Mr. Thomas W. Okel is Independent Trustee of the Company. He has over 20 years of experience in the underwriting, structuring, distribution and trading of debt used for corporate acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations and refinancings. He currently serves as Executive Director of Catawba Lands Conservancy, a nonprofit land trust. Prior to joining Catawba Lands Conservancy, he served as Global Head of Syndicated Capital Markets at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he managed capital markets, sales, trading and research for the United States, Europe, Asia and Latin America. He currently serves as Trustee of Babson Capital Funds Trust, an openend investment company advised by Babson Capital
Age: 52 Executive Since 2012Okel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Davidson College and a Masters of Management, Finance, Accounting and Marketing from J.L. Kellog Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.