|Edward A. Barkett|
Mr. Barkett joined our Board of Directors in 2009, and he also serves on our Audit Committee. Mr. Barkett is the president and founder of Atlas Properties, Inc., a real estate development and management firm. Mr. Barkett is also a member of the Board of Directors of Bashas', Inc. the largest grocery store chain in the State of Arizona, and a member of the Board of Directors of the San Joaquin Partnership, a public/private economic development corporation dedicated to job creation in San Joaquin County, California. For nearly 20 years, Mr. Barkett has been actively involved in building and managing complicated businesses, and in real estate investing, development, construction, leasing, and financing throughout the United States. Mr. Barkett received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988, and a Juris Doctorate and Master of Real Estate Development degrees from the University of Southern California in 1991.