Board of Directors

Paul G. Kirk Jr.

Mr. Kirk has been a director since September 2005 and is Chair of our Nominating/Corporate Governance Committee, as well as a member of our Compensation Committee.  Mr. Kirk is a retired partner of the law firm of Sullivan & Worcester, LLP of Boston, Massachusetts.  He was a member of the firm from 1977 through 1990.  He also serves as chairman and CEO of Kirk & Associates, Inc., a business advisory and consulting firm.  Mr. Kirk also currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Hatford Financial Services Group, Inc., and Rayonier, Incorporated (a real estate investment trust listed on the New York Stock Exchange).  He has previously served on the Boards of Directors of ITT Corporation (1989-1997) and of Bradley Real Estate, Inc. (1991-2000), a real estate investment trust that was subsequently acquired by Heritage Property Investment Trust, Inc.  Mr. Kirk also serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the  John F. Kennedy Library Foundation and was a founder and continues to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates.  From 1985 to 1989, Mr. Kirk served as chairman of the Democratic Party of the U.S., and from 1983 to 1985 as its treasurer.  A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, Mr. Kirk is past-Chairman of the Harvard Board of Overseers’ Nominating Committee and currently serves as chairman of the Harvard Board of Overseers’ Committee to visit the Department of Athletics.  He has received many awards for civic leadership and public service, including honorary doctors of law degrees from Stonehill College, of which he is currently a Trustee, and the Southern New England School of Law.