Lead Director and Board Member
Alan J. Bowers has been a member of our Board since December 2010 and serves on the Audit Committee (Chairman) and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and is our Lead Director. Prior to Mr. Bowers’ retirement in 2005, Mr. Bowers was the president and chief executive officer and a board member of Cape Success, LLC, a private equity backed staffing service and information technology solutions business, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Bowers was also the president and chief executive officer and a board member of MarketSource Corporation, a marketing and sales support service firm, from 2000 to 2001, and of MBL Life Assurance Corporation, a life insurance firm, from 1995 to 1999. Mr. Bowers has been a certified public accountant since 1978 and served as staff auditor, audit partner and managing partner, serving a diverse client base during his tenure at Coopers & Lybrand, L.L.P. from 1978 to 1995 and a staff accountant with Laventhol & Horwath, CPAs from 1976 to 1978. Mr. Bowers is member of the board of directors of CorePoint Lodging Inc., a publicly traded U.S. lodging real estate investment trust, where he is the audit committee chairman and a member of the compensation and nominating and corporate governance committees, and Ocwen Financial Corporation, a publicly traded residential mortgage lending and servicing company, where he is audit committee chairman and a member of the risk and compliance committee. Mr. Bowers previously served on the board and as audit committee chairman of La Quinta Holdings Inc., a publicly traded hotel chain from April 2014 to May 2018. Mr. Bowers earned his Master’s in business administration from St. John’s University and his Bachelor of Science in accounting from Montclair State University.