James B. Hawkes
James B. Hawkes joined our board of directors at the time of our acquisition from KeyCorp in August 2013. Mr. Hawkes also serves as Chairman Emeritus of Eaton Vance. In his 37-year career at Eaton Vance, Mr. Hawkes served in numerous senior executive roles, including Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Investment Research. Mr. Hawkes also serves on the board of managers of Central Park Group, an alternative investment advisory firm, and on other private company boards. He is a trustee of the Peabody Essex Museum and Winterthur Museum and as a Life Trustee of the USS Constitution Museum.
Mr. Hawkes earned a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering from the University of Oklahoma. After graduation from the University of Oklahoma Mr. Hawkes served in the U.S. Navy aboard submarines as a nuclear-trained officer. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Hawkes' qualifications to serve on our board of directors include his extensive business, finance, investment and leadership skills gained and developed through years of experience in the numerous senior executive roles held during his 37-year career at Eaton Vance. In particular, as former Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Vance, Mr. Hawkes has substantial experience managing and leading a firm in the financial services industry. These skills, combined with Mr. Hawkes' extensive knowledge of our business and our industry, enable him to provide valuable insights to our board of directors on our strategic direction.