Michael J. (Mike) Barbera
Saint Augustine, Florida

Mike has served as an election judge at more than 800 annual and special meetings and more than 250 contested meetings. He is the president and founder of First Coast Results, Inc., which provides electronic voting and tabulation services in connection with contested and routine shareholder meetings. He has also served as assistant secretary in the Meeting Services Division of CT Corporation System. Mike holds a degree in criminal justice from the University of Delaware.​

Ray Dunn
Marietta, Georgia

Ray Dunn has more than 20 years of experience in the securities processing industry.  He most recently served as Vice President of Business Advisory Solutions for American Stock Transfer & Trust Company, LLC. Before joining AST, Mr. Dunn was managing general partner of Dry Valley Advisors, LLC; director of shareowner services at The Southern Company; and in the management of the Department of Energy’s Regional Energy Center. Ray is a former vice president and member of the Board of Directors of the Shareholder Services Association (SSA). He holds a B.S. from the University of Tennessee, an M.A. from the University of South Florida and an M.B.A. from Georgia State University. He also received a Series 7 designation.

Karl H. Wagner
Norristown, Pennsylvania

Karl has spent 34 years in the shareholder services industry, most recently as an assistant secretary and director of stockholder services for Merck & Co., Inc. His previous experience includes managing Merck's in-house stock transfer operation and working in the stock transfer relationship management group of The Connecticut Bank & Trust Co. Karl has been a board member of the Shareholder Services Association (SSA) since 1998 and is also a past president. In 2010, he was selected to serve as a member of the NYSE Proxy Fee Advisory Committee.

​James J. (Jim) Raitt, Founder and President
Rockville, Maryland

Jim  has more than 25 years of experience working in the securities industry. During his career, he has acted as an inspector (judge, scrutineer and certifying agent) at more than 600 annual meetings and more than 100 contested meetings worldwide. He  also has extensive experience relating to corporate governance, reorganization, corporate actions, planning, development, problem solving, negotiations, technical, assistance, information systems and the training of staff and clients in multiple processes. Prior to founding AES, Jim worked at American Stock Transfer & Trust, The Bank of New York, ADP and IVS Associates .  

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