Paul L. Whiting

Paul L. Whiting, Director

Paul L. Whiting was elected to the Board of Directors in December of 2003 and was elected Non-Executive Chairman in August, 2004. Mr. Whiting serves as Chairman of the Compensation Committee and he is a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. Since 1997 Mr. Whiting has been President of Seabreeze Holdings, Inc., a privately held investment company. From 1991 through 1996, Mr. Whiting held various positions within Spalding & Evenflo Companies, Inc., including Chief Executive Officer. Presently, Mr. Whiting sits on the boards of TECO Energy, Inc., Florida Investment Advisor’s, Inc., The Bank of Tampa and its holding company, The Tampa Bay Banking Co. Mr. Whiting also serves on the board of the Florida West Coast Public Broadcasting, Inc., as well as on the boards of various civic organizations, including, among others, the Academy Prep Center of Tampa, Inc., a full scholarship, private college preparatory middle school for low-income children, where he is the Board President.