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Directors

George R. Brokaw

George R. Brokaw
Director

George R. Brokaw is a director of DISH Network Corporation. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Highbridge Growth Equity Fund at Highbridge Principal Strategies, LLC. Prior to joining Highbridge in 2012, Mr. Brokaw was a Managing Partner and Head of Private Equity at Perry Capital, LLC. Mr. Brokaw also served as a director to several companies including: North American Energy Partners Inc., Capital Business Credit LLC, Timberstar, and Value Place Holdings LLC. Prior to joining Perry in 2005, Mr. Brokaw was Managing Director of Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. Mr. Brokaw received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a J.D. and M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. Mr. Brokaw is a member of the New York Bar.

R. Greg Eisner
Director

Mr. Eisner has served on the Board of Directors since November 19, 2013 and brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience in the areas of finance and investments.Mr. Eisner is the Co-President of Engineers Gate LP, a proprietary trading firm focused on quantitative strategies founded in early 2014 and consults for Dubin & Company, LP, an investment firm managed on behalf of Glenn Dubin and his family interests.  Prior to joining Dubin & Company in 2013, Mr. Eisner was a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of Hedge Fund Strategies for J.P. Morgan Asset Management.  From 2005 through 2012, Mr. Eisner held various positions at Highbridge Capital Management, including Chief Operating Officer of Business Development, Chief Strategy Officer of Gávea Investimentos and Head of Corporate Strategy.  He was a member of the Highbridge Operating Committee, the Chairman of the Highbridge New Product Committee and, in 2010, led J.P. Morgan and Highbridge’s purchase of a majority interest in Gávea Investimentos.  Mr. Eisner also served on the board of directors of Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy LLC, an integrated merchant energy business and portfolio company of Highbridge.  Prior to joining Highbridge in 2005, Mr. Eisner was an investment banker in Mergers and Acquisitions at The Blackstone Group and in Energy and Power at Banc of America Securities.  Mr. Eisner earned his B.S. degree in Economics and B.A. degree in Philosophy, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Joseph Wharton and Benjamin Franklin Scholar.

Benjamin D. Fishman

Benjamin D. Fishman
Director

Benjamin D. Fishman is a Managing Principal of Arlon Group, the investment arm of Continental Grain Company, and is focused on the activities of the Arlon food and agriculture investment program, which targets investments across the food and agriculture value chain and seeks to provide long-term growth capital for companies. Mr. Fishman began his career at Continental Grain Company in 1998. He left Continental Grain Company to co-found The Grow Network in 2000, which was sold to the McGraw-Hill Companies in 2004. In 2005, Mr. Fishman was a National Finalist for the White House Fellowship, and currently, Mr. Fishman is a board member of Excelline Food Products, LLC, Grandpoint Capital, Inc., K-Mac Holdings Corp., and Rose Displays Ltd., and a Member of the Alumni Council of Collegiate School in New York City. Mr. Fishman received his B.A. degree, cum laude, from Princeton University.

W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.

W. Andrew Krusen, Jr.
Director

Since 1987, Andrew Krusen has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dominion Financial Group, Inc., a merchant banking organization that provides investment capital to the natural resources, communications and manufacturing and distribution sectors. He is also the managing member of Gulf Standard Energy, LLC, an oil and gas concern, and the managing member of Krusen-Douglas, LLC, a large landowner in the Tampa, Florida area. Mr. Krusen serves as a director of publicly-traded Canada Fluorspar Inc., a Canadian fluorspar and industrial minerals company and Lucas Energy, Inc., an independent oil and gas company. He is also a director of Raymond James Trust Company, a subsidiary of Raymond James Financial, Inc., as well as numerous privately held companies, including Beall's Inc., Romark Laboratories, L.C., Telovations, Inc. and PlanSource Holdings, Inc. Mr. Krusen served as a director of Florida Banks, Inc., from August 1998 until its acquisition in July 2004. He also served as Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Tampa from 1995 until its acquisition by Florida Banks in August 1998. He is currently a director and Chairman of Florida Capital Group, Inc., a Florida bank holding company, as well as Florida Capital Bank, N.A., its wholly owned subsidiary. Mr. Krusen is a former member of the Young Presidents' Organization, and is currently a member of the World President's Organization and the Society of International Business Fellows. He is a past Chairman of Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry. Mr. Krusen holds a B.A. degree in Geology from Princeton University.

Henry R. Slack

Henry R. Slack
Director

Henry R. Slack served as Chairman of Terra Industries, an international nitrogen-based fertilizer company, from 2001 until 2010, and as a director of Terra Industries from 1983 to 2010. He is currently the senior partner of Quarterwatch, LLC and a director of several other private companies that are primarily based in the United Kingdom. Additionally, Mr. Slack is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Blakeney Limited Partners. He has also served as a director of E. Oppenheimer and Son International Limited, a private investment and holding company, since 1979 and sits on its Investment Committee. He was Chief Executive Officer of Minorco SA, an international mining company, from 1991 until 1999, when that company merged with Anglo American Corporation to form Anglo American plc. In addition, he served as Chairman of First Africa Group, a private investment banking firm, from 2006 until its acquisition in 2009, and was Chairman of Task (USA) Inc., a private investment firm, from September 1999 to June 2002. Mr. Slack was a member of the board of directors and the executive committee of Anglo American Corporation, an international mining company, from 1981 until 1999. He has also served on the board of directors of Salomon Brothers Inc., a provider of investment-banking, securities underwriting, and foreign exchange trading services, from 1982 to 1988, SAB Miller plc., one of the world's largest brewers, from 1998 to 2002, and for more than 20 years on the board of Engelhard Corporation, a supplier of catalysts used in the petroleum, chemical and food industries, until its acquisition in 2006. He is currently a member of the Advisory Council of the Willow School, and a trustee of the Raritan Headquarters Association in New Jersey. Mr. Slack holds a B.A. degree in History from Princeton University.

Remy W. Trafelet

Remy W. Trafelet
Director

Remy W. Trafelet is President and Chief Executive Officer of Trafelet & Company, LLC, a New York-based private investment management firm. Mr. Trafelet also serves as Managing Partner of Trafelet Capital Management, LP, Manager of 734 Agriculture, LLC and Chairman of Silver Nip Citrus, LLC, a grower of Florida citrus products. He currently serves as Chairman of HazelTree Treasury Management Solutions, which Mr. Trafelet founded in 2009. In 2000, Mr. Trafelet founded Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, and in 2009, he spun off the firm's London operations to form Habrok Capital Management. Prior to founding Trafelet Delta Funds, LLC, Mr. Trafelet was a portfolio manager at Fidelity Management and Research Company. Mr. Trafelet is a trustee of Phillips Exeter Academy and serves as Chairman of its Investment Committee. Additionally, he is a board member of Children's Scholarship Fund. Mr. Trafelet is a member of the Cold Spring Harbor Research Laboratory Investment Committee and a board member of the Boys' Club of New York. Mr. Trafelet earned an A.B. degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated with honors and was named a Presidential Scholar. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Clayton G. Wilson

Clayton G. Wilson
Director

Clayton G. Wilson is a third generation citrus grower and has been actively involved in the citrus industry for over 28 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of 734 Citrus Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Silver Nip Citrus. His responsibilities include the oversight of all aspects of the company's citrus operations. Mr. Wilson is Vice President and Chairman of the Board for Latt Maxcy Corporation and also serves on the board of Citizens Bank and Trust. Mr. Wilson is also a board member of many industry associations, including Ranch One Cooperative, Cooperative Producers, Inc. and Gulf Harvesting, Inc., and past President of Highlands County Citrus Growers Association. He currently serves as a board member and Vice President of Citrus Marketing Services and is a past board member of the Harvesting Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Citrus. He holds a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

Managers

Clayton G. Wilson

Clayton G. Wilson
Chief Executive Officer

Clayton G. Wilson is a third generation citrus grower and has been actively involved in the citrus industry for over 28 years. He is the Chief Executive Officer of 734 Citrus Holdings, LLC, d/b/a Silver Nip Citrus. His responsibilities include the oversight of all aspects of the company's citrus operations. Mr. Wilson is Vice President and Chairman of the Board for Latt Maxcy Corporation and also serves on the board of Citizens Bank and Trust. Mr. Wilson is also a board member of many industry associations, including Ranch One Cooperative, Cooperative Producers, Inc. and Gulf Harvesting, Inc., and past President of Highlands County Citrus Growers Association. He currently serves as a board member and Vice President of Citrus Marketing Services and is a past board member of the Harvesting Advisory Council for the Florida Department of Citrus. He holds a degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama.

John E. Kiernan

John E. Kiernan
Senior V.P. & Chief Financial Officer

John Kiernan leads Alico Finance team as our CFO. Before joining Alico, John worked as the CFO of Greenwich Associates, a private global research-based consulting firm serving the financial services industry. John previously worked as the Treasurer and SVP for Capital Markets & Risk Management for Global Crossing until its $3B sale to Level 3 in 2011. He was also the VP of Investor Relations for Misys plc, which maintained a public listing on the London Stock Exchange and a NASDAQ listing for one of its subsidiaries, and a Director of Corporate Development for IBM. Earlier in his career, John spent 12 years as an investment banker and specialized in IPOs and M&A for technology companies during his tenure at Bear Stearns, where he earned the title of Managing Director. John earned a BA in Finance and History summa cum laude from Saint Vincent College, earned an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business Administration and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law. He is a member of New York Bar and a Certified Treasury Professional.

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis
Treasurer

Over 25 years of experience in accounting and finance primarily in the real estate industry. Previously served as Chief Financial Officer for WilsonMiller, Inc. and Corporate Controller of Miromar Development Corporation in Southwest Florida. Public accounting experience includes approximately 5 years with Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Miami, Florida.

Danny Sutton

Danny Sutton
Director of Citrus

Mr. Sutton is the Director of Citrus. He has held that position since November of 2006. Mr. Sutton began his career with Alico in 1999 as a Grove Manager and was promoted to Production Manager in 2001. Prior to joining Alico, he was a Supervisor in the Citrus Division at Hilliard Bros. of Florida. Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Citrus-Business from Florida Southern College.

Chris Moore

Chris Moore
President, Alico Fruit Company

Mr. Moore is the President of Alico Fruit Company. He has held that position since March 2011. Prior to joining Alico Fruit Company, Mr. Moore was the Chief Financial Officer of Bowen Brothers Fruit and the Operations Manager of its predecessor entity Bowen Brothers Fruit Company. Before joining Bowen Brothers Fruit Company, he was the Controller at Pasco Processing and Florida Global Citrus, both Florida citrus processing plants. Mr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Stetson University and a Masters of Art in Economics from the University of Central Florida.

Marta Francis

Marta Francis
Director of Plant Breeding and Research

Marta Francis, Ph.D. is the Director of Plant Breeding and Research. She accepted the position in October 2012. Prior to joining Alico she was a Research Associate at University of Florida, Citrus Research and Education Center and also at the University of California, Davis USDA/ARS. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Agronomy, Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay, a Masters of Science, University of California, Riverside and a PhD in Plant Pathology, University of California, Riverside. She has published numerous articles in scientific publications internationally and has participated in numerous research projects granted by international agencies. Dr. Francis is originally from Uruguay. She is fluent in Spanish, English and Portuguese.