Mr. Kass has been a director of the Company since December 2015. From February 2013 to June 2014, Mr. Kass served as Vice Chairman and a Senior Advisor at Ridgeway Partners, an executive search firm. From 2003 to 2012, Mr. Kass served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Jennison Associates, LLC, an institutional asset manager. Prior to joining Jennison Associates, Mr. Kass spent 13 years with JPMorgan’s investment management unit, last serving as Vice Chairman and Chief Fiduciary Officer of JPMorgan Fleming Asset Management, and he was also Vice President of the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs & Co. Also, Mr. Kass served in the Reagan Administration as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Pension and Welfare Benefits under the Employee Benefits Security Administration from 1985 to 1987 and was a Special Assistant to the President for Policy Development from 1981 to 1982.
Mr. Kass served as a director of Legg Mason, Inc. from April 2013 to July 2017 and was the non-executive Chairman of Legg Mason from July 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Kass also served as an Advisory Partner of Trian Partners until December 2017.
Mr. Kass serves as a senior advisor for First Eagle Investment Management, LLC and as a member of the Center for Strategic and International Studies advisory board and the advisory board for finance and the global executive board for the MIT Sloan School of Management. He also serves on the Lockheed Martin investment management company advisory board.