Natalie S. Hairston
Natalie is the Senior Vice President of Dennard Lascar Investor Relations, which provides investor relations and corporate governance consulting to corporate issuers. Over the course of her career, Ms. Hairston has actively managed or served as the inspector of election for more than 120 annual or special stockholder meetings. She was the chief governance officer, vice president–investor relations, and corporate secretary for ENGlobal Corp. (ENG) and was a member of its executive leadership team. Natalie led ENGlobal’s investor relations, corporate governance, SOX/SEC compliance, and corporate communications programs. She has excelled in diverse environments within public companies, law firms, and consultancy. Natalie received undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and the American University of Paris, France and holds a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the New York Institute of Technology
Paul R. Ramirez
Paul has 33 years of experience in the securities industry and has acted as the inspector of election on numerous routine elections throughout the U.S. He served as director of Texaco’s in-house shareholder services department prior to its merger with Chevron and as a director of the Corporate Transfer Agents Association (now the Shareholder Services Association). Paul is a former member of the Securities Transfer Association and served on the NYSE ad hoc committee to review proxy fees paid by corporations. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Purchase.
Tim has 35 years of financial experience in both banking and the financial services industry. He is the president of TD Consulting, LLC, which provides annual meeting and securities transfer consulting to corporate issuers. Before founding TD Consulting, he worked in public accounting and as an officer at Principal Financial Group, where he managed a retail base of over 500,000 shareholders. Tim holds a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Northern Iowa and holds CPA, Certified Cash Manager and Certified Internal Auditor designations.
Anita M. Gillespie
Kansas City, Missouri
Anita has more than 35 years of business experience, the last 25 years specifically focused on stockholder services. She has managed approximately 30+ annual and special stockholder meetings for Citigroup Inc. and its predecessors. Prior to Citi, she worked in public accounting. Anita holds a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Central Missouri and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
Charles V. (Charlie) Zade
Charlie has 42 years of experience in the shareholder services industry and has served as Inspector of Election for over 500 annual meetings. Most recently, he was an assistant vice president-relationship manager at Computershare Trust Company NA, LLC. His previous experience includes managing Navistar Corporation’s in- house stock transfer operation and working as a vice president-trust officer in the shareholder relationship management group of Bank of Montreal/Harris Bank. Charlie was a past president of the Corporate Transfer Agents Association (Chicago Chapter)as well as business manager and board member of the Midwest Securities Transfer Association. He has a Bachelors Degree from Lewis University and an MBA from DePaul University.