Philip C. Zerrillo, Ph.D., assumed the position of non-executive Chairman of the Board in November 2016. Dr. Zerrillo has been a director of the Company since September 1999. Dr. Zerrillo served, from 1999 - 2004, as Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Executive Education program at the University of Texas in Austin. Dr. Zerrillo has also served, from 2000 - 2002, as the Graduate Business Dean at the University of Texas in Austin. He is a visiting professor at several universities, including Thammasat University (Thailand), Hebrew University (Israel), IMADEC University (Austria), Helsinki School of Economics (Singapore) and Northwestern University's J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management. Dr. Zerrillo is also the author of numerous published articles in the fields of distribution channel management and business system innovation. Dr. Zerrillo is currently a Lecturer at the Goizueta School of Business (Emory University) in Atlanta, Georgia.
John W. Dalton
John W. Dalton has been a director of the Company since November 2008. Since May of 2004, Mr. Dalton has operated an investment firm, Domaine Capital Properties, where he serves as principal owner and founder. Prior to May 2004, Mr. Dalton was a Vice President of RBC Dain Rauscher, Inc. ("RBC"), a full-service brokerage and investment firm. Mr. Dalton was employed by RBC for 38 years. Mr. Dalton was a director of Cleveland Bank and Trust from 1976 to 1980. In 1982 Mr. Dalton was appointed by the then Governor of the State of Texas to the Texas Motor Vehicle Commission where he served in various roles including Chairman in 1987.
Parris H. Holmes, Jr. has been a director of the Company since July 1998. He previously served on the Company's Board of Directors from March 1992 until April 1996. Mr. Holmes served as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of New Century Equity Holdings Corporation from May 1996 to June 2004. Mr. Holmes served as both Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of USLD Communications Corp., formerly U.S. Long Distance Corp. ("USLD"), from September 1986 until August 1996, and served as Chairman of the Board of USLD until June 2, 1997. Prior to March 1993, Mr. Holmes also served as President of USLD. Mr. Holmes was a member of the Board of Directors of Princeton eCom Corporation ("Princeton"), a leading provider of electronic bill presentment and payment services, from September 1998 until March 2004. Mr. Holmes served on the Board of Tanisys Technology Inc., but resigned as Chairman of the Board and a Board member in January 2002.
F. Gardner Parker has been a director of the Company since February 2003, served as the Company's Lead Independent Director from November 2008 through November 2010 and served as the non-executive Chairman of the Board from November 2010 to November 2016. Mr. Parker serves on the board of directors of two other public companies, including: Camden Property Trust and Carrizo Oil & Gas. In the past, Mr. Parker served on the boards of Crown Resources, Blue Dolphin Energy Company, Hercules Offshore, Pinnacle Oil & Gas and Triangle Petroleum Corporation. Mr. Parker is NACD Board Certified. He began his career with Ernst & Young where he served as a partner.