Independent TrusteeMr. William F. Heitmann is the Independent Trustee of GAMCO Natural Resources, Gold Income Trust by Gabelli. He previously served as Senior Vice President of Finance at Verizon Communications, Inc. As Senior Vice President of Finance, Mr. Heitmann was responsible for leading the Verizon Investment Management Corporationrationration, for which he held the positions of President and Chief Investment Officer. During his career of over thirtyfive years at Verizon Communications and its predecessor companies, he served as Senior Vice President and Treasurer of Verizon Communications, Vice President of Asset Management and Treasurer of Bell Atlantic Corporationrationration, and Vice President of Merger Implementation during the Bell AtlanticNYNEX merger. Additionally, he served as Chairman of the Board for Verizon Capital Corporationrationration, Verizon Communications financial subsidiary. In his leadership roles outside Verizon, Mr. Heitmann is a Director of DRS Technologies, a NYSElisted company, and Syncreon, a private equity owned global logistics company, and chair of their audit committees. He also served as a Director of the Pension Real Estate Association and a member of the Committee for the Investment of Employee Benefit Assets and the Financial Executives Institute, The Pension Managers Advisory Committee of the NYSE, and The Investment Committee of the Neurological Society. Mr. Heitmann also serves on the board of other funds in the Fund Complex
Age: 67 Executive Since 2011Heitmann received his Bachelor?s degree in Mechanical Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and his Masters of Business Administration from Rutgers University.