George Whitfield “Whit” McDowell
Mr. McDowell was appointed to our Board of Directors on March 29, 2018. Mr. McDowell currently serves as Chair of the Company’s Audit Committee and is a member of the Compensation Committee. In 2017, Mr. McDowell retired from his role as a Managing Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Charlotte, NC, where he ran the Securitization Finance business for more than 20 years and was responsible for the Subscription Finance business at his retirement. From 1985 to 1998, Mr. McDowell served in several roles at North Carolina National Bank, prior to its merger with Bank of America, and started North Carolina National Bank's asset backed securities business in the late 1980’s and its asset backed commercial paper business in the early 1990’s. Prior to joining North Carolina National Bank, Mr. McDowell was a tax manager with Price Waterhouse and spent two years at Citibank in institutional sales on the trading floor. After undergraduate school and before business school, Mr. McDowell served as an officer in the US Navy. Mr. McDowell received a BBA in Accounting from Wake Forest University and an MBA in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Public Accountancy, serves on the Board of Advisors of the Wake Forest School of Business in Charlotte and the Board of Directors of the Cameron Kravitt Foundation, and previously served six years on each of the Board of Managers of the Dowd YMCA and the Board of Directors of the Duke Mansion and Lynwood Foundation.