Advisor to the Investment Committee
James L. Nelson has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Icahn Enterprises L.P. and its general partner, Icahn Enterprises G.P., Inc., since June 2001. Mr. Nelson has served as a director and member of the audit committee of several of the operating segments of IEP, including Tropicana Entertainment , from March 2010 through May 2014, Viskase Companies, Inc. from April 2003 through April 2010, American Entertainment Properties Corp. from May 2005 until November 2007, and Atlantic Coast Entertainment Holdings, Inc. from May 2005 until November 2007. From March 2010 to January 2014, Mr. Nelson served as a director and member of the audit committee of Tropicana Entertainment.
Mr. Nelson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaglescliff Corporation, a specialty investment banking, consulting, and wealth management company from 1986 until 2009. From March 1998 through 2003, Mr. Nelson was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Orbit Aviation, Inc. From August 1995 until July 1999, Mr. Nelson was Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Orbitex Management, Inc., a financial services company in the mutual fund sector. From August 1995 until March 2001, he was on the Board of Orbitex Financial Services Group. From January 2008 through June 2008, Mr. Nelson served as a director and member of the audit committee of Shuffle Master, Inc., a gaming manufacturing company. From March 2008 until March 2010, Mr. Nelson was a director and served on the audit committee of Pacific Energy Resources Ltd., an energy producer. From April 2008 to November 2012, Mr. Nelson served as a director and as Chairman of the audit committee of the board of directors of Cequel Communications, an owner and operator of a large cable television system. From April 2010 through November 2013, Mr. Nelson served as a director and member of the audit committee of Take Two Interactive Software, Inc. a publisher, developer, and distributor of video games. From May 2013 to April 2014, Mr. Nelson was a director and member of the Governance and Nominating Committee of Single Touch Systems, Inc. From November 2013, until August 2014, Mr. Nelson served as a director of VII Peaks Co-Optivist Income BDC II, Inc., an externally managed, closed-end management investment company. Mr. Nelson has served as a director and member of the compensation, governance, and strategic alternatives committees of Voltari Corporation and, since January 2012, Chairman of its Board of Directors. From April 2014, through August 2014, Mr. Nelson was a director of Ubiquity. Since April 2014, Mr. Nelson has served as a director and member of the audit committee of Herbalife Ltd., a nutrition company.
Mr. Nelson brings to his service as a director his significant experience and leadership roles serving as Chief Executive Officer, Director, and Chairman of the audit committee, of various companies.
Mr. Nelson has completed the Directors College program at Stanford University Law School and the Director Program at the University of Chicago Booth Business School. He has also attended the Practicing Law Institute 12th Annual “Directors’ Institute on Corporate Governance.”
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