William G. Parrett is a member of our board of directors. Mr. Parrett was elected to the board of directors effective November 9, 2007. Until May 31, 2007, Mr. Parrett served as the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Senior Partner of Deloitte (USA). Certain of the member firms of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu or their subsidiaries and affiliates provide professional services to Blackstone or its affiliates. Mr. Parrett co- founded the Global Financial Services Industry practice of Deloitte and served as its first Chairman.
Mr. Parrett is a member of the board of directors of New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, ThoughtWorks, where he is the chair of the audit committee and a member of the nominating and governance Committee, and Oracle Corporation, where he is a member of the nominating and governance committee. Mr. Parrett was also previously a member of the board of directors of Eastman Kodak Company, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., UBS AG, UBS Americas and Conduent Inc. Mr. Parrett is a past Senior Trustee of the United States Council for International Business and a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of United Way Worldwide. Mr. Parrett is a Certified Public Accountant with an active license.