Robert B. Simonds, Jr.
Robert B. Simonds, Jr. has served as a director since May 2010 and as Vice Chairman since October 2010. He currently serves on the Company’s Compensation Committee and as Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee. Mr. Simonds is a longtime advocate for water rights and policy issues and his family owns and controls water rights in Arizona. He was the immediate past Chairman of the Blue Ribbon Committee of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (“MWD”), the world’s largest water wholesaler, where he represented the city of Los Angeles from 2004 to 2006. MWD’s Blue Ribbon Committee makes recommendations for new business models and strategies to position MWD to meet the region’s water-related needs for the future. He was recently appointed to the National Academy of Sciences Board of Water Science and Technology (“BWST”). Mr. Simonds is also the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of STX Entertainment and a seasoned producer of over 30 major motion pictures that have generated in excess of $7 billion in worldwide revenue.