Ronald Myers is our independent director. Mr. Meyers is a certified public accountant and has 34 years of experience in public accounting. He joined Ernst & Young LLP in 1979 and was promoted to audit partner in 1991. In 2006, Mr. Meyers relocated to Ernst and Young's Shanghai office as part of the Far East region management team. He was promoted in 2009 to the role of chief operating officer of the Greater China practice. He retired from the firm in 2013. During his career in public accounting, Mr. Meyers served as audit partner for a number of publicly traded clients including those with substantial international operations. He also held numerous other management positions while at Ernst & Young LLP, including the managing partner of the Midwest subarea audit practice. Mr. Meyers graduated summa cum laude from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in economics in 1979.