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Stephen Hanson

Director

Stephen Hanson, age 69, has been a director on our Board since July 27, 2011. He was the founder of B.R. Guest Restaurants, a New York multi-concept operator that began with one restaurant in 1987 and expanded to over 42 properties in New York City, Las Vegas and Florida. Mr. Hanson was also the president of B.R. Guest Restaurants until his retirement in December 2013. Mr. Hanson is an investor in the Life Hotel and Restaurant and Henry at Life Hotel and Gibson. Mr. Hanson was a member of the Department of Consumer Affairs’ Consumers Council for New York City, a position he has held since January 2011. Mr. Hanson also sits on the board of directors for Publicolor, a not-for-profit organization that uses color, collaboration, design and the painting process to empower students to transform themselves, their schools and their communities. Mr. Hanson earned a business degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1976. Mr. Hanson’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his more than 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, as well as his general business and investing background.