Recently retired after a 26-year career in the financial services industry, Wayne DeMeester has refocused his energies on managing his personal investments as well as participating in community activities and charitable work. He actively supports Ronald McDonald House Charities and has served as a member of the organization’s Board of Directors. Wayne DeMeester also supports Mamma’s Hands, a nonprofit program focused on assisting homeless individuals and families in the Seattle area. Committed to helping the young succeed, Mr. DeMeester works with the Boy Scouts of America as well as youth sports and has been a volunteer coach for soccer and basketball. An alumnus of Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management, where he earned his MBA, Wayne DeMeester actively participates in many alumni activities. He formerly served as President of the Seattle Chapter of the BYU Management Association and currently works as an Advisory Board member for the Marriott School of Management’s Rollins Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. Wayne DeMeester also earned his Certified Investment Management Analyst designation from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Finance and Commerce. During his career as an investment advisor, Wayne DeMeester held several executive positions in prominent investment firms. From 1994 to 2010, he managed investments for high-net-worth individuals at Wachovia Securities. As Managing Director of Corporate and Executive Services, Mr. DeMeester led a team committed to providing stellar client service and received the Gold Level award from the Chairman’s Circle of Excellence. Following his tenure with Wachovia, he served as a Senior Vice President for KBR Capital Partners, Inc., a New York-based private equity firm. Mr. DeMeester later became a Principal with RSS & Company, LLC, a private equity firm with a specialized focus on real estate investments. He stays active by playing golf, and he enjoys travel and history.