Nancy Hawthorne has been a member of the Avid board of directors since 1997. Ms. Hawthorne has been a Partner of Hawthorne Financial Advisors, a financial advisory and investment firm, since June 2014. Previously, Ms. Hawthorne served as Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Clerestory, LLC; Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Hawthorne, Krauss & Associates, LLC, a provider of consulting services to corporate management; and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Continental Cablevision. As chief financial officer of Continental Cablevision, Inc., Ms. Hawthorne was responsible for treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, accounting functions, and oversaw the company's financial strategy and capital markets activities. Following Continental Cablevision's merger with US West Inc., she became an executive vice president of the merged company, MediaOne. Ms. Hawthorne holds a bachelor of arts degree from Wellesley College and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School.