Independent Director: John F. Levy
John F. Levy currently serves as the chief executive officer and principal consultant for Board Advisory (the “Levy Company”). He has held this role since May 2005. He has also served as the chief executive officer of Sticky Fingers Restaurants, LLC from 2019 to 2020. Mr. Levy is a recognized corporate governance and financial reporting expert with over 30 years of progressive financial, accounting and business experience; including nine years in public accounting with three national accounting firms and having served as chief financial officer of both public and private companies for over 13 years. Mr. Levy currently serves on the board of directors of three other public companies: Applied Minerals, Inc. (since January 2008), whose common stock is quoted on OTC; Washington Prime Group, Inc. (since June 2016), which is a corporation listed on New York Stock Exchange, or “NYSE” and which filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code on June 13, 2021; and Happiness Biotech Group Ltd. (since October 2019), which is a company listed on Nasdaq Capital Market. Mr. Levy is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Levy is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and received his MBA from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mr. Levy has been chosen as a director appointee because of his knowledge and extensive experience in financial, accounting and business.