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Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, BA 1966

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Thomas O. Ryder

Thomas O. Ryder is the Board Director of .

He is the former Chairman and CEO, Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Thomas O. Ryder has been a Director since November 2002.

Mr. Ryder was Chairman of the Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. from April 1998 to December 2006, and was Chief Executive Officer from April 1998 to December 2005.

From 1984 to 1998, Mr. Ryder worked in several roles at American Express, including as President of American Express Travel related Services International.

Mr. Ryder has been a Director of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. since April 2001, a Director of RPX Corporation since December 2009, and a Director of Quad/Graphics, Inc. since July 2010.

He was Chairman of the Board of Directors at Virgin Mobile USA, Inc. from October 2007 to November 2009.

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