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Caroline L. Young

Caroline L. Young

Independent Trustee

Caroline L. Young

Independent Trustee

Caroline L. Young is a partner at Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (''HKW''), a private equity firm focused on middle market portfolio companies. Ms. Young focuses on value creation initiatives and has navigated exit events for more than 20 HKW portfolio companies. Prior to joining HKW in 2001, Ms. Young practiced law at the Indianapolis law firm of Wooden & McLaughlin, LLP, representing corporate defendants in complex commercial litigation, product liability and professional malpractice cases. She currently serves on the boards of three privately-held companies: Indigo Wild, LLC, a bath, skin, home and cleaning products company; Partners in Leadership LLC, a provider of accountability and cultural improvement training and consulting; and Brant InStore Corporation, a full-service printing company focused on point of sale marketing solutions. Ms. Young has collaborated with leaders at investment banks and professionals in the industry to advance diversity initiatives, and she is actively involved in the community promoting college education for at-risk youth. Ms. Young earned a Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and her bachelor's degree from the University of Vermont, graduating summa cum laude.

Ms. Young's significant business and board experiences, including financial, legal and operational knowledge and expertise, provide valuable contributions to the Company and the Board.