Andrew T. Lamas is a Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. A graduate of Davidson College in North Carolina, where he was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Lamas received his Masters degree in Economic Development from the University of London, and his J.D. degree from the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Lamas has extensive consulting experience with employee-owned businesses, community development corporations, religious and cultural organizations, and alternative investment. He is Co-Director of a project that supports faculty and curriculum development at two new business schools in the Ukraine, and he is a founding Board Member of the Center for Community Self-Help (Durham, NC) and the Reinvestment Fund (Philadelphia, PA).

Sanford N. McDonnell
Sanford N. McDonnell served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of McDonnell Douglas Corporation for seven years. McDonnell Douglas is one of America's foremost aerospace companies with an important role in the nation's defense. McDonnell retired from the corporation in 1988 after 40 years of service. Educated at Princeton, the University of Colorado and Washington University, he holds degrees in economics, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and has received numerous professional and civic awards. Mr. McDonnell is chairman of CHARACTERplus, a character education program in the public school of Greater St. Louis which he helped organize in 1988. In addition, he is Chairman of the Board of The Character Education Partnership, Inc. in Washington, DC, a national organization dedicated to developing moral character and civic virtue in our young people. Mr. McDonnell serves on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater St. Louis. He was the first president of the foundation for the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, and is a past national president of the Boy Scouts of America.

Laura Nash, Ph.D.
Laura Nash, Ph.D., is Director of the Institute for Values-Centered Leadership at Harvard University. Formerly on the faculty at Harvard Business School, Nash has been teaching and consulting in the area of business ethics for twenty years with corporations and not-for-profit organizations. She is a past President of the Society for Business Ethics. Her views on ethics, religion, corporate culture and business leadership have been featured on ABC News, NBC News, CNBC News, the Wall Street Journal Radio Report, Marketwatch, National Public Radio, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and The Economist, to name a few. Recently her views on spirituality in business were quoted in Business Week (November 1999). Her articles have appeared in a number of journals including: Harvard Business Review, Business Ethics Quarterly and Sojourners. She has written several books including: Believers in Business, and Good Intentions Aside. Dr. Nash received her doctorate in philosophy from Harvard University.

Dr. Saroj Parasuraman
Dr. Saroj Parasuraman is Distinguished Professor of Management at the Bennett S. Lebow College of Business, Drexel University. She received her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from the State University of New York-Buffalo. Dr. Parasuraman is co-editor of a contributed volume entitled Integrating Work and Family: Challenges and Choices for a Changing World. Dr. Parasuraman's research findings have appeared in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Group and Organization Studies, International Journal of Man-Machine Studies, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Management, Research in Nursing and Health, Work and Occupations, Journal of Management Systems and Journal of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Parasuraman has received the prestigious Drexel University Research Achievement Award. At Drexel since 1983, she has 25 years teaching experience as well as extensive consulting experience for a wide-range of government agencies, industrial firms, financial institutions and educational institutions.

Larry R. Pike
Larry R. Pike , CLU, FLMI is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Union Central Life Insurance Company. Prior to Union Central, Mr. Pike was Senior Vice President, Corporate Finance and Information at Home Life Insurance Company. He is a Director of Manhattan Life Insurance Company, a subsidiary of Union Central. Mr. Pike is a member of the Board of Trustees of The American College; past member of the Board of the Million Dollar Round Table Foundation (MDRTF); past President of the Association of Ohio Life Insurance Companies (AOLIC); and past Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Life Office Management Association (LOMA). He is a 1997 recipient of the Silver Beaver Award presented by the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America; 1998 recipient of the Good Scout Award presented by Dan Beard Council of the Boy Scouts of America; 1998 recipient of the Emmett Russell, Jr. Award presented by the Institute of Home Office Underwriters (IHOU); 1998 recipient of the Golder Award by the Bethesda, Inc. Medical/Dental Staff; 1999 recipient of the Lincoln Award awarded by the Northern Kentucky University. He is a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College and has an M.B.A. from the University of Delaware.

Ronald J. Sider, Ph.D.
Ronald J. Sider, Ph.D., is Professor of Theology and Culture at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his doctorate from Yale University, and is an ordained minister in the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ Churches. He is President of Evangelicals for Social Action, and the Publisher of Prism and Green Cross. Dr. Sider has published twenty-two books including Just Generosity: A New Vision for Overcoming Poverty in America, and Living like Jesus: Eleven Essentials for Growing a Genuine Faith. He has also published many articles in scholarly journals and magazines, including Scottish Journal of Theology,Christianity Today, Christian Century, Sojourners, Moody Monthly, and New Catholic World.