Biography

Robert S. Tyrer

Co-President, The Cohen Group

Mr. Tyrer has served as a director of the Company since October 2017. Mr. Tyrer is currently the co-president of The Cohen Group, a business advisory firm providing strategic advice and assistance in business development, regulatory affairs, deal sourcing, and capital raising activities, a position he has held since 2001. Previously, he served as the Chief of Staff to the United States Secretary of Defense William Cohen from 1997-2001, where he provided strategic advice on all aspects of national security and acted as the primary liaison between the Department of Defense and Congress, the White House, other Federal agencies and private industry. Prior to entering the Pentagon, Mr. Tyrer served 21 years on Capitol Hill in a variety of congressional staff roles, including Chief of Staff to then-Senator William Cohen of Maine from 1989-1996 and campaign manager for U.S. Senator Susan Collins in her successful 1996 U.S. Senate campaign. Mr. Tyrer is a graduate of the University of Maine and a member of the Advisory Board of the University of Maine's School of Policy and International Affairs. He is a Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC. He served as a member of the board of directors of EDO Corporation, a military and commercial products and professional services company, for four years until the company was purchased by ITT Corporation in 2007. Mr. Tyrer also served on the Board of Directors of Clean Air Power, a publicly-traded company based in the United Kingdom, from 2014 until it was acquired in 2015. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Public Diplomacy Collaborative at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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