Alan A. Ades
Mr. Ades has served as a member of our board of directors since 2003. Mr. Ades is a Co-founder and Principal Owner of A & E Stores, Inc., and has served as its President and Chief Executive Officer since 1966. Mr. Ades founded Rugby Realty Co., Inc. in 1980 and has served as its Principal since 1980. Mr. Ades has served as a director of A & E Stores, Inc. since 1967. Mr. Ades has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Michigan and an L.L.B. from New York University Law School. We believe Mr. Ades is qualified to serve on our board of directors due to his investment and financial experience as well as his expertise in business management.