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Linda A. Piscadlo
Somerset, New Jersey
Linda has spent her entire career with Johnson & Johnson in roles that spanned the areas of product management, mergers & acquisitions, and most recently in their Office of the Corporate Secretary.  She recently retired after almost 40 years with the company, the last 17 years of which she was an established professional in the areas of shareholder relations and corporate governance. She was an acknowledged liaison for the Company with Broadridge Financial Solutions, Georgeson Shareholder Communications, Morrow Sodali Global and their transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services, where she was a key member of their Advisory Board.  She also managed the logistical details and proxy voting of the Johnson & Johnson Annual Meeting of Shareholders, which, in some years, had almost 2,000 shareholders in attendance.  

Thomas (Tom) Ferrari
Jersey City, New Jersey

Tom has spent his entire career in the shareholder services business and is recognized in the industry as an established professional and subject matter expert. He retired from Computershare Investor Services in July, 2016 after serving as a vice president and manager of client services for 26 years. He was responsible for ensuring the delivery of all shareholder related services to more than 100 clients, including several Dow 30 and Fortune 100 companies. Tom is an active member of the Shareholder Services Association, Society for Corporate Governance and Securities Transfer Association.  Tom holds a degree in business management from St. Peter’s University.

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John Holewa, CFA
New York City

​John is in his fourth year of inspecting elections. He has 15 years experience in the asset management industry working with industry clients, including AXA Equitable, Prudential and Lazard Asset Management. He most recently worked for American Express Bank in New York where he served as a director, marketing mutual funds to European institutional investors. He is past president of the CFA Society of Minnesota and he has consulted with senior management of over 50 Fortune 500 firms in the U.S. In addition to holding the Chartered Financial Analyst designation, John holds an MBA, a BA in economics and a BSB in accounting from the University of Minnesota and he attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Christopher J. (Chris) Woods, Vice President
New York City

Chris has acted as an Inspector of Election on routine and contested elections throughout the U.S. and worldwide and has been instrumental in developing the processes and procedures allowing US shareholders of foreign corporations to have their shares represented at foreign annual general meetings. Chris began as a licensed stockbroker at Citicorp Investment Services, and then became involved in proxy voting at Innisfree M&A and later served as an account manager at Georgeson Shareholder Communications. Most recently, as a vice president at The Bank of New York Mellon’s Depositary Receipt Division, Chris handled all contested and sensitive proxy matters.​​

Douglas (Doug) Czarnecki
Danbury, Connecticut

Doug has more than 25 years of experience in the securities business and nearly 15 years as an independent inspector of election including numerous contested meetings. He was the head of Texaco’s in-house shareholder services department prior to its merger with Chevron. Doug holds a degree in accounting from Lehigh University.​

Simon Coope
Cold Spring, New York

Simon spent more than 20 years in the proxy solicitation business at MacKenzie Partners, Inc., where he was a senior vice president. He was responsible for running voting campaigns in contested and non-contested shareholder meetings, merger meetings and special meetings. He has also acted as information agent on both debt and equity tender offers. Simon trained as an attorney and is a member of both the New York State Bar Association and the Bar of England and Wales