Independent TrusteeMr. W. Thomas Stephens is Independent Trustee of Putnam High Income Securities Fund. Mr. Stephens retired as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Boise Cascade LLC in December 2008
Age: 72 Executive Since 2009Stephens is a Director of TransCanada Pipelines, Ltd. . Until 2004, Mr. Stephens was a Director of Xcel Energy Incorporated, Qwest Communications and Norske Canada, Inc. . Until 2003, Mr. Stephens was a Director of MailWell, Inc. . He served as Chairman of MailWell until 2001 and as CEO of MacMillanBloedel, Ltd. until 1999. Prior to 1996, Mr. Stephens was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Johns Manville Corporationrationrationration . He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Arkansas.