R. Brad Oates

Brad Oates is chairman of Stone Advisors and an independent director on the CIT Group Board of Directors (NYSE:CIT). He is also a regular lecturer on corporate governance and business ethics through his academic affiliations with the Institute for Excellence in Corporate Governance at UT-Dallas and the Marriott School of Management at BYU. He can be contacted by e-mail at boates@stoneadvisors.com.

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