Bruce G. Blakley
Mr. Blakley, an independent director since February 2008, is a CPA and is chair of our Audit and Compliance Committee, and is one of our Audit Committee Financial Experts.
He also is a member of the Executive Compensation Committee. Blakley was an audit partner, and from 1996 to 1998 was Managing Partner in the San Diego office of the national accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers since 1998). He was employed there in auditing private and public companies and consulting with their boards of directors and executives for 32 years until his retirement in 2005. He maintains his CPA license and teaches at the University of California, San Diego. In 2007 he completed two years of service as Board Chair of The San Diego Foundation, a nonprofit organization with over $575 million in assets. He has also been chair of its Finance, Audit and Executive Committees, and a director for 13 years.