James R. (Jim) Alden
Lake San Marcos, California
Jim has more than 50 years' experience in the securities industry. He has inspected numerous corporate annual meetings, and is comfortable with all phases of the inspector’s duties and responsibilities. Jim is the president of JRA Consulting Services LLC., which provides annual meeting and securities transfer consulting to corporate issuers. Before founding JRA, he was the Assistant Secretary and Manager for Edison International’s in-house transfer agent and registrar activities; manager of The Bank of America’s Corporate Trust/Mutual Funds operation in Los Angeles; and director of shareholder services for The Walt Disney Company, where he managed a retail base of over 1 million shareholders. Jim is also a past director and president of the Shareholder Services Association. He graduated from Woodbury College with a B.S. in business administration.
Yorba Linda, California
Cynthia is the principal of the Skoglund Consulting Group working with public and private companies as well as foundations and non-profit organizations. Previously, she was the IRO of Beckman Coulter and later a senior manager and member of the business development and strategy team of Beckman, a subsidiary of Danaher Corporation. With over 25 years of experience in communications and investor relations, Skoglund is an active member of the National Investor Relations Institute (NIRI) and is currently an NIRI Orange County board director.
Christel Pauli, Esq.
Los Angeles, California
Christel was senior counsel and assistant corporate secretary at Occidental Petroleum Corporation, where she was responsible for managing the corporate secretary’s office; ensuring compliance with federal regulations; coordinating the annual stockholders meeting process; and providing data for the proxy statement and annual report. Prior to joining Occidental, Christel practiced law at Zevnik Horton Guibord McGovern Palmer & Fognani in Los Angeles and at Gilbert Segall & Young in Helsinki, Finland. She also served as an extern on the United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit. Christel earned a B.A. in Political Science, with a concentration in International Relations, from UCLA; and a J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law.
Angela has spent more than 30 years providing corporate secretary, investor relations and communications services to publicly traded and private companies in southern California. She recently retired from Cubic Corporation, where she served as director of corporate governance; and was responsible for meetings of the Board of Directors and shareholders, the annual proxy statement, the transfer agent relationship (Broadridge), and all subsidiary governance. Angela is a member of Society for Corporate Governance and past board member in the local chapter of the National Investor Relations Institute. Angela holds a B.S. in English from Ball State University.
Christine (Chris) Amrhein, Esq.
Chris has 30 years’ domestic and international legal experience and has held increasingly responsible legal and business positions in multiple industries including global manufacturing, financial transaction processing, healthcare IT and energy technology. Before joining AES, she served as General Counsel and Secretary of Advanced Emissions Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADES) where she was responsible for corporate governance and shareholder matters. Chris holds a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. from the University of Exeter in England and a B.A. from Allegheny College; and completed the Executive Program at the University of Virginia, Darden School of Business.