Thomas A. Hough is a Director of the Company and serves as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. Mr. Hough was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Arena Brands, Inc. and Lucchese, Inc., manufacturers and marketers of western boots, apparel and accessories headquartered in El Paso, TX, from October 2001 until retiring in July 2015. Mr. Hough's direct responsibilities in such positions included accounting, finance, credit and collections, treasury, human resources, information technology, legal, and real estate. Prior to that, he worked primarily as a CFO for a number of companies including Vectrix Business Solutions, Inc., Jamba Juice Company, Chief Auto Parts, Inc., Roy Rogers Restaurants, and Peoples Drug Stores, Inc. Mr. Hough previously worked at Deloitte & Touche for thirteen years where he performed primarily audit services. Mr. Hough received a B.A. in accounting from Rowan University in 1975 and received his certification as a CPA in 1978. He is currently on the Board of the National Kidney Foundation.