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. Ms. Hawthorne also serves as a director and a member of the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee of Brighthouse Funds Trusts; as chair of the board and audit committee member of First Eagle Alternative Capital BDC, Inc.; as director, audit committee chair and member of the credit valuation and allocation committee of First Eagle Alternative Credit Opportunities Fund; and as a director and member of the audit committee and the nominating and governance committee of Charles River Associates.
Ms. Hawthorne has served on our board of directors since October 1997 and served as chair of our board of directors from March to May 2018. Ms. Hawthorne also served as our interim CEO from July to December 2007. Ms. Hawthorne previously served as our lead independent director from January 2008 to December 2011 and assumed that role again from October 2014 to March 2018.