Susan Clark-Johnson has served as Executive Director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy at Arizona State University since May 2009. She served as President of the Gannett Newspaper Division of Gannett Co., Inc., a publicly traded company, from September 2005 until her retirement in May 2008. From August 2000 until September 2005, she was Chairman and CEO of Phoenix Newspapers, Inc. The Board selected Ms. Clark-Johnson to serve as a director because it believes she brings a breadth of operational and managerial experience, both domestically and internationally, in the newspaper industry. Ms. Clark-Johnson currently serves as a member of the board of directors of Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, a publicly-traded holding company which, through its affiliates, provides energy and energy-related products to customers in Arizona and conducts real estate development and investment activities in the western United States.
Peter F. Frey is a private investor and a retired partner of TRG Management, an emerging markets asset management/hedge fund business, where he was responsible for sales, marketing and product development from March 2003 until he retired in June 2007. Prior to this he spent more than 17 years at JP Morgan, mostly in the Emerging Markets Group, where he held a series of increasingly significant positions including Global Head of Sales, was Managing Director from 1993 to 2001 and, during his last two years at JP Morgan, was Co-Head of U.S. Fixed Income Sales. The Board selected Mr. Frey to serve as a director because it believes he possesses extensive knowledge of the capital markets, and his experience in sales and marketing provides Company management with assistance in developing stronger customer relationships. He is a member of Vassar College’s President’s Advisory Council.
Christopher R. Kelly has been the owner of Fortuna Investments since 1997, where he specializes in private investments and venture capital. The Board selected Mr. Kelly to serve as a director because it believes he possesses valuable broadcast industry expertise, having served in senior management positions in broadcast companies for 17 years, and, as a private investor since 1997, brings extensive knowledge of the capital markets. He is currently a member of the board of directors of Epoll, a privately held online research company, Altrec, a privately held online retailer, and Thoughtful Media, a privately held entertainment marketing solutions company. He formerly served, until 2009, as a director of Ensequence, a privately held interactive television software and professional services company.
Roger L. Ogden currently serves as an independent consultant to broadcast related companies. From August 1997 to July 2005 he served as General Manager of KUSA Television in Denver, Colorado where he had overall management responsibility for this local NBC affiliate station, and as a Senior Vice President of the Gannett Television Division of Gannett Co., Inc. From July 2005 until his retirement in July 2007, he was President and CEO of the Gannett Television Division, where he had overall responsibility for 23 television stations owned by Gannett and also served as Senior Vice President of Design, Innovation and Strategy for Gannett Co., Inc., encouraging development of new business ideas and improved processes, from June 2006 until July 2007. The Board selected Mr. Ogden to serve as a director, and since October 2008 as Chairman of the Board, due to his extensive experience in television and media for 41 years, including top leadership positions at major companies including NBC, General Electric and Gannett; his international experience including President of NBC/CNBC Europe for two years; and his experience as a current director and chairman of the compensation committee of the board of directors at E.W. Scripps Company, a publicly traded media company with interests in newspaper publishing, broadcast television stations, and licensing and syndication.
Robert A. Rayne, having been the Chief Executive Officer of LMS Capital plc, an international investment company, since June 2006, when the investment business of London Merchant Securities plc was demerged and LMS Capital was formed to hold this business, became Chairman of LMS Capital in May 2010, a position he held until he stepped down in November 2010. Mr. Rayne remains a Director at LMS Capital. Mr. Rayne was employed by London Merchant Securities from 1968 to February 2007 and served as its Chief Executive Officer from May 2001 to February 2007. The Chyron Board selected Mr. Rayne to serve as a director because it believes he possesses a wealth of experience as a director and investor in broadcasting and related businesses. He served for nine years as a director and then Chairman of the board of a U.K. radio station, was an investor and director of one of the major teleprompting companies in the U.K. and U.S., and was involved in the consortium that produced one of the U.K.’s first satellite companies in the early 1980’s prior to its acquisition. He is a member of the board of directors of the following publicly-traded companies: Weatherford International Inc., a provider of advanced products and services serving the oil well and gas industries; Derwent London plc, a leading central London, U.K. real estate investment trust, where he also serves as Non-Executive Chairman of the board; and LMS Capital plc. Until January 2007, he served as a director of London Merchant Securities plc (formerly Ltd), a publicly traded property and development company. Additionally, Mr. Rayne has over the past five years served as a director of numerous privately held companies.
Director; President and Chief Executive Officer of Chyron Corporation
Michael I. Wellesley Wesley is the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he has held since February 2003. Prior to this, he served as a consultant to the Company from July 2001. He formerly held the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company through February 2002 and previously served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from July 1995 through June 1997. The Board selected Mr. Wellesley-Wesley to serve as a director because he is the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer and has many years of experience as a director, Chairman and/or CEO of the Company and it believes he possesses extensive experience in television cable program networks and broadcast solutions. His past experience includes serving as a director of Financial News Network for seven years, Chief Operating Officer for Financial News Network, Infotechnology and United Press International for a combined two years, and a director of Data Broadcasting Corporation, a publicly held provider of financial information services, for three years, and was a Managing Director of Soundview Ventures for two years.
Michael C. Wheeler has, since April 1999, served as Managing Partner of Westerly Partners, LLC, an investment advisory firm providing strategic, financial and technology solutions to early stage companies focused on new media and technology industries. The board selected Mr. Wheeler to serve as a director because of his over forty years of experience, including senior management positions, at broadcast media and entertainment companies including CBS, NBC, Viacom and MTV. Mr. Wheeler serves as a director of Permission TV, a privately held online video platform company. He formerly served as a director at Firebrand Media Inc., a privately held multimedia programming company.