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John Held

John Held, Independent Director and Chairman of our Board of Directors

Mr. Held first joined the Company’s Board on May 18, 2018 and has served as Board Chair since September 2020. Mr. Held is Chair of the Corporate Governance & Nominating Committee, and Chair of the Compensation Committee of the Board. Mr. Held has served as General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Omega Protein Company, a nutritional specialty oils and proteins products company, since 2006, and has served as General Counsel since 2000. In 2014, Mr. Held founded the Byzantium Group, a private security and investigations company, where he served as Board Chair. Prior to working with Omega Protein Company, Mr. Held was General Counsel at American Residential Services, Inc., and also practiced corporate and securities law with a large international law firm. Mr. Held has previously served on the Board of Directors of Ajna BioSciences, a botanical drug development company. Mr. Held holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and International Relations from Bucknell University and a Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School.